What Are the Benefits of Spinning?

spin class It’s a new year and you’re looking to get in shape, but don’t know where to start. Should you take up running, join a gym or start with smaller steps to incorporate more exercise into your day? Although weight loss is different for everyone, spinning is a great option for people of all shapes and sizes. It’s even a safe option for those who suffer from arthritis or knee pain!

So, what are the health benefits of taking a spin class at North Haven Health & Racquet?

High Intensity, Low Impact

Spinning is a versatile exercise regimen, safe for almost anyone to try. Although classes can reach high levels of intensity, the impact on your body is minimal. Spinning helps keep your hip flexors and knee joints spry, so people with weak hips, knees or ankles likely won’t experience the same pain they feel when jogging or jumping up and down.

Total Body Workout

From head to toe, spinning is a full body program. Exercise in general releases endorphins that improve your mood and reduce stress. Spinning works all major muscles groups, so participants see the following results over time:

  • Strong back and core muscles. When you maintain good posture throughout a workout, moves like “the hill climb” strengthen your torso.
  • Toned quads, hamstrings, calves and buttocks.
  • Improved flexibility.

A 45-minute spin class can burn around 500 calories, depending on your level of intensity!

Improved Overall Health

According to the British Heart Foundation, regular spinning/cycling reduces your risk of heart disease by half. It also improves your lung capacity and ability to endure longer workouts without getting tired early.

Studies additionally show that spinning burns slightly more calories than jogging. This is great news for people who get bored while running! Spin classes are upbeat, fun and constantly changing, so you never lose interest.

If you’re looking to shape up in 2017 and have fun while doing it, sign up for a spin class at North Haven Health & Racquet! View our class schedules.