Long Beach Spin Classes

Long Beach Spin Classes

Are Long Beach spin classes in a good way to supplement workouts with a Long Beach personal trainer? Well, that depends.  I’ve been certified in indoor cycling so I’m well aware of the benefits.  While indoor cycling is a good source of cardio spinning alone isn’t a complete fitness program, no matter how often you do it.  There are plenty of gyms and health clubs in Long Beach that offer multiple classes each day but a “Double Day” should include a resistance workout and some form of cardiovascular exercise, not two Long Beach spin classes.  It’s not a stand-alone solution to developing a functionally fit body but it might be a good addition to your program if you truly enjoy it.

Long Beach Spin Classes to Get Your Heart Pumping!

Level 9 Fitness Preferred Indoor Cycling

Kick It Up

Indoor cycling classes, dance and lots of other great classes for the whole family.

8129 E Wardlow Rd Long Beach, CA 90808


24 Hour Super Sport

A fairly full schedule of cycling classes. As with all gym spinning classes some instructors are better than others. Ask for an extended free trial pass so you can ‘try before you buy’ and find an instructor you love.

3030 N Bellflower Blvd Long Beach, CA 90808


CSULB Student Recreation & Fitness Center

The perfect place for CSULB students and alumni to attend Long Beach spin classes. Great facility with far more than just indoor cycling.

1401 Palo Verde Ave Long Beach, CA 90815



Are Spin Classes Right for Your Goals?

I have all types of clients with lots of different fitness goals.  Some of my personal training clients in Long Beach want to lose weight, while others want to tone up and sculpt their body.  There are others who train for general health, balance, flexibility…the list goes on and on.  Some train 5 or 6 times per week while others train only 1 or 2 sessions for maintenance.  The one thing they all have in common is they need to stay active when they’re not training with me.

Attending Long Beach spin classes 2 to 4 times per week will give you a good cardiovascular workout, while indoor cycling also challenges the leg muscles.  People who only spin Always Plateau at some point.  That’s a fact.  This happens because there’s not enough variety from one workout to the next to confuse your muscles and force continued development.

Spinning classes certainly aren’t at the top of my “Must Do” exercise list.  I suppose can be fun, if you like sitting in one place for a long time and pretending to go up and down imaginary hills as the minutes trickle by at a snails pace.  Have you ever noticed how the Spinning Gurus can ride like lightning but they usually look just like the newest person in the class? The exceptions to this rule are people who do other workouts. Granted, spinning is good cardio,  but there are plenty of ways to achieve cardiovascular conditioning with way less effort in about half the time of a 1 hour spin class.


Spinning and Other Cardio

Spinning, running and other “straight Cardio” exercise can actually speed up the aging process.  What!?  Yes, it’s true,  long drawn out cardio sessions can accelerate the aging process by drastically increasing the release of free radicals in your body during and long after your workout.   I promote smart training and spin isn’t the best use of your time in the gym.  If you just Love Spinning keep at it but be sure to engage in a complete fitness program. I’d say take a look at outdoor cycling before you put yourself in a room with 30 sweaty people inside a gym.


Long Beach Spin Classes Benefits

The heart muscle will stay strong but your legs, core and arms will eventually reach a point of “readiness”, no matter what the instructor throws at you.  Plus most spinning instructors in Long Beach and elsewhere get settled into a routine they’re comfortable with.  This is okay for the newbies (for a while) but the problem here is that their regular spin clients get the same workout over and over, day after day, week after week, month after month.  The result is that you’ll train your body to do one thing well- Ride a bike for a long time.

Spin and other indoor cycling workouts are way too one dimensional to be your only source of exercise.  As a supplemental workout I think spinning, running, elliptical training and other forms of cardio are worth looking into.  If you’re not sure what spin studio or health club to go to ask me.  I’m happy to help!


Jed Miller

Multi-Certified Master Fitness Trainer, Group Exercise Instructor, fitness blogger and all around health and exercise nut. JM has worked in PT, health club management and corporate wellness for leading US pharmaceutical companies.

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