By: Katy Reid, Cycle Instructor
Can you believe it’s been five months since our last in-person cycle class? Are you getting 3-5 or more cardio workouts each week? Are your cardio workouts challenging you? The benefits of consistent weekly aerobic and anaerobic workouts for body and mind are enormous. Exciting relatively-new research shows that high-intensity interval training even has the potential to reverse the aging process. Active members have access to two carefully designed cycle workouts each week: a HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL (HIIT) CHALLENGE and a THRESHOLD LEVEL ENDURANCE WORKOUT. To receive these workouts, contact Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL (HIIT) CHALLENGE
This workout will burn lots calories and give that endorphin-high good feeling. Each week the interval is a different length. Resistance is lighter, and cadence (RPM) is higher. There’s an incentive to win prizes every week, depending on how many intervals you can complete.
- THRESHOLD LEVEL ENDURANCE WORKOUT
This workout will challenge you to hold a consistent pace for 60-90 minutes. You will be guided through each step of the workout through the amazing INTELLIGENT CYCLING software so that you know the resistance intensity and cadence. The workout synchronizes to a fun Spotify playlist with great music. Note that you always have the option to use the Spotify playlist without the APP controls if you prefer doing your own thing.
If you were a part of our WINTER CYCLE training, you know that we were working on endurance with longer and harder workouts. Endurance training can increase energy, boost confidence, give a sense of well-being, and build mental toughness/resilience. It can also be meditative and a way for to clear our minds and rejuvenate. It’s just the thing to help us through this pandemic! Don’t have a bike at home? You can easily adapt these workouts to use on any cardio machine at home or in the fitness center.It will not be a workout. It will be a fun way for me to present a short tutorial and answer questions about the Intelligent App. Most importantly, it will be a chance for us to visit. It will be great to see you. You are welcome even if you’re not interested in using the APP for workouts.