Archive for May, 2015

As the summer season finally arrives, CYKL is excited to introduce a new style of class to the studio – CYKL PLUS! CYKL PLUS classes are high intensity interval cycling classes, for either 30 mins or 45 mins, with an additional “off the bike”  functional strengthening and stretching portion of 15-20min.

The idea for this style of class came from doing our Winter Base Training Program and adding on strengthening exercises at the end of each ride. The strengthening exercises were a hit! Riders felt the difference from adding planks and push ups, plus other exercises into their fitness regime on a weekly basis. Kim decided to launch CYKL PLUS this summer and test it out!

Why CYKL PLUS? Research has shown that you can gain significant benefits from a condensed high intensity cardio workouts (30-45min); (increased aerobic capacity, increased muscular power, strength and fat burning) This is something we at CYKL already know and practice in most of our classes daily! We decided to combine our already butt kicking CYKL class with a 15 min strengthening and stretching regime to increase the benefits of our workouts.

Our strengthening portion will be completed with the instructor  and will focus on core and upper body strength (back, chest, shoulders and arms), as well as legs using and improving the strength in muscles we use cycling – quads, glutes, hamstrings, adductors. These exercises will be done in a circuit using resistance bands, medicine balls, or  your own body weight.

Our stretching portion will be completed by Kara, who will focus on relaxing and stretching problem areas for cyclists (and anyone who sits at a desk all day) like hips, glutes, back, and chest.

Strengthening and stretching are two things we all should be doing more of for a more balanced and healthy body.  The CYKL Plus classes will make a great addition to an already rocking schedule of classes, check it out!

CYKL Team

28 May 2015

CYKLPLUS

Author: admin | Filed under: Coaches, exercise, News, Program, Rides, Schedule, strength, Training

The nice weather is finally here and it’s time to get into bikini body shape!

CYKL has some HOT summer specials to keep you pumped!!!

3 Month Unlimited for $300 (savings of $126!!!) BUY NOW

CYKL 5 Pack – $75 (that’s $15/class!!) BUY NOW

*hst not included. Limit 1 per person and 1 as a gift! Sale ends June 15th.

CYKL Team

22 May 2015

SUMMER SPECIALS

Author: admin | Filed under: News, Specials

What a weekend! The CYKL Experience was back in Prince Edward County, and it was amazing! The weather was hot and sunny, the roads were quiet and the winds were calm (a rare thing to have in the county, where it’s always windy).

We had a great group of happy and energetic cyclists to join us for this weekend! The routes were gentle rolling hills and winding flat roads, perfect for early season riding. CYKL is looking forward to the next CYKL Experience in June.

CYKL Team

 

20 May 2015

CYKL In Prince Edward County!

Author: admin | Filed under: Events, exercise, getaway, Riders, Rides

Last weekend CYKL Junek Velodrome ladies (Jen and Katya) were at the races! Jen was in NYC for the New York Gran Fondo, and Katya was in Niagara for the Niagara Classic. Both races were incredibly tough, seeing some very strong competition showing up to the startline from around the world.

There were teams from Colombia, Argentina, and the Netherlands at the Gran Fondo. As well as the Canadian national champion Leah Kirchman along with some incredible talent from Australia showed up in Niagara. Both ladies had incredible ride, with Katya finishing 6th (coming to the line using her arms because her legs were dead and profanity). Jen finished 14th and 11th in her age category (18-39), coming to the line after 161km wasted and ready for a beer.

Thanks again to our amazing sponsors – Velofix, Junek Velodromes, CYKL, Wheels of Bloor for helping us get to these races. We feel very lucky to have the opportunity to race these events!

CYKL Team

 

20 May 2015

CYKL Junek Velodrome Women

Author: admin | Filed under: News, race, Riders, Rides, Training