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Reebok Cycle Training

Indoor cycle training has made its way into almost every health club. You may also own your own stationary bike for use at home. Reebok was the developing company of step aerobics, and its style of cycle training centers on the group exercise atmosphere. Reebok cycle training is a structured workout including music, safety and intensity.

Reebok University

The official Reebok University no longer exists. Its workouts and fitness presenters are still available through various courses and DVDs. Reebok's cycling certification programs were available to teach fitness instructors cueing, choreography, small group training, physiology and sport performance. If you take a class from a Reebok-certified cycling instructor, you can have confidence that your instructor was trained properly.

Indoor Cycling Class

Indoor cycling adds a new dimension to group exercise classes. If you are bored with traditional aerobics but like the group training, you may enjoy cycling indoors. Instructors use visualization to guide you on your "ride." You may climb hills, race on flat roads or enjoy a standing run on your bike. Indoor cycling does not depend on the weather, so you are guaranteed a workout regardless of outside conditions.

At-Home Cycling

Robert Sherman is the creator of Reebok cycling videos and has three available, all including cycling workouts and one including off-the-bike training. Sherman uses intervals and cycling basics to guide you through challenging workouts in your home.

Time Commitment

A Reebok cycling session will last approximately 45 minutes. You can expect a five- to 10-minute warm-up and cool-down. The cycling portion of your program will last nearly 30 minutes. If you are new to cycling, pace yourself and seek your doctor's permission before beginning any workout.

Safety Techniques

Proper seat adjustment will save you from an uncomfortable ride. The height of your seat should be aligned with your hips when you stand next to the bike. Your seat should be far enough from the handles that when you pedal and stop your top leg at a 90-degree angle, you should be able to see your toes. Place your handlebars in the uppermost position for a beginning ride. Only add enough resistance to challenge your muscles and not cause pain as you are riding.

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About the Author

A mother of two and passionate fitness presenter, Lisa M. Wolfe had her first fitness article published in 2001. She is the author of six fitness books and holds an Associate of Arts in exercise science from Oakland Community College. When not writing, Wolfe is hula-hooping, kayaking, walking or cycling.

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