2 Wheels – Multiple Benefits with Indoor Cycling

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Indoor Cycling and Spin class came on the scene over 20 years ago and its popularity is still growing.

At the Village Clubs we offer numerous Indoor Cycling classes everyday of the week at our various locations. Cycling is a group fitness class focused on endurance, interval, strength, and high intensity training meant to resemble riding outside on the road.

There are many benefits to riding indoors and outdoors; let’s focus on the indoor cycling benefits. A word to the wise, before you can enjoy the indoor cycling benefits about to be described, you need a qualified, experienced instructor that takes the time to make sure you are set up on your bike correctly, such as the height of your seat.

Low Impact & Recovery Friendly

Cycling is a low impact activity that avoids the pounding on your joints that other forms of exercise can have; however, you should always have some tension on the bike. You should never feel like your legs are spinning out of control.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Indoor Cycling classes can help reduce the risk of coronary artery disease (as does all continuous cardiovascular activity) in a fun class atmosphere. It’s a great way to get in the recommended weekly minutes of moderate (or vigorous)-intensity exercise.

Muscular Endurance

Spin class and Indoor Cycling classes increases the muscular endurance of your quadriceps, hamstrings, calves, and glutes which in turn helps to strengthen the bones, tendons and ligaments surrounding these muscles. The continuous repetitive exertion of force (pedaling) helps create muscular endurance.

Stress Reducer

Energetic Indoor Cycling classes can produce that rush of adrenaline, that ‘runner’s high’ feeling, known as endorphins. Endorphins help lower stress and generally put us in a better mood!

Grab your cycling shoes (and a friend) and hop on a bike today! Check out the Village’s group exercise schedule to find a Cycle class for you. You can also check out our blog, An Introduction to Indoor Cycling at the Village.

At the Village we’re here to help you meet and exceed your fitness goals! Stop by one of our many locations for a VIP Trial Membership and meet with a personal trainer to see how you can take steps towards a healthier you.

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