Can You Lose Weight With Indoor Cycling?
You may be pedaling to nowhere (and sometimes fast)—but that doesn’t mean you can’t shed pounds or reduce your body fat with indoor cycling. Depending on your cadence (or pace) and the resistance on your bike, it’s possible to burn 400 to 600 calories (and sometimes more) in a 45-minute indoor cycling class. Since it takes 3,500 calories to lose one pound of body weight, if you were to burn 500 calories per class, you could melt off a pound with seven classes—without changing a single thing about your dietary habits or doing any other form of exercise.
A hidden advantage: Indoor cycling also offers the opportunity to tone and strengthen all of the muscles in your legs (and your glutes) while you’re torching calories.0