(Vocus/PRWEB) 21 March 2011
For guests looking for a way to get in great shape and improve the health of their heart during 2011, Schwinn Cycling is the ultimate indoor cardio workout. Four Seasons Country Club in Quinta do Lago are now offering classes in this new fitness phenomenon, making it easy for people to add some fun and exciting exercise into their Algarve villa holiday.
Over the past decade, indoor cycling has proven to be a popular cardiovascular workout for many. It is simple, efficient, non-intimidating and provides a challenging exercise for both beginners and hardcore fitness enthusiasts. A Schwinn Cycling workout has minimum impact on the joints, unlike running or other sports. Many who are new to fitness and are looking for an easy and welcoming workout find that Schwinn Cycling is a great place to start, as most already know how to ride a bike! However, the workout can be bumped up to various levels of intensity to provide a challenge for those who are looking to push themselves further.
The name Schwinn refers to the brand of the indoor cycles, which are made by the Schwinn Bicycle Company, founded by German mechanical engineer Igaz Schwinn. Cyclist and athlete Jonathan Goldberg was the first to develop an indoor cycle in the 1980s, after a near collision on a dark road left him looking for a way to train from the safety of his own home. Since then, indoor cycling has been a hugely popular fitness activity, with classes being held in fitness clubs all over the world. If you have yet to try it, why not give it a go on your upcoming visit to Four Seasons Quinta do Lago.
The fitness facilities at the Four Seasons Country Club are second to none, making this a wonderful place to try a new activity. Guests staying here can also enjoy the heated outdoor and indoor pools, whirlpool bath and saunas as well as the state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness centre including treadmills, mountain climbers, elliptical trainers and rowers as well as free weights and resistance equipment.
At the Four Seasons Country Club fitness club; each participant is given a heart monitor and a watch at the beginning of the Schwinn indoor cycling class. During the workout, a qualified Four instructor will coach participants on how to maintain their heart rate at the appropriate level for maximum health benefits. This makes it a totally safe environment for beginners as each participant is encouraged to work to their own level.
Schwinn Indoor Cycling is not the only class that is offered for those who want to get in shape. The fitness centre also holds Tai Chi and Aqua Aerobic lessons.
The popularity of these classes at Four Seasons Country Club has been attributed to the growing prevalence of health conscious holidays. Although most people in the past would go on a holiday to eat, drink, and lie in the sun, there is a steadily growing trend of health oriented holidays where participants treat their bodies to healthy food, exercise and spa treatments and come away a few pounds lighter and feeling all the better for it.
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