HOW WE RIDE™: Simply put, the Spinning® program is a mixture of science and spirit. It is rooted in the physiology of cycling and performance while honoring the commitment to a deep mind/body connection. Like two wings of a bird, the physical and mental aspects of training must co-exist equally. One has no meaning without the other. When both are in balance, you can soar beyond your wildest dreams. This is the formula for success in health and life no matter who you are. It ain’t rocket science, we think it’s a pretty darn simple philosophy to live by, and we love it. We think you will, too. And, we have a whole heck of lot of FUN. I mean, life is just too short. If it doesn’t make you smile and laugh and feel awesome, why bother?
The sound training principles, manifested through heart rate training, serve as the foundation for our structured rides. The Spinning® program uses a system of 5 different Energy Zones™ (heart rate zones) as a template for a fancy word called periodization. Basically this means incorporating purposeful variety in your training program to avoid plateauing and to help propel you toward your fitness or competitive goals.
WE KEEP IT REAL: At RIDE™, every class has a design and purpose. A road map of direction. Let’s be frank: If you’re looking for random cues that don’t make sense, unsafe or contraindicated movements, or instructors who do nothing but scream at you, you don’t need to come to RIDE™ because you will be very, very unhappy. We ride the bike like a bike and we don’t do hovers, isolations, figure 8’s, squats, lean on the handlebars , ride with one or no hands, pedal at warp speed cadences or any of that other silly nonsense that has nothing to do with cycling (or fitness for that matter!). We keep it real, people, and we keep it safe. It’s a fixed gear bike with a weighted flywheel, folks. We will KYA (kick your you-know-what) but we will do it safely. There are rules to follow, and we follow them diligently. Click here for more info on what NOT to do in a Spinning® class. Ok, we’ve said it, now we can all relax.
THE BOTTOM LINE: We nourish the parts of you other indoor cycling programs don’t dare to touch. Because we believe there is more to riding than just pedals and gears, hills and sprints.