You’ve probably heard of spinning. It is an exciting and high energy indoor cycling class, featuring loud booming music and often flashing lights (a bit like a sweaty disco!). Spin classes usually last between 45 minutes and 1 hour, although some gyms offer shorter 30 minute classes for when people are in a hurry.
You begin by setting up the bike to fit your body. It is important that the bike seat is at the right height, and the handlebars are the right distance away, as if you have these incorrectly set up, you can easily injure yourself.
The first part of the workout class is often a warm up, where you get to know the controls of the bike. There is often a handle which adjusts the resistance. You normally start on a low resistance, and build up the resistance as you work through the class.
There is often a section for squats where you work your legs hard, and sometimes an upper body section. Spinning is a whole body workout which burns a huge number of calories!