Swap it up for some fun and change to treadmill classes! It is good for the mind, body and soul to vary the routine and work different muscle groups.
The treadmill has long been known as the last resort of the gym. Workout class enthusiasts try anything from zumba to barre to avoid the dullness of machine cardio. Runners endure the elements over less-than-stimulating treadmill runs. So when we heard that New York was home to an incredibly popular treadmill class, we were curious—and intrigued. Could treadmill classes be the new spinning?
Similar to spinning, the classes incorporate low lights and loud music, providing that pump-you-up dance club setting. Participants are led through intervals (both speed and hills) as well as core and arm strength training for a balanced workout. While the core and arm specifically target running form and speed, they’re beneficial for the non-racer as well.
Exercise goers like to indulge in the newest thing.
For the experienced runners, treadmill classes offer an opportunity to run without being exposed to extreme conditions, as well as providing motivation and community.
Running is a lonely sport, and while workout classes have always been a way to exercise with a community, they were traditionally considered an off-day from race training. Treadmill classes bring that community aspect to running, providing motivation from both the community and the coach.
With the growing popularity of running in general, treadmill classes seem like the natural progression. The benefit of running on a machine means that your joints are better protected too.
Always consult a professional before undergoing a regimen.