Have you heard of Spinning®? In recent years, indoor cycling classes have exploded in popularity, and for good reason! This is a workout that is fun, sociable, challenging, versatile, and great for your body.

At Miami Beach Gym’s Beach Body Health Club, we love Spinning. Our experienced fitness trainers teach several classes every week, so if you’re in the Miami Beach area, then you can check out our fitness class calendar and drop in on a class! Not sure if Spinning is for you? In today’s post, we’re going over three major health benefits that indoor cycling brings to your body. Read on to learn more!

1. Burn Calories and Lose Weight

If you’re looking for a workout that will burn tons of calories (and also give you the freedom to set your own pace), then you can’t go wrong with Spinning. According to Harvard Health, one hour-long ride at a moderate intensity burns anywhere from 420 to 622 calories. Compare this to Hatha Yoga, which only burns 240 to 356 calories per hour.

Burning calories can help you trim off excess fat and keep your body at a healthy weight. You can start out slow and build in intensity as you get the hang of cycling. The pounds will be falling off before you realize it!

2. Support a Healthy Heart and Lungs

Cycling is a great aerobic exercise that strengthens your entire cardiovascular system. You can set your own speed to get your heart rate up, and as you work harder and level up to higher intensities, you can begin learning breath control and maximizing your lung capacity.

This has benefits not just in working out, but in other areas of your life as well. Proper breath control can help ease anxiety and lower your heart rate in stressful situations, allowing you to keep a clear head and make better decisions. Your physical health is closely tied to your mental health, so stop in today to try Spin class yourself!

3. Keep Your Joints Safe and Strong

Unlike running and other cardio workouts, indoor cycling puts very little pressure on your knees, feet, and other joints and tendons. As a low-impact cardio workout, Spin class allows you to push your muscles and cardiovascular system to the breaking point without putting you at risk of injuring your joints or tendons, so you can focus on getting results without worrying about your knees or ankles.

Try Spinning Today at Miami Beach Gym!

Indoor cycling is great for your joints, your heart, your lungs, and your overall weight, so what’s stopping you? To see what all the fuss is about, come and visit us at Beach Body Health Club in Miami Beach Gym! We have a full calendar of fitness classes, including Zumba, Silver Sneakers, and of course, Spinning. Contact us to learn more about the gym, and be sure to browse our blog for helpful resources in your journey toward a healthier you. Next time, we’ll be talking about even more health benefits of Spinning, so be sure to check back often. We hope to see you at Spin class soon!