Over the past few years, it seems like everyone has become completely obsessed with indoor cycling.
If it's not SoulCycle they're dragging themselves out of bed at the crack of dawn for, it's some other trendy new boutique spin studio. While spin isn't really my thing, I've certainly seen my friends get the spin bug.
Seemingly overnight, people go from being mildly interested in spending 30 minutes on a stationary bike at the gym to becoming totally obsessed to pedaling away for 45 minutes while dripping sweat in a clublike atmosphere.
I'm all for finding the workout that makes you happy and that you can actually stick with, but there's something a little troubling to me about indoor cycling: I've had many a friend tell me their back is killing them from their weekly class or that they're not sure they're actually getting a great workout in.
So I decided to get in touch with Jason Tran, an instructor who teaches at SWERVE, an indoor cycling studio in New York City, to get the inside scoop on what kind of workout we're really getting when we hit the bike.
Here's what he had to say.