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Spinning Class Explained

It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to lose weight, tone your body, or maintain your weight, exercising is important. There are so many options when it comes to exercising, but the question is… what will work for me?

I work out at the gym 4-5 days a week and I take class so I make sure I’m getting a good work out when I go. I have basically four classes I do each week and I love them all. I couldn’t say which one is my favorite because each one challenges me in a different way.

The first one I do in the week is spinning. Now I’ll tell you when I first thought about a spinning class I didn’t think it had to do with a stationary bike. I thought it was some sort of dance move. ROFL Needless to say, that was far from the truth.

A spinning class is all about riding a stationary bike. This class will work all areas of your body, but definitely your legs and glutes. Our trainer in this class rides her bicycle all the time which makes it great for us. She notes the areas she travels and then we travel those with her during the class. She notes the flat areas and the hills and we do those with the resistance.

You have more resistance for the hills and less for the flat areas. We ride standing up and sitting down and we also work the upper body by doing pushups on the bike while pedaling. It takes the boring part out of riding and it makes it interesting. You definitely have a hard workout completed when you’re done with her 45 minute class.

If you haven’t done a spinning class, but have thought about it, you should really consider it. You’ll be exhausted after the first, but the feeling will be great and over time you’ll begin to see the difference in your muscles and the way you look in the mirror. I know I do and I’m liking what I see.

Guest Post – Benefits of Consistent Exercise

About two months ago, I was trying to decide on what I would do at the gym on Monday nights. The class I normally take is not offered on Monday and I wanted to be at the gym five days a week. There was a spinning class that was offered right after work that fit my schedule perfectly. I hate trying something new without a little moral support, so I talked to my cousin Kelli and she said she would go with me. I have gone almost every week since, and I love it. Since then, I have recruited three other family members.

As I said, this spinning class brought me up to five days a week at the gym. When I tell people that I go that much, they give me looks like they think I’m crazy. In fact, some people have told me that I am crazy! Obviously, I don’t think I am. I have seen my own results from the time I spend at the gym. Pictures don’t lie! There are many benefits to exercising. Weight loss is an obvious one, but there are others. Three that first came to my mind were endurance, muscle tone and self esteem.

Think about the last flight of stairs you went up. Do you remember how heavy you were breathing after you got to the top? How many times did you have to stop before you actually reached the top? Endurance is the ability to sustain prolonged exercise. With consistent exercise, you will see that ability increase.

As I said at the beginning of this article, weight loss is an obvious benefit. After you lose weight, if you include lifting weight in your exercise routine, you will be able to see toned muscles in your abs, glutes, arms and legs. Chances are good they are there before you can see them, but once the weight is gone, there they are!!

In my opinion, endurance and muscle tone is important, but I think that Self Esteem is far more important than both of those. I personally went through a stage of really low self esteem. I was at my highest weight ever (not including pregnancy weight) and it didn’t help that my husband’s uncle told me I was fat. It took him saying that to get me in the gym consistently and because of that, I am back to my pre pregnancy weight again. Taking a before and after picture is a great way to get your self esteem back!

There are so many other benefits of exercise. Set your mind to it and just go…even when you don’t feel like it. After a while, it becomes a part of you. You will crave the gym. You will hope that the day after a good workout, you are a little (or a lot) sore, because then you know you worked hard and everything you are doing will pay off!

Amy Royce has two children and has been married since 1995. She is an affiliate marketer and a Virtual Assistant. She enjoys helping others through the programs she markets and the tasks she performs as a VA. To learn more about Amy and what she offers, visit her site by clicking here. Also visit her new Health and Fitness blog by clicking here.

About Corrie


My name is Corrie and I'm from Wyoming. I've been married to Kevin since 1993 and we have two wonderful boys.

I'm a Virtual Assistant and a Ghostwriter. I love what I do and I enjoy spending time with my family.

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