February 7, 2016
Have you ever heard that sound of loud music thumping from the group exercise room at your gym and thought “man, that sounds like fun”? Odds are, that’s a spinning class you’re hearing. Spinning is a group exercise class that has exploded in popularity over the past several years in the US, marked by a rigorous stationary cycling routine set to energetic music.
If you’re into fitness even a little bit, you’re probably generally familiar with the concept, but many people hesitate to actually try spinning. Maybe you’re intimidated by the loud music and energetic trainers leading the class. Maybe you’re not sure that you’ll get enough out of a spinning class to make it worthwhile. Or maybe you simply think it will be too difficult. But whatever your reason is for putting off spinning, there’s no better time to get started than now. Evolve Fitness is proud to offer some of the best spinning classes in Cambridge and Framingham (included with the cost of a monthly membership), and we wanted to highlight some of the benefits to hopefully inspire a few of you out there to take the plunge and attend a class!
Spinning combines both strength training and cardio for a total body workout, and the one of the primary beneficiaries will be your heart. Most classes are 60 minutes, and by the end, you’ll have worked up quite the sweat. Regular cardio is one of the most effective ways a person can lower the risk of heart disease, so put the time in now and your most important muscle will thank you in the long run.
Obviously, you’ll also burn calories while spinning. If your goal is to lose weight, spinning can be a very effective first step, and when combined with a healthy diet and resistance training, you’ll be well on your way towards a total fitness program.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the quads and calves of Lance Armstrong?
An Evolve Fitness spinning class might not get you quite to Lance level, but stationary biking is a great way to tone your legs and core. After a few weeks of consistent spinning, you’ll definitely start to notice a difference. And stronger legs means more endurance, so you’ll be able to start running and biking further in no time.
The mental benefits of spinning are often overlooked, but perhaps just as important as the physical benefits. Studies show that regular exercise increases serotonin levels in the brain, reducing stress and improving overall outlook. After an Evolve Fitness spinning class, you’ll be exhausted, but you’ll feel good too. When you’re feeling stressed out or overwhelmed, there’s nothing quite like an energetic, musical workout to get the blood flowing and make you remember how good it is to be alive!
It so often feels like an obligation, but working out should be fun! If you’re enjoying what you’re doing, you’ll be that much more likely to stick with it, and group exercise classes like spinning are the perfect way to stay motivated.
Do you like music and dancing?
Spinning combines elements of rhythm and dance with intense cardio, and oftentimes, you’ll barely even feel like you’re working out. Members constantly report that a 60 minute class flies by in what feels like 10 minutes, and before you know it, you’re drenched in sweat and feeling accomplished. Our personal trainers and fitness instructors pride themselves on leading fun, invigorating, challenging classes, and they know what they’re doing. You’ll get a great workout, but you’ll do it safely and efficiently. Stick with spinning, and before long, you’ll be in the best shape of your life without even realizing it.
The best part is, with a spinning class at Evolve Fitness, there’s no risk. Classes are included with the price of most monthly memberships at our gyms in both Framingham and Cambridge, so if you try it out and decide spinning isn’t for you, no harm no foul. With an ever growing list of complimentary group fitness classes, we’re sure that you’ll be able to find something that suites your tastes, even if it’s not spinning.
So sign up for a free five day pass today, and embark on the path towards achieving your health and wellness goals.