This week we are going to look at cardiovascular training and the myths, benefits and how to use cardio to reach your goals. For many people cardio is the daunting 30 to 60 minutes on a treadmill or elliptical that is usually boring, long and drawn out. Well, I am here to tell you it does not have to be this way. The last time I used an elliptical or stairmaster or any cardio equipment besides a treadmill or bike was about 15 years ago.
I have used all different methods to do cardio and let me tell you that none of them have stayed consistent and none of them got me to where I wanted to be. It was in University where I discovered my first cycling class. I enjoyed biking outside so I thought this would be a good fit to get me stronger on the bike and improve my cardio. I got into the room where we grabbed our own bikes and brought them in front of the instructor. We started off with a warmup and I am sure I started off as all beginners do and made the mistake of adding to much resistance too quick. As the class went on, the music and the coach were motivating but my butt was beginning to get uncomfortable as we got further into the class. For my first class I did not have my bikes shorts on so this did not help. With my mentality of “push as hard as you can” I found myself gassed with still twenty minutes to go in the class. I was pouring sweat and my lungs were burning by the end of each song. I was praying for the last song to come on. Finally, AC/DC came on as the final climb, the six-minute song seemed like ten. As I pushed through the Iast song I thought to myself I never want to do this again. Then as I left the class and showered, I started feeling better. An hour later I felt really good, my mind was clear and I had more energy. Then I was telling myself I can’t wait to do that again.
This is where I found my passion for indoor cycling which lead me to the business we have built today. I want everyone to enjoy cardio as much I did and still do. Don’t get me wrong it’s not that enjoyable when you are pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, it’s the feeling you get afterwords that makes it worth it. To me this is the best 45 to 55 minute sweat you can get. You can push yourself as hard as you like in a safe and low impact environment. You also get to ride to awesome tunes and be coached through your workout which leaves no guesswork for what you should be doing.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, tone up, gain strength, become a faster cyclist or runner or just enjoy cardio then indoor cycling is a great way to accomplish any of your goals.
This week we will discuss more on how it will help you with your goals specifically. Although indoor cycling is not for everyone, anyone can do it. We are excited to share our passion with everyone and help you take your fitness to the next level.
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