Posts Tagged ‘burn’

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

And it’s all done! The CYKL Tour de France Challenge finished on Sunday with prizes, goodies and some sparkling wine to close out 21 days of cycling here! The Yellow Jersey prize pack was awarded to Tanya (top left) and 2nd runner up was Alisha (top right)!

The 3rd place spot went to an enthusiastic Julie, who moved work meetings around to ride the 3 point classes, and the Green Jersey winner was Barb! Thank you Barb for tweeting every single class of the challenge, I’m sure you made your followers feel lazy! Our Queen of the Mountains wasn’t present for the final class, but Juli (who came back to ride just for this challenge!) killed it!

Thank you to everyone who tracked their rides in July! We hope you are feeling strong and fit! Next challenge is in November!


29 Jul 2015

Challenge Complete!

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

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!


28 May 2015


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

Check out this before and after photo! Bill our Rider of the Week has lost 30lbs since starting with CYKL last Fall! You’re looking great, keep it up!


17 Apr 2015

Rider of the Week

Author: admin | Filed under: exercise, Nutrition, Riders, Rides

Meet Nicole our rider of the week! New to CYKL this year, she’s already rocked our winter base training program, joined our Ride to Conquer Cancer team and is motivated to ride and keep fit with CYKL all spring and summer long! Way to go Nicole!

10 Apr 2015

Rider of the Week

Author: admin | Filed under: cycling gear, Riders, Training

CYKL’s March Madness Challenge is in full swing at the studio! You can still sign up on the tracking sheet in the studio, if you haven’t already.

Tracking your rides, even if you’re not serious about winning the challenge, is great way to stay motivated as we move (what will hopefully be) the final days of winter into the first days of spring! Sweat out those winter blues!

Remember – some classes are worth more points then other classes, so look at the calendar and plan your rides accordingly!

Red Classes – 2 points

Yellow Classes – 3 points

All other Classes are Blue and worth 1 point

ALSO CYKL 1 Month Unlimited is on SPECIAL until March 15th for $130+hst!



3 Mar 2015

CYKL March Madness

Author: admin | Filed under: Events, News, Rides, Schedule, Specials, Training

Join us for another 6 week edition of CYKL Strength!

Start Date: Monday March 2nd at 6:45am

Price: $110+hst for 6 weeks!

Book now!

CYKL team

12 Feb 2015

CYKL Strength

Author: admin | Filed under: Program

Spend the holiday Monday on Feburary 16th with your CYKL family!

We’re hosting a calorie burning, winter-blues blasting 3 HOUR RIDE from 9:30am-12:30pm! This ride sold out last year, so book in advance to get the bike you want!


27 Jan 2015


Author: admin | Filed under: Events, News, Training

For all those morning people, who like to hit snooze, we have just added the 9:30am class to the CYKL schedule on Mondays and Fridays for you!

See you then!


19 Jan 2015

9:30am CYKL45 Just added!

Author: admin | Filed under: Uncategorized

We’ve had lots of theme rides in the past couple of weeks, but Emily has been working hard on putting together a “winter theme” ride that doesn’t contain xmas or holiday music! It’s a playlist filled with artist who have “winter like” names.. for example – Jack White, Mike Snow, The Cranberries, etc.
Here’s a sample of her awesome Winter playlist for you to enjoy! See you tonight at 6pm!

Sleigh Bells – Comeback Kid

Coldplay – Charlie Brown

The Darkness – I believe in a thing called love

The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army

17 Dec 2014

Winter Theme Ride

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