A typical Group Cycling class involves a single instructor at the front of the class who leads the participants through routines that are designed to simulate terrain and situations similar to riding a bike outdoors. Some of the movements and positions include hill climbs, sprints and interval training.
Our instructors use music, mindful visualization and enthusiastic coaching to lead students through a ride that best suits their fitness level and goals. Most often, Striation 6 Group Cycle instructors will lead what is called an interval ride, where students will sprint, run, climb, and jump all in the same ride, but there will not be definable pattern to the exercises.
One of the major advantages of indoor cycling is that each participant can exactly control his/her level of intensity to suit ability or fitness level but still remain as a group together. The classes can therefore be heterogeneous. As an alternative, participants can judge their level of exertion relative to a perceived exertion scale. Each rider is permitted to dictate how hard he/she chooses to work with the instructor providing active and dynamic encouragement together with technical and practical advice throughout the class. At Striation 6, we encourage all individual riders to own their own classes – to come in mindfully and make each Group Cycle ExPerience™ their own.
Besides having the potential to burn hundreds of calories per hour. Group Cycling also strengthens the muscles of the lower body. It tones the quadriceps and hamstrings, along with stimulating the muscles of the back and hips.
This workout is for you, if:
• You are an avid cyclist
• You want to have a fun, challenging workout
• You are looking to maximize your body fat burning ExPerience™