Indoor cycling classes are a great way to burn fat and get in shape, especially now that summer is right around the corner. Cycling classes can be intimidating for many people. Look into any class and you’ll see Lycra-clad fit bodies dripping in sweat. But, if you look around a bit more, you’ll see bodies of every shape and size peddling away at their fitness level. The etiquette of cycling classes can be intimidating. But don’t be shy; join one of our classes today!
You’re not sure of the rules or where to start. Don’t worry. We’re here to give you the etiquette of cycling classes so you can walk into any class with confidence.
Indoor cycling classes generally last between 45 minutes and 75 minutes. So, be prepared to burn the fat away and sweat a puddle!
If you’re new to the cycling class, introduce yourself to the instructor. Our instructors are here to help you so don’t be afraid to ask questions. Many newbies head straight to the back of the class. While it’s okay to hide in the back, it’s best to start in the front where you can see and hear the instructor. And, we promise we don’t bite!
Cycling classes fill up, so show up on time! If you’re late, there might be no bikes left. Plus, your tardiness is distracting to other riders in the room and the instructor. Be on time and ready to go when class starts!
Don’t talk! I know, you want to chat with your friends, but cycling class is not the time to do it. People comes to class for a good workout. Talking is distracting for everyone. We don’t want to hear how work was or the latest gossip about your neighbour. Leave that for after class. Besides, if you’re talking during class, you’re not working hard enough!
Don’t come to class and do your own workout. While you should ride at your own fitness level, you should attempt to do the workout the instructor worked hard to develop and teach you. If you want to do your own workout, do it when there is not a class in session.
Clean off your bike when you are done with it! No one wants to get on a sweaty bike covered in your germs. If you leave a puddle on or around your bike, wipe it up and take it with you. It’s gross to make someone else clean it up afterwards.
Cycling classes are an excellent way to get fit and have fun. There aren’t many rules but follow these simple tips for the etiquette of cycling classes and you’ll have a fun and safe workout.