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Virgin Active Spinning Class
If you’ve been following ReeFit, you’ll know that I used to be an avid gym-goer, some would say addicted, but for a few different reasons, I lost the bug and went from fit to…. not exactly fat but far from being happy with my body.
If you want to hear how I got motivated again, please feel free to check out my explanation here.
I went back to my favourite place, Virgin Active, and although it was a rather timid re-introduction at first, I have been growing in confidence daily and I really think I am getting there.
My absolute fave class, for it’s fun and it’s effectiveness, was always spinning. I blooming loved it!! It gave me the firmest legs, the most amazing calorie burn and an adrenalin rush like no other! But I forgot all that and have been scared to go back, because the last time I did a class like that, I was fit and energetic and nothing at all like the lazy lethargic person I had become.
In the midst of my detox, I was at the gym and not really thinking straight and kind of accidentally floated into a spin class without fully meaning to. And I absolutely loved it!! I worked a bit too hard for someone who hadn’t eaten for a few days, however I have been bitten by the bug again and the zest for spin is back!!
If you want to get fit, burn calories, have fun and really go for it, I can’t recommend spinning enough. And to be honest, even if at first you don’t really want to go for it and you would prefer to ease in gently, then I still recommend it because you really can go at your own pace and level.
Here are some fast facts about Virgin Active’s spinning classes:
At Virgin Active, Group Cycle and V Cycle classes are always featured in the top three most attended classes across the country.
A typical month can see over 89,000 attendances to classes, more than any other class style featured on timetables
Benefits include increased VO2 max, i.e. how aerobically fit you are
Because cycle classes challenge the cardio respiratory system, this strengthens the heart, making it more efficient
Cycling also improves lung capacity and uses a lot of energy in the form of calories
Depending on weight and fitness levels, participants can burn up to 1000kcal in a 60 minute class
Oh my goodness! A thousand calories!!! Get me there every day!! LOVE it!!!
P.S. Apologies for the generic photo but I could probably get accosted taking photos in the gym! The classes are way fuller than this by the way!
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