Bernie Mermelstein is the CEO and owner of MZ Berger & Co, a privately held family business in Long Island City, New York. When he’s not working, Bernie Mermelstein enjoys working out and takes spinning classes three times a week.
Spinning is a form of indoor cycling that doubles as a cardio workout and is led by a certified spin instructor. Most classes run from 40 to 60 minutes and are set to fun, energetic music. Since participants can determine their own pace and control their workouts, spinning is suitable for a variety of fitness levels, and the class setting can serve to motivate participants. Additionally, the exercise is low-impact, which is of benefit to people who have joint issues or need to alternate between higher and lower impact activities.
When attending a spin class, participants should wear workout clothes that are tight enough that they don’t get caught in the pedals or wheels as well as flat-soled shoes. More frequent spinners might invest in padded shorts and cycling shoes that clip into the pedals. It is also a good idea to bring a water bottle and a sweat towel.