Monday, October 24, 2011

A Spook-tacular Halloween Ride

Spinning® is one of the most popular group wellness classes offered through Grinnell Regional Wellness and Fitness Center. This indoor cycling program is led by a certified Spinning® instructor who takes participants through a workout that simulates an outdoor ride.

Like many fitness classes, music is a very important part of the experience.

In fact, research has shown that the right music can help athletes lower their perception of effort making the brain think that the body is not working as hard as it really is. Music used in connection with exercise can help set the pace for moving to the beat of the music.

Spinning® instructors also become a disc-jockey because they carefully select music for the warm-up, the various components of the ride, and the cool-down. One of GRMC’s Spinning® instructors, Denise Lamphier, submitted a playlist for a spooky Halloween ride to the Spinning® instructors’ newsletter for a contest. Denise’s playlist was one of three selected to be featured from instructors’ submissions from all over the country. Congratulations, Denise!

You can join Denise on her Halloween Spinning® ride at 5:30 a.m., Monday, October 31. It’s early, but don’t let that scare you! Join in the fun and get your Halloween Monday off to a fun and fit start.

This will be the first-ever Spinning® class in the new fitness center location at Postels Community Health Park on the Commercial Street entrance. GRMC is thrilled to develop the space at Postels to bring even more of our wellness services under one roof. Come and check out the new digs!

Questions? Call Cory Jackson, wellness director, 641-236-2999.

Playlist by Denise Lamphier:
“This Is Halloween” Marilyn Manson
“Monster Mash” Bobby "Boris" Pickett
“Ghostbusters” Ray Parker Jr.
“Bat Out of Hell” Meatloaf
“I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix)” Bow Wow Wow
“Hotel California” The Eagles
“Twilight Zone” Golden Earring
“Millie and Billie” Alice Cooper
“Marie Lavaux” Bobby Bare
“Little Red Riding Hood” Nine Nine Nine
“Ben” Michael Jackson

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