Improve your Health with Indoor Cycling

As Spring blooms, fitness and good health become a priority for many. One of the increasingly popular trends in fitness is cycling, and McConnell Golf offers a variety of options for spinning your wheels, whether it’s out on the open roads or in a spin class at your club.

Spin classes offer a riding experience similar to an outdoor ride, but on an indoor bike. Sedgefield Country Club offers spin classes twice a week, taking riders on a journey with flat stretches, sprint intervals, jumps, and seated and standing climbs.

Sherri Tallant heads up the spin program at Sedgefield. She’s been a certified spin instructor since 1999, and one of her favorite benefits about the exercise program is that it’s both a mental and physical experience.

“Spin allows the rider to strive for their mental and physical best,” she says. “One of the unique things about spin class is that the rider controls the amount of resistance they use based on their fitness level. We have members in their thirties in the same class with our oldest student at age 79! Everyone gets a great workout in the same ride.”

The scenery isn’t bad either — during the warmer months, spin classes are often held on the patio overlooking the club’s pool.

Carolyn Gorga, Sedgefield member and frequent spin class attendee, has found that the class provides truly personal rewards and challenges.

“My favorite thing about the class is the friendships I’ve made with members who I might never have known,” says Gorga. “This is the type of class that anyone can do — you challenge yourself.”

While she’s not yet an avid golfer, Gorga believes her spin class regimen has greatly improved her aerobic health and core strength, which will certainly improve her golf game.