Workout Wednesday: Spin Class at Evolve Duluth

January 14, 2015 10:29 AM

For this Workout Wednesday, the Good Morning Northland Crew headed to Evolve Duluth in downtown Duluth.


Evolve is located under Tycoon's Restaurant, offering spin and hot yoga classes, as well as personal training.

This week, the Good Morning Northland crew took on a spin class with trainer Jess Rossing.

"It is popular, especially this time of year....people are coming indoors to get their cycling fitness on. We get a good mix of people who have never tried spinning to people where that's what they do, they're avid cyclists," explained Rossing.

The spin studio has two rows of bikes. The walls are historic rock and the room is dark but for rope lights and a few lamps.

Rossing said spin is mostly a lower body workout, but it's low impact.

"So, it's kind of nice, because instead of running you can work that lower body without that impact on the joints... That's one great benefit of spin class. If you have knee injuries you can come to a spin class and you aren't going to have that intense impact on your joints," she explained.

She also explained, spin class is much more than just sitting on a bike and pedaling.

"We might do jumps or pushups on the handle bars with the bike. We'll also incorporate sprints, whether that's 15 second sprints, 30 second sprints, 45 second sprints. Then we'll add jumps where you are sitting on your seat and then you stand up and down, up and down," she said.

Rossing said they make sure every class is dynamic, and after just 5 minutes into a class, GMN anchor Maarja Anderson can attest to that admission.

Evolve has spin classes throughout the week. You can find more information on their website, here.

Next week, we head back to Evolve to check out their hot yoga.


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