Fitness

On yer bike

Kurtis stacey encourages people to live healthier by joining in whatever ACTIVITY is happening in your nearest town OR city, AND offers a cycling workOUT to get those legs working.

 

This month, myself and the team attended the annual Liverpool Let’s Ride event and Street Festival. Now, personally, I don’t cycle very often but this was something that I really wanted to be a part of as the whole event was aimed at healthy living and overall fitness. Plus, who wouldn’t love an event full of positive people encouraging one another to live a better and healthier life?

 

As a team, our goal was to set up an outdoor circuit and Zumba class for anyone and everyone attending the event. What surprised me was how many people actually wanted to join in, more so the younger generation!

Nowadays there is so much negativity about the rise in obesity, and how not enough people live a healthy lifestyle. So, I wanted to dedicate this column to the people out there who are living healthy lifestyles and inspiring others to do the same.

 

The event was a massive success! Hundreds of cyclists took to the tracks around Sefton Park, and
our circuit was full of people of all ages getting stuck in. At one point, I even found myself doing a few laps! I want to encourage all of our BESTFIT readers to take a look at what is going on in your city, whether it be a cycling, running or fitness event, and get involved! Even if it’s taking the kids down for the day or just interacting with others, I promise it will change your outlook on health, fitness and even people!

 

Cycling is great for a number of factors – cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, flexibility, joint mobility, posture and co-ordination. Seeing as this column is mostly about cycling, I’ve written a short 15-minute cycling circuit you can try in the gym, or outdoors, if you wish.

 

2 mins seated

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1 min standing

2 mins seated

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1 min standing

2 mins seated

Increase resistance

1 min standing

2 mins seated

Increase resistance

1 min standing

2 mins seated

Increase resistance

Seated as fast as you can until failure!

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