OK, so, Justin isn’t a celebrity just yet, but, with his passion for fitness and his drive, we think it is only a matter of time. Celebrities seek out his classes as they are intense and motivational. Last month his tips were featured in several women’s health magazines, including the reprint from Glamour below. He wrote in to tell us about his love for Celsius! “I wanted to take the time to thank you for your amazing product. Your drink is sold here at our Earth Bar in Los Angeles, and as an instructor and manager I frequently drink Celsius. The members and my co-workers all love it with a passion! I teach 7 Studio Cycling (spinning) and Main Studio Classes per wk, all over Los Angeles, all at Equinox. Many times Celsius, combined with my own positive energy, is the only thing that gets me through!”
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Our lovely associate fashion editor, Rachael Wang, recently flew out to L.A. to attend ASICS Train Like a Celebrity three-day fitness extravaganza. Ordinarily I'd be SO jealous, but Rachel came back with so many celebrity fitness-inspired tips that I couldn't be anything but thankful. We'll roll out a couple every day this week. Up first, three cycling tips from Justin Rubin, group fitness manager at Equinox in L.A.
1) Make it fun!
Find a club and an instructor you like and have a blast! The more fun you have with the instructor, the music, the club and other members, the easier it is to be consistent in showing up. When you are consistent in showing up, that's when you see results.
2) Make sure to find a class that features variety.
The ride should be a nice balance of speed sprints, strong hills and active recovery. I like to mix it up as much as possible in my class, but overall [it should be] 50% light and quick and 50% heavy or steep and slow on a hill.
3) Most important: intervals and breakaways!
Whether you're pedaling fast with light resistance or slow with heavy resistance, the way to maximum calorie burn, speeding up your metabolism, and creating maximum after-burn is with interval work. Taking your heart and lungs on a cardiovascular roller coaster of total fatigue and then total recovery–and then doing it again and again!
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, Justin Rubin discovered Fitness while at Loyola University NOLA via Shotokan Karate. He moved to Los Angeles in 2000 and elevated his training with International Competitions and achieved the rank of Nidan, Second Degree Black Belt. After expanding his expertise into General Fitness, he attended EFTI, became a successful Schwin Certified Studio Cycling Instructor and also teaches various classes in the Main Studios. Now as the Group Fitness Manager at EQUINOX Westwood, he leads with passion, enthusiasm and zeal!