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Happy New Year!

As you get back into the studio, after a great holiday season, you’ll notice Jen has gotten bigger and edging closer to her due date – January 24th! We decided to have some fun with that due date!

Amy B (who teaches Sat and Sun) created an super cute Guess the Date Calendar and we decided to make it a 50/50 draw! $5 per guess – date & time when Jen is going pop! The BEST guess wins 50% of the money and the rest will be donated to Sick Kids!

Take a guess the next time you’re in, or you might miss out!

CYKL Team

9 Jan 2017

Happy New Year and Guess the Date!

Author: admin | Filed under: Charity, cycling, Events, exercise, Fitness, News

Krista is teaching the Saturday 7am Winter Base Training Program starting Jan 7th! Last year she rode the program for the first time, and here’s her thoughts on the WBTP and how it helped her get in shape for spring!

I love being an instructor at CYKL, I love the studio, our riders and I love getting up there and crushing a climb or a mean set of intervals. Addicted to the adrenaline? Absolutely. I’m a mountain biker – I want tough climbs and intervals.
I know the benefits (and importance) of endurance zone training and I mix it into my weekly training (most of the time) but the 12 week program hadn’t been something I considered. Every January Kim and Jen have encouraged me to join and every January I made up a reason to not do it.

“Aerobic zone training? For 12 weeks? Not my thing Jen. Come on.”

Last year, I decided to give it a try – I needed to do something different. It changed everything for me. I teach differently. My breathing changed. It was a reminder on some things (a reminder I needed), and a lesson on other things. And on top of all that, I was ready for Spring riding more than ever before.

I get to take over Jen’s Saturday morning session this Winter while she’s off having her baby – and I’m really looking forward to sharing my excitement for this program with the crew. We are going to have a great 12 weeks and we’re all going to finish ready to roll!

Join Krista on Saturdays at 7am! ONLY 5 SPACES LEFT!

CYKL TEAM

 

15 Dec 2016

Krista’s thoughts on the WBTP!

Author: admin | Filed under: Events, exercise, Fitness, indoor cycling, Training

 

As we talk more about the Winter Base Training Program that begins January 7/8th at CYKL, we’re trying to clearly describe to everyone how the program works and what it’s all about. More specifically last week we told you “Winter Base training is a 12 week program designed to strip back to the essence of fitness, your aerobic base; the foundation of your fitness. We train for longer periods of time in your aerobic energy zones, building aerobic endurance and muscular endurance.”

BUT what is my aerobic training zone and why do I care about this?

Aerobic training is working at a 4/10 (on that big chart in the studio) OR something called your  Zone 2! This is where all the magic happens in building your aerobic foundation.

How do I know my own “zone 2″ heart rate 

To determine your personal aerobic and anaerobic training zones (zones 1-5) we start the program with a mandatory Lactate Threshold Test with a Heart Rate Monitor. This test has you working at a “hard” effort for 10 mins x 2. From the average of both 10 min efforts we calculate your personal heart rate training zones.

These Zones correlate to the Perceived Exertion Chart in the studio. These are personal to you and you can use them in all of our classes – not just the WBT Program.

Why Do I care about zone 2 or aerobic training?

Aerobic fitness is the foundation to all fitness. Just like a house if you don’t have a strong foundation everything else you build on it could crumble. So if you want to be stronger or better in your intervals, or on hills, if you want to increase your anaerobic tolerance, you must first build a solid aerobic foundation. When you 
train in Zone 2 for long periods
 (over 1 hr) you teach your body to utilize FAT as a fuel source, as it is a long slow burning fuel.

We often get hooked on the adrenaline rush of high intensity shorter duration classes and feel like we are “not working hard enough” in endurance classes. This type of go, go, go training can have a negative effect on your fitness because you will simply over train and eventually either injure yourself or crash and burn. You need to train smart and balanced to keep yourself strong and healthy. This means stripping it back to endurance type training at least once a week, allowing yourself to actually breathe!

CYKL Team

Need we say more? Book your spot now!

CYKL Team

18 Nov 2016

Mo Social

Author: admin | Filed under: Charity, Events, exercise, Fitness, indoor cycling, music, News, Rides, theme rides

Every January CYKL runs a 12 week winter base training program on Saturdays at 7am OR Sundays at 12pm!

This program has been a FAVOURITE for all kinds of riders at CYKL! Every weekend is a 90 min to 2 hour ride, focused on building your aerobic endurance (4/10) which is the foundation for all the training you do here. As the weeks progress, the rides get tougher and more demanding, training your muscular endurance (6-7/10) and anaerobic endurance (7+).

Lots of CYKL riders do the program don’t ride a bike outside. Many use the program to “re-set” after the holiday season, since the long rides are BIG calorie and fat burners! Others have goals like completing the Ride to Conquer Cancer, Ride for Heart, running a 10km or half marathon, or like Dominic (an awesome past participant of the Winter Base Training Program) to feel ready for his triathlon season!

Dom kindly gave us a testimonial for CYKL’s WBTP, here’s what he had to say!

“I’ve participated in CYKL’s Winter Base Training for 3 years in a row. I found the program very beneficial as a way to increase my conditioning and endurance ahead of triathlon season. By focusing on our lactate threshold and heart rate zones, everyone was able to monitor their improvements weekly. Coming out of the 12 weeks, I felt ready to hit the road!”

Winter Base Training Program is ON SALE NOW!!

BUY IT

CYKL Team

Happy Halloween! We hope you enjoyed our scary Halloween theme rides this past week! Diana’s Killer Halloween Ride, Kim’s Fang Mountain and Jen’s Zombie ride (complete with spooker-dooker pumpkin muffins) were tons of fun to teach!

CYKL Team

31 Oct 2016

Happy Halloween!

Author: admin | Filed under: Events, exercise, Fitness

Tuesday November 1st, 2016 kicks off our CYKL Movember Challenge!

HOW IT WORKS: Track your rides (1 per day) from Nov 1st to Nov 25th in the studio on your own Movember head! Use the crayons, get creative!

Join the CYKL Team on the Movember website at http://moteam.co/cykl-toronto and help CYKL raise some funds and awareness for Men’s Health.

Lastly ride & party!! with CYKL on Friday November 25th at 6pm at our MO SOCIAL. 75 min Dj Spin followed by some manly snacks (beer and pizza most likely), to celebrate all your hard work, give away our Movember prize packs and raise a few extra dollars for Movember. $20/rider – ALL PROCEEDS GO TO MOVEMBER. Register for the event through CYKL  or Movember click here

PRIZES TO BE WON!

- Weekly prizes for the best MO-VEMENT photo posted on Instagram with the hashtag #CYKL and #Movember2016. Show us what you’re doing to get active in November – either the CYKL Mo Challenge or other awesome workouts/activities you do!

- Prize for most rides from Nov 1-25th (*remember you must take 1 mandatory rest day a week)

- Prize for best looking moustahce (start freshly shaven Nov 1st and grow until the 25th)

- Prize for Top fundraiser on the CYKL Movember Team!

Questions/Comments just email info@cykl.ca

The CYKL Team

17 Oct 2016

Movember Challenge!

Author: admin | Filed under: Challenge, Charity, Events, exercise, Fitness

CYKL had a wonderful weekend riding up at Blue Mountain/ Kimberley/ Creemore and all the great hills in between! The weather was spectacular and it made for 2 great days of riding, relaxing, and eating!

CYKL will be hitting the road again in the Spring/Summer and Fall in 2017! Stay tuned for destinations and weekends!

CYKL Team

7 Oct 2016

Blue Mountain was beautiful!

Author: admin | Filed under: Blue Mountain, cycling, Events, getaway, ontario

CYKL is headed to the Blue Mountain area on September 23-25th, for an awesome and challenging weekend of cycling! You can save 15% if you reserve by July 15th! Use the promocode: CYKLExp2016 when purchasing.

COST: $450+hst

Includes: 2 nights shared accommodation, meals and snacks (a few beers!), guided rides on Saturday and Sunday and support.

These weekends always sell out, so book today to avoid disappointment! 

CYKL Team

The Tour de France Challenge at CYKL begins on Saturday July 2nd! The TdF Calendar is up and you can start planning your rides in order to win the challenge!!

Here’s how the calendar and challenge works!

The Yellow sticker Rides = 3 points

The Green and Red sticker Rides = 2 points

The Blue sticker is only given if you do a plank after class! = 1 point

How the challenge works!

YELLOW Jersey Prize: The rider with the MOST points at the end of the Challenge will be the winner of the challenge and wins the yellow jersey prize pack!

KOM Prize: The rider with the MOST Red stickers will be the King or Queen of the Mountains and win the KOM prize pack. You don’t have to ride every day to win this! Just ride the Red sticker classes.

GREEN Jersey Prize: The rider with the MOST Green stickers will be the fastest Sprinter and when the Green Jersey prize pack. You don’t have to ride everyday to win this! Just ride all the Green sticker classes.

Reminder the 1 Month Unlimited is on TOUR special – $140 until July 15th

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29 Jun 2016

The TdF Calendar

Author: admin | Filed under: Challenge, Events, exercise, Fitness