It’s no secret that spinning has taken the fitness world by storm in recent years, and for good reason: unlike many intense cardiovascular activities, like running or playing aggressive sports, most people can participate. That’s partly because, unlike running, it provides a fairly grueling and rewarding workout without placing too much pressure on sensitive parts of the human frame, such as the bones and joints.
But what, exactly, are the benefits of participating in spinning sessions, either in your own home gym or at the local athletic club? Why should a person choose this form of intense physical exercise over the many alternatives, including other relatively low-impact activities, like swimming? Let’s take a look at a number of reasons.
1. Burn Calories Fast
If you’re determined to burn calories in as little time possible, then you have a few options, starting with running in tough conditions, such as with weight on your back or up a hill. But that’s asking a lot of the average person.
Spinning may present the best option for someone who wants to rid themselves of calories and fat but wants to limit the impact on their body, particularly the bones and joints. Participating in a spin class will burn even more calories, as it results in competition between those involved. Ratcheting up the speed and resistance on the bike can only intensify this rivalry between participants, leading to a veritable avalanche of fat and calories.