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How Many Calories are Burned by Spinning?



Welcome to the spinning section of DietandFitnessToday where the highest number of calories burned is 603 Calories, for bicycling, stationary, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort. This is for an average male weighting 190 pounds (86 Kg). Below is a list of 8 activities based on the general description of spinning, ranging from the highest calorie burn from 'bicycling, stationary, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort' which burns 603 calories in 30 minutes through to the activity 'bicycling, stationary, 30-50 watts, very light to light effort' which has the lowest calorie burn of 151 calories in 30 minutes, for a typical adult weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg).

For bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class, which is a typical intensity activity under the general description of spinning activities, the average calories burned by a person weighing 190 pounds (86 Kg) in 30 minutes is 366 Calories. In one hour bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class will burn 733 Calories.

Summary of Spinning Information and Charts

To help you find the information you need, we first focus on bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class which is the most common spinning activity. This is followed by the activities with the highest burn rate which is bicycling, stationary, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort, and the lowest which is bicycling, stationary, 30-50 watts, very light to light effort, giving the average calories burned per minute and per hour, along with food calorie equivalents and our new proprietary calories burned score© and calories burned rank©The calorie score gives an indication of the relative burn rate of the spinning activities measured as a percentage score out of 100 for the different spinning activities, where 100% is the maximum calorie burn which we estimate from running at a pace of 4 minutes per mile which is a world class speed for running for 30 mins.

The calorie rank is the rank of the spinning activity compared with all other 800 activities in our database to give an indication of the percentage of activities which have a higher or lower calorie burn. A rank of 1 means it is the highest ranking activity in terms or calorie burn and a rank of 100 means it is the activity with the lowest carlorie burn compared with all other activities.

Effect of Intensity on the Calorie Calculator

Although the above is a typical example for spinning, the calculator we use to determine the calories burnt depends on the intensity, duration and your body weight. At the bottom of the article we have a variety of different intensities which can be personalized based on your weight and the duration of the activities, using our free calculator.

Calorie Score and Calorie Rank for Spinning

At dietandfitnesstoday we have a new proprietary concept of a Calories Burned Score© and Calories Burned Rank©.

Calories Burned in 30 Minutes for a Typical spinning Activity

As we have previously mentioned Bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class is a moderate and typical level of intensity for spinning and can be used as a general representative approximate measure for calories burnt by spinning. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) burns 366 Calories, while an average woman weighing 163 pounds (74 kg), in 30 minutes burns 314 Calories.

Calories Per Minute

The calories burned per minute for Bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class is 12 Calories per minute, for a typical man and for a typical female is 10 Calories per minute.

Calories Per Hour

The calories lost in one hour is 733 calories for a typical man, and 628 calories in one hour for a typical woman.

How to Burn 100 Calories

To burn 100 calories for a typical male would require 8 minutes of the activity bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class and to burn 100 calories with the same spinning activity for a typical female would take 10 minutes.

Score and Rank

Bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class has a Calorie Burned Score© of 34.9 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 34.9 % of the highest realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calorie Burned Rank© of 46 out of 100 ie it is in the top 46 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 101 activities that have a higher calorie burn than bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class

Equivalent Activities

The following activities burn the same number of calories as Bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class -

  • auto racing, open wheel
  • bench step class, general
  • bicycling, 12 mph, seated, hands on brake hoods or bar drops, 80 rpm
  • bicycling, BMX
  • general mountain biking

Comparison with Inactivity

30 mins of inactivity for example just sitting and watching television burns 43 calories for a typical man and 37 calories for a typical woman. Which means Bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class burns 9.2 times more calories than the equivalent time of inactivity for an average man and 8.5 times more calories for an average female.

Food Calorie Equivalents

This level of 366 calories burnt by an average man bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class is equivalent to 0.7 Big Macs, 1.3 snickers bar, 3.1 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 1.2 cheeseburgers, 1.3 slices of pizza or 1.0 large blueberry muffins.

For an average female burning 314 calories is equivalent to 0.6 Big Macs, 1.1 snickers bar, 2.6 Starbucks Grande Skinny Lattes, 1.0 cheeseburgers, 1.1 slices of pizza or 0.8 large blueberry muffins.

Weight Loss from Spinning

To answer the question how many pounds will I lose from the activity spinning? Taking this example of bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class in 30 minutes, the weight loss for a typical man is a minimum of 0.05 pounds, and a typical woman would lose 0.04 pounds.

Based on 4 sessions per week of bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class for a duration of 30 minutes per session, the approximate time taken to lose one pound is 5 weeks for a man and 6 weeks for a woman, assuming no other changes in lifestyle or eating habits.

The same 4 sessions per week of bicycling, stationary, RPM/Spin bike class for a duration of 30 minutes per session, would lose 1kg in 2 weeks for a man and 3 weeks for a woman.

Spinning Activity with the Highest Calorie Burn

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by bicycling, stationary, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort. For this activity in 30 minutes an average man burns 603 Calories, while an average woman in 30 minutes burns 518 Calories.

This activity of bicycling, stationary, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort has a Calories Burned Score© of 59.6 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 59.6 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 15 out of 100 ie it is in the top 15 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 13 activities that have a higher calorie burn than bicycling, stationary, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort

Spinning Activity with the Lowest Calorie Burn

The spinning activity with the lowest calories burnt is bicycling, stationary, 30-50 watts, very light to light effort, which for an average man in 30 minutes burns 151 Calories, and for an average woman burns 129 Calories.

This activity of bicycling, stationary, 30-50 watts, very light to light effort has a Calories Burned Score© of 12.4 out of 100 which means it gives a calorie burn of 12.4 % of the maximum realistic calorie burn possible. This activity has a Calories Burned Rank© of 80 out of 100 ie it is in the top 80 % of activities in terms of calorie burn. There are in fact 486 activities that have a higher calorie burn than bicycling, stationary, 30-50 watts, very light to light effort

Average Calories Burned by Spinning

Based on the the list of 8 spinning activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 347 Calories for 30 minutes of spinning. The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 298 Calories for 30 minutes of spinning.

Spinning for 30 minutes - Calories Burned Calculator

Calories Burned in 30 minutes of spinning for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
spinning, 201-270 watts, very vigorous effort - calories  Male=603 kcal, Female=518 kcal.
spinning, 161-200 watts, vigorous effort - calories  Male=474 kcal, Female=407 kcal.
spinning, 101-160 watts, vigorous effort - calories  Male=379 kcal, Female=325 kcal.
spinning, RPM/Spin bike class - calories  Male=366 kcal, Female=314 kcal.
spinning, general - calories  Male=302 kcal, Female=259 kcal.
spinning, 90-100 watts, moderate to vigorous effort - calories  Male=293 kcal, Female=251 kcal.
spinning, 51-89 watts, light-to-moderate effort - calories  Male=207 kcal, Female=177 kcal.
spinning, 30-50 watts, very light to light effort - calories  Male=151 kcal, Female=129 kcal.

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