Fitness Centers Des Moines IA

It’s a little more of a thoughtful workout in that you need to consider the route and difficulty level of the roads. Doing speed work on the flats, and hill repeats will get your heart rate up. If you want to gauge your effort level, a heart rate monitor is ideal for understanding your heart beats per minute, calorie burn and length in time of the workout.

Curves For Women
(515) 633-0012
900 42nd St
Des Moines, IA
 
Curves Des Moines IA - Central
900 - 42nd Street
Des Moines, IA
Programs & Services
Aerobics, Body Sculpting, Cardio Equipment, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Gym Sports, Silver Sneakers, Zumba

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YMCA of Greater Des Moines
(515) 224-0636
948 73rd St
Windsor Heights, IA
 
Des Moines Snap Fitness
(515) 257-6261
4123 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Grand Slam USA
(515) 278-1070
4137 120th St
Urbandale, IA
 
Mercy Wellness Center
(515) 247-3066
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 
Fitness by Design Inc
(515) 277-9721
4715 Grand Ave Ste A
Des Moines, IA
 
New Image Family Fitness Center
(515) 279-1000
49 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Fitness World 24 - Downtown
(515) 288-1111
418 6th Ave # 110
Des Moines, IA
 
Snap Fitness
(515) 256-8882
655 NE 56th St
Pleasant Hill, IA
 
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Running or Cycling: What Works Best

Q: I am tired of doing the same boring thing at the gym and want to take my workout outdoors. I like biking because of the social aspect but do not seem to get the same workout cycling as I do when I am running. Is one more effective than the other and, if so, how can I make sure I am getting the same benefits?







I can relate to your thinking that cycling isn’t as effective as running. I too had thought that with the coasting down hills and seemingly less effort, one wouldn’t get as much of a workout. Boy was I wrong! I started doing triathlons last year and the cycling was just as effective for cardio burn and leg strengthening as any other sport, including running.

The effort comes in adjusting the tension, requiring the body to work harder or adjusting the gears to “spin” with speed. It’s a little more of a thoughtful workout in that you need to consider the route and difficulty level of the roads. Doing speed work on the flats, and hill repeats will get your heart rate up. If you want to gauge your effort level, a heart rate monitor is ideal for understanding your heart beats per minute, calorie burn and length in time of the workout. In either sport, if you see your heart rate is too low, increase the intensity. Remember, It’s your workout, you have control of how hard you work.

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