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. Cycling classes can be intimidating. But don’t be shy. Here’s how to ace your first cycling class!
Your First Cycling Class
You may not be 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 your first cycling 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! Besides having a great workout, here’s some things you need to know:
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!
Show Up for Your First Cycling Class on Time
Cycling classes fill up, so 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!
We know you want to chat with your friends but cycling class is not the time to do it.
People come 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, make every effort 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, beginning at your first cycling class, and you’re sure to have a fun and safe workout.
What are you waiting for? Join one of our classes today!