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Feature Series: Get on your bike and ride – Better fitness and health with Better and the QDJC Rugby

Written by on March 21, 2022

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Now I know how it must feel to be a cyclist on the Tour de France or Tour of Britain, albeit in a very small way.

From that statement you can maybe guess that this last week on my self-imposed fitness programme at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre (QDJC) in Rugby has had a strong focus on bike work, in particular use of the spin bikes.

It’s been an interesting experience. The timing of my sessions this week has meant the Cardio Studio (pic below) has been free of fellow exercisers, so thankfully no danger of being embarrassed by not knowing how to initially set-up and use the bike (a case of trial and error for a comfortable seat height) or be left behind by some of the more experienced and competent users of these appliances.

So once on, and comfortable in one’s seat and position, and with headphones on to it has been an interesting experience.

And it’s amazing how quick the time flies by when you are pedaling away at a steady pace with a bit of music on the go and a nice sunny view looking out towards the farm fields adjacent to the QDJC.

And whilst I hadn’t necessarily realised at first, the effects on the legs – thighs and calf muscles in particular – from a decent spell in the saddle later in the day and the next day or so after are quite noticeable. Hence my statement at the top of this article about the Tour de France and Tour of Britain. I was doing stints somewhere around a 20-30 minute mark, compared to the pros doing it for 8 to 10 hours a day over several days during ‘tour time’.  And they are going up and down hills and mountains too. They have my respect.

But i have not neglected the other areas of the QDJC this week. The usual gym area and equipment has had my attention and patronage, and a couple of swim sessions with the odd sauna and steam ‘sweat out’ have also come in useful; the latter particularly to negate some of the post-cycling exertions.

But all in all, another decent week at things.

More of the same all being well next week as the fitness programme enters its last few weeks.


To find out more about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Centre in Rugby, the activities they offer and memberships available, and to take advantage of a free swim or gym session, click below.


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