6 Tips for Your First Indoor Cycling Class


By Kaelyn Riley |

Expert Source: Emily Booth is the Signature Program Lead for Life Time’s EDG Cycle.

Indoor cycling classes are intense and fast paced, which can make your first ride a little intimidating. But don’t let that keep you out of the saddle.

Whether you’re a fitness newbie or a seasoned veteran, you’ll experience a variety of health and fitness benefits with indoor cycling. It’s been shown to boost stamina and strength, and it’s also low impact, so it’s easy on your joints. Plus, the camaraderie of your fellow cyclists can help motivate you across the (virtual) finish line.

These six tips can help you feel confident on your bike.

1. Adjust the seat height so it aligns with the top of your hipbone. On the bike, check that you have just a slight bend in your knee when the pedal is at the lowest point in its revolution.

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