Fitness Centers Marshalltown 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.

Marshalltown Little League
(641) 752-2181
1002 S 12th Ave
Marshalltown, IA
 
Momoney Inc
(641) 752-9486
201 Westwood Dr
Marshalltown, IA
 
Albion Community Center
(641) 488-2228
101 W Jefferson St
Albion, IA
 
Tama Toledo Country Club
(641) 484-5770
806 W 13th St
Tama, IA
 
Anytime Fitness Toledo, IA
(641) 484-5515
106 Hwy 30
Toledo, IA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness Marshalltown, IA
(641) 752-2927
107 N. Center Street
Marshalltown, IA
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Cardio Equipment, Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Parking, Personal Training, Spinning, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Anytime Fitness
(641) 752-2927
107 N. Center Street
Marshalltown, IA
 
Gla Health and Social Center
(641) 473-2898
303 2nd St
Gladbrook, IA
 
Anytime Fitness
(641) 484-5515
106 Hwy 30
Toledo, IA
 
Curves Tama/Toledo IA
130 W. 3rd Street
Tama, 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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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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