Eye on Health: New fitness cycling trend in Chattanooga
As the fight against obesity continues, a new fitness studio on the North Shore hopes a high energy environment will get people not only moving, but motivated to make some positive changes.
Thursday, August 9th 2012, 5:47 pm EDT by
Thursday, November 29th 2012, 4:11 pm EST
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- As the fight against obesity continues, a new fitness studio on the North Shore hopes a high energy environment will get people not only moving, but motivated to make some positive changes.
The latest trend when it comes to indoor cycling? "It is like a dance club, and you get to exercise in the music, escape in the lights, escape in an entire experience instead of just a workout," says Kyle Miller.
Miller takes the new cycling class at Thrive Studio on the North Shore.
"I think that we hear and know what we need to do, but it's hard to get motivated," explained Kim Gavin.
Kim is hoping this new high energy environment with lights and sounds will not only get people motivated, but moving. Moving from side to side on the Real Ryder bikes that are supposed to burn more calories and offer the closest thing to being on a real bike.
But in addition to fitness, Kim says it's important to also focus on the nutritional component of your life... but you can't have one without the other and be healthy.
"People understand you need to exercise, so you exercise, but what you put into your body is equally important and how much of it," Gavin said.
From super-sized meals to extra large portions, it all adds up to a growing health crisis: more obese people.
That's why Kim says it's important to teach people how to make healthy food choices when it comes to snacks and meals. "Changing those habits is very difficult to do."
But it can be done.
"I say start small, take one small step and for some people that might be walking to the mailbox or walking around the block," says Gavin.
But the most important thing is to do something, no matter how small. It's all about building health bodies and minds.