June 20, 2012 3 min read
There are a lot of misconceptions about indoor cycling classes and the intimidation alone is enough to deter some future indoor cyclists. At Zensah, we want to help make sure your first class is a success. So if you’ve ever considered taking an indoor cycling class, here are a few things you should know.
What to Bring
Overall, indoor cycling is a one of the most effective cardiovascular workouts, which is one reason why indoor cycling classes have experienced such tremendous growth and popularity in recent years. While some believe that you have to be in top shape to be a successful indoor cyclist, a stationary bike provides the option to choose your own resistance level, making it easier to customize your workout while still keeping up with the class. It is important to remember that all indoor cyclists, beginners and professionals alike, must go at their own pace. You are in complete control over the difficulty of your workout, but first-time participants in any indoor cycling class should ease into this form of exercise and start increasing the intensity after two or three classes.
Lastly, speak with your instructor if you have any questions or concerns. Inform them of your previous injuries, illnesses, and overall fitness history and fitness goals. Instructors are the best resource when starting an exercise program for the first time. Arrive a few minutes early to allow enough time to ask them about proper posture, seat adjustments, and how to adjust the speed and resistance level of your bike. These are tips and important features that you should be familiar with before you start your first class.
What to Expect After Your First Class
Though it might be intimidating to attend a group class, indoor cycling is truly designed for participants of all fitness levels. So have you ever wondered what it would be like to experience the exhilaration and intensity of an indoor cycling class? Have you ever wanted to be part of the group of cyclists huddled over stationary bikes while being absorbed by the sound of the instructor’s voice? Now is the time to enroll in your first indoor cycling class and take in all of the benefits of this not only trendy, but one of the most fun and effective cardio workouts.
For those that have attended an indoor cycling class – what was your experience? Share below!
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