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The Difference between Spinning and Bicycling

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The Difference between Spinning and Bicycling

We’ve gone over a couple times how great spinning is, so we know the benefits are out of this world. But we all have wondered, what are the differences, physically and otherwise, between bicycling and spinning? Well, if that question has crossed your mind a time or two, then this is the article for you.

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The Obvious Differences:

These are some of the more obvious differences that don’t really make a “resulting difference”, meaning, you can still reach your physical goals with either one. It’s just a matter of preference.

  • Bicycling: With bicycling, you can use it not only as a tool for exercise, but it can also be a mode of transportation. Instead of walking or driving, you can take your bike pretty much anywhere. If you want a scenic ride while working out, bicycling is the workout for you. No matter the terrain, whether flat and straight or hilly and curved, you will get a great workout.
  • Spinning: Spinning, as we know, is done indoors with a class and instructor. Here at CDMGym, we have a fantastic spinning class, both HIIT and regular. Spinning is great for those of you who want a good gym workout, without having to pack up your bike, drive, and then start your workout. Spinning is a great way to interact with other workout enthusiasts, and it’s a little less hassle than bicycling.

Other Differences:

There are a few more differences that do or don’t make a difference, depending on exterior circumstances and personal preferences. For example:

  • Bicycling: You get your resistance, and therefore your heavy workout, by terrain obstacles, such as heavy winds, hills, dirt, sharp turns, and more. Also, with bicycling you have to be careful where you cycle; on the roads, you have to take precautions to remain where you need to be, and make sure that drivers are aware of you being there.
  • Spinning: Your resistance comes from a heavy flywheel and computerized obstacles. You don’t have to worry about your surroundings, since you’re in a class room with other people on stationary bikes. Cycling is great if you feel like riding a bike, but the weather won’t permit bicycling; since you’re indoors, you don’t have to worry about getting pelted by rain.

Personal Preferences:


As you’ve seen, bicycling and spinning are pretty similar, minus a few minor details. There’s not a whole lot that could “make or break” your decision, so it’s mostly a personal preference. If spinning seems to be your personal preference, than you’ve come to the right place!

Here at CDMGym, we have fantastic instructors that will make the class enjoyable and affective! Not only are there great instructors, but you’re bound to make new friends in the class as well. With a jovial atmosphere and similar goals, a spinning class is a great way to get in shape and create lasting friendships. If you are interested in joining one of our spinning classes, than make sure to give us a call and stop on by! You can talk to an instructor, get more advice, and choose which class would be best for you. At CDMGym, we make it our personal goals to make sure you reach your goals. All of our memberships include access to all classes, including spinning!

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