What are the Benefits of Indoor Cycling?

According to the U.S. Department of Health ".....regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of coronary disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure.....and helps to control weight, contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints... reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression..." Need we go on? Cycling is also "low-impact" without the joint stress that you get from "ground-pounding" sports and activities. All good reasons to strap-in/clip-on and RYDE!

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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We are a studio focused on one thing only, indoor cycling. Come and experience one of the most sweat breaking, muscle stimulating, calorie blasting, heart pounding, intense cardio workouts you will encounter. But don't fret, indoor cycling doesn't involve complicated chorographic moves. You just jump on and Ryde. You will also enjoy our premium sound system, making the whole experience so enjoyable that you'll wonder where the time went. You will never, ever dread a workout again!

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Where are you located?
RydeOn
Saline is located at 450 E. Michigan Avenue in Saline, MI 48176. Our phone number is 734.316.2356 but you don't have to call to schedule classes – just click here.

Do I have to be in good shape to get started with indoor cycling?
No! In fact, indoor cycling is one of the best ways to get in shape, combining aerobic exercise with the chance to build lean muscle, lose extra weight, and increase your stamina.

What about keeping up with the rest of the class?
You don't have to. At RydeOn, your Ryde is your own - each Ryder controls the resistance on their bike and the speed of their own pedals. You choose how hard you want to work on any given Ryde. Each class is filled with Ryders of all levels fitness levels and experience. The only question is how hard you want to work on any given day. Our experienced instructors will set you up properly and guide you through your own personalized Ryde.n!

Indoor cycling looks intimidating. What's the best approach to getting started? 

We suggest you come in about ten minutes before your first class so your instructor can get you set up on a bike and give you an idea of what to expect during the Ryde. One of our primary goals is to create an environment that nurtures the beginner as well as challenges the experienced Ryder. We pledge to make you feel welcome and comfortable and ready to RydeOn!

How much do your indoor cycling classes cost?

We keep fitness affordable. New clients should take advantage of our offer of UNLIMITED classes for 30 days for only $39! Not sure if you want to make the comittment?  Purchase a drop in Ryde and if we've converted you by the end of your class, we'll apply the price of your Ryde toward the NEW CLIENT offer.  Click here to check out our pricing offer.

How many calories will I burn during a Ryde, and how many miles will I travel?
The answer depends on how hard you work and the ride profile of that day's class. On an average, you can expect to burn between 450-600 calories in a 60-minute ride. During that amount of time, you're likely to ride 10-15 miles. 

Will RydeOn indoor cycling classes bulk up my thighs?
No. Instead, indoor cycling is an excellent exercise for shaping and toning your leg muscles. Rest assured, you'll like how your legs work if you take indoor cycling classes consistently!

Will indoor cycling improve my running and/or outdoor riding?

Avid runners who have added indoor cycling to their cross-training routine often report that indoor cycling "balances" out their leg muscles, putting emphasis on muscle groups not normally used during running. It is also a great way to avoid over training and provides a break from the constant pounding that can take a toll on the feet and knees. For outdoor riders, indoor cycling offers an opportunity to train in ways that aren't possible out on the road – and a temperature-controlled environment for training during the winter.

Is indoor cycling safe for people with knee or back problems?

It is recommend that you consult your physician before beginning any new exercise program. However, with proper setup cycling is considered a low-impact exercise and is often recommended by physical therapists and chiropractors. In most cases when individuals report that cycling hurts their knees and/or back, these issues are easily resolved through proper adjustment and set up of the bike.

Do you provide water at the studio?

Yes, we have a filtered water cooler to fill your water bottle, and we provide bottles in case you've forgotten yours.e.

Do you provide towels?

Yes.

Is the seat comfortable?

Some beginners find that the seat, and the bike in general, require a little getting used to. Padded bike shorts or a cushioned gel seat can definitely soothe your own seat. Yet, most regular Ryders find that in no time at all they don't need either one.

Do I need special shoes or clothing to Ryde?

No, but flat-soled shoes work best. After you've fallen in love with indoor cycling you'll want to take it to the next level and purchase cycling shoes with SPD clips for the most efficient Ryde. We recommend comfortable workout attire. Avoid loose fitting long pants that could get caught in the pedals.

Do I need a heart rate monitor?

No, but the computer on board your Keiser M3 bike will provide a constant readout of your heart rate if you wear a Polar heart rate transmitter.  Heart rate training allows you to monitor your fitness, pace your workout, and prevent over/under training.  Our instructors are well versed in heart rate training and can help you to understand heart rate training zones and identify your individual heart rate guidelines.  

What are cycling shoes? Do I need them to take indoor cycling classes?
Cycling shoes are made with a very stiff sole that enables more powerful pedal strokes. They allow you to work the backs of your legs more effectively because they clip in to the pedals and connect you to the bike. While you don't have to invest in cycling shoes for either indoor cycling or for cycling outdoors, you'll get more out of your workout – about 30% more! – if you do.

More about RydeOn Saline and the benefits of indoor cyclings
Our studio is spacious and flooded with natural light. Careful attention has been paid to each detail to create an environment that's peaceful and inspirational. Our bikes are state-of-the-art Keiser M3s. Each bike is equipped with an onboard computer helping you to measure your power as well as miles and calories burned.

The benefits of indoor cycling are many and varied. Cardio fitness benefits are well known, but here are a few other extras!

  • Lower bad cholesterol levels
  • Raise good cholesterol levels
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Raises metabolism
  • Burn calories / lose weight
  • Feel more energy
  • Build strength
  • Tone your legs, hips and thighs
  • Combat the effects of middle-age
  • Reduce stress

 

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