Top 8 Reasons to take Cycling Class:
Cycling classes have gone through various stages of popularity over the years.Cycling may look like one of the most intimidating group workout,
but in actuality it’s one of the best places to get started!
At this point in time, they happen to be reaching a peak of popularity once again.
Why, you ask? Here are eight great reasons:
1. Team Atmosphere
One of the best elements of a cycling class is that it is done as a group.
If you need to be held accountable in order to get the most out of the workout,
cycling classes are a great way to do it. Classes are full of other people who will support you.
2. Low Impact Exercise
A cycling workout is a low impact exercise. This means that it won’t put pressure on knees and other joints, as do other aerobic or running exercises. Of course, proper stretching and training practices are still important in order to avoid injury.
3. Cardiovascular Benefits
Cycling class is akin to bike riding. You will be lead on a virtual ride that contains different challenges in terms of difficulty like hills and terrain. Just like bike riding, cycling classes are an excellent way to get your heart rate up to a healthy level for exercise purposes and maintain it there for the duration of the class.
4. Flexible Difficulty Levels
Cycling classes allow you to set your own exercise level. While you’ll be working out alongside other people, you’ll each be operating at your own fitness level in order to receive the benefits that are best for you.
5. Burn Calories
A cycling workout of 45 minutes may allow you to burn 400 – 600 calories, which is a huge amount when compared with other types of workouts. However, the amount of calories you burn will depend on the intensity of the workout. Adjust your bike according to the intensity you want.
6. Build Muscle Tone
The cycling workout may help you build some muscle tone. The workout will focus on the core muscles, as well as the gluts, quads, hamstrings and calves. You can increase and decrease the tension of the bike; this is similar to riding up and down a hill.
7. Relieves Stress
Any type of exercise is known to relieve stress. However, a cycling class can be an efficient stress reliever due to the group atmosphere. Great music helps make the class more entertaining and the 45 minutes will fly by!
8. Reduced Risks of Injury
While running and jogging may present a higher risk of injury, by it’s nature, a cycling class is less likely to cause injuries. As always, it’s recommended to stretch prior to the class.
When you come to class:
A. Bring a towel
B. Bring a water bottle
C. Arrive a few minutes early to ask for help getting adjusted on your bike.
*** Bike adjustment makes all the difference in the world;
it won’t lead to comfort right away but will keep you pain free and powerful***
Look forward to seeing you in a cycling class soon!
Please visit our Health & Fitness Calendar
to see the days and times we offer FREE cycling classes for members.