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Rhythm Ride: Fitness Made Fun

Rhythm Ride: Fitness Made Fun


NECESSARILY FEEL LIKE A FITNESS CLASS, RHYTHM RIDE MIGHT BE RIGHT FOR YOU. WITH THE LIGHTS TURNED DOWN AND THE MUSIC TURNED UP, THIS FITNESS CLASS IS ABOUT HAVING FUN. IN TONIGHT’S HEALTHBEAT, KELOLAND’S SOPHIE HEINEMANN IS FINDING OUT WHY PARTICIPANTS SAY IT’S A CLASS FOR ANYONE. RHYTHM RIDE IS A CYCLING CLASS FOR ALL AGES, AND ANY FITNESS LEVEL. WHICH IS WHY JILL ERICKSON AND HER DAUGHTER ATTEND THIS CLASS TOGETHER. “WE JUST HAVE FUN DOING IT TOGETHER. IT KEEPS MY MIND COMPLETELY OFF OF EVERYTHING ELSE, THAN HAVING TO CLIMB, OR WORK HARDER. WE JUST HAVE FUN AND KEEP GOING,” ERICKSON SAID. ERICKSON SAYS WHETHER YOU’RE A BEGINNER OR AN AVID CYCLIST, THIS CLASS WILL BENEFIT EVERYONE. “THE NICE THING ABOUT THIS CLASS COMPARED TO OTHER CYCLE CLASSES IS WE NEVER REALLY FLUCTUATE IN GEAR, OR FASTER OR SLOWER. LIKE THE PEDALING IS ALL PRETTY CONSISTENT, WHICH IS WHY WE CALL IT RHYTHM, BECAUSE WE KEEP IT ON A RHYTHM,” BIGGE SAID. CLASS INSTRUCTOR DANI BIGGE SAYS THIS CLASS IS DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER CYCLING CLASSES SHE TEACHES. “IT GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO INVOLVE MY AUDIENCE MORE THAN ANY OTHER CLASS I TEACH AND THAT’S WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE COMING. IF THEY’RE HAVING FUN THEY’RE GOING TO COME BACK,” BIGGE SAID. SOPHIE HEINEMANN: WHILE THIS IS A CYCLING CLASS BIGGE SAYS YOU’LL BE WORKING OUT MORE THAN JUST YOUR LEGS. “I’D SAY MORE THAN ANYTHING IT’S GOING TO BE YOUR UPPER BODY AND YOUR CORE, VERSUS YOUR LEGS BECAUSE THE PEDDLING… OF COURSE YOU’RE STILL DOING IT, BUT LIKE I SAID WE NEVER INCREASE INTENSITY IN THE GEARS,” BIGGE SAID. ERICKSON AGREES. “YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY UP. YOU KNOW, WE DO A LOT OF ARMS. I THINK THAT ALONE JUST TAKES AWAY FROM YOUR LEGS DOING SO MUCH WORK,” ERICKSON SAID. BIGGE SAYS THIS CLASS ELIMINATES THE PRESSURE TO PERFORM BETTER THAN YOUR NEIGHBOR, AND INSTEAD FOCUS SOLELY ON YOUR FITNESS GOALS. “IT’S JUST NICE BECAUSE IT’S JUST AN AWESOME WAY TO NOT FEEL THE PRESSURE OF WHAT INDOOR CYCLING HAS BEEN IN THE PAST,” BIGGE SAID. “IT’S FUN. IT’S JUST A LOT OF FUN, HONESTLY,” ERICKSON SAID. WITH HEALTHBEAT, I’M SOPHIE HEINEMANN. TO SEE WHEN THE NEXT RHYTHM RIDE CLASS WILL BE HELD, GO TO THIS STORY ON KELOLAND DOT COM. HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS

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