Personal Trainer Doug Rusho’s super-popular Psyclewrx cycling program makes its triumphant return to the club beginning this Saturday. Doug’s taking over the blog today to let you know why you need (yes, need) to enroll in this program. It’s 2012 and the perfect time to try something new.
Take it away, Doug!
Are you looking for that spark of inspiration? Are you tired of not really knowing if the time you spend at Midtown is changing your fitness or performance level?
If so, it’s time to stop “working out” and begin training instead.
Psyclewrx allows you to make a commitment to a long-term, goal-oriented, indoor cycling program.
With a well-tested and proven plan, focused direction, individualized training metrics, and most importantly, tangible results, Psyclewrx allows you to improve your fitness level over the course of a session.
This year, Psyclewrx is being offered in three, five-week sessions on Saturdays, at 12:45pm. Each five-week block will build upon the previous block, allowing the body to safely adapt and progress to greater fitness. Each block is separated by two weeks of recovery or individual training.
Do not think for a second that Psyclewrx is too intense. We train with Power and as a result, you will work at an intensity appropriate for your current fitness level. As long as you can complete a regular one-hour indoor cycle class, you are an athlete ready to be made.
Psyclewrx will also entertain you, making the time fly by. Just look at your Coach. Anybody willing to go out in public in this get-up, will have to offer some fantastic music and creative drills and profiles.
My costume for the Halloween Cyclocross Race
Did I mention results? The average rate of improvement for Psyclewrx graduates is 15%! This is not just “talk” of improvement; these are actual numbers you will see and feel.
The first session begins Saturday, January 7th, and runs through February 11th. The cost is $100, and you can secure your spot by calling the front desk). This session will focus on Foundation Endurance. Classes are 60-90 minutes long at low-to-moderate effort levels. We will take a “bi-week” on Feb. 4th for participation in the “Cycle for Hope” charity event.
I was recently certified by Stages Indoor Cycling and will also be offering a complimentary bike set up service called LaserFit™ (yes we will be using a laser!) on Saturday, January 28th from 8:30-11:30am. We are trying to decide if we should administer this on a walk-in basis or via sign-ups. What do you think?
For more information on the Psyclewrx program please see the display outside the Cycle Room and take a brochure, or contact me directly at 461-2301 ext. 261.
We tend to loosen our belts this time of year, figuratively, and sometimes literally.
Maybe we skip a planned workout. Maybe we indulge too heavily at a holiday party. Maybe we have three calorie-laden drinks when we really should have one.
These practices are common. We’re only human. But if you’re looking to kick off the official holiday season on Thanksgiving Day with some pre-caloric burn, there’s no better place to be than Midtown. The club is open from 7am until 2pm. Kidtown is open from 8:30am to 2pm.
Thanks for Giving Power Vinyasa Yoga with Randi and Karyn: A hot and sweaty class of giving and gratitude. Held each year to benefit Bivona Child Advocacy Center, we would greatly appreciate monetary donations.
“It’s a Party” Group Power & Zumba: Rev up your Thanksgiving morning with 50 minutes of Group Power to various party theme songs, followed by Zumba with our awesome instructors.
Feeling Grateful Vinyasa Yogawith Susan S: Cultivate thankfulness and experience the sweetness gratitude brings.
Turkey Burn PilatesMat with Kathy: Strengthen your core and feel the pre-turkey burn.
Pre -Turkey Burn with Missy: 90 minutes on the Keiser bikes increasing watts (or power) by combining resistance (gears) and speed (RPMs). Missy created the playlist for this class entirely from member requests. Work hard and have a blast doing it.
Thanksgiving Ride with Doug H.: An all-terrain cycle class guaranteed to make you sweat.
Turkey Cardio Tennis: Our tennis pros will bring on the burn as you enjoy the fast-paced drills and games of Cardio Tennis before the big feast. All skill levels are welcome. 100% of your $20 donation will benefit The Open Door Mission, and as our way of saying “thank you” for giving, we’ll provide you with a free Cardio Tennis Class.
Tough Turkey Team Obstacle Course with Tim and Vinny: Join us this Thanksgiving for an extreme obstacle course unlike any other. It will be tough. It will be cold. You will get wet. You’ll earn your Turkey before your in-laws wake up, without a doubt. Our Facebook page has all the details. Limited to the first 30 signups, so register soon!
Want to know what to wear? You won’t be able to pick up or abandon clothing during the race. So, if you want goggles in the pool, you should be wearing them at the start. If you want sneakers on the mud course, they’re going with you into the pool. Stay lightweight but prepare for some cooler weather (mid-40s). Compression tops and bottoms, light sneakers, and maybe some gloves will serve you well.
On Friday, November 25th, all regularly scheduled Group Exercise classes will be held. In the past, we’ve cancelled the 6am Cycle Express class, but not this year. So instead of shopping, come work out.
It’s Psyclewrx 2.0 time again at the club. If you take group cycle classes, you’ll love Psyclewrx, which utilizes the latest technology of power measurement to greatly enhance fitness.
Psyclewrx creator, personal trainer, and cycling instructor Doug Rushowants to see you in class beginning this Saturday, October 8th
Take it away, Doug.
Hello Midtowners. It has been a busy summer with my two girls (Hannah is 2.5 years old and Brynn is 9 months old), but I am very excited to start up Psyclewrx (Pwrx) classes again. Psyclewrx graduates are averaging a 15% improvement rate!
This past weekend I attended the Indoor Cycle Instructor Pro Conference in Boston. I was invited back this time as a presenter, and I delivered a lecture and led a ride based off my Pwrx 2.0 program. I met a lot of unique people: Trisha who just returned from Iraq, Eugene, who found my Hollywood look a like (Ish Kabibble), and many others with interesting stories.
Barbara Hoots, a presenter from Georgia, just recently taught cycling to former President Jimmy Carter to prepare him for knee replacement surgery. She looked up all of the musicians who performed while he was president and burned him a playlist. She wheeled a bike into his office and set it right on the Presidential seal! He laughed when a Willie Nelson song came on and asked for the phone. He dialed the digits and then said, “Hey Willie, you will never guess what I am doing right now!”
I also embarked on a new certification, Stages Indoor Cycling. Stages is also looking to the future with cycling programming based on power, periodization, and most importantly, measurable, tangible results. We talked a lot through the weekend as they were impressed with my Pwrx program. I was even invited to join them on stage (no pun intended) for their Saturday night main event ride.
I learned about a few new pieces of training research but most importantly I observed and listened to many different instructors to “get a beat” on what we can do to improve the indoor cycle experience. The question arose, “How can we help indoor cycling survive?”
Up until this point, it has survived based on the mind/body connection, great music, and motivating instructors. Without a doubt this entertainment needs to continue. But, we need the other half; we cannot just keep pedaling on thin air. People want results, they want to see and feel improvement. With power-based bikes like those we have at Midtown and an organized program like Pwrx 2.0 we can find the perfect blend of entertainment and training.
Psyclewrx 2.0 session 1 starts this Saturday, October 8th. Check out the poster in front of the group cycling room for more info, or give me a call at 461-2301, ext. 261.
I look forward to the opportunity to help everyone improve and have a great time while doing it!
Want more information on the program? Check out Doug’s Psyclewrx journal on our blog from last fall.
Are you a Pwrx graduate? What did you think of the program?