I’m going to just say, the bike at the gym is my least favorite cardio activity…ever!
But the North Iowa Community Schools hym is home to some pretty cool technology, so I decided to smile and try it out.
Here’s how it works: The system creates a virtual environment that looks and feels like riding a real bike.
I had Superintendent, Cory Myer get me all set up.
You can select different courses ranging from beginner to expert, and even turn your session into a game where you collect coins and complete missions.
You steer and shift just as you would a regular bike to follow the course.
There are other riders and the resistance adjusts by itself based on the terrain.
If you’re going up a hill or venture off the path, pedaling gets a lot harder.
This bike is a huge upgrade from your run of the mill setup.
It’s great way to switch up the workout and gives you a little boost from the competitive aspect.
Another great feature for that extra motivation, you can have a real life race with the person next to you.
So of course, i had to challenge Superintendent Myer to a race.
I won’t say who won, but even in a suit and tie, he’s very fast.
And so ends my cardio for the day. After even just that little bit, my legs are toast.