Mavis Teo reports on four such classes.
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Increasingly popular with busy working adults, hybrid spinning classes – fusing traditional spinning with other workouts – aim to burn fat more efficiently in a shorter duration, work the upper body harder in an exercise that traditionally focuses on the lower body, and even give a deeper stretch with the addition of yoga moves.
Some existing spinning classes have been revamped by introducing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) into choreography conceived by former professional cycling champions, with recovery stages between racing spurts to get heart and burn rates up.
While it’s clear that hybrid spinning offers cardio and sculpting moves for a more balanced workout for those with limited time to spare, the jury is still out on their efficacy – but working out for 35 to 50 minutes in a guided, motivating environment is definitely better than not at all! Here are our reviews of four hybrid spinning classes.