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Do you find the idea of CompuTrainer classes a bit intimidating? These 60-minute introductory sessions are aimed at demystifying indoor cycling by taking each rider through the bike set-up and bike removal process and describing the basics of training with power. They also include a short workout which can be used to assess your power output capability or simply to prepare new riders for the regular interval classes by giving them a sense of their current cycling fitness. Riders of ALL levels welcome!
NEW! Ramp-Up Introductory Series
For a much more comprehensive, introductory program, our 4-Week Ramp-Up Program takes riders through all of the basics by introducing them to power-based training concepts, addressing bike fit and extensive form drills, and gradually progressing the intensity of the workouts over 4 weeks, each consisting of 3 weekday workouts. Each Ramp-Up program begins on the first Monday of the month starting in January!
Our 60-minute "non-shifting" classes are the heart of IndoorPower. They include a short warm-up, a set of highly specific & demanding intervals, concluded with a short cool-down. In most cases, these classes leave the thinking up to the computer and riders simply work against personalized levels of resistance - and there's no need for shifting gears - but occasionally we turn the tables and allow the computer to simply measure our work rather than dictate it.
These 90-minute interval classes challenge riders in the same way as the 60-minute classes with the obvious addition of 30 extra minutes. Sometimes we'll mix things up by allowing riders to shift gears on a rolling course while
the work rather than allowing the CompuTrainers to dole it out. These
versions of our workouts allow riders to feel as though they are on an actual road with changing grades, aka hills, requiring the use of your bike's gears. More akin to riding outside, the shifting workouts let riders decide just how hard they want to work.
These 90-minute base-mileage workouts are a great way to build your aerobic engine while watching a movie, cycling event, or TV series. You can even bring your own DVD to be voted on prior to the start of the ride. Riders then perform a steady-effort workout with a little extra entertainment or distraction from the monotony that often accompanies long, slow distance work by your lonesome. You'll be surprised how challenging and effective 90 solid minutes of moderate effort can be!
NEW! Endurance Rides
These 90-minute, weekday (and occasionally weekend) rides offer early-season riders the opportunity to focus on growing their aerobic base via long, moderate-intensity intervals with a few form drills sprinkled in. These rides are lightly supervised by a location employee who helps get the ride rolling and intermittently checks in to make sure things are going well. Riders have the option of watching a movie, listening to music, or even benefitting from the occasional coach's presence while they themselves log some unrelentingly steady tempo intervals.
These indoor training sessions allow local racing teams, cycling clubs, really groups of any type to train together without all of the distractions that can interrupt and degrade an outdoor group training session. They're a great place to safely work out with a group of riding partners and IndoorPower will even tailor workouts based on your group's specific training goals upon request.
These unstructured, discounted workouts allow each rider to tailor the workout to their own specific needs or goals each ride. While watching your power, heart rate, speed, and other important training metrics, you can log indoor endurance miles during foul weather, race your classmates, or perform your own interval workout as you see fit. The choice is entirely yours.