|8:00 – 9:00 PM
8:15 – 9:15 PM
Power Cycle is a new, indoor cycling program designed for serious athletes. With our new, state-of-the-art Keiser M3 bikes you can, for the first time, harness the power of real-time data to maximize your fitness. These classes aim to challenge your current cardiac and muscular endurance by creating structured intervals that progressively stress your body, forcing it to adapt and grow stronger and fitter.
If you are in training for a Triathlon, Cycling event, any other kind of endurance race or are just simply looking for a more structured, focused indoor cycling working, this class will fit your needs. Drop in anytime for a great workout or come often as part of your weekly training schedule.
How to sign up?
Book a spot today. Space is limited! In order to participate you will need to call the front desk prior to the class start time (212-563-7001) to add your name to our sign-up sheet and to prepay for your spot.
What is Training with Power?
Power (displayed in Watts) is a measure of the force you are exerting on the pedals of your bike. It it a much better indicator of how efficient and powerful you are than speed or heart rate. With this knowledge you can establish current baselines from which to gauge future workouts and intervals. These new bikes give real-time wattage readings as you ride so you have fundamental feedback into your effort level. Combining this knowledge with current heart rate readings can allow you to train at levels specific to your body to give you the best opportunity to reach your goals.
This class, led by MPHC’s resident USAT Certified Triathlon coach Anthony Bagnetto will be an hour-long, intense, measured workout that will rely on the data being displayed on your bikes monitor. Each class will have a different focus that will be announced at the beginning of class. Coach Anthony will create these workouts with your goals in mind taking you through days of climbing, sprinting, long steady-state intervals and testing. Obviously, each athlete is different and has different baseline capabilities. This is why the class will work with your unique % of Watts rather than the same numbers for everyone . Through frequent short testing intervals, you will zero in on your FTP (Functional Threshold Power) which will define how many Watts you need to generate during any given interval.
But don’t worry about the complexity of these numbers, Coach Anthony will deliver this information very simply and walk you through each step of the process, you only have to spin hard and monitor your screen. The workout and countdowns will be clearly displayed in the front of the class. In addition, of course, there will be great music, excitement and a like-minded community of athletes all working together to push each other.
Who is this class for?
This class can be attended by anyone familiar with or comfortable riding a spin bike. No other knowledge is necessary or required. Since the workout is tailored to the individual, the class is geared towards athletes of ALL LEVELS that are currently in training for either an upcoming triathlon or road race. But it can also be very helpful for those looking to cross train or simply step up their workouts. The effort levels in normal spin classes are totally by “feel” which can be useful at times, but this class aims to quantify that effort and dial in a workout that is much more challenging and helpful.
If you are in training, this class can replace any of your early morning or late night rides in Central Park allowing you not to have to deal with weather, pedestrians or gear.
- Coach Anthony strongly recommends purchasing a Heart Rate monitor to bring to class. This added layer of information, combined with wattage can give you insights into your body’s effort level that can tell you a great deal about your fitness. These watches can be purchased at most running and cycling stores. If you purchase a POLAR brand HR chest strap, the Keiser M3 bikes will be able to display that information right on the readout of your bike. POLAR is the only brand that will do this.
- In addition, clip-in bike shoes are recommended though not required. The efficiency and stability gained by clipping into the crank arm will allow you to get alot more Wattage in and a better workout.
- Water bottle and towel will also be very useful throughout the hour-long session. Hydration will be very important as you continue through the workout.
- A note pad, or smart phone can be utilized to great effect by keeping track of your efforts during class and for comparison later on. We will be looking at Wattage and HR averages at the end of each interval and using those numbers to build your fitness.
This summer, help your teen’s confidence, focus, and self-respect grow by enrolling them in MPHC’s Teen Mixed Martial Arts classes, private lessons taught by our very own MMA powerhouse, Jeanene Gannon.
With Jeanene’s instruction, your teen will learn the basics of Mixed Martial Arts training, including endurance, stamina, and balance, all while increasing their fitness level, burning excess energy, and having a great time.
To book a private appointment, visit our reception desk or email Jeanene at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here at Manhattan Plaza Health Club, we are more than just friends and coworkers. We are family. And when one of our own is in need, like any family we band together to help.
Sunday, December 9, 2012, we held a Massage-A-Thon to raise money in support of one of our very own Massage Therapists, Esther, who earlier this year was diagnosed with breast cancer. With several of our Therapists donating their time and tips, as well as a table FULL of amazing necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry (all made by Esther herself!), t-shirts, books, candles and oils, we were all set for what was promising to be a great day! Boy, we weren’t wrong!
Thanks to our dedicated, talented massage staff, and the kindness of our members, we are pleased to announce that the Massage-A-Thon was a complete success, having raised more than $500 dollars to help a dear friend and member of our family.
Holiday magic is in the air. It’s the time of year where we at MPHC celebrate the spirit of the season with fun events and specials that bring our members together with festive celebration and holiday savings.
Join us Saturday December 15th for our Annual Holiday Synchro Show! With a DJ, refreshments, and a spectacular water show performed by our very own Synchronized Swimming Team, come spend the afternoon with your MPHC friends and family and enjoy this amazing Holiday water show!
MPHC Member Admission – FREE!
Guest Admission – $5.00
This Holiday season, set your New Year’s Resolution off on the right track with personal training a package! During the month of December, buy a 10 pack of sessions and save 20%. Act fast, because just like snow, this offer won’t be around for long!
Offer expires 12/31/2012. Sessions are valid for ONE YEAR from the date of purchase. Limit two (2) packages per member. Packages are non-refundable.
Another fun, successful July 4th Sundeck Party has come and gone here at MPHC. If you attended, thanks for making it such a blast! If you missed it, check out the pictures below for the fun and sun that was had by all! We hope to see you next year!
Sahika Ercumen, World Free Diving Champion, Guinness Book Of Records,
for holding breath longest underwater. Teaches breathing techniques and
demonstrates special MONO FIN product at MPHC.
What better way to spend the summer than attending the new Family Aqua Zumba class only at MPHC?
For Summer only, bring the whole family down to the pool on Sundays from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM a get fit the fun way! Men, Women, Children… EVERYONE is invited to the “coolest” Zumba party of the year.