Why You Should Learn to Love Your Cycling Class

Cycling classes, often referred to as spinning, have become one of the most popular classes at gyms across the nation. While the thought of sitting on a stationary bike, dripping in sweat for 60 minutes may seem like a less than desirable way to spend your evening, you will quickly see why it has become such a popular way to get in a good workout. Cycling is just one of those classes that you have to commit to going back to more than once, as many people find it is ‘too hard’ after going just once. If you can keep at it and adopt some kind of routine, you will find that the benefits and satisfaction that you get after attending a class far out way the difficulty. Cycling classes are a place to come to get motivated and get those endorphins flowing. While the notion of simply jumping on your bicycle and pedaling downtown with friends seems a far more attractive option than spending an hour on a stationary bike, it doesn’t have nearly the same amount of benefits.

To learn more about our Arlington cycling classes, give Fitness Nation a call or stop and see us today. We offer numerous different classes, all of which are designed for people at all different levels.

In addition to leaving you feeling great, here are a few more reasons why you should learn to love your cycling class:

  • You will get the satisfaction of burning a ton of calories.

Depending on your level of intensity, you can burn anywhere from 600 to 800-plus calories in one cycling class. Sure, cycling is hard on your legs – especially in the beginning – but this will become less of an issue as you get accustomed to the training. Once you begin to notice some weight loss and muscle toning, you won’t be able to step. On average, most people burn about 500 calories per class.

  • You will be improving your cardiovascular health.

Cycling is one of the best anaerobic exercises you can do, as it pulls energy from reserves and works to build up muscular endurance over time. Furthermore, it is also a great aerobic exercise. Here at Fitness Nation, all of our classes include both endurance and cardiovascular training, which has wonderful benefits for your heart as well as lung capacity.

  • You will get lost pedaling to motivational music.

One of the best parts about any given cycling class at our luxury Arlington gym is the music. There is nothing like keeping the pace to a good beat, and you will soon find that you have lost track of time as the music pushes you pedal after pedal. Research also indicates that athletes work out even harder and more intensely when listening to music at a faster tempo.

  • You will be able to enjoy an effective, low impact workout.

While some people prefer to work out on the treadmill, elliptical, and stairmaster, these machines can actually wreak havoc on your knees. Cycling keeps the pressure off of your knees and feet, allowing you to engage in an effective workout that won’t result in any traumatic injuries. Cycling is also a great option for those who have had past injuries as well as people who can’t handle the pain of high impact cardiovascular workouts. The bottom-line: it is the perfect alternative for anyone looking for an intense workout, but without the potential of injury or pain.

These are just a few of the reasons why you should – and will – learn to love your Fitness Nation cycling class. To talk to an instructor before taking a class or to check out the schedule, be sure and visit the ‘cycling’ tab on the main page of our website or give us a call!