The world of fitness offers a variety of workouts, and it seems like new trends are arising every month. It’s easy to get lost in the sea of options and feel overwhelmed. If you have ever considered doing a cardio class, you probably encountered a few spinning types as well. This article will talk about whether Rhythm Cycling is a good cardio workout for everyday Joes.
The Workout Experience
Rhythm Cycling is one of the few cardio workouts where you can completely zone out and forget about the sense of time. By focusing your attention on connecting your pedal strokes to the rhythm of the music, you have a completely different approach to the “work” being done. If the Instructor does an excellent job with his coaching and music, the class feels inflow entirely, keeping your attention on enjoying the music and working with the music instead of focusing on how much time has passed. If you’re interested to know how many calories you can expect to burn in an average class, head over to this article for a little deep dive.
The Physical & Psychological Intention
One thing is for sure: Rhythm Cycling is a great cardio workout to increase your cardiovascular and pulmonary function. The physical intention of the workout is to get the entire body in shape in 45min and improve your coordination and stamina. Compared to other cardio workouts, the intention in rhythm cycling isn’t to burn a specific number of calories but to find joy in celebrating your body’s ability to move with the music. The psychological intention of rhythm cycling is to provide a space for people to escape their everyday life and stress, have fun and connect to the music as one. Humans are naturally pulled to music and dance, as it is part of the human experience of emotional communication. Taking this information into account, it is safe to say that workouts like dancing or rhythm cycling are good for the heart.
Is Rhythm Cycling Beginner-friendly?
If this question is circling in your head, rest assured, you’re not alone. I’m here to break it down for you. If you are a beginner in spinning, you want to check out this article right here.
Your experience as a rider will vary depending on many different factors. The most important advice that I want to leave you with is to always ask for help when you need it. Ask instructors or experienced riders in your studio for tips, and don’t forget to take a good look at your bike setup and general riding form. You’ll find many helpful tips to set up & riding form in our blog posts too!