Kids all over the world get great exercise almost every day in the summer without knowing it by riding their bikes! It's fun, it's easy for anyone to do, and it burns nearly 300 calories an hour.
You don't have to be Lance Armstrong or drop thousands of dollars on a lightweight bicycle to get fit on a bike. Shake the rust off your old ten-speed and inflate the tires or check out one of the various cycling classes at Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Clubs, and start pedaling your way to fitness today.
Here are some of the benefits associated with cycling:
1. Anyone can do it.
Cycling doesn't take much skill and even if you've never ridden a bike before, you can likely learn in a very short amount of time. Once you learn, you'll never forget how to ride.
2. It's easy on the knees.
Unlike jogging, cycling avoids the weight of your body being receptively dropped on your knees. As a result, you are less likely to experience the knee pain and damage that regular running can cause.
3. It's good for your heart.
Cycling has long been linked to increased cardiovascular health. By pedaling harder or lighter, you can control your heart rate to achieve the cardiovascular workout that you desire.
4. It tones your legs.
The muscle in your calves and thighs will become stronger and harder the more you ride your bike, giving you great looking legs without the fancy workout equipment.
5. It increases your metabolism.
By working your muscles, you will burn calories and build your metabolism while your muscles rest. This means you are still gaining the benefits of your workout even after you have finished.
6. It can save you money.
By riding your bike to work, your friends house, or the grocery store, instead of taking your car, you can save money on gas while you get a great workout. Also, by getting in to shape, you are less likely to get sick and can save on healthcare costs as well.
7. It's a stress reliever.
Cycling is fun and fun puts you in a better mood. You can spend time with friends and family while riding your bikes and getting in shape. You can also use cycling as an opportunity to explore your local area all while enjoying the health benefits of pushing those pedals.
Try out one our our cycling classes at your local Club today!