Indoor Cycling Update

Do you miss spinning to fun, upbeat music with your AHC friends? It’s an amazing experience. We will be back! In the meantime here are some things to consider:

 

WEEKLY CYCLE CHALLENGES:

Email Heather at hwilliamsahc@gmail.com to get my weekly interval challenges. See how many intervals you can complete each week. You can win prizes. If you want to stay young and fit, these intervals are for you.  You will feel great each week after you finish. Exciting research has shown that high-intensity intervals and/or threshold endurance can possibly reverse the aging process. You can walk, run, or use any cardio machine with the workouts, including the spin bikes in the fitness center at the Club.

 

UPCOMING LIVE VIRTUAL CLASSES:

I am in the process of converting my home office into my private workout room and spin studio for hosting live ZOOM classes for Club members. It should be fun and give us a chance to stay accountable to our fitness routines and stay in touch with friends. I hope to be ready soon so that we can cycle to holiday-themed playlists.  If you don’t have a bike at home, you can use any kind of cardio with the workouts. There are also 2 spin bikes in the fitness center at the Club.  Stay tuned for more detail. I am very excited.

 

SUGGESTION:

If you want to get more out of your cardio, have a goal for each workout. For instance, you can count your intervals as we do in the weekly cycle challenges. You can also have a competition with yourself. In other words, try to beat your personal record with one metric on each workout by doing more calories, more steps, more watts than you did on your previous workout. If you do this you won’t be bored, and you will improve. Make it fun!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at katyreidspin@gmail.com.
Happy holidays to all!

 

AHC Spinners

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   hwilliamsahc@gmail.com.

  • 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.