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Treadmill Workouts



There’s no workout type that’s gained more popularity over the last few years than treadmill workouts. We’re not talking about just running on the treadmill, but also adding cues and music. Barry’s bootcamp and Equinox both offer classes that are specifically designed to incorporate a treadmill. At Daily Spot, we rely treadmill workouts to make cardio more fun. With a little bit of guidance and some killer tracks, you can take running on the treadmill from something you dread to something that you look forward to at the gym.

Not all Treadmill Workouts are the Same

OK, that sounds great, but why do I want to keep doing the same workout over and over again? Isn’t that the same thing as running? Actually, the best part of these workouts is that they aim to train in ways you probably haven’t used on the treadmill before. For example, at Daily Spot, our trainers may push you to sprint or climb through different parts of your workout. This helps to maximize the amount of calories burned, as well as keep you moving in new ways. Trust us, once you try this you will not go back to jogging at the same pace for 30 minutes. The other thing our trainers like to do is remind you of cues. Sure, you know that it’s better to keep your shoulders and neck relaxed during a run. Once in the zone, form becomes much harder to remember. Try out Robbie’s program on Daily Spot. He’s a veteran spin and treadmill instructor and will keep you engaged on the treadmill. He will also work in the important form cues to help make sure everything is dialed in. Trust us, try his workout once and you’ll never go back to running on the treadmill without his cues again!


Cycling Workouts

One of the major conveniences of treadmill workouts that you don’t get with cycling workouts (which we also refer to as spin workouts), is that the units are not necessarily the same. Of course, units can be different on treadmill workouts, but for cycling workouts, you could be dealing with a broad range of bikes and, ultimately, measurements of resistance. One way we deal with this at Daily Spot is to use the tempo of the music to help cue resistance (“make it hard to hold this beat”). Of course, this workout is ultimately to benefit you, so when in doubt opt for the harder resistance. One thing to keep in mind if you’re on a traditional spin bike: as you warm-up, set your resistance to the lowest point because workouts will generally build up from the lowest resistance.