Indoor cycling comprises the core of what we do at Zephyr. We know Zephyr classes can provide huge benefits both physically and mentally – time and time again.

But, we also believe in the power of mixing things up.

Why Mix Up Your Workouts?

benefit of mixing up your workouts

Mixing up your workouts can help avoid fitness plateaus, prevent overuse injuries, and even get you excited about working out again if the fire just isn’t quite there all the time.

We’ve rounded up five ways you can start mixing up your workouts right here at Zephyr. Give them a try next time you’re feeling a little burnt out or want to try something different. The results may just surprise you!

1. Give Dash+ or Elevate A Try

Dash+ and Elevate are two intensive cross-training classes taught by instructor Sarah White and are both held in the Loft on a weekly basis.

Dash+ starts out with a 25-minute cycling class and an additional 25 minutes of strength, mobility and flexibility training in the Loft.

Elevate is another off-the-bike class designed to balance your body and take your fitness to the next level. With 50 full minutes of strength and mobility exercises, this class allows you to build strength while opening up those tight hips that may do a lot of cycling.

P.S. Stay on the lookout for our brand new HIIT Class coming to the Loft next month! It’s going to be a good one.

2. Choose Heavier Weights

We know. There’s just something so satisfying about being able to hold those hand weights up during the entirety of an arm series during an Uplift classes. But why not challenge yourself next time you’re in class with a heavier set of weights? Mix it up and push yourself a little bit further in order to see even more benefits of all your hard work.

3. Check Out Angie Kelley

Have you heard? Personal trainer Angie Kelley is now offering private sessions in the Loft as well as Foundation Training classes three times a week! Angie specializes in Foundation Training, a highly sought after method that teaches your body to move better by activating and strengthening key muscle groups. Tap here for more information and to sign up for a session or for one of her classes.

4. Come Early! Or Stay Late.

If you’re a regular at Z, chances are you have a favorite class time. Whether you’re an early bird, a night owl, or somewhere in-between, giving a different class time a go could be a great way to mix up your regular routine. We have a variety of class times to choose including our 8 a.m. Revolve on Mondays with Chelsea, our 2 p.m. Uplift on Wednesdays with Jackie, our 6:30 p.m. Revolve on Mondays with Jake or our 12 p.m. Dash or Dash+ classes five days a week. Give ‘em a shot (and don’t forget, we have showers if you’re pressed for time)!

5. Try a New Instructor

We don’t mean to brag, but we think our Zephyr team is pretty incredible. With seven amazing instructors on the schedule each and every week, each class can bring a new and challenging way to Zephyr it up. Trying a new instructor is a great way to switch things up and still get a one-of-a-kind workout in. Check out the full schedule of classes here and experience something new.

If you’re stuck in a rut or just want to try something new, we challenge you to give one of these options a try and see how it can bring a renewed sense of energy and a different type of workout to the table – all within our four walls.

 

Check out our blog on the benefits of cross-training here.