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Join co-hosts Jill McCauslin and Chris Brown on the Fit Women Over 50 podcast for the Becoming Elli Community where women inspire each other to become fit and strong.

Becoming Elli is a group of women who are focused on healthy living and getting fit. We discuss fitness, nutrition, and ways to age gracefully.

Jill and Chris interview experts and share their insights about losing weight, keeping it off, working out and becoming fit and strong. Hear from others who are making it work, become inspired and motivated.

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Mar 26, 2019

In episode 30 of the Fit Strong Women over 50 podcast for the Becoming Elli community, Chris and Jill discuss improving fitness through spinning with Sherry Chylsta. They talk about the basics of spinning, working your muscles, and share advice about working out.

Sherry is a Star 3 lifetime-certified spinning instructor who enjoys making classes challenging and fun for all at a gym in Hudson, Ohio. She has been a certified instructor for about ten years. Sherry loves athletics and while she misses road races, she knows a no-impact workout like spinning is something she can enjoy for a lifetime.

Sherry discusses:

  • Improving Fitness Through Spinning
  • Spinning Tips and Techniques
  • Having Fun

She also explains about fast twitch and slow twitch muscles and how to work both. Sherry also talks about heart rate training.

Sherry encourages everyone to try something new at the gym -- especially different classes. She advises new members to overcome the feeling of intimidation by those who are already in shape. She suggests you remember that everyone had a first workout, and they didn't look any better starting out than you do now.

Some of Sherry’s favorite sayings for spinning class are “No one wants to go spinning, but everyone wants to have been spinning” and “You can do anything for one minute.”

As an added bonus, Sherry was kind enough to share her favorite potato and kale soup recipe.