What should I expect if I am new to indoor cycling?
One of the best things about indoor cycling is that it can be adapted to any fitness level. With the ability to adjust the resistance level on the bike, one can gauge the level of the workout to suit each rider’s abilities. With every class comes a new level of confidence and strength.
How many calories are burned per class?
This all depends on the weight of the individual and the amount of exertion used. Research indicates that on average, indoor cyclists burn 400-550 calories in a 45-minute workout. In a 60-minute weight resistance based class or an anaerobic based class, an average sized individual with burn between 450 and 650 calories.
Will this class bulk up my thighs?
When we “climb,” we increase our resistance and work on lower body strength building. Legs are sculpted and metabolisms are boosted. Since climbs rarely last for more than a few minutes, there is not enough time to build bulk.
Is there any way to make the seat more comfortable?
For beginners, the seat and the bike in general require a little getting used to. During this phase it sometimes helps to wear padded bike shorts or use a cushioned gel seat. In a short period of time you won’t necessarily need either.
Do cycling shoes really make a difference?
Cycling shoes do offer a more secure position in the pedals enabling the cyclist to work much more efficiently. Pedal strokes become more powerful. Any cycling shoe will do. We have SPD compatible clips on our bikes, so you will need to purchase those clips for your shoes. These are generally sold separately.
Do you have childcare in the studio?
No, unfortunately we don’t.