Every class is structured differently, but one of the great things about our program is that it is adaptable to all fitness levels. Remember that there’s no competition. Listen to your body and adjust the resistance on your bike accordingly. If you’re a first timer, let your instructor know. He or she will make sure your bike is adjusted properly and give you a rundown on the class as a whole. Don’t worry your instructor will make sure to pay attention to you throughout the class and give you proper instructions when needed.
Each class is an hour long session. The total workout is 45 minutes with a stretch both in the beginning and end of class.
Anyone can benefit from our classes. And because you can go at your own pace by controlling the resistance on your bike, taking cycling classes is a great way to get fit and reach your fitness goals.
The number of calories you’ll burn depends on a number of factors, including your weight and the intensity at which you exercise.
Our class makes riding a stationary more bike fun by adding variety, structure and visualization into your workout. A motivating group setting, energizing music and inspiring instructors make indoor cycling class an incredible experience.
Comfortable workout attire is all you need to get started. But the right gear can make a great class even better. Padded cycling shorts and dry-fit tops will make your ride more comfortable. You can always include wearing a heart rate monitor to make sure you get the most form every workout.
The “climbs” that are incorporated into a Cycling class simulate the experience of riding up a hill. Climbing is an excellent way to build strength, which means you not only get shapelier legs but also stoke your metabolism since muscle needs more calories to sustain itself than fat does. However, most climbs only last a few minutes, which is not enough time to build big, bulky leg and butt muscles. If you’re ever in doubt, share your training goals with your instructor and ask them to help you create the ride that’s right for you.
If you are new to Indoor Cycling it takes a few sessions for your body to get used to the saddle. However, you can use padded shorts or buy a gel seat cover to make the ride more comfortable in the meantime.
The most common cause of numbness is restricted blood flow to the feet, which can be caused by shoes, shoelaces or toe straps that are too tight. Loosening laces and straps often solves the problem.
Cycling shoes are made with a very stiff sole that enables more powerful pedal strokes. Cycling shoes can also be used with clipless pedals, which facilitate a push/pull action and more efficient pedal strokes. They are definitely recommended.
Proper bike fit is very important for injury prevention. So participants need to be big enough to get their proper seat height and fore/aft adjustments. Generally speaking, you must be at least 4’11. But this is not an exact minimum height because leg and torso length are the determining factors. If kids are going to participate, they need to be mature and responsible enough to follow the safety rules. It can sometimes be tempting for kids to pedal as fast as they can, and that can be unsafe. Pre-pubescent children should not “climb hills” on the stationary bikes with a lot of heavy resistance on the flywheel. Youth fitness guidelines advise against resistance training for kids whose growth plates are still forming.
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