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Indoor Cycling is a group exercise class done on stationary bikes. The special bikes used in indoor cycling classes look like stripped-down models of the stationary bikes you see in the cardio area of the gym – they lack fancy gauges and lights, and feature a weighted flywheel in the front of the bike. The intensity of your workout is determined by two factors: 1) Cadence, or pedal speed, and 2) Resistance, controlled by operating a knob in the front of the bike, which acts upon the flywheel. Every class is a little different, but one of the great things about indoor cycling is that it is adaptable to your fitness level. Cadence and resistance can and should be modified to address your individual training goals. Remember that there's no competition. Listen to your body and adjust the resistance on your bike accordingly. By varying the cadence and the resistance, riders can simulate all types of terrain, from steep hill climbs to flat, fast roads. The advantage of indoor cycling is that you can do it year-round, and you are kept motivated by the certified instructor, the people around you, and the music!
What to wear?
Comfortable workout attire is all that is needed to get started. Moisture-wicking tops and either padded cycling shorts or a gel seat cover will make your ride more comfortable. Stiff-soled athletic shoes that are cut low on the ankle should be worn, but riders may also wear cycling shoes that clip onto the pedals. Our bikes are SPD and Look compatible.
What to bring?
Please bring a towel, bottle of water, and a great attitude!
Tips for indoor cycling class
If you're a first timer, please arrive to class about 10 minutes early so that your instructor can make sure your bike is properly adjusted and give you a rundown on what to expect.
Remember that an indoor cycling class is not only a physical journey, but a mental one as well. When you use your imagination to visualize different terrains, you will be better able to push your body and challenge yourself.
Take advantage of the group environment to push yourself even harder than you would if you were alone; but remember, indoor cycling is not a race or a competition…this is your ride!
Exercise improves the quality of life. My approach to fitness is through functional exercises, which strengthen your natural movements. I am a health and fitness enthusiast. My specialty is helping people to reach their fullest potential through challenging and encouraging workouts. Many individuals of all fitness levels have found my knowledge, experience, and passion to be helpful in reaching their goals.