Many new faces are showing up at indoor cycling studios now that so many people have committed to start working out more consistently and maybe try new forms of exercise. Several newbies have come into the riding room after my courses in recent weeks, telling me they’ve never done this before and asking if there are any basic indoor riding programs. “No,” I’m afraid I’ve had to tell them. They may be available at some fitness centers and boutique studios, but I’ve never seen them.
When I brought it up with my group fitness supervisor a few years ago, she indicated there isn’t enough demand for beginner sessions to justify offering them. I understood what she was saying. After all, it only takes a couple of classes for a novice to get up to speed—and this can occur in any class by adjusting it to their level of fitness. That’s what I now advise individuals who want to experience it for the first time.
Prepare Wisely For The Workout
At least that long before the ride, fuel up with such a light yet nutritious snack. Wear an airy tank top or t-shirt with fitted, padded bike shorts and a cold, moisture-wicking tank top or t-shirt. If you have them, wear cycling-specific shoes, or tough sneakers dehydrated throughout the workout, bring a bottle of water with you. If you are a beginner then follow verywelllift.
Arrive early and get advice from the instructor.
The most essential thing is to seek assistance in correctly putting up your bike for your body. Your ride will be safer, more productive, and more enjoyable if your seat is at the proper height and distance from the handlebars. It’s essentially a question of personal preference as to how steep or low the handlebars are, so go with what feels appropriate to you. Also, if it’s not evident, ask the teacher how to switch gears and how tall they go.
Learn the fundamental movements as well as body and hand positions.
This is something you can perform without the instructor’s guidance. Before you even step inside the cycling studio, you can study the basic hand postures and primary movements on the internet.