# How many calories do I burn in an indoor cycling/spinning class?

## You can burn 480-1720 calories in an indoor cycling class.

It depends on how much you weigh, how hard you work, and the length and difficulty of the class. Below is a general estimate of how many calories you can burn during a Spinning ® or indoor cycling class.

#### 45-minute indoor cycling class

• If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 480 calories in 45 minutes.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 645 calories in 45 minutes.
• If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 800 calories in 45 minutes.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 970 calories in 45 minutes.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 1125 calories in 45 minutes.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 1290 calories in 45 minutes.

#### 60-minute indoor cycling class

• If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 640 calories in 60 minutes.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 860 calories in 60 minutes.
• If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 1070 calories in 60 minutes.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 1290 calories in 60 minutes.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 1150 calories in 60 minutes.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 1720 calories in 60 minutes.
Sources:
Spinning ®Instructor Manual
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories per minute