Amy DixonAmy Dixon is the group fitness manager for Equinox in Santa Monica, California, and is the official spokesperson for WomenÔÇÖs Health magazine. She holds a degree in exercise science and has been in the fitness industry for more than 15 years. Amy is also a fitness DVD star and choreographer, a BOSU®, Schwinn® Cycling, Gymstick and GRAVITY® master trainer, and the writer and former director of a wellness program established for the national organization Senior Friends.
You spend so much time making play- lists and designing your indoor cycling classes, but there are days when the creativity doesn’t flow or you’re asked to sub last minute. The following class not only demonstrates the power of cuing and careful drill selection; it also helps you multitask. For example, mix and match this ride by taking one stage and adding it to a preexisting class. Other options: Use two of the stages for 30-minute classes, or use all three for a complete ride.
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Where’s the party? In your cycling class! This segmented ride allows participants to discover their thresholds, stay fully engaged and leave feeling empowered. Ask three questions throughout class to ensure that participants know what’s expected at each stage and can therefore give their best effort:
What’s the goal?
How long is the drill?
How should it feel?
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Group strength training formats continue to be some of the most popular options in our facilities. However, the focus is typically on the main workout, and the warm-up becomes secondary. Sometimes we forget that the warm-up is as essential as a good breakfast. Given the intensity of most strength conditioning classes, it is imperative that…Read More
Shape and define your inner athlete in this nonstop, calorie-blasting medicine ball workout designed specifically to bring fun back to fitness. Bounce the ball, throw it, roll it, toss it, and reap the benefits of cardio and strength conditioning rolled into one powerfully playful workout.
TOTAL TIME: 45–60 minutes
FORMAT: strength and cardio conditioning
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: one 4- to 8-pound medicine ball that bounces (per person)