Cycle Your Way to a Healthier You
Experience a rush of endorphins as you pedal to the empowering beats, great vibe and general groove. This indoor cycling class provides a fun and challenging cardiovascular workout for all fitness levels. Participation will enhance your speed, strength and stamina, and increase your caloric burn.
Regardless of your age, ability, coordination or fitness level, the Spinning program is designed to bring health and fitness to every lifestyle. Spinning has helped hundreds of people get into the best shapes of their lives, and at the Y it is more than just a workout—it’s about community. You will walk away and your spirit will be enlightened, your mind broadened and your body strengthened.
On Spinner bikes, riders experience a challenging, exhilarating and fun workout. Knowledgeable and inspiring Certified Spinning Instructors, the core of Spinning, ensure riders enjoy the journey.
These spin classes are open to everyone but are modified to individuals who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. 80-100 RPMs, no hills, no jumps, just endurance! View the Class Schedule to find a class that fits your schedule.
Top 10 Benefits of Spinning
1. Burn Calories
A Spinning® Class can burn on average 500 calories. Even at challenging levels other cardio equipment couldn’t burn that many calories in such a short time.
2. Improve Cardiovascular Health
Spinning can be performed as an anaerobic exercise, pulling energy from reserves and building up muscular endurance over an extended period of time. However, there are also aerobic benefits. Spinning® Classes include both endurance and cardiovascular training.
3. Progress at Your Own Pace
If someone prefers to pedal a little slower they can’t fall behind the rest of the Class, and they won’t feel out of place for not knowing an Aerobics or Step Routine.
4. Experience How Time Flies
On a Spinning Class, the challenge is constantly changing. As you work through each level you tend to lose track of time. Using language and visualization techniques, Spinning® Instructors can create positive mental distraction and time passes like seconds. Riders can literally close their eyes on the bike and think.
5. Enjoy an Effective, Low Impact Workout
You are able to work out hard on a Spinner® Bike without hurting your knees and feet. It is also a good workout for those who cannot use the treadmill or elliptical because of arthritis.
6. Achieve Toned, Shapely Legs
It will not take long for your efforts on a Spinner bike to show up as weight loss, but there is another great benefit to Spinning. Spinning uses large muscle groups in your legs. It does not take long before your thighs, hamstrings, and calves begin to take shape.
7. Lower Your Body’s Workout Breaking Point
As you learn to work harder on the Spinner Bike you will begin to find that the breaking point, at which you begin to feel the workout, will become lower the harder you work. The benefit is that once you reach a breaking point and work through it, you get the natural endorphin kick that most athletes enjoy.
8. Get a Great Abdominal workout
The movement from a slightly bent position and side to side works both the central abdominal muscles and those along the side of your abdomens. This is a technique known as rhythm release.
9. Have Fun Riding Together
Regardless of your fitness level, riding Spinner bikes keep everyone together. It is amazing how you can feed off the energy of other riders when you begin to fatigue and start thinking you might want to quit.
10. Build Your Mental Strength
Before and after putting your body through a strenuous Spinning Class you can close your eyes, work just a little, and allow the physical exertion to become a catharsis for releasing pent-up emotions. Spinning also builds mental strength. When you ride, there are good days and bad. The important thing is that you carry through with your regular Spinning routine.