Fitness is very important in my life. In order to stay sane, I work
out. I love trying new things to get a great workout in because just running
and lifting weights can get repetitive for me. So when City Cycle invited me to cycle with
them a few weeks ago, I was really excited to try a cycling class with them!
Here are 8 things I took away from
my first ride with City Cycle:
1. Three words – Full Body Workout.
I had only gone to one or two cycling classes from the gym I used to go
to in California. I knew I was going to get a great workout
in, I just wasn’t expecting that I was going to get a full body workout in 45 min–
which was such a nice surprise!
2. Arm Workout Say What?!
Since I wasn’t expecting a full body workout, I definitely was not
expecting an arm workout during the ride. Half way to about three quarters into
the ride, we incorporated light lifting exercises with 3 lb weights. We didn’t
do anything too crazy with the weights, but the exercises we did were enough
for me to feel like I got a balanced
3. Push Ups are possible when you’re
Again, since I wasn’t expecting a full body workout, I absolutely did
not expect push ups (lol). We ended
up doing a modified push up while cycling. I had no idea you could even do this
on a bike so I appreciated the added challenge!
4. It’s your workout and your pace.
One thing I really appreciated about cycling with City Cycle was that
they encouraged you to continue to push yourself and also listen to your body.
If we were climbing a big hill, our instructor Cheney encouraged us to turn it
up a notch but also reminded us that this was our workout and our practice. So we had the freedom to turn up our workouts
or dialing it back if we felt like we needed to take a cycle back.
5. Cycling to Beyonce is always a
We had great music to cycle to the entire time. We even cycled to queen
Bey so it definitely was a great ride!
6. Lights went with the pace of the
Another thing that surprised me about my first ride with City Cycle was
how the lights went with the pace of the workout. I was expecting some crazy
light show the entire time we were riding. But instead, the lights changed as
we lifted weights and also cooled down. I appreciated how the lights were kept
down as we climbed hills – cause my face probably showed how much I was
struggling. I enjoyed how they used the
lights to take us through the phases of the class.
7. Top notch facilities!
Another thing I really liked about City Cycle was their incredible
facilities. I love how they provided complimentary shoes and towels to ride
with. They also had private lockers where you could set your own code, nice
showers, a blow dry bar, and a really nice lobby area to hangout in before the
8. First ride is completely free!
Thank you City Cycle for an
incredible first ride! I can’t wait to come back!
This post was made in collaboration with City Cycle and all opinions
are all my own.
Photos: Lindsey Clawson