Burn 1,000 Calories an Hour With This At-Home Indoor Cycling Workout
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On a recent visit to Cycle House in West Hollywood, I was amazed to discover how fast an hour-long indoor cycling class can pass when you’re cycling alongside a high-energy, no-nonsense fitness instructor. It’s no wonder celebrities like Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman are flocking to this new hot spot! Not only did I torch major calories, but I could barely get off the couch the next day.
“Every instructor is committed to creating the most effective interval-training, body-toning, heart-pumping, calorie-torching, challenging, fun rhythm ride workout that cannot be duplicated,” says Cycle House Chief Ride Officer Nichelle Hines. “Indoor cycling allows you to craft a true training style that allows you to really shape and tone your body by adjusting speed and resistance while engaging the mind.”
Luckily, you don’t need to be a movie star to experience the Cycle House craze. All you need is a stationary bike to put the pedal to the metal. Says Hines, “I think the workout is so popular with the Cycle House client for one reason. It works!”
To burn 500 to 1,000 calories per hour at home, “find songs you like that inspire you” and “ride as much as you like as long as it feels good,” says Hines. Incorporate these five moves into your regular routine at least twice a week for a full lower-body workout.