A spinning bike is a type of stationary bicycle that became popular in the 1990s. It stimulates the feel of riding a real bicycle, and many people use them to improve their cycling performance. Spinning bikes have a weighted flywheel that creates resistance, and users can change the intensity of their workout by adjusting the resistance or pedaling speed. They come in both upright and recumbent varieties, and some models even have interactive displays that allow users to track their progress.
How to Choose the Right Spinning Bike?
Tonic Performance offers new and certified pre-owned spinning bikes. Our gym consultants provide professional assistance during your purchasing journey.
There are a few factors to consider when choosing a spinning bike. The first is the size of the bike. Find one that suits your body; you need to be able to reach the pedals and handlebars comfortably.
You’ll also want to decide whether you’d prefer a chain drive bike, or a belt drive bike as the feel of your ride differs from one to the other. A chain drive bike will give you the feeling of riding a road bike as the mechanism to drive the wheel is the same. The chain requires regular maintenance such as lubrication and even replacement in the event that it breaks. Belt-driven bikes are more silent and provide a smoother ride, however, they won’t give you the authentic feeling of a road bike.
What to Consider While Purchasing a Spinning Bike:
- Type – chain drive or belt drive
Benefits of Spinning Bikes
Spinning is an efficient workout that can help you burn calories, reduce stress, and improve your mental health. Despite the consistent spinning, this exercise is considered low-impact and is pretty easy on your joints.
Improved cardiovascular health
Spinning is a great cardio workout, and it can help improve your overall cardiovascular health. Regular cardio exercising reduces your risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems.
Increased muscle strength and endurance
Riding a spinning bike can help to build muscle strength and endurance. When spinning, you’re burning calories and working against resistance, which helps to tone and strengthen your muscles.
Reduced stress levels
Spinning bikes can also help improve your mood and reduce stress levels. When you exercise on a spinning bike, your body stimulates the production of serotonin and endorphins, hormones that make you feel happier and more motivated.
Although both machines provide a low-impact workout, spinning is better suited for individuals who aren’t able to support their full body weight in a standing position. Spinning is ideal for rehabilitation and lower-body injury recovery, as opposed to the elliptical. Both machines have the potential to offer intense, high calorie burning workouts.
A spinning workout will effectively work a multitude of muscles, but the efforts will be primarily felt in the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, calves and core.
Spinning is a great way to burn calories. By increasing your heart rate and energy expenditure, you can burn upwards of 400 calories during a 45 min high-intensity spinning workout.
With the benefits of high caloric burn associated with spinning, it is possible to see a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Although you can use the spin bike on a daily basis, it is not necessarily recommended. Like any other fitness regime, it’s very beneficial to add variety and rest to your weekly routine.
Generally speaking, it takes about 2-3 weeks to begin to see and feel the benefits of using a spinning bike. Results may vary depending on other lifestyle factors, but you can expect to feel improvements in your energy levels, mood and start to see physical changes in your body.