If you’re tired of the same old workout routine, indoor cycling is a fantastic alternative. The days of the old, clunky stationary bikes are over. Today’s modern indoor cycling equipment is an absolute joy to ride, and the health benefits are undeniable. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider investing in your own stationary bike or joining a Spinning class.
1. Indoor Cycling Provides an Aerobic Workout
It is important to diversify your exercise routine to lose weight effectively. Mixing an aerobic workout with some light weight training is highly recommended by most experts. Indoor cycling is a great way to get an aerobic workout at home or in the gym.
2. Fun Alone or with a Friend
You can put your headphones on and zone out by yourself while you ride, or get a seat next to a workout buddy and motivate each other. Going to an indoor cycling class with a friend is a blast, and what is better than having fun while you lose weight?
3. Low Chance of Injury
Indoor cycling is a low-impact workout that still provides exceptional results. After an hour of running, you are probably going to feel some pain in the bottoms of your feet and your ankles, but stationary bikes are not likely to hurt you (aside from the natural burn from exercise).
4. Burn More Calories
Just one 45-minute Spinning class can burn 400-600 calories. If you are motivated, you can really speed up the weight loss process by indoor cycling. It takes losing approximately 3,500 calories to lose 1 pound, so you could lose a pound weekly just by attending regular classes.
5. Meet Like-Minded People
Enrolling in an indoor cycling class is a wonderful way to meet other people who are also trying to lose weight. Having someone to exercise with and hold you accountable is very helpful, so don’t be afraid to smile and greet the person next to you.
6. Indoor Cycling Is Safer than Outdoor Cycling
If you live in an urban area, bicycling can be a daunting prospect. You may be so busy weaving around cars and pedestrians that you don’t have time to concentrate on your workout. Indoor cycling solves that problem.
7. Get On and Go!
Now when it comes to weight loss, we advocate that it has more to do with eating right and less in exercise.