Kate and William in a group cycle class (PA) Even the royals are getting on the group cycling hype, as Kate and William showed off their competitive sides in an exercise bike race when they visited South Wales on Tuesday.
The Prince and Princess of Wales participated in a class as they went to the Aberavon Leisure and Fitness Centre in Port Talbot.
The couple got carried away in a virtual endurance race in the Italian Dolomites , and Kate, 41, ended up beating William, 40, impressively wearing high-heeled boots.
Group cycling classes are a great way to get fit, but what exactly are the benefits? 1. Improved cardiovascular health
“From entry-level to intermediate fitness seekers, there really is nothing quite like a cycling class for all-around health and wellbeing benefits. One major benefit is in its intrinsic link to improving cardiovascular health – a global issue impacting an ever-ageing and less active population. Never has there been a more pertinent time to prioritise cardiovascular health and care,” says Lee Mitchell, personal trainer and editor of running advice site, Jogger.
“Classes can be intense, often working the cardiovascular system towards its upper threshold. This means that your heart, lungs and circulatory system will be working incredibly hard, leading to a long-term reduction in resting heart rate and actually improving your capacity for all exercise – lessening the strain on your heart and effectively conditioning it. Remember, your heart is a muscle like any other – it must be worked and cared for […]
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