Bike it Off: 7 Reasons Why You Should Try a Spinning Class

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Less impact on the body
Running is hard on your body. Over time that pounding on the pavement can take a toll on joints, ligaments, and muscles. Spinning works the muscles without... more 
Photo by: iStockphoto
Less impact on the body
Running is hard on your body. Over time that pounding on the pavement can take a toll on joints, ligaments, and muscles. Spinning works the muscles without overloading them, due to the change in body position and resistance during the class. It is known as a low-impact cardio exercise, so it is easier on your joints. Do not let the word "low-Impact" fool you though. You will still get a great workout.
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Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:38 PM EDT

For the past few months two of my girlfriends had been trying to encourage me to attend their spinning class. I was reluctant, however, since the bicycle was never my go-to cardio at the gym. In fact, I don't think I had ridden a bicycle since childhood. In the past couple of weeks I have grown frustrated and a little bored with running, so the idea of trying the spin class began to grow on me, even though I was terrified that I wouldn't be able to get through the entire hour. Just a few classes later, I am absolutely hooked. Click through for 7 reasons why you should try a spinning class! -By Jessica Cohen

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