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CYCLING

Our signature cycling class will spin your wheels.

Class begins by getting your body prepared for work with a warm up. You, your instructor and your classmates will take a ride challenging every feature of your mind and body. We’ll send you on your way with a cool down and a proper stretch.

DURATION | 50 minutes

Why Cycling

º It challenges and enhances the anaerobic and aerobic energy systems.

º The non-impact style of cycling allows you to push your threshold for exercise and the discomfort that can accompany it.

º Sharing exercise with others is fun and energizing.

º Cycling does not discriminate; it challenges each of us at our own level.

º It has high calorie burn so you’ll be doing your part to stay in balance.

WHY RIDE AT LAVATION?

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Great Facility

Lots of space between bikes. We like you a lot, but lets not pretend we’re riding tandem.

We don’t do swampy! High ceilings, great ventilation and Big Ass Fans.

Great scheduling software including a mobile app. Log into your personal account and you’ll be able to choose the bike you want when you sign up for class.

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Expertise

We know how to take care of you and your fitness during your workout and way beyond.

We have vast experience in exercise and fitness. That means solid programs, proper warm up, riding with good technique, and not rushing through important things like post workout stretching.

We don’t dance on bikes, sorry. Super fun in the club, not our style in the gym.

We don’t lift small weights while riding and pretend you are strengthening too.

We think you should sweat because you work hard not because the thermostat is up.

No pseudoscience distractions; just ride like crazy and go home! It’s so simple.

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Amazing Bikes

The Matrix IC5 powered by ICG is a king among peasants.

Flip lever adjustments make you forget all about finding the hole with a screw down, spring loaded, pull pin. Adjustments are quick, painless and accurate.

Precise resistance control. How many turns was that? The magnetic resistance on this bike means the dial takes the resistance from 0-100% in 300 degrees, less that one full turn.

Great biomechanics so we can all stay safe and get comfortable.

Dual train belt drive with teeth and a huge gear ratio. What’s that mean? Smooth, responsive, tons of torque, no loss of power and it feels like you’re connected to the bike at every moment.

Small computers on the front give great feedback for your training. It shows time/distance, cadence, estimates calories and can read a heart rate strap too.

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WHO SHOULD RIDE?

Everyone can cycle. Its non-impact nature has a very low threshold for entrance.

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New to Cycling

Awesome! You’re going to love being able to discretely control your own bike’s resistance in case you get overwhelmed. You’ll be a pro in no time.

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Ultimate Cross Trainer

You take yoga, Pilates and run some too. Cycling is a great supplement to your program. The cardiovascular conditioning, leg and core strength will compliment your other activities beautifully.

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PRO or ALWAYS RIDING?

Sweet! An indoor session is an opportunity for a short, high intensity bout of cycling right in your neighborhood. Bridge the gap between longer rides, work on your skills and positioning in a controlled environment or crank up your resistance and cadence beyond what the road can offer in an hour. We promise, the cellular adaptation will translate out on the road.

ATTENDING CLASS

Arrive 5-10 minutes early.

Check in with staff at the front desk and take complimentary workout towels.

Bring your water bottle. We have a water fountain with a bottle filler.

Find the station you signed up for online. This is your starting point for the loop.

Follow the instructor led movement prep.

Work smart. Work hard.

Cool down. At the end of class your instructor will take you though the cool down and stretch.

Place your towel in the bins on your way out.

Feel awesome!

Instructors

Meet our team of talented instructors. These wannabe DJ’s are cycling savages!! Let them take you on a wild ride. Find your favorite and mix it up too. They each present a different flavor of ride. You’ll learn to love and hate them all!

ALEXIS

Alexis’ cycle class is guaranteed to make you sweat. Her classes focus on interval pushes in and out of the saddle with varying levels of resistance, cues for proper form and staying calm while working hard to ensure you feel confident on the bike regardless of your level of experience. Her varied selection of music will keep you motivated and feeling a little nostalgic at the same time. Alexis loves endurance climbs, so get ready to turn up the resistance!
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FAVORITE WORKOUT
Alexis likes to switch it up, but primarily lots of spin with some yoga sprinkled in.
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FOOD FOR FUEL
Apples! You’ll often find her snacking on an apple in between classes.

JOAN

Joan started indoor cycling as a way to train for triathlons through the winter in Boston. It has now turned into fun and challenging year round workout! In her workouts, you’ll get a chance to practice outdoor riding skills such as sprints and climbs, all choreographed to motivating music.
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FAVORITE WORKOUT
“Bricks”: combining two workouts together like cycling and HIIT or cycling and running.
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FOOD FOR FUEL
Vegan snacks like peanut butter

 

TIM

Tim’s been teaching spin for over 15 years, but his full time gig is managing the massage program for UCSF. His primary focus in class is to have fun and help take you to the next level while also making sure that you train safely and effectively with good body mechanics and body awareness.
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FAVORITE WORKOUT
 Spinning of course, but to mix it up I also like to swim.
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FOOD FOR FUEL
 Any kind of steamed greens.

ANNA

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KATHY

If you’re on a stationary bike together, Kathy’s gonna make sure you get the most out of it. Legs, buns, abs; you’re working them all. Fun and motivating music is her muse and she uses it to make you sweat, smile and maybe hate her a little. Let’s do this!
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FAVORITE WORKOUT
A sucker for trail runs, don’t tell her bike.
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FOOD FOR FUEL
Bananas, tried it all, but always comes back to bananas.

 

 

WENDY

Wendy’s hands are usually full (literally!) doing bodywork and teaching yoga in the Bay if she’s not somewhere in the world studying or leading a retreat. She loves to share her positivity and high energy while providing a challenging but fun ride to rockin’ beats. Enjoy those climbs and that detoxing sweat!
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FAVORITE WORKOUT
 Gettin’ down at Ecstatic Dance!
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FOOD FOR FUEL
 Jam packed super food fruit smoothie.

BROOKE

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LUCCI

Lucci’s classes are designed to take you to the next level, no matter your goal. She uses breaks as breaks but when it’s time to go, she’s going hard. No matter what, she’ll be smiling and so will you.
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 No favorites. Loves it all. Loves variety.
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FOOD FOR FUEL
Between classes, it’s bars, chews and fruit.

 

JEN

 Jen’s classes share her enthusiasm to ride. She’ll remind you about form, inspire with images of real rides around the Bay Area, use music that helps you get out of the saddle and into the zone, and encourage you to ride to your goal.
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FAVORITE WORKOUT
You can find Jen doing her weekly before work loop in the Marin Headlands
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FOOD FOR FUEL
 Khao Lam when riding in Thailand, Lindt chocolate along the Danube, and potatoes for colder winter rides

 

 

TALIA

When you take one of Talia’s classes you can tell that she spends her days coaching mothers through one of the hardest physical challenges: childbirth! Talia is a nurse midwife by day and a spin instructor by night. When she is on the bike, Talia knows how to get you to dig deep and push yourself to a new level. Her cycling classes are centered around high energy music and good form to keep you safe from injury.
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If she’s not running through Golden Gate Park, she’s doing yoga.
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FOOD FOR FUEL
A banana and crunchy peanut butter, yum!

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