Fast forward to 2017 and here comes Cyclebar. They just built one in the Lake Norman area near me, and for their Grand Opening, the first 2 weeks all the classes were free. A friend convinced me to go to a class with her. Since it was free and all, why not? I signed up online and registered for the class. I got to pick which bike I wanted to ride. I chose the back row so no one would notice if I stopped pedaling mid class. Once I arrived at the Cyclebar, everyone was more than helpful. They give you cycle shoes that clip in to the pedals on the bike. You also can pick up a cool water bottle, chilled or room temp water, and bananas. They provide free lockers to stow your shoes, keys, phone, and all your stuff. Once inside the cycle room, there is a clean towel for you on your bike (you'll need it). There were a few people that came around to help you adjust the bike to the right height, and they also helped with the clip in pedals.
After the longest 50 minutes of your life, the class is over. At the end of class they email you your stats on how you did and how many calories you burned.
Overall, I would say that I liked it. I wouldn't want to do it more than once a week, though. It's a super hard leg workout. I also noticed that there were people of all shapes and sizes in the classes. I guess since you can make it harder or easier maybe people are more likely to try it. If there's one near you, check it out and let me know what you think.
|Me, Susie, and Diahann after our 1st class|