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Health Benefits of Spinning

An instructor facing and a row of students in a spin class

Here’s the scenario: you’ve recently set up shop at some new military house rentals, and you’re looking for a new way to help you stay fit as you juggle the other complexities of your day to day existence.

Now, the rub, you’d prefer something that you could do indoors and isn’t going to eat up hours of time out of each and every single day. What’s more, you want to make sure the benefits are substantial, so that you’ll see some results with persistence and consistency. The answer? Why not try out indoor spinning, it’s considered the “next best thing” to cycling, and it’s a fairly simple activity for just about anyone to jump into.

If you’ve ever thought about whether or not spinning would be your tempo, or if you’re just looking for new ways to work out and want to hear about the options, then read on, because today, we’re going to be looking at the wide range of benefits that indoor spinning can provide, along with why you should consider adding it to your regular workout routine.

Why Bother With Spinning?

You might be wondering what the big deal about spin is, and to that, there are numerous answers, but the most prominent feature of this popular activity is just that — it’s an accessible workout that just about everyone seems to enjoy. And just about anyone can get into spin too. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll find that it’s not too difficult and jump in at the easier levels, and as you advance, you’ll learn that there’s always room for challenging yourself and improving, meaning this workout is one that can appeal to all skill levels. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though...

Because spinning is so popular and accessible, you’ll find that spinning is a great way to become a part of a community that is both extensive and welcoming. You never know when you’ll run into a fellow spinner, but when you do, you’ll often find that they’re all about supporting you on your journey to whatever health and fitness goals you might have, so that makes it easy to make spinning a regular part of your routine.

And when you add spinning to your routine? That’s when the health benefits start to kick in, as long as you stay at it consistently. The first and foremost benefit of spinning? You’ll find that it’s an excellent way to burn calories and lose weight. It’s similar to cycling outdoors, and even though you’re stationary while spinning, your body is still active and you’re still working up a sweat. Think about it, a one-hour long ride at a moderate intensity can burn anywhere from 420 to 622 calories. Once you learn how to kick it up to the max, you may well find yourself shedding some unwanted pounds and tightening up your physique (in addition to building your cardiovascular endurance).

Speaking of toning, though, you’ll find that spin classes are perfect for improving some of those lower body muscles, specifically your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. While it might not be a complete substitute for weight and resistance training, it’s a rather fine supplement, and you’ll find that in combination with other exercises, some good old-fashioned spin will have your legs and bum looking finer than ever before — how’s that for beneficial?

And while your lower body muscles will be the ones most immediately affected by spinning, they won’t be the only ones. Provided you’re observing the proper technique, spinning can also work wonders on your core. It’ll be slow going at first, but keep at it consistently, and you may just see that super shredded six-pack starting to form.

What’s more is the fact that these physical benefits from spinning come without much of the joint complications that many forms of high-impact cardio expose you too. In other words, while running and jumping around might wreak havoc on your knees in the long run, spinning will help you preserve them, while still getting a hearty dose of cardiovascular exercise.

All this, and spin class is something that you can still do even if you’re in a hurry. While other forms of exercise might necessitate you to stay for an hour or more (and spinning certainly benefits from long sessions) you can complete a 20 or 30 minute spin class and still see some substantial benefits. This is because workouts like spinning also trigger what’s known as a post-workout calorie burn. In other words, your metabolism stays kicking for a time, even after you’ve finished your spin workout. So, maybe you can’t get that full hour spin session in every once in a while? That’s fine, because the workout will still do you some good.

And let’s not forget the emotional/mental benefits spin class can provide. Spin classes, believe or not, are perfect for building mental fortitude, endurance, and dispelling many of your negative emotions. After a hearty dose of physical activity (like riding on a stationary bike for an hour) you’ll get a little boost in those happy brain chemicals your body produces, improving your mood and helping (to a degree) to cut down on anxiety and depression. If you opt for a group class as opposed to a solo session, these mood-boosting benefits are enhanced even further, as the sense of camaraderie you get in a group class does even more to diminish negative emotions and improve positive ones.

You’ll Get Plenty of Spin Time at These Military House Rentals

Did you know the Kapilina Beach Homes have their own indoor spinning studio? Getting that quick spin workout will be simpler than ever, with easy access to all the equipment you need. It’s just another fine facet of these wonderful residences, where the most fabulous bits of luxurious island living are distilled into their truest form. If you’re the type who appreciates a higher standard, then you’ll love all that Kapilina has to offer. Learn more about these stellar beach homes today, then drop us a line to make one of these fantastic oceanside residences yours today.