CAMP Cycle is different, and here's why you should give it a try. Maybe you hate the monotony of your average spin class, which always leaves you bored and tired after the first 10 minutes. Or maybe you're just a dude who's been in a few too many female-only Cycle classes, and you'd much rather go to Circuit, because it's a better workout... right?
CAMP Cycle is more than just 45 minutes on a stationary bike. It's a fast-paced full-body workout that's just as fun as it is difficult. We use hand weights and push-ups on the handle bars to target your upper body, as well as tapbacks and isolations to target your lower body. You'll even work your abs as you twist and crunch it out to the beat. Speaking of the beat, we do emphasize riding to the rhythm of the room, but we also don't expect you to be perfect. So if the beat is a little too fast, feel free to just do you. Your ride is your time, not anyone else's.
But is it actually that intense of a workout? Cycle is often marketed as a cardio dance party, and in some ways, that's true- you can always expect to hear some sick beats while in class. However, if you're looking for a serious cardio workout, this is the class for you. One of our regular CAMPers wore a heart rate monitor during his last Cycle-Yoga blend, and he burned more calories in those 60 minutes than he did in Circuit. No offense to Circuit, because we love all of our offerings. But Cycle is a kick-ass workout!
We also understand that Cycle can be polarizing. It's typically seen as a female-only workout, but we don't see any reason why it needs to be gender-biased. If you're a dude, and you're really not into the idea of doing tapbacks, skip them. Nothing is mandatory, and our instructors won't make you feel bad for doing your own thing.
We often get asked about our themed rides, from TRL to the Rock vs. Hip Hop ride Danielle taught this past week. Basically, we want Cycle to be as fun as it can possibly be. We think adding themes to our rides encourages a more exciting, upbeat atmosphere, and it gives our instructors the chance to get creative with their music. So try to go into themed rides with an open mind, because they're always a blast!
Overall, CAMP Cycle is always a good time. All of our instructors bring different energies, so make sure to try all of them before picking a favorite. Just know that you can't go wrong- your instructor will be your coach, your DJ, and your inspiration, and we promise you'll leave feeling way better than you did before.