So I took my first indoor cycling class this weekend. That's a group workout on exercise bikes. My brother is a member at a health club, and got me a pass to come join him. He usually goes to this class three times per week on the bike trainer and has talked at some length about how great it is and that I really should give it a whirl sometime.
Regular readers of this space know that I ride year-round as a commuter, plus do longer group and bike trail rides for fun when the weather is nice. Coming from that mindset, I have to admit that I wondered at the appeal of "riding" indoors, when being outside is usually at least an occasional option. But being a good sport, I gave it a try. And it was . . . okay.
I'm not sure I could do it three times a week. And I know that I definitely prefer riding outdoors. But it was a workout, that's for sure. I was sweating so much by the end, one of the workers had to come around my bike with a squeegee.
Could an indoor cycling class be right for you? Read my complete review and find out what a group class on stationary bikes is all about.
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