Tilda Lofton (triathlete and personal coach), "The structure is very well thought out and they are easy to follow. The combination of resistance setting, RPM, effort and the text-based guidance makes it easy to get a really good workout."
Gretchen M. Ashton, CFT, NBFE (AAU world champion hall-of-fame strength athlete), "The text-based instructions and coaching in all of the Ride Fit videos is particularly helpful and integrates without distraction. Cycling indoors is much different than riding on the road. As a training tool, Ride Fit videos also help prepare an individual for the elements of traffic, terrain and team riding before transitioning to outdoor cycling."
Jamie Sarbacker (Indoor cycling instructor), "The Ride Fit video series delivers challenging workouts that are great for beginners or experienced cyclists looking to push it to the next level."
Learn more about these coaches who have evaluated the Ride Fit series of indoor cycle training videos below. Hear a little about their training philosophy and how the Ride Fit series will help you maximize your workout time.
I'm a certified personal fitness trainer and certified massage therapist. My primary goal with my clients (visit www.vitaleffortfitness.com for more details) is to provide a well planned program with a focus on the client's goals and needs. I'm a strong believer of the importance of goal setting and each training session should have a focus. I have worked as a personal fitness trainer/coach for ten years and based on my experiences as an athlete and coach I strongly recommend you have a training plan. Whether your goal is to lose weight or race a triathlon, a specific training plan is going to help you achieve your goals faster.
As a native Swede, we spend many hours on the spin bike or the trainer to make up for the lack of outdoor riding during the winter. I wish I had had the Ride Fit videos at that time; the videos are great! The structure is very well thought out and they are easy to follow. The combination of resistance setting, RPM, effort and the text-based guidance makes it easy to get a really good workout. Each training video has a focus and goal and as a coach I strongly recommend these videos if you want to get a great workout and get one ride closer to your goal.
"Three Times Up, Three Ways Down" is a great cycling workout for anyone transitioning from foundational to endurance training. It is also ideal for fat burning cardio which, requires a longer aerobic exercise session. This video tour in the shadow of Mt. Baldy incorporates climbing intervals with periods of downhill recovery. Divers can train at their own fitness level and progress at an individual pace. In addition to the digital dashboard, divers may apply the BORG Rate of Perceived Exertion Scale (a subjective measure from 6 to 20 of how difficult exercise feels) in a range of 12 to 14 (moderate to somewhat hard) that translates well to moderate-intensity scuba diving activities. Pushing into the 14 to 16 (hard) range for short and well-tolerated bouts will help improve endurance and create fitness reserve for unexpected or more challenging scuba diving experiences. The music track is motivating and the lyrics meaningful.
Another of my Ride Fit favorites is the Advanced ride "Alpine Challenge". Users who wish to take their training to this level will master it with a goal of performing the entire ride without exceeding their 80% training heart rate zone. This intense climbing tour is an excellent test of a high level of endurance demonstrating good aerobic capacity of the heart and lungs, and efficient utilization of oxygen by the muscles.
The text-based instructions and coaching in all of the Ride Fit videos is particularly helpful and integrates without distraction. Cycling indoors is much different than riding on the road. As a training tool, Ride Fit videos also help prepare an individual for the elements of traffic, terrain and team riding before transitioning to outdoor cycling.
Though I am fond of all types of workouts, Spinning is my favorite. I am passionate about it because I LOVE it. It's one of the best forms of exercise you can do and anyone can do it. With indoor cycling, you get that feeling of well being that is only possible with intense cardio training.
I respect that gyms are not for everyone; they can be expensive and inconvenient. The Ride Fit video series delivers challenging workouts that are great for beginners or experienced cyclists looking to push it to the next level but who can't go to the gym or take it on the road.
The Ride Fit video workouts are entertaining, unique and organized in a way that is a perfect alternative or supplement to a normal cycling routine. The graphics are high quality and the music is inspiring. Creating an effective workout can be time consuming. The Ride Fit series requires zero planning and the best part is that the rides are not only structured but seriously sweat inducing.
The FREE 43 page Ride Fit™ Training Guide provides great information on such topics as how to setup of your indoor cycle bike or turbo trainer, how to get multiple training experiences from the same workout video, the use of heart rate monitors and heart rate training zones, tools to monitor, store, analyze and display your training data and how to effective loose weight using indoor cycle or elliptical training.
The training information presented in this guide is targeted primarily at new to intermediate riders. Those of you training for long distance rides, triathlons or road racing should be well beyond the training concepts described within, however, you'll still find the ideas on how to get multiple training experiences from the same Ride Fit™ training video helpful.
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