SPORT X INDOOR CYCLING
Our indoor cycling classes run during the non-riding season (usually October until the snow disappears) and have multiple sessions throughout the week. The schedule does change from time to time so it's best to call the store for more details.
To sign up for a class you can call the shop at 613-284-1632 or register below.
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What is indoor cycling?
It is a fitness program designed to maximize the benefits of long distance cycling on an indoor bike. Classes are led by motivated certified instructors, fusing invigorating music and group dynamics with simulated road racing exercises.
Will indoor cycling classes help me lose weight?
Yes, it will help shed pounds and lower body fat if done regularly and combined with a healthy diet. One can burn up to 800 calories in a single class but the average is 500 calories. It is a fantastic cardio exercise regime, leading to a more energized and healthier life.
Will a indoor cycling class make my legs big?
No, it actually elongates your leg muscles (think of a cyclists body). It is your genetic disposition which determines how your muscles develop with exercise. Most large legged cyclists have added intensive resistance training to their exercise regime.
How do I start?
You could observe a class and perhaps speak with an instructor. Next, check the schedule and get the appropriate gear; athletic shorts and running shoes or cycling shorts and SPD cycling shoes if possible. Finally, bring water and a towel, identify yourself as a first timer and take a class.
How long is a class?
Classes are an hour in length consisting of a 45 minute ride followed by a 15 minute cool down and stretch.
Are all classes for all levels?
Yes, people of different levels can attend the same class. As much as it is a group setting, classes are structured towards the more experienced rider. But even the more tentative beginner will be nurtured.
Can anyone do this exercise?
Yes, people of any age, size or fitness can participate. (It is always recommended that before beginning any form of exercise, one should always check with one’s doctor).