Fitness Centers Hillsboro OR

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.

American Family Karate and Fitness
(503) 848-2440
2950 SW Cornelius Pass Rd
Hillsboro, OR
 
Hillsboro Jazzercise
(503) 349-8890
591 Nw Queens Ct
Hillsboro, OR
 
Titos Community Gym
(503) 640-0215
346 S Walnut St
Hillsboro, OR
 
Pointe Day Spa the
(503) 640-6404
4800 NE Belknap Ct
Hillsboro, OR
 
Tuality Community Hospital
(503) 681-1111
335 SE 8th Ave
Hillsboro, OR
 
Hawthorn Farm Club LLC
(503) 640-6404
4800 Ne Belknap Ct
Hillsboro, OR
 
L A Fitness Sports Club
(503) 640-7872
21970 NW Imbrie Dr
Hillsboro, OR
 
24 Hour Fitness
(503) 356-1445
6095 SE Tualatin Valley Hwy
Hillsboro, OR
 
24 Hour Fitness Hillsboro Sport Gym
6095 SE Tualatin Valley HWY
Hillsboro, OR
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Family Gym, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Gym Equipment, Personal Training, Special Services, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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LA Fitness
(503) 640-7872
21970 Northwest Imbrie Drive
Hillsboro, OR
 
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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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