Over the last two years, the popularity of indoor cycling has skyrocketed! But if you’re still on the fence about indoor cycling or simply want to learn more about the benefits, this blog has the top five reasons you should give indoor cycling a try! With summer just around the corner, now’s the perfect time to break a sweat and see what it can do for both your physical and mental health.
Low Impact on Your Joints
Cycling is a great cardio workout that promotes the same cardiovascular benefits as running or swimming. But without the same direct impact on the joints as running! Synovial fluids are produced during activities like running and these fluids help protect your joints. Cycling produces this fluid without wearing down your joins like your knees or ankles!
Burns Tons of Calories
Classes vary by difficulty, style, and length of time but no matter what format you try you can rest assured that you’ll burn calories! Most classes have a mix of high intensity interval training, heavy resistance training for endurance, and sprint work. Your heart rate will go through a range of BPMs promoting other health benefits!
Strengthen Multiple Parts of Your Body
With proper form your whole body gets a workout that’ll leave you toned! Obviously, cycling is a great workout for your lower body, but you may be surprised to learn how much you use your core and upper body during class. You’ll strengthen your core while, standing, hovering and doing “jumps” and your upper body even gets a workout, as you push through those really challenging strength rides!
Every cycle class is unique! Each instructor brings their own personality, coaching style and music to each class. Plus, there are so many types of cycle classes to choose from. At La Maison Health & Fitness we offer 30-minute Les Mills SPRINT class, 45-minute Cycling Groove class and more. You’ll be amazed at how different each format is and how quickly time passes in a cycle class!
The Comradery of Cycle Classes
Cardio workouts are already challenging enough, so it’s helpful when you’re surrounded by like-minded, goal-oriented people like yourself! In a spin class you know you’re not alone. Whether you’re motivated by the person on the bike next to you, or the inspirational instructor, there is nothing quite like the comradery of an indoor cycling class. No matter what your goal is, you’re guaranteed to find someone else in class in your shoes (ooh this is another good blog idea – the importance of good cycling shoes!).
There are endless options when it comes to getting your cardio in. But if you haven’t tried indoor cycling yet, you don’t know what you’re missing! Try a cycle class today! We offer various indoor cycling classes that you can try yourself or bring a friend with you!