Hey Rec'ing Rams!

The series we've all been waiting for is finally here.

Let’s be honest, the CSU Rec Center can feel uncomfortable for new members.

I know from personal experience that going to a new gym or class can be intimidating, and it’s totally ok if you feel the same.

Taking group classes might seem like an extra challenge in this respect, but you shouldn’t have to feel that way.

In this new series, I am on a mission to try and review group classes at the Rec so that going in and taking one feels less daunting.

This time, I got to check out the Cycle 50 class at the Rec. You can register for this vinyasa and slow-flow fusion through the CSU Rec App or on our website.

Before I tell you what I thought, let me give a better description of what you will be getting into:

“An upbeat 50 minute cycling workout to fun beats that incorporates climbing, sprinting and so much more! Everyone is welcome here no matter what their background in cycling is.”

Jess was the instructor for my class and was very helpful in getting set up to start. I have never been to a cycling class before and did not know what to expect!

After everyone got their bike situated, Jess promptly started the class and turned up the energizing music we would be biking along to.

Honestly, this class gave me a real run for my money! It is high-intensity with frequent intervals of varying fast-paced movements such as climbing and sprinting.

Throughout the class, Jess encouraged us to add resistance to the bike in order to challenge ourselves. Still, I was able to take it at my own pace and never felt pressured to keep going if I felt like I needed a break. At the end, the instructor made sure that we stretched before moving on with our day.

I would highly recommend this class if you are someone who enjoys HIIT or other generally fast-paced workouts. This time I took a 50-minute class. Additionally, there are options for 30, 45, or 60-minute classes as well.

That’s all Rec’ing Rams! If you take this class, let us know what you think. We would love to hear your feedback.

Looking for some culinary inspiration? Check out these delicious and easy recipes from the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center.

If you’re looking for a healthy, hot meal in a hurry, you’ll love this quick and easy chili!

Start your day with an antioxidant-rich breakfast! Try dark leafy greens in the winter and fresh tomatoes in the summer. The flavors of this recipe can always change depending on what vegetables are in season.

These popsicles make a delicious and healthy sweet treat! Try mixing up the fruit variations like raspberries, peaches or melons; depending on what’s in season.

This recipe is perfect for a healthful snack on-the-go. It is easy to prepare and can provide energy to fuel your busy schedule or your favorite fall activities!

Enjoy both greens and grains in this healthy springtime salad!

Create a burrito bowl as an alternative with brown rice as a base, and leave out the taco shells. Tempeh can be cut into strips instead of crumbled if desired.

Hummus is an easy way to incorporate fiber and protein into a meal or snack.

Start your day off with a convinient and healthy breakfast of overnight oats! This recipe is prepared in the evening for an on-the-go breakfast.

Don’t throw away those ripe bananas! Ise them for this delicious banana muffin recipe.

Enjoy the tastes of a delicious cocktail-without the alcohol! This delicious kombucha-based mocktail is perfect for those trying to reduce their alcohol intake with refreshing floral notes.

That’s all for now, Rec’ing Rams! If you try a recipe, be sure to let us know.

See you soon!