Monday, November 14, 2011

Cycle and watch “The Biggest Loser”

How would you like to get a workout, while watching television? UIS Recreational Sports is starting a new class on Tuesday nights were participants cycle and watch the second half of the NBC reality show “The Biggest Loser” starting at 8 p.m.

“This class is great because it kills three birds with one stone. You get to hang out with your friends, watch your favorite TV show, and work out at the exact same time,” said Renee Johnson, a Rec Sports group exercise instructor.

The class is a cardio based cycling class, but lower intensity in the fat burning heart rate zone. The class is perfect for those who want a fun workout at a slower pace.

“One of the biggest reasons we’re adding this class is to emphasize that exercising can be fun and social,” said Johnson. “Everybody should come out and take advantage of this great opportunity.”

“The Biggest Loser” will be used to help participants gain motivation throughout the class and teach healthy eating and lifestyle choices. Instructors plan to use the commercial breaks to mix up the workout.

“We could stand or do sprints during the commercials or maybe even play games with it like when the participants are eating we can increase our resistance or try to go as fast as we can for 30 seconds and mix up the workout a little bit,” said Johnson.

The new class starts on Tuesday, November 15 and is part of a revised fall schedule of group exercise classes being offered at TRAC. For a full list of classes and updated schedule visit