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Is there a difference between spinning and indoor cycling?

Posted by Swati S.

Apparently not. In terms of technique, or the actual exercise, they both seem to be the same. The only difference is in the surrounding space around you. Spinning has a certified instructor, music and visualization to help you stay focused and motivated.

I suppose if you feel that you may quit out of boredom, then spinning would be a good option. But if not, then indoor cycling indoor cycling appears to be just as good. This is my opinion, and I would love to hear what others out there feel about this.

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I have never tried spinning but I did buy a wind trainer (basically a machine to keep your bike stationary and you can increase the intensity for more strength and endurance) for my bike and I get a really good workout. I have the music blasting and I watch tv (keeping it on mute) so the time goes by pretty fast. Just for the record it is much cheaper to buy a bike and a wind trainer than it is to buy a stationary bike such as a Lifecycle. The total for my bike and wind trainer came to about $600 whereas a stationary bike was around $900 to $2500. At least that's what I saw. And you get the best of both worlds because you can ride the bike both indoors and outdoors.

The Pedal Studio really is amazing if yuo after great Spinning classes

I thought it would be like other Indoor cycling classes I have experienced at gyms but these guys have set themselves apart to deliver a very unique offering and yes it is a small personal studio with only Spinning bikes.

Firstly the instructors are really into cycling ! They have all done Iron Mans / Triathlons or are into cycling or MTB'ing ~ what a refreshing difference to get coached - almost 1 to 1 as my Pedal Stroke was corrected.

I had never heard of Heart Rate training and this was very interesting and FREE, the feedback I got that comes to my email account on my training ( including calories burnt) was fantastic - again 1-1 training but what was key is it really kept me from going overboard and over killing things in class, it was amazing how easy it is to stay in the FAT BURN zone.

No contracts , no fuss ~ just a simple Pay as You Spinning classes and I bought the 10 ride pack so it was £5 a ride after the £10 for 7 consec days intro offer.

As you can see I was totally impressed, such friendly people, and I have now even joined their in-house Pro Vo2 Triathlon club - just fab fab fab.

And no I am not getting paid to write this !


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