Spin class promises a sweat

By Erin Nollen
September 25, 2008

The newest addition to the Dixon Center exercise schedule is the spin class on Wednesday nights from 5 to 6 p.m. taught by Morgan Lambert.

“I didn’t know how much of a challenge riding a stationary bike would be but this class proved that it was no easy ride,” Lauren Magill, senior psychology major, said.

If you’re someone who doesn’t like going to the gym then you should consider one of the classes as an alternative. You don’t need to go run for an hour on the treadmill to have a successful workout. The new spin class promises you’ll break a sweat and feel great after you complete a class.

“Your heart rate is pumping every minute; there are points where you feel like you want to fall off the bike because that would hurt less. You go no where but feel on top of the world when you finish,” Lambert said.

“It amazes me how much you can sweat in a spin class. There is a puddle underneath the bike each week,” Lambert said.

If riding a bike seems a little too high speed for you, the Dixon Center has other options. Another popular class is the yogalates class taught by Kandace Keefer, on Monday and Wednesday mornings in the Dixon Center at 8 a.m. and at 7 p.m. in the East Residence Hall lounge.

“Yogalates is a fusion of pilates and yoga. I incorporate core strengthening exercise into the practice, as well as deep tissue stretching,” Keefer said.

Pilates may seem a little tricky and you might be apprehensive about moves you might not be able to do, but Keefer reassures us anyone can do it.

“First and foremost you should have fun doing it. I smile throughout the practice and even joke with my students when explaining some poses because they could be a bit awkward at first; it’s all about the positivity,” Keefer said.

So whether you like to lift weights, run, do water aerobics, yogalates or spin, the Dixon Center has options for everyone. To find the times of the aerobics classes just visit the Dixon Center page on cabrini.edu.

Erin Nollen

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