4 Cycling Experiences To Try Now
While there’s no doubt cycling is an effective training method for all fitness levels, there’s plenty of unique options that offer a fun twist. You can enjoy the benefits cycling has to offer (think low-impact, calorie-blasting and booty-building) while trying something new. Take it up a notch with one of these 4 cycling experiences to try now.
1. Spin to slim
A Cycle or RPM class is always a great option if you need to squeeze in a quick workout. The 45-60 minute class will burn up to 675 calories, on average, as you pedal through time trials and interval training to an upbeat soundtrack and feel the natural endorphin rush almost instantly. Train consistently and you’ll improve your cardiovascular health and tone your entire body. Check out the timetable at your local Goodlife and try a spin class today.
2. Head for the hills
Love the outdoors but don't want to travel too far? The Hidden Peaks Trail located just one hour outside of Brisbane CBD is for you. As one of the newest luxury active experiences sweeping Australia, the avid adventurer, bike enthusiast or foodie will jump at the chance to explore Queensland’s spectacular Scenic Rim Region on the back of a Merida 140 Dual Suspension bike. The four-day, three-night 110-kilometre adventure includes all food, drink (yes, even wine!), relaxed eco-luxury accommodation, cycling equipment, luggage portage and return transfers to Brisbane. Consider your next long weekend on wheels sorted.
3. 3. Around the world
Offered in selected Goodlife gyms in Queensland, Victoria and Western Australia, Virtual Cycle will guide you through imaginary hills and landscapes at the touch of a button. Grab a group of pedal-savvy friends or, if you’re lucky, go it alone and get the studio to yourself. The best part? For the duration of the class you’ll soon leave reality behind and become immersed in outdoor backdrops like Canyon Lakes in Arizona and the Top of the Rockies in Colorado, without leaving the comfort of the indoor cycling studio at a time that suits your business schedule. Find out if your nearest Goodlife location offers Virtual Cycle.
4. 4. Cycle the sights
Cycle Sydney and see the city through the eyes of a tourist to discover what the CBD has to offer. Ride across the dedicated bike path on the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and take in the view. From there, travel through the city using the Kent Street cycleway that links up the King Street bike path down to Sussex Street and across to Union Street in Pyrmont to connect the Harbour Bridge with the ANZAC Bridge. Talk about a ride with a view!