|Les Mills - RPM!|
Every class starts out like this:-
- Warm Up - Starting track!
- Pace - Starting to ride a little faster.
- Hills - Increasing the resistance and start standing up on the bike.
- Mixed Terrain - Mix of speed and hills.
- Intervals - Standing up and sitting down. Great for burning calories!
- Speed Work - Riding as fast as you can but also preparing for the next track...
- Mountain - The main reason why you are there. Also great for toning your legs!
- Ride Home - Cooling down
- Stretch - Most important track to prevent injury!
Cycle class on the other hand is generally similar but its just the instructor making up their own routine to the music. I tend to stick to RPM as I know what I am going to get.
RPM has also kept me really fit. I found that after doing RPM for a while, when I would jump on a treadmill I could still run a considerable distance. Last week I did a 4km run with work and came 4th out of the women (I would have come 3rd if my friend didn't convince me to walk with him for a couple of minutes) and I think that's a fantastic achievement considering I don't run much anymore. It also tones your legs up really well too. As I have been doing RPM for over 18 months and I am now losing weight I am really starting to discover some amazing muscles in my legs.
|Wow!!!! Look at those RPM legs!!!!|
Now I will admit, the first RPM class can be scary. Just make sure you arrive at the class 10-15 minutes prior to the class starting and tell the instructor that you are new. They will help you set up your bike and tell you about the basics. And remember that everyone in the class is too involved in themselves to worry about you, so no one will be looking at you. Just don't sit there in a class with your friend talking the whole time as that will draw attention to you - and someone like me will tell you off!! I will also advise you that your butt will be sore the next day after the class, but after you do a few classes your butt will get use to the seat and you will be fine!
So, get off your butt and head down to your gym and go and try an RPM class! It really is a lot of fun. Maybe I will see you there!!!
Did you decide to try an RPM Class or Cycle Class today?
What did you think of it?
If you already do RPM or Cycle Classes tell me why you enjoy them so much?