Fitness Centers Duncan OK

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.

Simmons Center Recreation Center
(580) 252-2900
800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy
Duncan, OK
 
Simmons Center
(580) 252-2900
800 Chisholm Trail Pkwy
Duncan, OK
 
Curves
(800) 615-7352
15 N. 10th Street
Duncan, OK

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Curves Pryor Creek OK
461 S. Wood Street
Pryor, OK
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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Fitness Together Brookside-Tulsa
(918) 398-6999
1320 E 41st St
Tulsa, OK
Programs & Services
Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness Haven
(580) 470-8072
Duncan, OK
 
Curves for Women
(580) 252-0004
15 N 10th St
Duncan, OK
 
Health Club
(405) 329-5050
3720 West Robinson St # 124
Norman, OK
 
Blankenship Service Co
(405) 527-9090
917 South Green Avenue
Purcell, OK
 
Aero-Fitness Health Center
(405) 686-0707
6500 South MacArthur Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK
 
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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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