You Spin Me Right Round: Indoor Group Cycling

Indoor Group Cycling; first introduced as Spinning™ in the 1990’s, by Johnny Goldberg and Mad Dogg Athletics; is now one of the most popular group exercise options available. Small group training classes are now believed to be one of the number one factors of client retention for a health or fitness club; and Indoor Cycling is amongst the most popular options in group training classes.

Indoor Group Cycling is a highly effective cardio and strength workout. In one 45-minute class by a trained instructor, you’ll ride a stationary bike to the beat of awesome, motivational music—and burn up to 600 calories in the process. Not only will your lungs be pumping, you'll also work your glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings, and core. Over time, indoor cycling can decrease body fat and body mass index, and improve overall cardiovascular function.

Indoor cycling is definitely intense and fast-paced, but it’s a great sport for any fitness level. Unlike running, cycling is low-impact, and because you determine how hard you work and your bike's resistance, pulling or straining a muscle is highly unlikely.

With the following benefits of Indoor Group Cycling, why would you not give it a go?:

Calorie Burning

My Indoor Group Cycling classes are a superb way to burn calories, helping you to lose weight and keep fit in a fun environment. Most people will, if they are working correctly, burn around 400 to 600 calories for every 45 minute session, helping you burn off any unwanted calories and reaching your fitness targets.

Building Muscle Tone

As well as burning off unwanted calories, Group Cycling is a brilliant way to tone and strengthen the muscles in your legs and lower body. You can choose to either build strength, tone the muscles, or do both, depending on the amount of resistance you’re working against on the bike and you can change this throughout the session, so you can concentrate on one or the other.

Increased Cardio Fitness and Stamina

Group Cycling, as well as being a great way to burn calories and build muscle strength and tone, is also absolutely ideal for building cardio fitness and stamina. You don’t have to be a cyclist to feel the benefits, either. Regular Group Cycling sessions will help those in training for any number of endurance events, ranging from long-distance runs like marathons and half marathons, as well as multi-sport events such as triathlons.