This is Minnesota and sometimes, well, it’s just too cold to be outside for long. When temps dip low, Carlos heads to a local gym for a spin class.
When it’s too cold to go biking outside, one option is to head to your local gym for a stationary bike “spin” class.
I did this for the first time last winter. I was hesitant at first because I thought I’d just be sitting on a bike for an hour, but I quickly found out that wasn’t the case. Instead you’re up, you’re down, you’re climbing hills, and you’re sprinting—all to the beat of some energizing music. And it’s easy to catch on too.
In most group fitness classes you’ll stand out quick if don’t know the moves or the choreography, but the stationary bikes make spin classes a lot more beginner friendly. The bikes also allow you to set your own pace—you don’t stand out too much if you want to take it easy. But if you want to push it, there are a group of other people and an instructor to help you do it. When you’re done, you may or may not have a pool of sweat under your bike, but either way you feel great.
Overall, a spin class is an easy and fun way to get your biking in when it’s just too chilly outside.