There are numerous benefits to engaging in physical activity on a regular basis. Exercising regularly can increase your lifespan, improve your mood, and boost your energy. Everyone should take part in physical activity often to keep themselves happy and healthy, and we've found that spinning is one of the best forms of exercise a person can choose.
Why? Not all exercise is created equal. Some types of exercise tend to be more effective than other types when it comes to burning calories and building muscle. However, the best exercise of all is what's convenient and simple for you to do regularly. Many women find that spinning is a fantastic form of exercise for them to easily engage in often.
Here are the top five reasons to try spinning:
1. Spinning is Fun
Most people have fond memories of riding a bike as a child. Remember the sensation of the wind on your face and the delicious taste of freedom a bicycle gave you? Remember racing down the street, pumping your legs while trying to bicycle faster than a friend or neighbor?
Spinning can bring back all of the positive memories you have associated with bicycling and help you create new ones. Many spinners stick with spinning for years because they enjoy it. A built-in screen allows you to spin anywhere—virtually. Enjoy climbing your cycle up a mountain or leisurely pedaling alongside the beach.
Whether you already exercise and want to exercise more or you're sedentary and want to become active, spinning is worth trying. Exercise doesn't have to be boring or something to dread. Spinning gets you the exercise you need while also helping you feel invigorated and more alive.
2. Spinning Burns Major Calories and Builds Muscle
Yes, spinning is fun, but it's also one of the best indoor workouts. Before you know it, spinning will have you sweating and burning major calories. If you spin vigorously, you will find yourself burning more calories than you would by doing almost any other kind of aerobic activity, including running. Burning calories helps you slim down since it causes you to lose fat.
Additionally, spinning builds muscle. Get ready for toned thighs and calves! Spinning will give you lean, defined muscles without making you bulky. Most people know that spinning is good for your leg muscles, but that's not all. If you maintain good posture on your spin bike and engage your core, spinning will also help tone your abdominal region. Six-pack abs, here we come!
3. You Can Spin from Home
Working out from home reduces one major barrier to exercise: having to travel to the gym or studio. Owning your own spin bike empowers you to reach your fitness goals without having to sit through traffic, find a locker, and scramble to claim a cycle in a crowded class. Instead, you can access vigorous aerobic exercise in mere seconds in the privacy of your own home.
If you enjoy group classes, have no fear. The built-in screen on bikes like the Echelon gives you the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of spin classes taught by certified instructors. You may choose classes on-demand to fit your schedule or join in on live classes to enjoy the feeling of being part of a community. Spinning from home comes with all the benefits of in-person classes without any of the drawbacks.
4. Spinning Lets You Choose Your Own Pace
With spinning, you're the one in control. You can pedal as hard and fast as you want. When you need to slow down, you can slow down. There are no external requirements placed on you, unlike with both group exercise and personal training.
Since you can choose your own pace, spinning is a wonderful option for people at any point in their fitness journey. If you haven't exercised in ages, you can start gently. Then, once you've gained stamina and built muscle, you can ramp up the intensity of your workout without needing to switch to something new.
Spinning is adaptable and can meet you where you are. When you need a shorter, gentler workout, spinning is a good option. When you want to burn hundreds of calories and finish your workout drenched in sweat, spinning is still a good option.
Because spinning is in a seated position, it can also work for people who need something low impact that won't put excess strain on their bodies.
5. You Deserve "Me" Time
Trust us, we know how stressful life can be. Whether you're raising kids, running a business, volunteering for a cause, maintaining a marriage, or all of the above, you deserve time to yourself. Spinning is an excellent way to practice self-care. Not only does spinning improve your physical fitness, but it also offers you a chance to focus on your well-being.
With all of the class and course options available, spinning can feel like a mini-vacation. The built-in screen on some spin bikes allows you to escape to wherever in the world you would like to be.
Spin to your heart's content down a European city street or through scenic countryside along fields of flowers or rolling hills. And if you have never done spinning before, have no fear. There are even courses that teach you how to use a spin bike.
Spinning gives you the opportunity to forget all of your present concerns for a period of time and focus solely on you. It's a great way to rejuvenate yourself so you can feel centered, restored, and energized. After spinning, you'll feel content and ready to rejoin the rest of the world, confident that you're putting the best version of yourself forward.
Ready to try Spinning For Yourself?
We know that spinning is awesome, but don't just take our word for it. Instead, try it out for yourself! We feel confident that once you've tried spinning a few times, you'll love it as much as we do.
A great place to get started is our Echelon Smart Connect Bike EX5S. It is truly the best bike for spinning. With this home exercise bike, you can enjoy a workout on high-quality equipment sold at a price lower than what our competitors charge.
The Echelon is a bike with virtual coaching. The Echelon Fit App gives you the opportunity to join in on live, interactive classes so you have the full spin experience at home. Once you've gotten into a spinning groove, you won't want to stop.
There are many options to get a full-body workout with just one piece of fitness equipment. Contact a G&G representative for a free consultation and personalized recommendations.