This article is sponsored by Rush Cycle Frisco.
Frisco, I’ve got a challenge for you!
With a new year in sight (and a new decade, for that matter), it’s time to reclaim your health. And good news — it’s easier than you think!
Strive to dedicate one hour each morning to exercise. Skip the excuses about why you don’t have time. There are 168 hours in each week and you can set aside a handful of those to take care of you.
To do something good for yourself at the start of a day is the best way to jump-start your day and ultimately, will lead to better stress-management, higher productivity, and more than likely, better health choices all day long.
How’s that for a wake-up call?
Here’s the secret pleasure of morning workouts: nobody expects you to look Instagram-worthy at 5 am. It’s the one time of day when you have permission to rock your bedhead, a messy bun, or a 5:00 am shadow and not care what you look like.
Brush your teeth, grab a bottle of water, and cruise the car over to Rush Cycle in Frisco. There, you’ll meet the uber-energetic Toni Tegeler — and she will take it from there.
Toni will coach you through and beyond that morning fog with an adrenaline-pumping ride known as the Rush Ride! I kid you not, she has the energy of a superhero and is sure to help you find your own superpowers as well.
Basically, she’s one of those early morning, high-energy people that you love and kind of hate, all at the same time.
Better than espresso.
How about some heavy EDM? “What’s that?!?” you ask? It might sound like something you’d find in a 50 Shades of Grey novel, but EDM stands for “electronic dance music” — and Toni loves it.
During one of Toni’s sweat sessions, you’ll experience a club-like vibe that’s more effective for waking up than the strongest espresso. For 45 minutes you can give yourself the ultimate wake-up call, escape the pressures of life, and accelerate your day the right way.
You’ll find Toni in the studio on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30 am. If you’re inclined to hit the snooze button, check out her other class times in the evening and on the weekends. Better book your seat early because they fill up fast!
Need more motivation?
Ride in style! Rush is offering an incentive for newbies! For a limited time with the purchase of an unlimited monthly membership, you can receive a pair of TIEM cycling shoes.
My personal opinion? They’re the bomb! Not only are these cycling shoes comfy but you’ll feel like a fashionista as you rock your ride. The shoes are designed with a breathable mesh toe box and a single strap closure.
If you’re still not feeling ready to ride, look at it this way — cycling is a heck of a lot cheaper than therapy! For under $150 a month you can enjoy unlimited stress-relieving spin classes, while a good therapist costs anywhere from $100-$200 per session.
(God knows I don’t have enough money in the bank for a therapist to fix myself! I’m much better off achieving a mood booster by cycling in a fun, energizing class.)
Rush Cycle is also happy to offer a free, one-week pass!
Reap the rewards.
You’ve heard of a “runner’s high”? Well, its sibling is the “cycling high”. The rhythmic motion of pedaling is similar to other motor skills that stimulate the brain.
Bonus points, Rush’s high-intensity workouts get the blood pumping throughout your body causing the brain to release a rush of happy hormones within a few short minutes. This, in turn, helps to bring your stress level back down to ground zero.
Not only will you get a spike of happy hormones, but you’ll save your heart. Yep, that most-important muscle in the body is often neglected. Cycling is an exercise that helps strengthen the cardiovascular system so, in essence, your heart will be more efficient at pumping blood. In turn, the blood vessels become more pliable and resistant to plaque buildup.
Are you ready for Toni and the other instructors to help you “Rise and Shine” and stay healthy? If so, book your bike and let’s get this morning party started!