“Ride like the athlete you are” is one of our mottos at Zephyr.
We encourage you to push yourself, to ride as a team and to move your body on a regular basis so that you can become the athlete that we know you are.
And while leaving a post-ride pool of sweat on the floor or posting numbers higher than your previous ride seem to signal a job well done, we’re excited to share some other ways in which you can ensure that you’re getting an effective cycling workout.
To get even more out of your next Zephyr class, we’ve rounded up five tips that will help you ride stronger, further, and most importantly, more efficiently than ever.
Try out our Shimano cycling shoes.
We recently rolled out a new shoe rental program, offering Zephyr riders a chance to try out Shimano indoor cycling shoes for just $3. Cycling shoes offer a number of benefits, including better power transfer while you ride, more overall control, a smoother pedal stroke, and less to worry about as you’ll no longer have to tighten those toe cages mi-ride. Try them out in your next ride! Just tap/click the shoe rental option when you go to book your next class.
Let go of those preconceived notions.
Even before we step foot inside the studio, we all have an idea of how our ride should be. But, it’s time to let go. We encourage you to walk into your next ride with no expectations. Listen to your instructor, try every hand position for the fun of it, and let yourself ride. Why not try it out?
Hydrate your body.
Proper hydration (before, during and after your class) is key to have a more efficient ride. Consuming a mixture of water and electrolytes in the proper amounts will give you more energy, help you recover faster, and allow you to come back to the saddle even stronger. One way to do that? Adding PKT to your water bottle before or after you ride. PKT is a local company that makes a high-quality powdered multivitamin made without sugar and filler-ingredients. Snag yours the next time you’re in the studio!
Properly adjust your bike.
Properly adjusting your bike is one of the most important things to do when it comes to not only your safety on the spin bike, but also getting the most out of your cycling class. If you’re unsure about the proper set-up, just ask! Our professional, rockstar instructors are more than happy to take another look at your bike and make any necessary adjustments. You can also hop on our newsletter list to be notified when our next Zephyr101 class goes live! It’s a great introductory and refresher course on all things Zephyr.
Consistency is key.
With summer in full force, taking your workout inside not always at the top of your list – we totally get it. We still want you to hit those trails and climb those peaks, yet we believe a consistent cycling routine will not only help you improve your ride’s efficiency, but also make you stronger for those outdoor workouts.
Try out these tips and we’re betting you’ll be well on your way to a stronger, faster, more efficient indoor cycling class. Ride on, Z.