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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

As December approaches we’re gearing up for our amazing CYKL Winter Base Training Program beginning the FIRST weekend in January! Howard, another of one of our past participants, gave us a great testimonial this week! Check it out below and learn a little more about why the WBTP is for everyone!

“Regardless of your fitness level, CYKL’s Winter Base Training Program is a great program that gives you an opportunity to continuously improve on your physical strength over the 12-week period.  So, keep stuffing yourself throughout this holiday season because you will burn it off gradually (provide that you put in the hard work).  I love the program because in additional to the physical component, the program provides guidance on other areas such as the importance of nutrition, the effective use of aerobic and anaerobic zones, among many more.  I always participate in the Sporting Life 10K and I never have time to train, but I never worry because I am prepped up from the Winter Base Training.  You definitely have my support on the greatness of the program, well, I guess you already have my money too since I already signed up, so CYKL, well done on all fronts. ” – Howard

But I’m not a cyclist so why would I need this?

This program is for EVERYONE, whether you are new to indoor cycling or an avid cyclist, runner or triathlete – it’s all about building endurance and increasing fitness no matter what your fitness level.

Got questions? Email CYKL at info@cykl.ca

Purchase the 2017 WINTER BASE TRAINING PROGRAM NOW!

28 Nov 2016

Winter Base Training Program

Author: admin | Filed under: Coaches, cycling, exercise, Fitness, News, Program, Rides, Training

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

Join Kim and Dj Earlscourt at CYKL on Tuesday June 28th at 6:15pm for our PRIDE RIDE! Wave that rainbow flag and get pumped for Pride weekend in TO!

BOOK NOW!

20 Jun 2016

PRIDE RIDE!

Author: admin | Filed under: Events, exercise, Fitness, News, theme rides, Training

BUY NOW!!!

CYKL Team

20 Jun 2016

SUMMER SALE

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

CYKL Strength will be coming to Saturday mornings! Starting Saturday May 28th at 8am you can join this 60 min body rocking workout for 6 weeks with Kelsey (and Jen)!

You can register for the program online ($16.50/session)  or pay for a drop-in session (regular class price $24/session) to try it out.

COST: $99+hst (6 sessions) save $7.50 class by registering for the full 6 weeks!

START: Sat May 28th @ 8am
Register now!

*Class is limited to 12 people so don’t delay!

4 May 2016

Saturday Strength Program!

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

Thank you to all the riders who took part in our March Madness Challenge! It was an awesome month of riding and planking here! After 31 days, the winner of March Madness was Brianne (left)! Thank you Brianne for your dedication and fierce competitive spirit! 2nd place went to Barb and 3rd place went to Connie!

4 Apr 2016

March Madness Complete!

Author: admin | Filed under: Challenge, cycling, Events, exercise, indoor cycling, News

CYKL Strength Program! Runs every Monday and Friday at 6:45am for 6 weeks!

Begins: Monday April 18th @ 6:45am

Jen, certified personal trainer, creates every workout to challenge beginners to advanced! The program focuses on building a strong upper and lower body, plus core using resistance bands, body weight exercises, and free weights. If you have any questions about the program email Jen – jen@cykl.ca!

Buy Now!

*10 participant limit. no refunds or exchanges.

4 Apr 2016

Strength Training Program!

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

March Madness is 1/2 done and the leaders hold to their spots after a rocking 2 weeks of riding. Brianne continues to lead by 1 point! Barb and Catherine are tied for 2nd!

14 Mar 2016

1/2 way through the Challenge!

Author: admin | Filed under: Challenge, Events, exercise, Fitness, indoor cycling, News, Riders

Over the last couple of weeks some of our riders have been asking us “What is CYKL’s Winter Base Training?”. We always give them the short and sweet answer, but here’s the answer (full of detail) from Kim, the boss lady! Feel free to ask us any  questions or concerns about WBTP or any other CYKL programs!

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.

 Is This Program just for Athletes or can anyone benefit from it?

This program is for EVERYONE, whether you are new to indoor cycling or an avid cyclist or runner, it’s all about building endurance and increasing fitness no matter what you fitness level.

How Do You Know You Are Working In Your Aerobic Zone?

We do a Lactate Threshold Test with a Heart Rate Monitor the first day of the program.  This test has you working at a “hard” effort for 10 mins.  We take the average of your Heart rate after that 10 mins and then have you do the test 1 more time.  We take the average of the 2 tests to determine your Lactate Threshold, from there we determine your 5 Training Zones. These are personal to you and much more accurate than the industry standard Max Heart Rate numbers that state that everyone of the same age has the same training zones!  The Lactic Threshold Training Zones correlate to the Perceived Exertion Chart in the studio. You will truly know what working at a 4/10 should feel like, this is your Zone 2 and where all the magic happens in building your aerobic foundation.

Why Do I want to Work on Building My Aerobic Base?

This 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 have a solid aerobic foundation.  When you ride at this training Zone for long periods of time (over 1 hr) you teach your body to utilize FAT as a fuel source, as it is a long slow burning fuel.

We often time 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!!

How Long Are The Winter Base Classes?

The program runs for 12 weeks starting in January. We start out around 60-75 min and increase the duration as we get into the program until we are approximately 2 hours on the bike.

What Else Can I Expect?

You can expect to learn about proper cycling posture, pedal stroke and speed and efficiency drills.

We recognize that to train smart we also need to encourage some sort of strength training to the program so we teach a different strength exercise every week and encourage you to continue with them on your own time.  We also have Guest Speakers that come in and educate you on nutrition, posture, injury prevention and stretching.

So come join Jen and I for WBT2016!!  It’s a great way to stay focused and motivated during the long winter months!  At the end of the 12week program spring will be here and you will be ready! J

Choose from either:

Saturdays from 7-9am with Jen OR

Sundays 12-2pm with Kim

We would LOVE to train with you, SIGN UP TODAY!!