Spin is a full-body workout — not just for your legs
Spin newcomers are often surprised that it's not just a workout for your lower body. Studios including Infinite Cycle offer classes incorporating resistance exercises that also challenge your chest, back, biceps and triceps.
"It's a full body workout," says Heinrich. "You're using arms, legs — head to toe."
It's worth investigating what kind of bike your closest spin studio uses, because they're not all the same. Infinite Cycle, for example, has exclusive use of a bike that moves 22 degrees from side to side (like the Ariana song!) to mimic the motion of a real bicycle.
"I actually feel that [our bikes] match the body's movement," Milson says. "There's less torque going through the joints and the rider's burning 20 percent more calories through doing that."