What is Les Mills Virtual Cycling?
New to Gym Plus, the Les Mills Virtual Cycling workouts are designed to help you get a great workout at a time when suits you. Available at regularly scheduled times throughout the day or on-demand off-peak, the Les Mills classes combine a range of cycling styles to sculpt your muscles and get your heart racing.
World-class programmes are combined with pumping music to give you an exciting, cinematic-quality version of live classes. And all the Les Mills Instructors are specially trained to deliver an inspiring and safe workout for members at any level of experience. There are no complex techniques to master with this class, so go on, give it a spin!
At Gym Plus we offer Les Mills Virtual RPM or Virtual Sprint. Read more about each below.
Benefits of Indoor Cycling
Indoor cycling workouts are great for your cardiovascular fitness, with an emphasis on toning and sculpting your muscles. Specifically the gluteus maximus and leg muscles. You will build muscular strength while pedalling against resistance and increase your overall endurance. Furthermore, working these muscles will help to strengthen the surrounding bones, tendons and ligaments.
If you’re a cycling beginner, the indoor bike is a great way to get started as it’s a low impact workout that doesn’t damage the joints. And for biking enthusiasts, indoor cycling is a great way to keep up your passion for the sport during the colder months.
Les Mills Virtual RPM
Les Mills Virtual RPM is the perfect start for people new to cycling. It is a highly motivating, low impact workout where you control the intensity while burning calories and building fitness. Beginners can keep pace with the rest of the class while more experienced bikers can dial it up and challenge themselves.
If you’re new to this kind of exercise, you will see cardio results very quickly. Thriving from the energy of the class while boosting your cardiovascular fitness, RPM is a great way to build your strength and endurance.
Les Mills Virtual Sprint
Les Mills Virtual Sprint is a 30-minute high-intensity interval cycling class that can significantly improve cardiovascular, metabolic and musculoskeletal fitness. The focus mixes between sprinting, power training and strength building. It features bursts of intensity to work as hard as possible, followed by periods of rest, allowing you to prepare for your next effort.
Les Mills Virtual Sprint is a highly effective low-impact alternative to traditional HIIT style exercises. Ideal for anyone who may have orthopaedic restrictions, it allows you to push your heart rate to the max without the risk of injury.
This class is ideal for beginners to HIIT as it allows you to push your physical and mental limits in a safe environment. However, it is worth noting that we recommend limiting your HIIT workouts to two to three days a week and build in a full 24 hours of rest and recovery between sessions. If you don’t, you increase your risk of injury and overtraining as the muscle tissue doesn’t have enough time to repair and grow.
All HIIT workouts are best performed as part of a personalised fitness plan designed by our trainers and paired with a nutrition plan.