Water Spin Class a New Way to Burn Calories - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/17/08

Water Spin Class a New Way to Burn Calories

Millions of people use stationary bikes to get fit.  Now, you can spin those wheels to burn calories under water.  It may look easy but it is described as a high intensity workout.

Kim Cowherd works out on underwater spinner and says, "You're not sweating like you do on land, so you get out of the water and you realize, wow, I've worked hard and burned some calories".  And Dave Rowland, spinner instructor, adds, "As soon as you stand up on the peddles and start sprinting, that's when your thighs are burning and that's when you're crying for your mom".

The class is called aqua spinning and it is recommended for people with joint problems because unlike most aerobic workouts, there is no pounding on the floor.  The bikes, called "Hydro-Riders", are specially designed for the water.  It's an idea started in Europe and so far, there are just a handful of places in the U.S. using these right now, but if a "Hydro-Rider" comes to Lubbock, we will let you know.

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