Fitness Centers Wasilla 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.

Curves For Women
(907) 357-2878
1051 Bogard Rd # 2
Wasilla, AK
 
Denali Fitness
(907) 373-3488
300 E Kalli Cir
Wasilla, AK
 
Curves Wasilla
1051 E. Bogard Road
Wasilla, AK
 
Curves Big Lake AK
10927 W. Parks Highway
Big Lake, 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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Curves Palmer AK
550 S. Alaska St., #106
Palmer, 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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Curves Wasilla AK
1051 E. Bogard Road, Ste. 2
Wasilla, 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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Denali Gymnastic Academy
(907) 373-3547
715 W Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Alaska Club Valley
(907) 376-3300
1720 E Parks Hwy
Wasilla, AK
 
Peak Fitness
(907) 746-3305
12051 East Palmer-Wasilla Highway
Palmer, AK
 
The Alaska Club Palmer Express
(907) 631-0842
535 West Evergreen
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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