Monday, January 20, 2014

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Some of the reasons I never thought I would get into cycling was because it was boring, couldn't consistently raise my heart rate for long periods of time and what would I do during the long winters in Chicago.  Well one of the items I bought to deal with the heart rate and long winters was a cycle/bike trainer.  I hooked my road bike to it and my workouts have not been the same since then.  I fell in love with cycling.  

fred lechuga cycling

Then one day a Google Plus friend told me about companies like Ride Fit that would help tackle my boredom issue. With Ride Fit you can buy cycling videos then download to view them from your iPad or laptop while cycling.  For some of the workouts they also have the option to purchase the DVDs. 
indoor cycling videos

At first I was like "yeah okay so I can watch a scenic video, big deal".  It was not that at all, I was totally wrong.  These videos take you through all type of workouts.  I mean Ride Fit has come up with some real good variety of workouts for all levels.  These are cardio workouts that I had never been close to doing while running...ever.  Maybe some of those speed day workouts, but for some reason for the majority of these videos I am sweating quite a bit and digging hard to stay in my aerobic zone. 

cylcing indoors

In these cycling videos, Ride Fit has produced some of the most realistic virtual workouts possible.  The videos start off with a light warmup.  They then explain what the numbers on the dashboard mean. As the real part of the workout gets going it will show you when to increase and decrease the intensity.  Trying to follow the level of intensity is what is key to the workout.  You have to make sure you are putting in a good effort in order to get the most from your workout time.  The length of videos vary from just over 30 minutes to 90 minutes.  I haven't found a boring one yet, but if you only buy one for now, you obviously can always go back for more later.

As I told someone the other day, I have seriously missed out on some fun during the last couple of years while concentrating only on running.  FYI, there are some videos also to be used while elliptical training.

indoor cycling videos

indoor spinning videos
Here are some key highlights that Gary Hawkins shared with me about Ride Fit  and the great virtual indoor cycling videos .

Making exercise enjoyable, entertaining and goal orientated is essential to keep people coming back for more.  Ride Fit™, an exciting series of live-action workout videos provides just such an environment for two of the best types of cardio workouts available – indoor cycling (a.k.a. spinning) and elliptical training

To provide the most realistic virtual workout experience possible, Ride Fit™ videos are shot from the first person perspective using bike-mounted video cameras.  Users will experience, as closely as can be achieved in an indoor environment, actually being there on the road. 

Ride Fit™ currently offers thirteen exciting live-action training videos featuring:
  • Beginners through Advanced workouts in the style of "continuous ride" and "interval training";
  • Two of our titles are dual purpose indoor cycling / elliptical training videos. We believe these videos are the only live-action elliptical training videos currently available;
  • Suitable for any media device. We offer downloadable .mp4 video files for watching on your computer/iPad/tablet/iPhone/PS3, etc., and DVD's for DVD based systems;
  • Watch our videos at home, in the gym or at the hotel fitness center if you’re away on business;
  • A simple overlaid digital dashboard that provides target cadence (between 55 - 105rpm), resistance (six levels from light through intense) and exertion typically displayed in ten increments;
  • Our training videos last from approximately 30 to 90 minutes and will burn between 250 to 800 calories.  Ideal for time-crunched workouts and serious training sessions; 
  • Two versions of every workout, one with music and one without so you can listen to our music track or something else you wish to play in the background;
  • Individual prices starting at just $7.99 for downloads.  DVDs start from $17.99.
  • We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. 
Also available to all that visit our site is the Ride Fit™ Training Guide.  This comprehensive 43-page indoor cycle training guide is available to all via our website – please feel free to download a copy for review. When a customer purchases our product they are directed towards this guide so they get the most from their Ride Fit™ purchase. 

 Ride Fit has Trailer videos for all of the products to be viewed.

If you are a new or an experienced cyclist I highly recommend these videos.  I live in the Midwest and the winters are long so I know cardio sessions can become boring. However, now that I have a cycle trainer, Ride Fit videos to mix up with my running treadmill sessions, it is going to make the winters a tad more tolerable.  

I also know that I am glad that I had an open mind and was willing to bring cycling into my world because I know I have become an overall better athlete.

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By: Fred Lechuga


  1. Looks like I am missing out! I just need to get some of this stuff so i can have fun indoors too :) BTW.. I am not far from the home of the elliptigo. It looks like it would be a great hybrid of running/cycling.
    Great job keeping with your fitness goals, Fred!

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