These Are The 6 Best Benefits of Spinning

· 18th August 2018
Spinning is one of the most recommended cardio and toning disciplines; the difficulty of the exercise is very adaptable to the pace that we want to use.

The exercise that is also known as, ‘indoor cycling‘ is not only very popular in gyms, it also has many benefits. In this article we’ll tell you why spinning is so good for your health. Don’t miss it!

Why choose spinning?

Basically, spinning is a discipline in which everyone is mounted to a special stationary bicycle to perform movements according to the instructions of a coach. The intensity of the exercise and the combination of the ‘ups and downs’ of the bicycle seat, are coordinated with music that plays in the background.

More and more people are deciding to do spinning, since it’s a really fun activity, with benefits you can notice from the first session. If you are thinking about giving this worldwide and popular discipline a chance, take a look at its main benefits:

1.-Burns calories

Without a doubt it’s one of spinning’s most interesting advantages. Thanks to this energetic exercise you’ll be able to easily lose weight and get the body that you’ve always wanted. In theory an hour long spinning class will burn 700 calories.

girl doing spinning

2.-Improves cardiac health

As with any ‘cardio’ exercise, spinning also has the ability to improve our heart health. But that’s not all, since it also reinforces our respiratory system.

Therefore, by practicing this exercise we can reduce the risk of heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol. As if this wasn’t enough, it also increases your resistance to perform other activities or sports due to the oxygenation that it provides to your lungs.

3.-Reduces stress

There’s nothing better than spinning to feel good and happy. If you’ve had a lousy day at work, or a fight with your partner, you can release tension and anger on the bike. Pedaling vigorously will eliminate stress and any accumulated anger.

At the end of the class, your state of mind will have improved remarkably. Your mind will be refreshed and you’ll be able to see things more clearly. This is great if you have to make a very important decision!

4.- Allows you to create friendship bonds

Spinning is an activity that’s done in group at a gym or an academy. The good thing about it is that you’ll be surrounded by other people with your same (or similar) tastes and goals. An excellent way to make new friends.

the benefits of spinning

5.- Tones your buttocks

Do you want to have “heart-stopping” legs and buttocks for next summer? Then don’t hesitate to do spinning. Although your whole body works out with this exercise, the truth is that the lower extremities are the ones that make a bigger effort.

And there’s even more: this exercise is one of the best kept secrets by those people who don’t have cellulite. Fat in most women accumulates in their hips and thighs and causes the famous and most hated ‘orange-peel’ skin. With spinning you’ll activate blood circulation in that area, enjoy more muscle tone, and you’ll have much smoother skin.

6.- Works your back, abs and arms

As indicated previously, spinning isn’t an exercise just for your lower body. The position you take when you sit on the bike reinforces the entire spine: cervical, dorsal and lumbar. If you have back pain because you spend a lot of hours sitting in front of a computer, this discipline is perfect for you.

And as if it that wasn’t enough, it also works the abs and strengthens biceps and triceps. Undoubtedly, it’s a more than complete and effective activity. If you still don’t feel like spinning, we recommend that you try a class. Start slowly and at your own pace. We are sure you’ll want to practice it again!