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How to Breathe During an Indoor Cycling Workout

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No one has to tell you to breathe—you just do it, right? Breathing is an involuntary physiological process, which serves us well when we’re asleep or concentrating intently on something else. But, breathing can also be voluntary, and when it comes to exercise, it should be. Here’s why—when we breathe without really thinking about it, our breaths are typically shallow, ... Read More »

Set SMART Goals for Success

SMART Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Based - key to achieving your goals

By Wendy Moltrup, MS, CHES Staying motivated and achieving change is easier when you set SMART goals — goals that are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic and Time-based1. For example, instead of the goal “I’ll exercise more,” we’ll turn this into a SMART goal. Specific Be specific about what you will achieve and why: My goal is to take a Spinning® ... Read More »

Working Out in Hot Weather: Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat: Stay Hydrated and Know the Warning Signs of Heat Related Illness

When you’re working out in the heat take the following precautions, use common sense and know the signs of a heat-related emergency. Exercise In the Morning or Evening Exercise when the temperature is cooler, avoiding midday sun and heat. Get used to exercising in warmer weather by slowly increasing the time or intensity of your workouts. Even experienced athletes are ... Read More »

Overcoming Exercise Burnout: Coaching for Exercise Adherence

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By Elizabeth Saunders, Certified Spinning® Instructor | Missouri, United States You have a new participant in your Spinning® class and two months later, they haven‘t missed a class. Another month passes and their attendance becomes sporadic. Eventually they stop coming to class altogether. Sound familiar? That individual has most likely put working out at the bottom of their priority list. ... Read More »