Have you experienced the Sweat Fest that happens during a MOXIE Ride session yet? Although you leave feeling extremely accomplished, your body continues to reap benefits long after you leave. MOXIE Ride your way into a multitude of benefits…
MOXIE Ride can burn on average 500 calories, increase weight loss and improve muscle definition. Even at challenging levels other cardio equipment couldn’t burn that many calories in such a short time.
Improve Cardiovascular Health
MOXIE Ride incorporates both anaerobic and aerobic conditioning. While anaerobic exercise pulls energy from reserves and builds muscular endurance over an extended period of time. Aerobic exercise supports endurance and cardiovascular training. Heart health is an obvious benefit, as is lung capacity. As we work harder we will learn to work on controlled breathing, as well. This may help with anxiety and help lower the heart rate when in a situation where physical exertion begins to take the breath away.
Progress at Your Own Pace
If someone prefers to pedal a little slower they can’t fall behind the rest of the class, and they won’t feel out of place for not knowing choreography. No one knows what level anyone else is working, and he or she is free to progress at his or her own pace.
Experience How Time Flies
In MOXIE Ride the challenge is constantly changing. As you work through each challenge, you tend to lose track of time. Using language and visualization techniques, instructors can create positive mental distraction and time passes like seconds. Riders can literally close their eyes on the bike and think.
Enjoy an Effective, Low Impact Workout
Some people avoid the treadmill, elliptical, and stair stepper because of the traumatic impact on their knees or feet. MOXIE Ride keeps the pressure off your knees and feet. You are able to work out hard without hurting your knees and feet. It is also a good workout for those who cannot use the treadmill or elliptical because of arthritis.
Achieve Toned, Shapely Legs
In MOXIE Ride, we use large muscle groups in your legs. It does not take long before your thighs, hamstrings, and calves begin to take shape. Three MOXIE Ride classes a week will make a difference in the shapely appearance of your legs.
Lower Your Body’s Workout Breaking Point
As you learn to work harder on the bike, you will begin to find that the breaking point, at which you begin to feel the workout, will become lower the harder you work. The benefit is that once you reach a breaking point and work through it, you get the natural endorphin kick that most athletes enjoy.
The great thing about working your body into this kind of shape is that you feel better without the use of drugs. You feel better throughout the day following a MOXIE Ride and you have more energy. You are simply training your body to work more efficiently.
Get a Great Ab Workout
Correct posture and technique is important to working the right muscle groups. In addition to the major leg muscles worked during a MOXIE Ride, the abdominal muscles get a workout, as well. Unlike racing a bike on the road, you get an upper body rhythm going that helps you keep your leg rhythm. The movement from a slightly bent position and side to side works both the central abdominal muscles and those along the side of your abdomens. You may not see immediate results of your abdominal work, but over time you will feel your entire body begin to tone up, including your abdominal.
Regardless of your fitness level, MOXIE Ride keeps everyone together. This goes beyond sitting in the same studio, but each individual works equally as hard at his or her own level. It is amazing how you can feed off the energy of other riders when you begin to fatigue and start thinking you might want to quit. Riding together also gives you the opportunity to encourage others. You can inspire those who have not yet reached your level of fitness, while those stronger than you inspire you. Working together, everyone who rides can reach his or her goals.
Build Your Mental Strength and Resilience
MOXIE Ride does two things mentally. First, the warm up and cool down are great ways to relax. Before and after putting your body through a strenuous MOXIE Ride, you can close your eyes, work just a little, and allow the physical exertion to become a catharsis for releasing pent-up emotions.
MOXIE Ride also builds mental strength. When you ride, there are good days and bad. The important thing is that you remain consistent with your MOXIE routine. Push through difficult times, work through the challenge. Self-discipline of the mind gained from MOXIE Ride and can be applied to all areas of life. It is most beneficial in areas of self-control and confidence. MOXIE Ride really does help to develop a positive, “Yes I Can” attitude.
Looking to change your fitness routine in the Gulf Shores area? MOXIE Lifestyle Fitness Studio offers both memberships and drop-in class rates. Visit us on-line at moxie-lifestyle.com or in person at 4780 Wharf Parkway Suite F-105, Orange Beach AL.