CH Loves adidas Fitness X

posted October 5, 2016

In honor of National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, we partnered with adidas to host a full-fledged CH ride centered around empowering, educating, and pushing riders. The studio, packed with #girlbosses, arrived ready to alleviate any preconceived notions of cycling as a “dance-y”, or easy workout. These ladies came here for one reason: to become…

 

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How To Breathe Properly When You Ride

posted September 28, 2016

Inhale. Exhale. Easy right? Yes, we do this at least 20,000 times each day but when it comes to exercise, we need to put some work into. Being in control of your breath when you’re riding  will help you stay more focused and feel more energized. In fact, improving our breathing in general can help to lower blood pressure, decrease stress, and improve physical performance.

 

Breathing is an automatic physiological function that a lot of us don’t often think about it—but we totally should. When we breathe involuntarily, our breaths are usually quicker and more shallow. This kind of pattern can lead to hyperventilation, which can trigger dizziness, anxiety, palpitations and other symptoms. What we actually want to do when we ride is to take deep, full breathes. During high-intensity workouts, our muscles are pushed to their limits and they need fresh oxygen to recover. Therefore, it’s very important to keep a good cadence of breath and to use deep breaths as a tool to get us through tough intervals.

 

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Tap It Back: Is It Muscle Soreness or An Injury?

posted September 21, 2016

Whether you’re new to spin or an avid rider, most if not all of us have experienced some sort of pain on the bike. We always push through, repeating our mantra ‘STRENGTH IS IN THE STRUGGLE’, but sometimes the pain we experience is more than just our muscles meeting their limit. But how do we differentiate pain from the push, from pain signaling something more serious?

 

Spinning, like any exercise requires proper set-up and form. The most common injury from improper riding can affect your back. If you have experienced lower back discomfort during or after a ride you are not alone! But hope is not lost! This malady can be ‘cured’ with a few easy steps.

 

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How To Tell If You’re Burnt Out And What To Do About It

posted September 14, 2016

Whether you’re a iron man triathlete or a college football player, we’ve all been there— the workout all of a sudden feels stale and boring. Workout burnout is real and actually pretty common for a lot of fitness enthusiasts but it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Effects can range from feeling lethargic or unmotivated to not seeing results to…

 

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Is Outdoor Cycling Better For You Than Indoor Cycling?

posted September 8, 2016

Ah yes, the age-old question. Which is better – outdoor or indoor cycling? Like all great debates, there are many factors to consider before making a decision. There are obviously pros and cons to both workouts so let’s take a side-by-side look at what’s really better for increasing heart rate, burning calories, and increasing muscle use.

 

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Why Indoor Cycling Went From Fad To Fitness Staple

posted August 31, 2016

Can you believe that indoor cycling has been around since the 1980s? “Spinning” was invented by ultra-marathon cyclist Johnny Goldberg over 30 years ago. It was meant to be a safe way for cyclists to train indoors when the weather was bad outside. In 1993, Rolling Stone named “spinning” as the hottest exercise of the year. While most fitness fads die off at some point, indoor cycling has stuck around and even experienced a renaissance in recent years. More and more boutique studios are popping up and as a result, there’s a steady increase in the number of people getting on the bike.
 

So what about indoor cycling has kept its popularity for more than 30 years? And what lead to its current revival? Let’s explore what makes indoor cycling such an amazing workout.

 

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Recovery Done Right: How to Ease Post-Workout Soreness

posted August 24, 2016

Feeling sore after a brutal House Ride? Yeah, we feel you. Delayed-onset muscle soreness (also known as DOMS) can make your body feel tense and your muscles feel weak while you’re recovering. You might even feel like you never want to workout again. But listen, workout-induced muscle damage, and the steps you take to recover, are all part of your growth as a better athlete. Taking the right steps for recovery is essential to successful recovery.
 
 
Here are 8 pro-tips you should follow before, during, and after an intense workout…

 

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Earth’s Finest Fitness: Find Your Fearless [Video]

posted August 17, 2016

Here at Cycle House, we strongly believe that living an active lifestyle goes beyond the workout. This means that we take what we learn and accomplish in class into the world outside. We face a multitude of challenges every single day and we have many ways to deal with them. We can let stress take over and shut us down. We can choose to believe that we’re no good and then give up. Or we can take what we accomplish at Cycle House with us when we meet a challenge in the world outside of the studio. We find strength in the struggle because failure doesn’t exist when we give our 100%.
 

We’re super excited to share a project we were involved in with FIJI Water and Rodale Inc. Cycle House and Instructor Nick Hounslow were featured in their collaborative web-series, “Earth’s Finest Fitness.”

 

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