Moms who home-school their children are some of the busiest women I know. If you mention finding time for their own weight loss or fitness program you might just get laughed out of the room.
But thanks to bike trainers, homeschooling moms can take a few minutes for themselves while the kids are doing class work. You can even be in the same room. It's a combination that will bring smiles to everyone's faces.
Add a Little HIIT (high intensity interval training) To the Mix And Weight Loss Becomes a Bonus
Busy women with unplanned tasks and emergencies often struggle to find time for themselves. House, work, kids and ...exercise?! You want me to pedal my bike where?
Fitting a 30 minute workout into your day may seem like an impossible task. But what if you could take just 15 minutes to refresh and feel energized? And not even have to leave your house?
Ten or fifteen minutes is all it takes to at least start a weight loss program.
Let's start with a short primer of what interval training is all about. Interval training is a workout consisting of relatively short, hard bursts of effort...mixed with 'rest' efforts. I'll make the explanation easier to understand by giving a sample cycling HIIT workout:
5 minute warm-up of easy spinning.
5 minutes of alternating 5 seconds 'all out' effort with 10 seconds of easy spinning.
5 minute warm-down of easy spinning.
As you can see, the workout is 'short and sweet'. The magic in the whole concept with regard to weight loss is that your metabolism will remain elevated for hours after a HIIT workout...all the time burning up that fat you've been trying so hard to lose.
Start your routine at a pace that is comfortable to you and check with your doctor first as with all new exercise programs.
Bring Your Bicycle Indoors With Indoor Bike Trainers
An indoor bike trainer is a piece of equipment that makes it possible to ride a bicycle while remaining stationary. So this gives your bicycle two options: you can ride outside or indoors.
This means that you can ride your bike while you do other things like teaching the kids, watching TV, listening to your favorite music, etc. The options are endless.
Choosing The Bike Trainer That Works For You
There are a variety of bike trainers on the market to choose from. Your choice will depend on what you want to achieve.
You'll love the Unconditional Lifetime Warranty that comes with Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer. The set up is extremely easy and it's quiet. That means it won't interfere with your multi-tasking.
Another excellent choice would be the Cycleops fluid trainerwhich provides a road-like feel for a realistic ride. This trainer offers easy loading of your bike into and out of the trainer with its cam lever.
Like the Kurt Kinetic, the Cycleops is also quiet, but some assembly is required.
HIIT, Cycling, And Bike Trainers... A Winning Combination
This routine fits into any busy career woman's schedule, whether that career is raising your family or working in a corporate office.
Best of all, when you take this time for yourself, you will feel better every day.
About The Author: A converted runner, Ron Fritzke now spends his time staying fit on one of his four bikes...on the roads, over forest trails, and even in his living room on his indoor bike trainer.