Before you head out on your next ride, make sure your bike is outfitted correctly. If you've just recently purchased a mountain bike, then odds are it is bare. It won't have any of the accessories that make for a safe and comfortable ride.
Before we get started discussing what you should go out and get, make sure you have the most important accessory of all: a helmet. When you brought your bike you should have also purchased a helmet.
You don't necessarily have to attend a spin class in order to get a great workout on a stationary bike. However, you should perform some type of interval routine rather than just pedaling away for 30 or 60 minutes. It's easy to zone out on the bike when you're just pedaling aimlessly, and as a result, you don't end up working out as hard as you could. If you're looking to seriously burn some calories and get a great aerobic workout, try one of these interval training sessions on the bike.
Tired of your old workout routine? Fortunately, the fitness industry never ceases to come up with new ways for us to stay in shape. Check out these 10 new workouts that will sculpt your muscles and keep you coming back for more:
This fitness class takes biking to the next level by combining it with music and dancing. You can expect to be doing push-ups off the handlebars, hammer curls with light weights, and choreography that will challenge your core.