Our Two Assumptions About You And Cycling Classes

Posted on February 15, 2017 · Posted in Uncategorized

At Revocycle we assume you go to a cycle class to get fit using a bike.

We would guess that you don’t like being injured.

 

The Revocycle program is built around using a bike properly so that you get the most fitness from a cycle class and don’t hurt yourself in the process.

And we are, provably, the most effective indoor cycling workout in the country.

 

First, to get fit on a bike you need to pedal. Pedaling is creating power around a full 360 degree circle.

 

Your dance party spin class uses a fixed gear spin bike with a 50 pound flywheel. The bike is literally powering your legs around in a circle. You aren’t pedaling. That’s why you can stand for 5, 10, 15 minutes. That’s why you can spin at 140 rpm….it’s helping you.

 

That’s not how you get you fit.

 

Revocycle freewheel bikes require that you pedal the full circle, the whole class. When we stand you must put on heavy resistance or you fall to the bottom. Like a bike.

 

It’s the difference between riding your dance party spin bike or riding a Nike bike around town. Try standing for 10 minutes pedaling a Nike bike. Attempt some ‘around the worlds’ as you pedal over the Broadway Bridge. You can’t do either.

 

Now…

 

If your knees and back hurt after ‘spin’ class, it’s because your studio is teaching you to swing your body around in a way that violates all indoor cycling certifications.

 

Suffice it to say that bikes aren’t built for dance moves ‘around the worlds’ or ‘obliques’…very bad alignment issues, very bad for the knees and back.

That’s why your knees and back and shoulders hurt.

 

You may wonder why your ‘Rockstar’ instructor or studio owner ‘teaches’ you these things when they are banned by certifications and will hurt you. Why don’t you ask her?

 

Revocycle: If you want to get fit on a bike, this is how you do it.