10 Reasons to Try Indoor Cycling


There is no doubt indoor cycling classes are sweeping the nation as one of the hottest fitness trends.  Here, Kate Hiipakka, a certified cycling instructor at Real Ryder Revolution and Nike Ambassador shares 10 reasons to hop on a bike for your next workout.

  1. Indoor cycling torches calories. Depending on how long you ride and the type of bike, you can burn anywhere from 600-1000 calories.
  2. Improves cardiovascular health, which in turn makes your body more efficient and improves endurance.
  3. There are 90 muscles in your legs and every. single. one. gets worked.
  4. A low impact alternative to running, indoor cycling is easy on the joints.
  5. Each bike is equipped with a flywheel that determines resistance. You are in control and every class accommodates every level.
  6. Riding out of the saddle engages the core.
  7. The high-intensity nature of the workout increases your metabolism burning at a higher rate than steady state cardio – this effect can last as long as 48 hours.  
  8. Quick sprints, flat roads, endurance rides, heavy hills – no two workouts are the same.
  9. In addition to working your legs and core, cycling also engages your arms, back, and chest.
  10. The adrenaline rush of peddling to the beat while pushing your limits is unparalleled.
Kate Hiipakka is a certified cycling instructor, TRX Suspension Trainer and Nike Ambassador who is currently studying to become a personal trainer. Formerly a competitive swimmer, she has always valued an active and healthy lifestyle. Although she loves her day job in advertising, Kate’s weekly thrills come from leading often sold-out classes and helping others find their strength and realize their fitness potential. Kate has raced in Half Ironman, Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons across the country and loves nothing more than crossing a challenging finish line. Sweat with Kate at Shred415, Real Ryder Revolution, and NTC Lincoln Park

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