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Indoor Cycling For Beginners


Indoor cycling, or 'spinning' as it's known has fast become a popular fitness class thanks to its calorie-blasting, cardio-boosting benefits. 

Our group cycling classes offer a highly effective cardio and strength workout. Ride in time to the beat of your favourite workout tunes, as we get your lungs pumping, your glutes working and your quads burning!

A great fat burning workout to tone the lower body and increase your cardio fitness.

At Village Gym, we offer a number of group cycling classes, including traditional indoor cycling and spin techniques, plus the latest trending cycle workouts.

HIIT training fans will love our Sprint class by Les Mills. Enjoy intense cycling sprints mixed with short periods of rest, for optimum calorie burn.

V Spin, exclusive to Village Gym, is a great class for blasting fat and enhancing your cardio fitness. 

RPM by Les Mills is popular with members who are looking for a fun, low impact workout. You control the intensity, so it’s a great choice for new members and group cycling pros alike.

The Trip by Les Mills has taken group cycling to new heights. This immersive group cycling experience lets you ride through a world of undewater caves and snow-capped mountains. 

Available only in a handful of fitness clubs around the world, we offer a virtual version of The Trip at several Village Gym clubs. Great for thrill-seekers, fun-lovers and anyone that needs a creative boost in their workout routine!

We caught up with professional Fitness Coach, Ben from Village Gym Bury on what to expect if you're new to the cycling scene... 

What Is Indoor Cycling All About?

"Indoor cycling provides an insane workout while being gentle on the joints. This is especially great for people who have sore knees or achy backs from pounding the pavement or treadmill too hard. Because of the varying intensity levels throughout class, indoor cycling provides a great cardio workout, as well as strength training.

It targets and tones the thighs, glutes, hamstrings, and core. It's been proven to help you drop that stubborn weight and even prevent migraines!

It's also just fun. Perfect for those people who love the music and energy of those dance workouts, but have absolutely no rhythm!"

What Happens In A Group Cycling Class?

"Your instructor will keep you and your muscles fully engaged the entire class. Expect a mix of climbing hills, sprinting, standing, and flat rides.

By changing up the pace and intensity, your instructor will make sure you get an amazing workout. On average, an hour-long spin class can burn up to 500 to 1000 calories!"

What Should I Bring With Me?

"Water- you are going to sweat! Keep those fluids up

Towel/ blue roll- did I mention you are going to sweat?

Shorts/ leggings- so as not to catch in the pedals

Positive Mental Attitude – as much as it can seem daunting…you never know you may like it once youre in there, and might end up eyeing up a new set of padded shorts and cycle shoes before you know it!"

See more fitness tips from Ben on Instagram: @Benfanshawept



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