Sunday, June 29, 2008

What is Indoor Cycling?

A lot of our members are new to Indoor Group Cycling, the newest aerobics class offered at Electra. And many have been asking what it's all about. We thought we'd share with you this nicely researched piece written by one of our members, DJ Borbidge, who is the editor of the Terra Ceia Island Newsletter.

About “Indoor Cycling”… (published in June in the Terra Ceia Island Newsletter)
Indoor Cycling is a group exercise class done on stationary bikes. During the class, the instructor simulates a ride. Together, you travel on flat roads, climb hills, sprint and race! It is truly a fantastic cardiovascular class.

The beauty of indoor cycling is that you can do it even when it’s raining or too hot outside! You are kept motivated by the instructor, the people around you and by the music! It's lots of fun.
The benefits of indoor cycling, both physical and mental, can be enjoyed by almost anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Perhaps this is why indoor cycling workouts were the most significant new fitness trend of the 1990s, and continue to gain in popularity today. And, while the many benefits may be enough to convince you to try this form of exercise, another equally enticing quality of indoor cycling is that it’s fun! Participants report that time spent during indoor cycling workouts seem to fly by, as opposed to other forms of cardio, and that they gain a real sense of accomplishment after completing a “ride.”

Saturday, June 7, 2008

North River News Article

Local reporter Charlie Miller of North River News visited our club in early June and wrote about Electra's new emphasis on fitness and wellness education. Through article photos, the paper also featured members as they worked out on some of the new cardio and strength training machines, particularly the video-game inspired Expresso bikes. Thank you North River News for such a wonderful article. We're proud to be a part of the community.