If you think that working out on an exercise bike is easy, not very effective and uncool, then you couldn't be more wrong.The exercise bike has enjoyed a revival in the last few years, making a big comeback in gyms. Making use of motivational music and wash lighting, indoor cycling courses are proving very popular. Why? Well, they just happen to be very effective and provide a real energy boost. Isn't it time you climbed onto the saddle?

Typical session three times a week:

TONED THIGHS AND GLUTES

[1/] TONED THIGHS AND GLUTES

The main aim for many of us isto firm up thighs and glutes. If you want to make that happen, then forget about all those treatments and gadgets that promise you the world. There really is only one solution, and that's to be active.There's no secret to it. If you want to have a toned body, you need to move. 

[2/] REDUCED CELLULITE

Often a taboo subject and the source of many a complex, cellulite is a problem virtually every woman has to deal with. The causes are numerous: hormones, poor lifestyle choices, water retention, poor blood circulation, genetics, etc. Though it's hard to get rid of completely, there are ways of reducing it. 

First and foremost, you need to eat a healthy, varied diet and to drink plenty of water every day. If you don't, then your workouts will have little or no effect on your body. In terms of working out, the exercise bike is a great ally in the fight against cellulite. That's because it focuses on the lower body, the area most affected by it. As you pedal away, you'll tone your muscles and improve your blood circulation, one of the causes of cellulite.

When it comes to planning, there's no point in getting in the saddle every day. First of all, you'll run the risk of getting bored and giving up, and then there's the fact that your muscles need to recover and recuperate. To get the best results, we recommend you do three 45-minute sessions a week, with a minimum of one day's rest between each session. So get some motivational music on or a good podcast or a series that you like and get pedalling.You won't regret it, especially when you see your cellulite fall away as the weeks go by.

We should also say, though, that it's important to accept your body for what it is rather than focus on any imperfections you might find.

REDUCING CELLULITE
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[3/] LOSING WEIGHT [dash]

We've all been there. You want to lose weight, you start reading around the subject and all you can find are endless lists of miracle diets. You want our advice? Ignore them. Miracle diets won't help you keep the kilos off for very long. They could even harm you by depriving you of essential nutrients. No, the best and the healthiest way to lose weight is to eat a balanced diet and play sport.

Riding an exercise bike is just one of many activities recommended for achieving that objective. Cycling combines cardio training and muscle strengthening. There are some tips you need to follow to get the best results though.

HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is the best way to burn off calories. Just to give you an idea, it can use up 500 calories an hour. So what's the concept? Alternating between high-intensity exercises and recovery to burn fat off quickly. 

If you're looking to build up your muscles, reduce cellulite or lose weight, the exercise bike has everything you need. All you have to do is choose if you want to work out at home or in the gym :)

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