Spin Is So In

Not down to have sweaty fun in the sun? Well take your bike loving tail indoors with spin then. Unless you have been living under a rock, then you most certainly know that spin has been, and is still soooo in! Truth be told, you are either going to love it or hate it, however most people I talk to in the industry LOVE it. Haven’t tried it yet or unsure on what so fun about riding a stationary bike? Well first and foremost when it comes to the physical benefits of spin this format is a one stop shop:

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1) Because you are sprinting in intervals through out your 30-75 minute session your heart rate will be crazy high. Hello cardio.

2) Since your instructor will consistently encourage you to “up your resistance,” your major leg muscles and even core (if you are positioned right) will get a serious burn. Hello muscular strength.

But the best part by far is, unlike outdoor cycling, the music will definitely move you. Trying to keep up with the cadence of Beyonce one moment and then 2 Chainz the next is so RAD and can serve as a lovely distraction. So what do you say? Go reserve your bike already.

Join The Cult

Spin has gotten so popular this past decade that boutique spin studios are giving traditional fitness facilities a run for their money. People are ditching their all inclusive gym memberships in favor for genre specific fitness options and ladies, spin is the leader of the pack within this trend. With companies such as Soul Cycle, Flywheel and Revolve popping up in every major city (and even across seas) folks everywhere are clipping into bike pedals several times a week by the millions. Couple this with hot music and a wildly enthusiastic instructors and you have on heck of a party. I know this first hand since I joined the Soul Cycle cult this summer. Like most, I fell instantly in love with how this popular studio beautifully mixes dance, fun, and spinning all in one three dimensional experience. “They don’t just ride the bike, the dance the bike.” I’m telling you, once that first beat dropped I dropped into a state of rave worthy fun and had the instant calorie burn and next day muscle soreness to prove it. Don’t believe me? Then watch me sweat with my soul here and see for yourself.

Robbie Ann Darby (RAD Experience) is a professional FitGirl, Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer in NYC. Follow her sweaty life on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for more fun health and fitness tips!

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