Indoor Cycling: The Breakdown on Bike Set-Up

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Indoor Cycling: The Breakdown on Bike Set-Up

When it comes to low-impact, high-energy workouts, it’s tough to beat indoor cycling classes. But an improperly fitting bike can quickly derail your efforts and keep you out of the saddle indefinitely. Whether you’re a beginning cycler or just getting back on the bike after a break, here are some easy tips for adjusting your bike for a great fit—and a great workout.

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Moves That Put the FUN Into Functional Training

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Moves That Put the FUN Into Functional Training

Functional fitness is not only a great way to get in shape, but it’s both time efficient and a lot of fun! And, because you are strengthening multiple muscle groups simultaneously and completing full-body movements, your overall calorie expenditure is increased. Check out these 5 functional moves that challenge just about every major muscle group and are so much fun you may even forget you’re exercising.

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How to Choose the Best Group Exercise Classes For Your Fitness Goals

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How to Choose the Best Group Exercise Classes For Your Fitness Goals

What’s your fitness goal? Weight loss? Increased strength? Want to run a 10K? Choosing the right group exercise class to meet your individual fitness goals can be a challenge, so we asked fitness expert Julz Arney to break down four of the most common health and fitness goals and the classes that can best help you get the results you’re looking for.

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What the Heck is a ___________ Class?

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What the Heck is a ___________ Class?

Ready to try out some new fitness classes, but aren’t sure where to start? It can be tough to pick a new workout, especially when the names of the classes don’t always let you know what to expect. Fitness expert Julz Arney has all the info on four brand-new workouts—Shockwave, Barry’s Bootcamp, Orange 60 and R.I.P.P.E.D.—to help you decide if they’re worth your time.

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Create a Killer Cardio Playlist

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Create a Killer Cardio Playlist

Trying to get pumped up for your next workout? You might want to consider looking at your music selection—if it’s a little stale, you may not be maximizing the benefits of your workout time. Julz Arney explains why taking a few minutes to create the right playlist can go along way toward improving your results, and offers her favorite mixes for both cardio and interval-training workouts.

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7 Energy-saving Tips for Focusing on Your Fitness

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7 Energy-saving Tips for Focusing on Your Fitness

Each of us are given the same amount of time each day to complete our to do lists—1,440 minutes, to be exact. Are you making the most of yours? Or are you finding that your priorities slip to the bottom of the list as more-urgent, though less-important, tasks fill up your time? Julz Arney has some great tips for organizing your day, maximizing your time and making room in your life for the things that matter most to you.

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I’m considering taking a new fitness class. What should I look for in a group fitness instructor?

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I’m considering taking a new fitness class. What should I look for in a group fitness instructor?

Thinking about trying out a new group fitness class at your local gym or studio? It’s important to choose wisely, because instructors have the power to make your fitness experience both fun and effective, or they can make it a miserable memory you’ll go out of your way to avoid. Here’s how to choose the right instructor who will keep you coming back to class time and again.

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How can I give thanks and give back while getting fit?

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How can I give thanks and give back while getting fit?

With Thanksgiving fast approaching, how about channeling your competitive energy into doing something good to support an individual or a cause you believe in? Learn how you can use your healthy body and turn your fitness into thankfulness by supporting some great causes. From walking shelter dogs to cycling to raisefunds for cancer research, your efforts can go a long way toward making the world a better place.

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You Should Be Dancin!

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You Should Be Dancin!

Dancing is not only a fun way to release some energy and show off your personality, it’s also a great way to burn calories. Whether you're dancing at home to your favorite Glee episode or showing off your Gangnam-style moves, ACE’s Julz Arney’s dance tips will appeal to everyone from the shyest wallflowers to the hippest dancing divas!

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Build Your Own Indoor Cycling Workout Routines

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Build Your Own Indoor Cycling Workout Routines

For many dedicated gym-goers, indoor cycling is more than a workout – it’s an addiction! On days when you can’t make it to your favorite class or when your work days is stretched longer than normal, check out this workout from Julz Arney, an ACE-certified Group Fitness Instructor and Lead Master Trainer for Schwinn® Cycling. You’ll get your heart pumping and your legs racing just like you would in class.

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