Spinning classes are without a doubt one of the most popular classes here at Source Health & Fitness, with classes on 7 days a week, (Beginners to Advanced Classes) Members know when entering a class that they are going to get a great workout, and that their training will be done and dusted in an hour. We also do Ab classes straight after Spinning for 15mins, so you also get to work your core for a complete workout! So if you are looking to change your training this winter and would like to vary your cardio workouts then we would highly recommend going to one of our spinning classes. Spinning will help you shed any excess pounds in a matter of weeks as it’s one of the purest forms of interval training. Regular spinners become lean and fit very quickly, along with a balanced diet. Make sure you bring a towel and plenty of water!
What exactly is spinning? Well it is a form of exercise focusing on endurance, strength, intervals, sprints, hill climbs, high intensity and then recovery. It involves using a special stationary exercise bike that has a weighted flywheel, basically gears that you adjust when the instructor tell you.
The reason it is so effective is that it pushes you to your limits and then you have a recovery period before you push it again, although it is up to you how tough you make your workout! You work with the music and before you know it, the 60 minutes are over. There is loads of variation and it is high intensity interval training, something that is hard to achieve by yourself or without the class environment.
You workout with the music and you vary the intensity by altering the resistance on the bike. If you are new to Spinning we have beginner classes on Wednesday morning at 10am and Thursday evening at 6pm. Classes are Open to both members and non members!
Here are some of the benefits to help convince you:
A spinning workout of 60 minutes may allow you to burn around 600-700 calories, which is a huge amount when compared to other types of workout. However, the amount of calories you burn will depend on the intensity of the workout. You can adjust your bike according to the intensity you desire.
Build Muscle Tone
The spinning workout may help you build some muscle tone. The workout will focus on the core muscles, as well as the buttocks and thighs. You can increase and decrease the tension of the bike; this is similar to riding up and down a hill. While you pedal, you will work your thighs and calves. If you maintain the correct position on the bike, you will also work on your abdominal muscles. When you pedal faster, you are likely to burn fat. When you pedal slower and have a higher tension, you will work your muscles.
Increased Cardio Endurance
You will build increased cardio endurance with Spinning. This is beneficial, especially if you feel weaker and start panting even after an insignificant effort, such as climbing a flight of stairs.
Low Impact Exercise
A spinning workout is a low impact exercise. This means that it won’t put pressure on knees and joints, as other aerobic or running exercises do. The workout is also recommended for people that suffer from arthritis.
Any type of exercise is known to relieve stress. However, a spinning class can be a more efficient stress reliever than most types of exercise. This is due to the fact that the workout is intensive and it is a class where you can meet people and socialize.
Spinning classes are held by an instructor that will motivate you throughout the workout. In addition, there is music, which makes the classes more entertaining.
Reduced Risks of Injury
While running and jogging may present a high risk of injury, a spinning class is less likely to cause any injuries. However, it’s recommended to stretch prior to the class, so that you don’t pull any muscles.
The Spinning bike has adjustable resistance, which you can change during the class. Your instructor will indicate when to change your resistance, or you can adjust it according to your abilities and fitness goals.
Can Be Done Year Round
Unlike other types of activities such as jogging, which can be unpleasant when performed during the cold months, a spinning class can be performed at any time during the year.
Overall, as well as being a great workout, it is fun too!! With Spinning Classes on 7 days a week you have no excuse to try a class this week!! See times below:
10.00am-11.00am with Caroline
6.00pm-7.00pm with Alan
6.00pm-7.00pm with Graham
6.45am-7.45am with Liam
10.00am-10.45am with Liam (Beginners)
6.00pm-7.00pm with Alan
10.00am-11.00am with Jackie
6.00pm-7.00pm with Liam (Beginners)
6.45am-7.45am with Caroline
10.30am-11.30am with Alan
10.30am-11.30am with Paul
(15 mins of abs after each class except for the early morning classes at 6.45am)
Classes available to both members and Non members, to book your class please contact reception on 0214505128.
€2 for members & €10 for non members or purchase a book of 10 classes for €80 or 6 classes for €50