I had always heard that spinning was brutal but you could burn a lot of calories. Since one of my roommates goes spinning I decided to join him and see what it was all about.
We went into this room that is dark and is only lit by black lights and get on our bikes. The seat on this bike is so uncomfortable!
We start warming up and I am dripping sweat and then I look up to this really bright digital clock in this dark room and it says we had only been in there 7 minutes! OMG! I was thinking, "I am not going to make it 45 minutes!"
About 6:40 pm I was glad we only had 5 minutes left, then it got to be 6:45 pm and the instructor said, "Only 3 more songs!"
I was like…. WHAT!?
So I made it through to the end of the class and my face was read as a tomato. I haven’t sweated that much since I use to compete in gymnastics. I trained in a gym here in Florida that didn’t have air conditioning and during the summers we would be dripping with sweat.
It was definitely the best workout I have had in a very long time. I tried to look up how many calories that are burned for spinning for an hour but I got different answers. On average anywhere from 300 to 800 calories in an hour depending on your tension settings etc..
I have a lot of weight I want to lose and I may as well get a good start on it before the New Year with all of the holiday parties coming up.