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A San Diego YMCA does it the right way!

By Jennifer Sage On June 8, 2012 1 Comment

Even though you can usually ride year-round in San Diego, here is an instructor at the YMCA in Mission Valley, Steve Diggs, who uses indoor cycling classes to train outdoor riders in a safe and effective manner. I especially like the quote from the article:

“People who just ride (casually, on the road) tend to stay at the same level,” Diggs said before one of his recent classes at the YMCA. “But people who have structured workouts tend to improve.

“Indoor cycling is about getting a very efficient workout in a very short period of time. … It’s all designed so you get the maximum amount of fitness in a given hour for a given time of year,” he said. “We’re actually doing easier intervals this time of year (late winter/early spring). As we get into spring and summer, the intervals get shorter and harder, to bring your fitness level

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