Spin Your Way Thin: 10 Tips to Blast Calories on the Bike
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"Spinning" is the trademarked name for indoor cycling (just like "Kleenex" is the...
"Spinning" is the trademarked name for indoor cycling (just like "Kleenex" is the trademarked name for tissue). It's a high-intensity cardio and strength training class where each student rides a stationery bike for 45 minutes to an hour. The bike has a knob that allows you to adjust the resistance to make pedaling more or less challenging. There are also various positions on the bike, such as a seated sprint, standing climb or jumps, that make the class a total-body workout. You can expect to burn from 550 to 700 calories per 60-minute Spin class depending on your activity and fitness level.