If you have ever seen some of the new and trendy indoor cycling classes that use upper body weights or do pushups on the bike and wonder, 'why don't we do that at Evolution?'
The article below references a study that looked at oxygen uptake (and therefore caloric expenditure) for cycling alone & cycling + arm ergometry. Here's what they found (emphasis added):
"Adding the arms to the exercise *MADE THE EXERCISE FEEL HARDER* due to increase in upper body muscle mass, but the *ACTUAL OXYGEN CONSUMPTION* for a given heart rate was *LESS THAN THE LEGS ONLY WORK*... For a given heart rate, there is a higher oxygen consumption during cycle ergometry, than for arm or combined arm and cycle ergometry."
In other words, adding in "arm work" to cycling classes might make them feel harder, but actually results in burning fewer calories than cycling alone. Add to that the risk of injury from doing them on a perch and the suboptimal exertion that occurs because of that and it becomes clear that the latest 'trend' is just smoke and mirrors. So now you know!
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We really appreciate all the emails, people stopping by and phone calls! I can't begin to tell you how excited we are! We have been very fortunate thus far. From a casual conversation to a GRAND OPENING in less than 6 months! Wow! Yes, we passed all of our township inspections and are waiting on the final Certificate of Occupancy! We are preparing to open SUNDAY December 1st, so check out our website for additional information. The december class schedule is NOW POSTED but keep in mind that it is subject to change. As we get continue to get your feedback, classes will be added or altered to fit YOUR needs! So email us with any requests, questions, or concerns. We just need to take care of some instructor paperwork before they are posted to the class schedule. But let me tell you, we have some dynamic instructors ready to make you sweat! Lastly, class pricing, as well as package pricing is listed on the website under BUY RIDES! By the way, YES, family members can SHARE RIDE PACKAGES. Keep in mind each individual must sign a waiver form to participate.
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