As told by Jenny
I began indoor cycling when I weighed around 275 pounds. It quickly became my FAVORITE form of cardiovascular exercise. Why? It’s easy on the joints, the knees, YOU (the rider) are in charge of your own resistance (and no one knows how light or how heavy you are going with your gears!!) so you can make the class as hard or as easy as YOU want. It’s all about YOU!
I’ve cycled at different studios in the New Tampa/Wesley Chapel/Land O’ Lakes area for 4 years now and I must rave about a little gem tucked away in the Shoppes of New Tampa: Pura Cycling Studio. This is a locally owned independent fitness studio, and it’s beautiful. The bikes are smooth. It smells good. The stereo system and mic actually work. It is an encouraging, motivating environment. The instructors are top notch, and I love being able to watch myself in the mirrors and work on my technique because it is SO important to make sure that you have proper cycle set-up!
But Pura is so much more than indoor cycling. At the end of May, they will begin to offer personal training. The program is called “Pura FitPro Camps” and they work as follows:
Pura FitPro camps are designed to be two-week group training sessions in the style of a boot-camp, but with the “pura” touch. This means that we will have group training classes (maxed out at 10 people) for two weeks straight, 4 days a week (weekdays and 1 weekend day). The way these sessions will work are the indoor days will focus on strength and stability exercises, while the outdoor days will focus on interval and cardio circuit training.
Pura is committed to providing the BEST total body workout in just 1 hour with all the support and motivation you would expect from the Pura Team. All participants will receive:
• One-on-one Dietary Consultation
• Publix and Nutrition S’mart walkthrough/guided shopping trip
• Metric Assessment (BMI, Body fat %, inches, etc…)
• Pura FitPro Coach with unlimited access to phone, email and personal support
• Discounts for bringing family members/spouses
• Bulk discounts for multiple session sign ups and referrals
• 10% off AdvoCare products
Sessions will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please call the studio for more information on how to reserve a spot – this is open to the public and you do not have to be a current member of Pura to sign up for Pura FitPro!
Your first cycle class at Pura is always free, so you should go and check them out! They’ll help get you set-up on a bike, and can even provide you with a Polar Heart Rate Monitor that you can borrow during your workout to help you train smarter! You’ll be able to see your hard your heart is working, and have the gratification of knowing how many calories you burned during your workout! And trust me, you will LOVE knowing just how hard you worked, and you will love working out at Pura.