Cherry Lo, avid biker and fitness enthusiast….has been RAVING about Cykl Studio. I let her talk me into attending a class tonight.
We got to the studio early so Jen, the instructor (and manager according to the business card she gave me) could adjust the Real Ryder bike for me and give me the gel seat, and shoes. She also clipped me into the bike-I am hoping that I will get that myself (the adjustments) when I attend my next class. It’s never comfortable, but I felt I could tolerate it. Jen gave me a quick rundown of turning because YES the Real Ryder bikes move, and how to adjust tension.
Little did I know Cherry had me going to the HARDEST class that the studio offers….one of the Tour de France level classes (yes, Lance Armstrong level). I wanted to knock her off her bike at several points throughout the class but the people at Cykl must have known that because (conveniently) she was out of reach.
That class was beyond difficult. There weren’t hill climbs, there were MOUNTAIN climbs. There were turns, in and out of the saddle, adding tensions, downhills, intervals-you name it, it was in that class. I actually think I lost a pant size by the time I was finished (the class was 60 minutes).
But even though it was hard, I DID have a good time. Cykl is pretty unique. I love that the bikes move-and that they have the Tour de France on a screen behind the instructor. The music is REALLY good-exactly what I would play if I was biking/working out. I also enjoyed the enthusiasm of the instructor.
Will I be returning? Probably-not sure when….it won’t be this week, but I can see myself back at Cykl for an intro class in the near future! Thanks Cherry Lo-I am sure I will have difficulty walking tomorrow, but it was worth it.
For more information on Cykl, visit www.cykl.ca
p.s. isn’t the logo for Cykl cool?