Why Ride?

  • It challenges and enhances the ANAEROBIC and AEROBIC energy systems.
  • The NON-IMPACT style of cycling allows you to push your threshold for exercise and the discomfort that can accompany it.
  • Sharing exercise with others is FUN and energizing.
  • Cycling does not discriminate; it challenges each of us at OUR OWN LEVEL.
  • It has HIGH CALORIE burn so you’ll be doing your part to stay in balance.

WHY RIDE AT LAVATION?

Great Facility

Lots of space between bikes. We like you a lot, but let’s 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.  

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 warmup, 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.

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 than 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 movement. 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.

WHO SHOULD RIDE?

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

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.

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.

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

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Arrive 5-10 minutes before class. 
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Check in at the desk (if it’s your first time), sign in, note your bike number and grab your complimentary towels.
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Drop off your belongings in the cubbies, fill up your water bottle and head on over to your bike.
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Set up your bike, your instructor can help you get it just right.
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Sweat. Rinse. Repeat. 
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Wipe down your bike and chuck your dirty towels in the bins on your way out.
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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

Alexis’ cycle class is guaranteed to make you sweat. Her classes focus on riding to the beat of the music, interval pushes in and out of the saddle with varying levels of resistance and cues for proper form. Staying calm while working hard is her mantra, ensuring that 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 rhythm riding and endurance climbs, so get ready to turn up the resistance!
FAVORITE WORKOUT
Alexis likes to switch it up, but primarily lots of spin with some yoga sprinkled in.
FOOD FOR FUEL
Apples! You’ll often find her snacking on an apple in between classes.
ANNA

ANNA

Anna has been leading cycling classes for eight years! She combines road-riding principles and beat-driven intervals for a challenging ride that includes a little bit of everything. Her music and coaching will keep you focused, having fun, and will help you find that extra power to push you through to your fitness goals. When she’s not on her bike, you can find Anna working on a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
FAVORITE WORKOUT
 Getting outdoors to swim, hike, and cycle
FOOD FOR FUEL
Tofu!
HEIDI

HEIDI

In her 10 years of teaching cycling, Heidi has seen all variations (good and bad) of group cycling classes. In 50 minutes, Heidi focuses on RPM, form, and music, making sure you are able to get the high heart rate and endorphin rush a good cycling class provides! Get ready to sprint and climb to the best tunes!
FAVORITE WORKOUT
A long run or ride around San Francisco followed by a hot yoga class!
FOOD FOR FUEL
If chocolate is not an option, how about chocolate milk?
JEN

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.
FAVORITE WORKOUT
You can find Jen doing her weekly before work loop in the Marin Headlands.
FOOD FOR FUEL
 Khao Lam when riding in Thailand, Lindt chocolate along the Danube, and potatoes for colder winter rides.
JOAN

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.
FAVORITE WORKOUT
“Bricks”: combining two workouts together like cycling and HIIT or cycling and running.
FOOD FOR FUEL
Vegan snacks like peanut butter.
KATHY

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!
FAVORITE WORKOUT
A sucker for trail runs, don’t tell her bike.
FOOD FOR FUEL
Bananas, tried it all, but always comes back to bananas.
LAURIE

LAURIE

Laurie loves the endorphin high that comes from a good sweaty workout. On the bike, Laurie will challenge you to meet or exceed your goals with spirited sprints and strengthening hill climbs matched with fun beats that make time fly.
FAVORITE WORKOUT
Variety! A balance of strength, endurance, flexibility and getting outside.
FOOD FOR FUEL
Fruit, nuts and cereal bars.
LUCCI

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.
FAVORITE WORKOUT
 No favorites. Loves it all. Loves variety.
FOOD FOR FUEL
Between classes, it’s bars, chews and fruit.
RACHEL

RACHEL

TIM

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.
FAVORITE WORKOUT
 Spinning of course, but to mix it up I also like to swim.
FOOD FOR FUEL
 Any kind of steamed greens.