Spinunity: Health benefits of spin class
Staying healthy is a mindset that everyone should have. Nowadays, people tend to be forgetful about what they eat and how active they are daily. Some people are crazy about a healthy lifestyle and sometimes forget to live a good life in the process.
There’s nothing wrong with having the occasional slice of pizza or a tub of ice cream when you’re feeling down. Finding the right balance between being healthy and having fun is important. You won’t enjoy your life if you deprive yourself of the food you want to eat. The same applies if you eat too much junk food and end up in the hospital because of obesity, diabetes or hypertension.
Figure out what works for you and find a healthy balance. This is the mindset we want to give our customers here at Spinunity. Take a look at some of the health benefits of exercising in a spin class:
- They help build your strength
Indoor cycling requires you to push your limits and break out of your comfort zone. Instructors and fellow students will be around you as everyone works together. If you continue taking spinning classes, your legs and core will be stronger and leaner than before. It will also improve your endurance and how easily you get tired.
- Burn calories and lose weight
There is no doubt that you can burn calories and lose a few pounds when you participate in spinning classes. The idea of biking in place can seem dull and unnecessary, but we at Spinunity want to make sure that you’re motivated and pushed to your limit. If you take classes a few times a week, you will see some results in the coming months.
- Cardiovascular exercise
When you take up spinning classes, your heart rate will go up and you’re going to sweat a lot. Going on spin classes regularly will train your heart to withstand a lot of physical activity. If you combine spinning classes with a balanced diet, your heart and other parts of your body will serve you well in the long run.
- Having an instructor
Spin classes provide you with an instructor. These people are qualified and highly-trained to help you with your fitness journey. The difference between riding a bike when you’re alone and joining a spinning class is you can have someone watch over you and tell you if you’re doing something wrong. This can be helpful especially when you need extra guidance. They will teach you the proper forms and motivate you to keep going.
- Being a part of a community
Almost all spin classes have instructors who are energetic and have a lively attitude. They want to motivate their students to do their best and keep pushing even though it gets tiring. Aside from this, you will also be exposed to other participants who are going through the same thing you are. You won’t be alone in your journey and will have a bunch of people right there cheering you on. Spin class isn’t just a place where you can exercise, but it is also a place to build connections and meet new people.
- Build your confidence
Here at Spinunity, we want our customers to feel confident in themselves no matter what your body type is. Society has decided that men need to have abs and women need to have tiny waists. What we want is for you to reach your goals and feel confident in your own body. When you join a spin class, everyone there is going through the same journey and want to become better. Join our classes and get one step closer to your goals today!
A beginner’s checklist for a spin class
If you are just starting your fitness journey, don’t feel intimidated because everyone has to start somewhere. What matters is the work and effort you put into your activities and how dedicated you are. A spin class is a wonderful way to get the heart pumping and your blood circulating especially during high-intensity workouts. Here at Spinunity, we want our clients to have healthy hearts, bodies, and minds. Take a look at our beginner’s checklist for a spin class:
- Do your research
If this is your first time going to a spin class, make sure to do your research beforehand. Know what to expect, and call ahead to ask your questions. If you have any medical complications, it’s also good to ask your doctor if you should be allowed to attend spinning classes. The more you know about indoor cycling, the more prepared you will be when the day of your first class arrives.
- Arrive early
When you have the all-clear and read all about indoor cycling, you’re ready to head to class! The next step is getting there early because you’re gonna want to prepare in the studio. Sometimes you need to reserve a locker and the bike you’ll be using. If you need to change your clothes, then it’s a good idea to arrive even earlier. Punctuality is key when you join fitness classes. You don’t want to stumble in the room in the middle of the session and embarrass yourself.
- Don’t be afraid to ask questions
When you try new things, almost everything can seem intimidating. You’ll be shy and insecure around other people and be overly keen about your performance. Do your best to get out of your comfort zone and ask questions if you need to. Spinning classes are all about encouraging each other to push limits and live a better lifestyle overall. Your spinning teacher and the rest of your class members won’t bite. Don’t be shy and make some new connections!
- Wear the right clothes and shoes
To make sure that you’re comfortable, you need to wear the right clothes and bring the correct equipment. Bring light and breathable clothes that aren’t too baggy, otherwise, they could get caught on the bike or you could have a hard time cycling. Padded cycling shorts and indoor cycling shoes are usually recommended by the experts. Sneakers that fit you perfectly are also important to stop you from getting into an accident or getting an injury from the bike. Even though certain clothes are stylish, you need to put your comfort first to help you exercise better.
- Know your limits
For some beginners, the pace of a spin class may be difficult at first. Before the class even begins, make sure to tell your instructor that this is your first time. When it’s time to start pedalling, get a feel of the room and make sure you’re comfortable as well. If you start to become dizzy or feel different, you can take a break and drink some water before continuing.
- Have a heart rate monitor
Spin classes are a great way to get your heart pumping. This exercise is supposed to work wonders on your cardiovascular health. To monitor your progress, it’s advisable to bring a heart rate monitor whenever you’re participating in a spin class. You should have at least 80% of your maximum heart rate while on the bike.
Here at Spinunity, we pride ourselves in being dedicated to our work. We love guiding our customers and helping them reach their fitness goals. Seeing their success stories and how confident they have become in themselves is a perfect reward to all the hard work we go through.
Aside from being fit, we also want to establish relationships because these help us become more inspired and motivated. For this reason, customer reviews are very important to us because we love seeing how happy our clients are. Another reason is that we want potential customers to see the reviews and feel welcome to take a class with us. Take a look at some of the customer reviews and testimonials we have from past clients:
‘Very upbeat and inspirational. Loved the class today’ – Carly
‘The best studio…I drive from South Edmonton because I love it that much. The instructors know what music to play to ensure maximum effort is given’ – Geena
‘Christine’s energy and enthusiasm during spin class are contagious! I love that her classes challenge me and that she makes it feel like a real team effort!’ – Lindsay
‘I love Spinunity’s instructors’ contagious energy and the strong sense of community that each workout promotes. Great class today!’ – Kerry
‘Paige is so encouraging and there is no pressure! My first class and no one made me feel like I was out of place. Great experience for a first-time spinner!’ – Brandy
‘First ever spin class and it was awesome. Christine had the best energy and her playlist was motivating and fun!’ – Nikki