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Purchase the CYKL Holiday 5 Pack – $90

Buy 1 for you and as a gift! Special ends Dec 24th.

CYKL Team!

12 Dec 2016


Author: admin | Filed under: cycling, exercise, Specials

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!!



CYKL 3 Hour Sweaty Turkey Ride – Monday October 10th!!

9AM to 12PM

COST: $33/rider – BUY NOW

*non-trasnferable. no refunds.


19 Sep 2016

3 Hour Turkey Ride!

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Patio season catching up with you? Ride at CYKL and sweat off some of those (tasty) beers!

NEW RIDER SPECIAL – 1 Month Unlimited – $75+hst – ON SALE UNTIL AUG 15th. 

OR 1st class – $12 & 2 week unlimited for $49

REMEMBER! If you refer a friend to CYKL, let us know! You’ll get 15% off your next pack!

*promocode good for 5 referrals!


8 Aug 2016


Author: admin | Filed under: indoor cycling, Specials

This week have Ash’s Beyonce Ride on Thursday May 12th at 6:15pm followed by a killer 15 min core workout off the bike!

9 May 2016

May Theme Rides!

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

Meet Kim and Bruce! They have been dedicated to CYKL since November! They since purchased cycling shoes, shorts, and joined our Sunday Winter Base Training that started back in January. Every class they ride, they bring their positive energy and alway work 110%! Thank you Kim and Bruce for inspiring us and other riders here at CYKL over the past 5 months.

ALSO thank you KIM for spending your birthday CYKL and to your amazing daughter for bringing you in bubbles and cupcakes (which tasted even better after Krista’s butt kicking class).



9 Mar 2016

Riders of the Week!

Author: admin | Filed under: cycling, Fitness, indoor cycling, Riders, strength, Training

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!!

Next theme ride on the schedule is tomorrow night at 6:15pm with Ash! She rocks a dynamic duo class with Jayz Vs Beyonce on the playlist!

16 Sep 2015

Jayz VS Beyonce!

Author: admin | Filed under: exercise, indoor cycling, News, Rides, theme rides

On Thanksgiving Monday October 12th we’ll be hosting the first 3 HOUR Ride of the season! Come on out and work off that pumpkin pie!

When: Monday Oct 12th 9am-12pm

Cost: $32/rider

Sign up today!


16 Sep 2015

Thanksgiving 3 Hour Ride!

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

The summer is ending (*booo whoooo!), so to ease you into fall we decided to put our 10 Pack on SPECIAL!

Get the CYKL 10 PACK for $138 (reg. $172) – that’s a savings of 20%


Sale ends Sept 15th, get it before it’s gone!



2 Sep 2015


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