Trying an indoor cycling class for the first time? Good choice. You are making a commitment to a healthier, more energized life. Studies show that a moderately intense indoor spin class three times per week stimulates dopamine production, boosts energy levels by about 30%, and decreases fatigue by up to 65%. But what should you know for your first class? Your CycleYOU Motivator will explain the basics, but the following tips can help get you started on your cycling journey.
Chances are you’ve heard of barre classes. Between 2013 and 2015, barre grew by 141%, and nearly one third of the fitness industry is offering some sort of barre class in their group fitness scheduling. If you have been waiting to try this class out, but are unsure what to expect, check out this simple guide. Then all you need to do is show up. Barre derives from ballet. Barre takes ballet moves, and a bar of course, and combines them with yoga and pilates.
Whether you are a cycling class devotee or a TRX training maven, you might be looking to shake up your workout. For wellness enthusiasts of all types, yoga can be the missing ingredient to your fitness routine. Since 75% of yoga participants also partake in other forms of exercise, these unique fitness classes are a great addition to your workouts. If you need a little more convincing, this guide will teach you some of the many benefits of rolling out your mat.
There is nothing quite like an afternoon workout to de-stress after a long day. Sweating it out at CycleYOU might be your therapy of choice, but you should know the calming power of exercise is far from theoretical. Years of research have found that sweating it out has a true psychological impact on you — changing your brain chemistry for the better. “When stress affects the brain, with its many nerve connections, the rest of the body feels the impact as well,” according to the Anxiety And Depression Association of America.
Is “try a fitness class” still sitting on your to-do list? If this fitness goal has been waiting dormant for months, your uncertainty about making a change may be getting the best of you. But now is the time to take the leap and become a healthier version of yourself. By finding the right fitness class, you can then find the motivation to commit. After all, showing up is the hardest part.