Music has been proven to benefit people in a number of ways. People use music as a form of healing. It can also stimulate the mind intellectually as well as creatively. Another way music benefits people is through exercise. Music helps people get up and keep moving. Here are some ways music increases our motivation to exercise.
We’ve all been there. You’re reaching the peak of a spin class, your thighs are burning, you’re sweating more than you thought possible, and the only thing keeping you going is the blaring music that is somehow perfectly matched to the beat of your heart and how fast your feet are pushing those pedals down. Well, it might seem incidental, but it’s far from it. In fact, there’s a lot that goes into crafting the perfect cycle playlist. CycleCast Instructor Noël Nocciolo share a behind the scenes look into crafting her CycleCast rides.
Your body is like a car engine. It needs to be fueled before it can operate. Unlike car engines that run off of gasoline, your body runs off of food. If you try to do anything physical, let alone intense cardiovascular activity, without proper fuel, you will not perform well or feel well. We asked our instructors what their best practices are when it comes to fueling up for a ride. We’ve included their helpful tricks and tips!
One of the few accessories we recommend having on hand for a CycleCast ride is headphones. Although you could play your ride’s audio out loud, having headphones will make you feel more immersed in your ride. Not to mention, if you are in a public place, having headphones is a common courtesy! It’s hard to go wrong with any pair of wireless headphones, but we have listed our three of our favorite pairs here.