Music: Your Best Workout Buddy

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If that sounds like too much work, try a group fitness class; cycling, step and aerobics instructors have been leveraging the power of the beat for years. Ingrid Nelson, a cycling instructor who packs her tempo-driven classes at Washingtons Biker Barre , says intensity, style and cadence are all important when putting together her playlists. I like a lot of 90s hip-hop and usually stay in the range of 95 to 105 BPM, Nelson says, aligning the beat to the cyclers revolutions per minute. But she might go as low as 80 or as high as 120 BPM for hills and sprints, respectively. When drills are aligned with the beat, she says, participants connect with music and relax into the pulse. As for other fitness activities such as step aerobics, the tempo hovers around 130 http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm BPM, says Harold Sanco, group fitness director and instructor at Results gym in the District.
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His first two gyms are located on Cedar Center Way in Fern Creek and Springhurst Boulevard in eastern Jefferson County. Each club is a $300,000 to $400,000 investment, Paisley said. He employees about 20 people now and will add eight with the Dixie Highway location. Workout Anytime is open 24 hours, seven days a week, meaning customers can work out at any time, Paisley said. Workout Anytime is only staffed during certain hours, but members can access the facility with keys at any hour.
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Try something new. The best part of working out on the weekend: You have more time (hopefully!). Take advantage of your open schedule by trying something new or going somewhere different for your usual workouts. Whether it’s a new group fitness class, running at a new park or even joining a game of softball with some pals from work, trying something new can work your muscles and brain in new ways thereby helping to prevent boredom and those dreaded plateaus . You may even find a new activity that you love or make some new friends who also like to get active on the weekends.
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