Cycling is a great low-impact exercise, but the unpredictable British weather doesn’t always make it easy. Indoor cycling is a smart alternative to riding your bike outdoors.
At CGX we offer 3 different Les Mills virtual classes – RPM , Sprint and The Trip, plus team challenges on our large interactive curved screen.
Why You Should Try Indoor Cycling
1. Indoor Cycling Can Be Good for Your Mood
cycling can manage levels of the hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which means you deal with stress and anxiety more productively. just 15 minutes of riding a stationary bike can decrease cortisol levels.
2. It’s Easier on Your Joints
Cycling is a low-impact activity that’s gentle on achy joints as it eliminates the pounding common in other forms of exercise like running.
Through indoor cycling, you can build muscle around your joints in fact regular cycling can reduce stiffness and joint pain commonly associated with exercise.
3. It Burns Lots of Calories
Cycling is a full-body workout that can be done at any intensity : You can burn up to 675 calories in a 45 minute RPM class and up to 450 calories in a 30 minute Sprint class.
4. Indoor Cycling Is Lower-Risk
A stable exercise bike can be a safer workout than a treadmill or weights since you’re sitting comfortably in one place. Plus, there’s no there’s no traffic or weather to contend with so its win,win!!!
5. It Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals in a sociable enviroment
indoor cycling classes allow you to enjoy the benefits of cycling in a team atmosphere. If you’re riding with a friend with a different fitness level than you a class will let you ride together, but at your own individual paces.
6. Indoor Cycling Builds Endurance
Indoor biking is excellent for cardiovascular fitness and helps keep your heart healthy while strengthening your endurance.
7. It’s Fully Customizable
Unlike outdoor cycling, you can change the intensity of an indoor cycling ride instantly by adjusting the resistance.
WHICH CYCLE CLASS IS BEST FOR YOU?
THE TRIP™ is a fully immersive workout experience that combines a 40-minute multi-peak cycling workout with a journey through digitally-created worlds. With its cinema-scale screen and sound system, this IMMERSIVE FITNESS™ workout takes motivation and energy output to the next level, burning serious calories.
WHY CHOOSE THE TRIP?
Fitness studies have shown that interactive video cycling gets people working out at a higher intensity than they realize therefore helping a hard workout not seem so challenging.
Tin Fact the immersive qualities of THE TRIP increase the intensity of a person’s workout without them noticing how hard they are pushing themselves?
This makes THE TRIP an ideal workout for inactive adults starting an exercise program as well as those use to regular exercise.
With great music pumping and the group spinning as one, your virtual instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding. In an RPM workout you repeatedly spin the pedals to reach your cardio peak then ease back down, keeping pace with the pack to lift your personal performance and boost your cardio fitness.
WHY CHOOSE RPM?
RPM is a great way to build up your sense of personal achievement in a fun and low impact class. You can draw on the group’s energy and find your rhythm in the music. You control your own resistance levels and speed so you can build up your fitness level over time. It’s a journey, not a race!
LES MILLS SPRINT
LES MILLS SPRINT™ is a 30-minute High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout, using an indoor bike to achieve fast results.
It’s a short, intense style of training where the thrill and motivation comes from pushing your physical and mental limits. A high intensity, low impact workout, it’s scientifically proven to return rapid results.
WHY CHOOSE SPRINT?
It’s short and intense meaning maximum benefits in a short space of time plus you will continue to burn calories hours after your workout. Not only that you will build lean muscle ,train your body to burn fat and be pushed to your mental and physical limits!!!!!