Fitness Centers Eagle River AK

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.

Jazzercise Eagle River
(907) 696-1253
12108 Business Blvd.
Eagle River, AK
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Jazzercise

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Simpson's Featherweight Services
(907) 694-4538
14532 West Lake Ridge Drive
Eagle River, AK
 
The Alaska Club Muldoon Express
(907) 375-0417
7731 East Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK
 
Curves Anchorage AK - North
6311 Debarr Road, Ste. G
Anchorage, AK
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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The Alaska Club North
(907) 375-0417
700 Bragaw Street
Anchorage, AK
 
Curves Chugiak-Eagle River AK
12812 Old Glenn Hwy., Ste. A-5
Eagle River, AK
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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Chrissy Whitters Certified
(907) 694-0396
19306 2nd St
Eagle River, AK
 
Outdoor Sports Center
(907) 428-0001
794 N Boniface Pkwy
Elmendorf AFB, AK
 
Alaska Club
(907) 278-3621
700 S Bragaw St
Anchorage, AK
 
The Alaska Club East
(907) 375-0417
5201 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK
 
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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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