Why You Should Be Cycling - Plus Best Cycling Essentials

February 21, 2014

If you’re a die hard runner, you might be skeptical of taking up spinning. But here are some things that might make you change your mind: Biking is a sure fire way to burn major calories (around 600 calories an hour), trim stubborn fat, and sculpt your entire lower body. Both indoor spinning and outdoor cycling can tone front and outer thigh muscles, provide less impact and stress on joints than jogging or treadmill, improve coordination, reduce risk of diabetes and high blood pressure.

Plus, outdoor cycling reduces carbon footprint and saves on parking fees and gas–all while giving you a serious booty. What can be better?

So you’ve decided to give cycling a try, whether it be inside or outside of the gym, you’ll more than likely need some “cycling-friendly” gear and great tips to get you going in full speed. Take a peek at some of our favorite fashion finds, helpful gadgets and  assortment of cycling essentials.

Why You Should Be Cycling--and how to get started!

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cool cycling gear

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Giro Sonnet Helmet, Pearl Izumi Barrier Lite Jacket, Sidi Moon ShoesSmith PlvLock Overdrive Sunglasses,Castelli Tenerismo2 Knicker


More Favorite Gadgets:


boomBOTTLE is a wireless Bluetooth speaker. Fits perfectly in a bicycle water bottle cage, and is IPX4 splash proof.  It comes with a built-in microphone, so it can work as a speakerphone.  Comes in a variety of colors.


Waterproof Seat Bag, made out of durable plastic, has a strong zipper and the whole thing is covered with a silicone cover, keeping your zip ties super dry. Great for storing keys, tools, small first aid kits.


Hot Sports is a custom designed reflector that provides visibility for riders. It’s weather proof and includes 5 flash settings, comes with USB cable and wall charger.


iPhone 5 Mount Kit
Holds your iPhone securely in place. Speakerphone
and GPS are easily accessible with this lightweight kit.


On Guard Lock offers a variety of security options for your bike.

Do you guys like cycling? If so, do you prefer outdoor or indoor cycling?

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Kim Anthony is a fitness enthusiast and freelance writer. As an adjunct psychology professor, with extensive experience in counseling, she is an avid believer in the mind and body relationship and its connection to overall wellness. She enjoys pouring her passion for fitness and wellness into fitnessgalore.net, a website that features fitness and nutrition tips, workouts, recipes and the latest fitness fashion. You can follow Fitness Galore on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.


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