Spinning your way to fitness: Is a spin class right for you?
Find resources for a spinning class in Atlanta
By Kelly Sundstrom
Do you want to have a better body, but feel tired and bored with your regular workout routine? Walking and running may build endurance and tone muscles, but these activities can sometimes become tedious. Instead of sticking with your old routine, try mixing it up and spin your way to fitness.
What is spinning anyway?
Spin bikes resemble upright stationary bikes, but the different positions and controls will allow you to replicate real bike riding. You can adjust the tension on the pedals, lift and lower yourself on the bike seat, move the pedals with resistance or free spin. It makes you feel like you are moving a real bicycle up and down hills, through mud or racing super fast down a road. This type of workout can lower your BMI and helps your body burn an enormous amount of calories: between 400 and 600 calories in under an hour. You can find a spin class at most major fitness centers, which offer different classes for different abilities and experience levels.
Top spin tips
When you decide to start spinning, you can make the most out of your workout by following a few spin tips.
It is always a good idea to have a physical with your Atlanta-based doctor before starting a new type of exercise, especially one as intense as spinning. A spin class can really increase your breathing and heart rate, so make sure that you have a good bill of health before getting on a bike.
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