Benefits of SoulCycle

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SoulCycle
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With a law degree from St John’s University School of Law, Robert Kasirer went on to an Of Counsel position with Manatt, Phelps, Rothenburg, and Phillips. From there, he went on to a career in the health care industry, and today, he is a managing director with KFT Capital and a director of the aging and architecture-focused JacobRose Family Foundation. Robert Kasirer keeps himself healthy in part through SoulCycle.

SoulCycle is a form of spinning class on an indoor bike. Spin bikes are taller than regular stationary bikes and SoulCycle classes require clip-in shoes. Each class is 45 minutes and includes high-energy music and an instructor that takes you through a full-body workout with light hand weights. The class can burn 500 to 700 calories and generally targets the abs, glutes, and cardiovascular systems.

SoulCycle has become very popular in recent years, with celebrity endorsements from people like Kelly Ripa and Molly Sims. In addition to the workout, classes have a community aspect that many people find motivating. The choreography and intensity of focus also help some people relieve stress and anxiety.

The Benefits of Aerobic Exercise for Seniors

Robert Kasirer spent nearly a decade with the University of Pennsylvania as a member of the Aging External Advisory Board. Along with professionals from various walks of life and industries, Robert Kasirer utilized his position on the board to improve the quality of life for older adults.

Keeping the body in good physical shape becomes increasingly important as we grow older, yet individual exercises can feel harder to accomplish as the body ages. Aerobic exercises are arguably the most beneficial type of workout in which an older adult can engage, since they not only burn calories and improve heart health, but may also lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as improve joint mobility. Older adults often also experience increased energy levels following an aerobic workout.

For older individuals who have not exercised for a significant period of time, aerobic workouts should last no longer than five minutes at a time. As the body responds, exercise sessions can be brought up to about 30 minutes per day. For the less mobile, a simple brisk walk constitutes an aerobic workout. As mobility returns to the body, aerobic exercises can range from a game of tennis to a hike in the woods.