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Health and Leisure How to Spin It “It’s more than a workout – it’s an experience.” Get your heart rate up with cycling Dani Iannone PRIME CYCLE, HOBOKEN WRITTEN BY JENNIFER L. NELSON A 40 FALL 2015 (201) GOLD COAST Nike Dri-FIT cool strappy women’s tank Metromix, City Place, Edgewater $35 Garmin Vivofit 2 activity tracker New Jersey Running Company, Hoboken $100 ($130 with heart-rate monitor) WHERE TO GO Women’s Brooks Glycerin13 Fleet Feet Hoboken $150 Prime Cycle 1025 Maxwell Lane, Hoboken, (201) 795-0900 Wheelhaus Bikegarten 720 Monroe St., Room c300, Hoboken, (201) 710-5994 CAN DO Fitness Promenade, 42 The Promenade, Edgewater, (201) 313-3300 Rush Cycling 1422 Grand St., Loft 3D, Hoboken, (201) 483-9700 Rush Cycling 189 Brunswick St. (The Brunswick Center), Jersey City, (201) 479-8938 HEADSHOT: COURTESY OF PRIME CYCLE; PRODUCTS: COURTESY OF THE MANUFACTURERS bike ride can be an enjoyable way to get some exercise and explore your local neighborhood, but for an exciting, heart-pumping alternative workout, more and more fitness enthusiasts are turning to group spin classes. Spinning is a full-body workout that revolves around specialized stationary bicycles. With the help of an upbeat musical playlist, instructors coach you on when to speed up, stand up, or adjust the level of resistance on your bike. Riders are encouraged to visualize pedaling as fast as they can in a bike race or increasing the resistance to slowly climb up a steep hill. That’s how spinning engages and sculpts major muscle groups, from your core to your glutes, says Dani Iannone, lead instructor at Prime Cycle in Hoboken. “It’s more than a workout – it’s an experience,” Iannone says. “Spinning is about the fun of letting someone else guide you through this 45-minute journey.” Whether you’re a competitive cyclist or are looking for a new way to torch calories, build muscle, and improve your cardiovascular fitness, spinning is accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels. “Cycling is low impact; whether you’re coming back from an injury or you’re just getting started, it’s a workout that anyone can do,” Iannone says. ◆