Running to Me: A Spin on Running
We’re all Many of us are huge running fanatics but even the best road runners need some time off the beaten path. It’s time to think about getting on the spin bike bandwagon. For those that might be looking to try something different taking a spinning class at your gym is an awesome motivator.
Spinning is a terrific all over body workout that will blast a load of calories in just 45 – 60 minutes. You’ll seriously sweat buckets, which can feel o’ so good. Double bonus is it’s a low-impact exercise, which means your joints will thank you. Spinning is a great alternative if you’re recovering from an injury.
You choose your workout. The resistance on the bike is determined by you, so crank it up to maximize your efforts.
Having a class with a good instructor is going to be key to keeping you going to classes. An instructor should kick your a** – in the best way – encourage you to push yourself and check your form. And I think they should have the best music, that keeps me moving for sure.
Working out as a group in spin class will push you to work out a bit harder, as a high exercise vibe in the room is contagious.
Might I suggest not to forget a good workout towel and water bottle! Now get those wheels moving and give spin class a whirl.
Anyone a fan of cycling or spin? How often do you try to alternate your workouts?
(Nichole’s motto is to take life, fitness and well-being in stride. Nichole is an overall sports enthusiast with a serious love for running, cycling, triathlons, hiking, skiing, and well, almost anything outdoors. Nichole believes working out and staying fit should be a lifestyle and not “work.” You can check her out on her blog LivefortheRun, or follow along on Twitter @livefortherun.)