J. Andrew Doyle, associate professor of exercise science at Georgia State University, said indoor cycling has a lot going for it: It's virtually "no impact," carries very low risk for muscle soreness and injury, and provides a good cardio workout.
While the number of calories burned depends on the size of the individual and intensity level, he
believes the average person starting out could burn 300 to 400 calories during a 45-minute class.
For a more experienced cyclist at high intensity, he said, it's possible for someone to burn closer to 500 calories and maybe even burn up to 750 calories.
Indoor cycling offers a safe alternative to biking outdoors, particularly in Atlanta, which has a lot of traffic and few bike lanes, Doyle