Posts Tagged ‘sweat’

We love a good testimonial as to how training and riding “REAL” works! Check out what Adrain has to say:

In 2016, I attempted my first triathlon because I thought it would be a fun new challenge. I was by no means a swimmer or cyclist, however was in pretty good shape. I always enjoyed running and had two half marathons under my belt.

Over the course of the Summer, my training ramped up…I bought a bike, joined a swim group and went for numerous rides. When triathlon day arrived, I knew I was ready. However, after the swim my legs cramped up and pain set-in for the remainder of the race. I knew I had to train better, but wasn’t sure what that looked like yet…

My girlfriend had gone to CYKL and saw a program for Winter Based Training and recommended it to me. I went to one CYKL class, was hooked and signed up for the program.

The classes pushed me, they were fun and intense. I knew the classes would make me a better cyclist, but I never expected how much better I’d be at running and swimming. I have experienced personal bests in running and swimming and my fitness has never been better!

CYKL has made me a better runner and athlete and I’m forever grateful to Kim and the instructors for helping me achieve my goals!

Adrian Luciani

Thank You Adrian!!


Let us help YOU reach your goals!

2 May 2017


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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 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


- 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

The CYKL Team

17 Oct 2016

Movember Challenge!

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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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It’s dark at 6pm (boooo whoooo!) but that means we can host our 90 min Endurance and Movie Ride!!

Get ready to laugh and sweat with this classic! Oh and since we’re so close to Halloween we’ll be giving away little prizes for those of you who dress up!

***Popcorn and gummy worms will be served!


23 Oct 2015

Movie Ride

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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!

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At CYKL we believe we have the best indoor spinning studio in Toronto, with the best riders, instructors, and staff who bring their incredible energy and hard work to the studio every day! In addition to all that awesomeness, there are some great reasons to ride at CYKL!

First and foremost is our bikes, you can burn 20% more calories on a Realryder than on a traditional spin bike. Secondly is the calorie and fat burning effect of our real indoor cycling classes! On the schedule we have interval classes listed as CYKL 45, CYKL 60, CYKL Climb or CYKL Interval. These classes are high intensity classes, designed to get your heart rate up while working on improving power and strength through threshold and anaerobic efforts (meaning 7-9/10 efforts – hard stuff). These classes have a BIG calorie burn because the intensity is high! But don’t be scared, you ride at your own pace and ALWAYS you do what YOU can in each and every class.

The second type of class we teach is an endurance class – CYKL Endurance (60-75mins). These classes are geared to work your fat burning heart rate zone (looking at 4, 5, 6, or 7/10). Less about power and more about challenging steady state riding. You’re working on building your aerobic capacity, endurance and muscular endurance at the same time your body is learning how to use fat as a fuel source (yes!!).

These 2 styles of classes compliment each other, the better your aerobic base (endurance classes), the harder you can push in an interval class. The combination of classes will have you burning LOADS of calories throughout the class, increasing your cardio capacity, as well as kick up your metabolism throughout the day. In addition to a clean diet, we always see lots of our clients achieve their weightloss goals, with many going beyond what they ever expected!

CYKL team

10 Dec 2014

Reasons to Ride at CYKL

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Join CYKL on Thanksgiving Monday from 9am-12pm for the 3 HOUR Sweat the Turkey Ride! Burn some extra calories so you can have a guilt-free long weekend!

Sign up today! CLICK HERE!

$30/rider+ hst


8 Oct 2014

3 Hour Ride!

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Riding safely and comfortably at CYKL starts with setting up your bike correctly! Watch Emily and Ben as they give you tips and tricks for setting up your Real Ryder at CYKL.


6 Oct 2014

How to set up your bike at CYKL

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If you’re new to CYKL or just need a good laugh, check out the fabulous CYKL instructional videos on our YOUTUBE channel! Here’s a good one to share with your friends!

“what to bring to CYKL” – Emily and Ben take you through what you’ll need for your first class at CYKL!


30 Sep 2014

New to CYKL???

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It’s been a while since we put out our rocking CYKL playlist but here it is!! Take a listen to what CYKL is blasting in the studio these days.


Shake it off – Taylor Swift

Taylor swift is the cutest in this video! It’s chorus is so addictive, I find myself singing it while I chop veggies in the kitchen!

buy it: itunes

Come to Light – Arkells

Awesome song! It has summer 2014 written all over it, and I’m hanging on to the summer feeling as long as I can!

buy it: itunes

Devil Walking – Mark Knight

Mark Knight one of my favourite dj’s created this bouncy tune! Great for some flat road work.

buy it: Beatport

Waiting all night – Rudimental feat Ella Eyre

One of Krista’s favourites, Rudimental brings that drum and bass that just gets you going!

buy it: itunes

Got to be good – Peter Gelderblom Randy Colle

Another fast flat road song that gets us sweating!

buy it: Beatport

A sky full of stars – Coldplay

Ok, this kind of sounds like all the other Coldplay songs, but I love it! It’s easy listening at its best.

buy it: itunes

She came to give it to you – Usher feat. Nikki Minaj

Get in the groove! Usher brings the funk, along with some Nikki to spice it up. You can’t help but snap your fingers and shoulder shrug to this one.

buy it: itunes

Pushing on – Oliver $, Jimi Jules

The boss lady is cranking this tune out. Perfect for those 5 min climbs up to threshold and beyond.

buy it: Beatport

Fever – The Black Keys

Ok the sweaty preacher in the video makes me nervous too. But this is a rocking song perfect for some rolling hills.

buy it: itunes

This how we do – Katy Perry

It’s no secret that Katy Perry is my personal favourite pop star! And this song gets a 10 my books! Yet another song I find stuck in my head while folding towels here.

buy it: itunes


11 Sep 2014

CYKL Playlist!

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