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Are you getting tired of the same old gym routine? Weights followed by treadmill, dumbbells, vice versa? It may finally be time to try a different form of exercise this year at Rush Cycle.
Indoor cycling is quickly becoming a mega-popular workout. While you might be writing off a cycling class as way too intense or high-energy for you, they aren’t as intimidating as you might think. Cycling is a great workout within a fun and positive environment! As an added bonus, you’ll feel like you’ve gotten more of a workout from one cycling class than the two hours you usually spend at the gym.
Here are the top seven reasons to add cycling to your workout routine:
A cycling class is way more than simply riding a bike for up to 60 minutes. It’s an incredibly energetic and fun environment that draws in a diverse community of individuals. Classes vary with the type of music played from hip-hop to house music, girl power, and more. You’ll feel like you’re out at your favorite club, but instead, you’re pushing your limits on the bike. Rush Cycle provides a variety of instructors, all with different styles, so you can feel comfortable in taking the class that’s right for you. The instructors are also incredibly supportive of you and your goals, whatever they may be!
Cycling is one of the most efficient cardio workouts. From peddling the bikes at increasing speeds to inclining, you’ll definitely break a sweat. The instructors at Rush Cycle really keep you motivated to pedal all the way to the finish line. You’ll leave class feeling positive, accomplished, and motivated to come back for more.
A great reason to sign up for cycling classes at Rush Cycle is for its supportive and friendly community. Rush Cycle’s members are likeminded and encouraging of one another’s fitness goals. They also have common interests, such as classes, instructors, workout gear, and more. This community is a great way to stay accountable for coming back to class. Cyclists often form relationships with one another, getting food together after class or planning out which classes to take together. The instructors, cycling staff, and other members of Rush Cycle are all great sources for staying committed to your routine and fitness goals. No matter where you may travel or move, you can feel peace of mind about your new cycling routine with Rush Cycle’s various locations throughout the country.
You may think cycling only applies to your legs or glute muscles, but that is not the case. Cycling is a workout that engages every part of the body. During an indoor cycling class, your core will be constantly engaged for the entirety of the workout. You won’t feel the need to partake in an additional “leg day” or “arms day” since your entire body is thoroughly worked.
Exercising helps reduce anxiety naturally through the release of endorphins. Cycling produces a natural high, similar to running. Most cyclists continue going to classes because of the increase in overall mood afterward. If you’re looking to reduce your stress and anxiety levels in a fun environment, Rush Cycle could be your answer!
Whatever your reason for working out may be, it’s always a good idea to track your fitness goals. Through Rush Stats, you can track your progress, including calories burned and total distance. Rush Stats lets you see how far you’ve come since your first cycling class and continue to keep yourself motivated.
Indoor cycling is a fantastic way to maintain fitness goals, meet new people, increase positive energy, and try a new activity. We all have various distractions in our lives, and adding a fun, healthy exercise to your routine, such as indoor cycling, can provide dedication and enjoyment. Everybody needs something to get them through the day, and indoor cycling at Rush Cycle is a wonderful activity to be excited for.
To say the last year and a half was tough would be an understatement. In fact, it will probably go down as one of the most difficult times for our modern generation. In one of the many social polls we conducted during the pandemic, some of you described this time as a sheer “dumpster fire” or “like stepping on a Lego.” And to be honest, I couldn’t agree more.
Luckily, we’ve been able to get back to some form of normalcy in our lives and wellness routines over the last several months. As vaccines became available to the public, wellness businesses welcomed fitness fanatics, haircut seekers, and massage lovers back to in-person wellness experiences. And thank goodness for that—my roots and horrible posture from working from my bed were both getting wildly out of control. This girl needed a good massage and cupping session stat.
If there’s one thing we learned from the pandemic, it’s that our wellness routines are as personal as they are important. During shelter-at-home, those routines looked a bit different. For many, it meant taking a new approach to the “typical” wellness services we count on—I’m looking at you DIY haircuts, at-home waxing sessions (ouch!), and virtual swerking classes.
Now that we can leave our humble abodes to take advantage of in-person experiences again, the word “wellness” has seemingly taken on a new meaning.
Recently, we conducted another one of our famous social polls to see what wellness means to you, our Mindbody community, now that we're slowly but surely getting back to our regularly scheduled programming. We also tapped some of our most influential Mindbody business owners about the ever-evolving wellness landscape.
Here’s what you all had to say.
According to our annual Mindbody Wellness Index, 60% of Americans say they’re more focused on their health and wellness since COVID. Consumers are now realizing they need to take greater care of themselves to optimize and preserve their health. When we asked you on Instagram how important wellness is, a whopping 98% said it was more important than ever. When it comes to how you’re practicing wellness, though, the answers were all over the board. Many of you pointed to journaling, practicing breathwork, and daily workout routines (cycling and yoga topped the list) as being the activities that help you keep your chill throughout the week.
I’m also happy to report that over 50% said you tend to feel more blessed than stressed on a daily basis—which is more than likely a big improvement. Let’s be honest, a year ago I would’ve bet a billion dollars that 99.9% of us knew no other feeling than anxiety—am I right? But even with the stress in our lives dwindling, many of you are still experiencing burnout at the end of a long work week (guilty!). But instead of succumbing to a bottle of wine for relief (please, that was so 2020), you’re unwinding by going to your favorite workout classes—with hot yoga, barre, and Pilates as your faves.
Let’s be honest, we should credit the business owners in this space for helping us reignite our spark when it comes to our wellness routines, right? Thanks to them, we’ve been inspired to prioritize the activities that help us feel our best. In turn, we thought it’d be interesting to learn what wellness means to them—and how that definition has changed over the past eighteen months.
Here’s what they had to say.
“Wellness is living in balance—mind, body, spirit. Highs and lows. It all ebbs and flows and we can navigate it a bit better when we take time to move, breath and remember who we are, and how we are connected to this big, beautiful world.” - Jess Pierno, Founder, Owner, and Chief Inspiration Officer of Yoga Heights
“Wellness is a true balancing of the mental, physical, and spiritual. It has definitely evolved over the years for me—from something that I just thought was about exercising and eating a healthy diet—to also incorporating balancing and healing internally and spiritually.” - Stefanie Patterson, Owner, Indianapolis Salt Cave and Halotherapy Center
“My sense of wellness has evolved from staying healthy and motivated, mind/body/spirit... to being more gentle with myself, less demanding. Accepting my limitations, taking time for resting, and gaining real clarity about what's important. I care less about what people think of me—difficult as a performer and as a business owner with so many demands on me—and more about getting quiet and tapping into the divine source inside of me that helps me discern my next move. In this way, I know my motives are as pure as possible and I'm not getting distracted—not that I don't make mistakes! Those are necessary, that's how we learn!” - Johanna Krynytzky, Owner, Hip Expressions Belly Dance Studio
“My studio name reminds us that we are constantly evolving. The past 18 months have certainly shown us that! Wellness to me means doing your best on any given day to make sure that you are taking care of yourself as best you can. It leads to resilience. Diet, exercise, sleep, a sense of community, and some form of faith. It all matters. Setbacks happen all the time, and every day is a chance to start again. We strive to be 'cheerleaders' for our clients when we sense that things are coming out of balance in their lives. So many have been with us for 18 years and are friends—they are our community and we all watch out for each other.” - Mo Wolfe, Owner and Founder, Evolution Pilates
I think we can all agree that there isn’t one true definition of wellness anymore. To some of us, it means getting that hot yoga sesh in daily, and to others, it means carving out time to treat ourselves to a massage or manicure. As long as you’re actively pursuing wellness—whatever that means to you—you're on the right track.
Our MO has always been about connecting the world to wellness—a term that's seen a lot of change lately. Whether you’re fully embracing the in-person experience or still delighted by the convenience of practicing at-home wellness, the Mindbody app makes it easy for you to book experiences that help you feel like YOU again.