In the 30 years since Spinning was invented by Johnny G, EVERY Spin bike has been fixed-gear.
What does that mean?
It means the heavy flywheel is literally locked to your pedals- and your legs. Once it’s turning, it helps you pedal. And all you need to do is to push down a little bit to KEEP it turning.
That’s not a cycling workout…no bike is built that way! Every exercise bike at the gym and every bike you ride outside has a FREEWHEEL…which means if you stop pedaling the wheel keeps turning on it’s on and you coast.
When you are really cycling, you have to pedal AGAINST the wheel/gear, for the whole circle..or just coast. But the wheel never helps you.
You activate all the muscles of the legs, not just the quads pushing down, when you pedal a freewheel bike. So you burn more calories, strengthen more muscles, get your heart rate up higher.
Revocycle Mind and Body Cycling is the first Spin studio since Spinning was invented to make this realization…that Spin classes are not giving you the full benefits of actual cycling exercise!