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6 Benefits Of Indoor Cycling

So you are interested in trying indoor cycling at a local gym or you are interested in purchasing a bike for at home but you are unsure of the benefits. No worries I got you covered, here are six of many reasons to try indoor cycling. 

1. Burn Calories -  Indoor calories is a form of cardio. If you are looking to lose weight, of course it varies by intensity because you can burn a lot of calories cycling. The harder you work the more calories you burn. 

2. Low Impact Exercise -  Compared to running and certain HIIT exercises cycling is joints, tendons, and ligaments. This could make it a good option for people who are rehabbing an injury or looking for low-impact activities

3. Lower Body Strengthening - Cycling activates your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves when you pedal. If you attend certain instructors some of the drills will activate upper muscle groups as well. Cycling can build muscle and strength but it will take longer than traditional resistance training. 

4. Strengthens Core - Cycling helps strengthen core and back muscles. So being consistent on the bike can benefit your abs too.

5. Mood Booster - As with any form of exercise cycling is a mood booster. It reduces the amount of stress hormones called cortisol and adrenaline in the body. The right instructor and playlist can give you club vibes which is sure to uplift your mood as well. 

6. Weatherproof - Whether you live somewhere that experiences winter or rainy seasons your workout will not be affected by the outdoor elements. Of course, commuting to class is a different story.

Hopefully this helped you make your decision to try a cycling class. If so let me know and if you enjoyed it!

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