Spinning classes can be a great way to get in a vigorous workout — burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape — especially during the off-season. But you have to have a high tolerance for exercise bikes and being cooped up inside with a bunch of other sweaty people for this to be a satisfying alternative to the real thing.
- Spinning classes are done in a fitness studio, with various light and music settings to create an energized atmosphere.
- Instructors guide participants through workout phases. Warm-up, steady uptempo cadences, sprints, climbs, cool-downs, etc.
- You control resistance on your bike to make the pedaling as easy or difficult as you choose. Constant adjustment is normal.
- All you’ll need is workout clothes, a towel (to wipe your face) and a water bottle.