Unless you are one of those people with infinite amounts of time and a love for sweating it out, when you hit the gym, you are probably looking to get the best full body workout crammed into the least amount of time. But with so many options to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Let’s investigate the “burn earn”.
Spin studios are popping up all over; they offer spin class in Vancouver, spin class East Vancouver, Burnaby, and pretty much everywhere in-between and all around. But are spin classes really all they are cracked up to be? Well, that depends. Like anything, you get out as much as you put in; if you are going to auto-pilot through a 45-minute class, you’re probably not even going to burn off the fat free yogurt you had for breakfast, but if you are willing to kick it into gear, you can burn 500-1,000 calories in a single session. That means results.
Hot yoga classes have become a go-to work out for so many people, and while we can’t discount the benefits of regular yoga practice that extend well beyond caloric burn, the amount you sweat may be causing you to highly overestimate the number of calories you’re actually burning. Without dissecting the difference between a power flow and a meditative class, you are probably only burning between 200-400 calories during a hot yoga session.
Undeniably fun, but unfortunately not often practiced in anything pink and frilly, barre class is more focused on muscle toning than cardio training. If you have ever tried this type of class, you can attest to the after workout muscle burn, however in terms of calories, an average class probably only burns around 300.
An oldie but a goodie, if you have the stomach for it; circuit training, boot camps, and any other class that incorporates HIIT (high intensity interval training) can be a great way to tone up and burn calories. These classes pack a powerful punch into short 30 -45 minute sessions, with a caloric burn of up to 500 calories per session.
No matter what type of workout class you choose, the best results will come from a combination of effort, consistency, and a healthy diet. There are no magic solutions, but there are ways to ensure you are getting the most workout in, without investing a crazy amount of time. Spin class in Vancouver may be one of the most efficient workout options you can choose.