Fitness Centers Great Falls MT

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.

Great Falls Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Fitness Plus Martial Arts Academy
(406) 268-1554
508 Central Ave W
Great Falls, MT
 
Westside Little League
(406) 761-7525
1300 E Fiesta
Great Falls, MT
 
Curves Great Falls MT
1601 - 2nd Avenue N, Ste. 101
Great Falls, MT
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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Big Sky Taekwondo
(406) 761-4955
811 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Snap Fitness
(406) 761-4971
125 NW Bypass
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls of America Little League
(406) 761-0642
1022 38 N
Great Falls, MT
 
Great Falls Yoga Center
(406) 452-9634
309 1st Ave N
Great Falls, MT
 
Heisey Memorial
(406) 453-1211
313 7th St N
Great Falls, MT
 
Curves Great Falls
1601 - 2nd Avenue N
Great Falls, MT
 
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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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