Whether you are taking a spin class at your school gym, trying out a new studio or hitting up one of our "cult" favorites, it's pretty much guaranteed that you'll walk out dripping in sweat. After working so hard, a spin class will never feel like a waste of time. But if we haven't sold you on riding a stationary bike, here are a few more reasons we ride:
You get to listen to dope music.
Music is everything in a class. With the right music, it feels as if nothing can stop you. Every instructor has their own musical vibe and once you find the one you like the best, you totally get your head in the zone, can focus solely on All your focus is on spinning and no hill is too steep to climb.
It’s an excuse to get countless pairs of workout leggings.
You will quickly learn that leggings are the only bearable bottoms to wear. Even though it may seem to make sense wear shorts, since you walk out of every class extremely hot, there’s nothing worse than having your legs rub against the saddle. This means you actually have to get those leggings you’ve been eyeing.
You can go at your own pace.
You should try your best to keep up with the instructor in order to get the most out of your workout, but sometimes you just can’t push yourself anymore. Especially if you’re a beginner, no one will judge you for turning down the resistance a little or sitting it back down for a few to get your energy back.
It’s time efficient.
Most spin classes are around 45 minutes. People should be able to find this amount of time to take out of their day a few times a week. The best part is that you know you are getting a lot out of those 45 minutes. For example, if you go to the gym for an hour and do your own thing, chances are you’ll go easy on yourself and just get in a so-so workout.
It’s easy on your joints.
Spinning is known to be a low-impact workout unlike things such as running. So if you’ve ever had any sports injuries, spinning is a great way to get your cardio in without hurting your knees and ankles.
You’ll burn a ton of calories.
This shouldn’t not be the main reason for spinning as it is not the only way to measure how hard you worked. However, it does feel good to see the hundreds of calories you burned.