Whether you’re looking to increase cardiovascular endurance, get in better shape, or train for an event, cycling offers a multitude of excellent health benefits. Cycling is also a low-impact form of exercise, and done inside, it’s a year-round way of avoiding ground-pounding runs or court sports. Since the early 1990s, indoor cycling, also known as spinning, has been growing in popularity. With this increased popularity has come great strides in the functionality of equipment and techniques used to make indoor cycling an enjoyable form of exercise. Now it’s set to music with overly enthusiastic instructors piping out instructions and encouragement. The best part of indoor cycling is that outdoor weather conditions are of no concern and cyclists are not required to purchase their own equipment, but at Detroit’s best studios, athletes get so much more.
The Detroit area is no stranger to fighting and martial arts. For more than 100 years, the city has produced such champions as Sugar Ray Robinson, Joe Louis, Thomas “The Motor City Hitman” Hearns and Tom “Boom Boom” Johnson. While boxing has lost its popularity since the 1990s, Detroit continues to provide top-notch training opportunities in the areas of mixed martial arts and martial arts. Whether it’s to learn valuable self-defense skills, become more physically fit or learn how to become a highly skilled fighter, these studios are among the best the motor city has to offer.
While there is no shortage of running paths in the Detroit area, not all of them offer the same scenic value. Nothing helps motivate runners more than beautiful scenery. Find that extra motivation and enjoy these Detroit paths year round.