Indoor cycling is a great way to burn calories and stay in shape. At Mad Dogg Athletics, we wrote the book on indoor cycling with our revolutionary Spinning® bikes, and we are passionate about seeing people take control of their health and turn their lives around with our groundbreaking indoor cycling classes. If you have never taken an authorized Spinning® class, find one in your area and see what you have been missing.
The Health Benefits of Indoor Cycling
Aside from its excellent calorie-burning potential, indoor cycling works all of leg muscles. Running and elliptical-based exercises primarily work the quadriceps, and this can lead to muscle imbalance. With indoor cycling, you have less potential for injury and the assurance of a balanced workout. And if you take an authorized Spinning® class, you can challenge yourself even more while making new friends.
Determining Calorie Expenditure
According to Harvard, a 125-pound person can burn an average of 210 calories in 30 minutes of stationary cycling, while a 155-pound person can burn 260 calories and a 185-pound person can burn 311 calories. For 60 minutes of exercise, that amounts to 420 calories for a 125-pound person, 520 calories for a 155-pound person, and 622 calories for a 185-pound person. But it’s important to note that these are just basic averages, and there are a lot of other important variables to consider.
For example, research shows that participants burn more calories in a class environment, when motivated by an instructor and other classmates. Even the music and the energy in the room can play a huge part in boosting your calorie expenditure, so if you have never been to a Spinning® class, try one today and get the most from your indoor cycling workout! Also, Spinning® bikes have a wealth of different resistance settings and challenges, and each will have an impact on your calorie expenditure. The important thing is to find a setting that challenges you and make the most of your indoor cycling time.
Take Your Workout to the Next Level
If you’re ready to start burning calories, losing weight and toning muscle, check out our full line or Spinner® bikes and see how they can take you to new heights of personal excellence. Burn calories, tone muscle and have a great time. If you really want to achieve the maximum benefit, join a Spinning® class in your area today.
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