Cycling

CYCLING MOVE OF THE MONTH: THE SURGE

CYCLING MOVE OF THE MONTH: THE SURGE

In plain terms, a surge is when you double your leg speed and increase resistance in short bursts. The surge is a type of high intensity interval training (HIIT), so if you’re not out of breath after a surge, you’re doing it wrong. Lucky for you the surge can be done either sitting or standing. Just make sure that you keep your perfect form because you can start to slack off once you get tired.

SPIRE CYCLYING MOVE OF THE MONTH: PEDAL STROKES

SPIRE CYCLYING MOVE OF THE MONTH: PEDAL STROKES

This month we’re going to take a closer look on how you can get the best workout with the best form. Though you might not be focusing on it, the way you push and pull your legs affects the way you ride. They key aspect for a perfect pedal stroke is to synchronize the push of one leg with the pull of the other. This perfect balance will provide a better workout, while protecting your joints.

SPIRE Ride Move of the Month: Hill Corners

Every month we challenge our staff to work on improving one movement or exercise that we use in classes. We focus on form and strength, challenging each other to become better everyday. This month we want to let you in on the challenge! Keep reading to learn more about our movement of the month and what you can do to continue to improve!

Movement: Hill Corners

Be in the Know: Cycling and Crew Terms

Be in the Know: Cycling and Crew Terms

Have you ever wondered what some of the terms used in a class actually mean? Sitting in Crew or Cycling might be slightly confusing when you don’t understand what the instructor is asking you to do. You might hear ‘let’s clip-in, calibrate, and get ready for in first hand position but make sure you are out of the saddle,’ or ‘hey everyone, prepare for a 500 meter sprint, make sure you are tightening your core, and don’t get any slack on your rower at the catch.’ – You might be thinking what did the Instructor just say? I haven’t even sat down yet!

Tips For Attending Your First Indoor Cycling Class at SPIRE

SPIRE's indoor cycling workout is set to energizing music and delivers an incredible cardio workout. The SPIRE RIDE is open to all fitness levels and is designed to strengthen and tone your thighs, glutes, calves and core while burning maximum calories (more than 500 calories in a 45 minute class!). Here are a few tips before heading into your first class.