People are surprised to hear that there is actually difference between Indoor Cycling and Spinning®. It’s pretty common to use the term Spinning® in a generic way to describe any studio cycling class.To most, it’s not a big deal to use the two words interchangeably. Same difference, right?There are some subtle differences between the two, and whether you use the the word Indoor Cycling or Spinning® comes down to the type of bike, the training format and the instructor.Indoor cycling is a challenging and high-energy cardio workout using stationary bicycles.
Our indoor cycling classes get your heart and legs pumping. Our indoor cycling instructors will lead each class on a journey through mixed terrains (hills, flats, mountain peaks, time trials and interval training) to the rhythm of high-energy music. Spinning was invented in the early 80s by American athlete and martial artist Johnny Goldberg, known today as Johnny G. While he was training for “Race Across America,” he felt the need to develop a new method to allow him the training during the cold season. He then designed a stationary bike that perfectly gave him an experience of riding a real bike.
Let’s start with the similarities between Spinning and Indoor Cycling
- Both runs inside (indoor)
- Instruments as stationary bicycle
- Training programs take place in a framework lively rhythms of music, several bicycles
But there are some differences as wellA form of indoor cycling bikes is different from those of Spinning. The spinning bike is specially designed more like a road bike. In addition, this type of bike has so many adjustments to the seat, handlebars, pedals, and at various levels of difficulty.Being very flexible, and as it covers all the areas of practitioners, this is best for both beginners and advanced.You will have a different position on a Spinning bike and you will feel this. Unlike most indoor exercise bikes that are more upright, have wider seats and are often more “comfortable.”
Spinning bikes pedals, unlike other indoor, have a system of gears that allow the wheel to spin freely if you stop pedaling. Thus, your tendons will react to this natural inertia by contracting circular added at the time of maximum pedal stroke to minimize inertia.Your tendons work more intensively on a Spinning bike. For example, on a spinning bike exercises, you can “climb” (when pedaling upright), so you can actually work with either more muscle groups, or you can do exercises that isolate certain muscle groups.
You will also discover that additional rotational inertia encourages an accelerated pace generally leading to an additional voltage on the cardiovascular system. This is why your pulse is usually accelerated while doing Spinning as compared to typical indoor cycling workout.
As the pace increases pedaling, you are going to lose more calories.Another advantage of Spinning bikes is how they are built. Spinning bikes are designed to replicate the forces and resistances of a real bike. Because of this Spinning bikes are composed of the transmission chain, unlike the rest of indoor cycling bikes that use a strip of textile or plastic.
Transmission chain allows very realistic simulation of the dynamics of a bicycle and also offers a high resistance to stress.Spinning is like a cycling race, which takes place in the gym under the guidance of a certified instructor, where the pace is set by the instructor depending on how advanced or beginner the customer is.
At Fitness-Tek our classes stay fairly true to the idea of road cycling, without the use of hand weights or movements such as jumps, hovers and press-ups on the handlebars. Our classes are all about empowering the rider with the ability to accurately track and measure their cadence, power output, distance and heart rate. Music is key to the experience with our classes set to an inspiring soundtrack. Whether you are interested in an indoor cycling class or would just like a place to get healthy you'll be able to find everything you need at Fitness-Tek.
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