Indoor cycling popped up in the 90s and has become one of the hottest workouts. Indoor cycling challenges your body and your mental strength. The initiative is to keep going, even when you're body is screaming at you to stop, but then you keep pushing yourself. That's why it's so effective. Indoor cycling is also a fun way to switch up your normal routine and keep your sessions indoors. You're surrounded by others with energetic music, which gets you into the groove to bike your way through whatever fantasy location you have on your mind. Indoor cycling is for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Plus you can go at whatever pace you feel is appropriate for yourself. In a one-hour session, you can burn up to 700 calories. Ride your way to a healthier and leaner you.
Create Your Own Routine
If you don't feel up to leaving the comfort of your own home, then this option is for you. Create a personalized at-home workout. It's easy and just as effective as taking up a class or heading outside. Grab a jump rope, some weights and get moving.
- Jump Rope: 30 seconds, six times
- Pushups: three sets of 10 to 15 reps
- Tricep Dips: three sets of 15
- Regular Crunches: three sets of 25
- Bicycle Crunches: three sets of 30; 15 each leg
- Plank: three sets of 60 seconds
- Lunges With Dumbbells: three sets; 15 each leg
- Squats With Dumbbells: three sets; 15 reps
- Bicep Curls: three sets of 15
- Overhead Press: three sets of 15
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Alana Michelle Brager is a fitness and fashion enthusiast who shares her healthy and fashion forward fitness tips on her blog, "A Fashionably Fit Lifestyle" (http://fashionablyfitlifestyle.tumblr.com). She currently lives in Los Angeles, California and writes for the websites MyDailyFind.com and Life2PointOh.com