Spin classes get a lot of hype these days, why is that? Well, first of all, they are an amazing cardiovascular workout that burns a TON of calories! Not to mention, rhythm-based classes with dark lights and loud music (check out our RIDE classes) make your workout feel more like a party than a fat torching sweat session…so, we love spin. Obviously. But what we wanted to talk about is why adding a few dedicated strength training sessions are equally as important when working towards a fitness goal.
Firstly, when you’re strength training your body not only burns calories during your workout but it continues to burn calories after your workout as it works to repair the muscle you’ve just worked. Which means that while you might not burn as many calories during that 45 minute session, overall you will be burning more calories, as your body will continue to burn through the calories in the recovery process that can last for hours, or even days. Have you ever had a really tough workout? Or a huge hike? Think about how hungry you were the next day? That’s your body burning up calories to repair itself. The muscle that you have on your body actually burns more calories than other tissues, including fat! Meaning, that building muscle is a major component in increasing your resting metabolism, that is, how many calories burns when it’s in a resting state. Hello, you lean machine you!
We want all of our members to reach their goals, and live a full and balanced life. Which is why we think it’s important to have a strength training session or two added to your workout routine every week. We are a few different styles of strength classes, because we understand it’s not everybody’s jam to hit the weights.
Our Straight Strength classes are focused on form, technique, toning and building. There is no cardio in this class; which means you can focus solely on tightening/toning/lifting whichever areas you want to focus on, while keeping your heart rate at a moderate rate.
Our Boot camps on the other hand, are a high paced workout that build strength, and keep your heartrate elevated throughout the 45 minute class. All exercises are focused on building muscle in the areas you need/want it the most. Have something particular you’d like to work out? Tell our trainer and they will work it in. All of our classes are designed by our professional fitness trainers and can be modified around any injuries.
So the next time you feel like you could use a little extra motivation, some extra fat burning and a revamped outlook on fitness, join us for a strength or boot camp session…you will not regret it.