Even though many people might use the terms spinning and indoor cycling interchangeably, but there is an actual difference between the two. Indoor cycling consists of riding a stationary bike, following the beat of the music which may include weights or other choreography.
Spinning or spin class is a specific format of indoor cycling developed by Johnny Goldberg and trademarked by Mad Dogg Athletics in the ’90s. Technically speaking, spinning class only refers to ones that use the Mad Dogg Athletics manufactured bikes and led by certified Mad Dogg instructors.
So then what about Soul Cycle? This is a class for cardio lovers where you’re going to burn some serious calories and sculpt your goal body. With upbeat music and freedom to dance along as you ride. It’s perfect for those who are looking to try something different to keep their muscles guessing.
If you aren’t pumped before you walk into the studio, you will be once the music and mood is set, and to help you on your way we’ve rounded up these four ways that soul cycling will change your life:
1. It’s the perfect stress relief.
As the beginning of every session the lights are dimmed, candles are lit and the instructor starts a playlist of music specifically chosen to keep your motivation and energy high. You spend 45-minutes pushing yourself to the max and letting yourself be free to enjoy your workout and pounding out all the stresses of the day on those pedals. Most people will tell you it’s addictive and we can see why.
2. It’s the best core workout.
When it comes to soul cycle you’ll find yourself pulling up on the pedals rather than pushing down as you would at any typical indoor cycling class. This helps to strengthen and define your abs and really works your core.
3. It’s a weight loss game changer.
You’re having fun, you’re dancing and you’re burning up to 700 calories in 45-minute, high intensity session! Add to that the light weights and you’ll find yourself simultaneously toning your upper body, arms and core while getting a one serious cardiovascular workout – and it tough NOT to push yourself – between the instructors and the music your motivation will be through the roof!
4. It’s a great way to discover new music.
If you’re playlist is starting to feel a bit stale and your GET PUMP’D playlist just isn’t cutting it in the mornings, then it’s definitely time for some new jams. Soul cycling is all about the music and the instructors know exactly what to play to get you off your seat and ready to ride – after all the idea of SoulCycle is to find the beat of each song and pedal to it. Each instructor will have a different type of music they play, just find the one that gets your booty shaking and prepare yourself.
If getting down on a bike, sweating buckets and feeling absolutely fantastic afterwards seems like something that’s right up your street then you need this:
16 MOTION Cycling sessions & a 4 week Kcal Extra meal plan for AED 3800