What to Expect: Cycling
Indoor cycling is a form of highly aerobic exercies that blasts calories, builds endurance, and provides excellent upper and lower body conditioning. It’s different than simply riding a stationary bike, in that it adds great music, highly trained instructors, and a motivating group setting to inspire and challenge you.
You don’t have to be in great shape to enjoy indoor cycling, because you can tailor each ride to your fitness level. In fact, cycling is an excellent way to get in the best shape of your life: Research suggests that cycling can help you burn an average of 400 to 500 calories in a single 40-minute session! Each class can vary, but you can always expect a fun, non-competitive environment that fosters camaraderie and challenges your body and mind.
IF YOU’RE NEW TO INDOOR CYCLING, HERE ARE SOME INSIDE TIPS AND TRICKS TO SURVIVE (AND THRIVE!) AT YOUR FIRST CLASS:
All of our classes are designed for all levels of riders, and you can tailor each class to your personal fitness level by adjusting the tension on your bike. Yen Cycling classes are taught in our dedicated cycling amphitheater where we have more than two dozen LeMond RevMaster bikes—the very best bikes on the market.
Fuel your ride. Don’t ever bike on an empty stomach. It is best to eat a little something about an hour before you ride. And, don’t forget to hydrate all day leading up to your workout!
Arrive to the studio at least 15 minutes before the scheduled class time to let the instructor know you are a first-time rider. All new riders are given a release agreement before spending a little time with the instructor to get familiarized with bike set-up, bike safety, riding style and more.
Focus on your ride. Experiencing a new workout can be intimidating, but know that at some point everybody was new. It is up to you to control how hard you work.
There is no special equipment or clothing needed for a cycling class. Wear what makes you comfortable! We suggest you wear tennis shoes and comfortable workout attire—moisture-wicking clothing and cycling shorts are nice, but not necessary. Experienced cyclists sometimes use indoor cycling shoes—bike shoes with SPD pedal clips—which can enable more powerful pedal strokes, but these aren’t imperative.
There are always first-timers and newbies at our cycling classes, so we promise you won’t be left behind! You can register for via our online schedule.
If you have any questions about cycling, please don’t hesitate to call us. We hope you’ll give this motivating workout a try!