Your benefits will be numerous. CycleZone is all about power-training which has significant benefits over ‘heart-rate’ training or ‘perceived exertion’ training (Spinning). Training with power (measured in watts) puts you into your precise training intensity zones, maximising your gains which will be evidenced through our software generated reports. At CycleZone we use real bikes giving you the correct riding position for your indoor training, minimising your risk of injury.The software controls your bike in accordance with proven training protocols and at your fitness level. No levers to pull or knobs to turn, we are in the 21st century!
Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is the power you can sustain during a 60 minute ride, and one of the main determinants of cycling performance. The FTP is the first step to your training at CycleZone. It is a performance test, which allows us to determine accurate power training zones and benchmark your current fitness. It is a 20 minute maximal effort ride in our performance lab and includes a body composition assessment.
No, we can set you up to one of our fully adjustable studio bikes. And for all subsequent sessions the studio bike will be set up and ready for you once you have booked your session online. Of course, you are welcome to bring your own bike with bike storage options available.
I hear indoor cycle training can be pretty tough, should I get a bit fitter before I attend a session at CycleZone?
All CycleZone sessions are controlled via software targeting each individual’s fitness level, so we cater for all fitness levels. So if you haven’t exercised for a long time, there is no time like the present to get in the zone and start achieving your fitness goals. The big screen ride visuals and floor staff are there to motivate, the stats and reporting you get is the evidence you need that you are indeed getting fitter.
We love to ride our bikes outdoors too. Cycling, as with any sport, requires training to improve performance or to achieve goals. Many of our sessions involve high intensity interval training (HIIT) and the advantages are numerous when compared to simply heading out and riding your bike. Train Safe. Train Smart. Then ride hard outdoors is what we say!
I have never even ridden a bike before, all the cycling technical jargon seems a bit intimidating, where do I start?
Yes the jargon can be intimidating at first, so we have beginner sessions so we can spend a little more time with you on the basics and also hopefully impart some of the joys of cycling that millions of people around the world have discovered. In the words of John F Kennedy, “Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of riding a bike”. Book a beginner session or even a private session, just drop us an email or come into the studio and find out a bit more. If that isn’t a good enough reason to check us out, the coffee here is really good!
You don’t! We offer pay-per-session and multi ride pack options. Therefore you only pay for what you use and this gives you the flexibililty to train around your schedule, not ours!
Our Calorie-Burn Test is a simple 10-15 minute breath test. During the test, the air you breathe out is analysed to determine exactly how much oxygen your body consumed. This is how your metabolic rate is measured and used to calculate your Target Caloric Zones and provide you with an accurate number of calories you burn. Burning too many calories can slow your metabolic rate and make weight loss more difficult. Burning not enough, even by a small margin will result in gradual weight gain. Real numbers, used in conjunction with your exercise and nutritional strategy, will help you achieve real results!
Cycling kit or comfortable workout clothes, sweat towel, water bottle, SPD cycle shoes (if you don’t have a pair we can loan you some). Change rooms and showers are available, please bring your own towel.
We proudly serve coffee beans roasted by Father Coffee in Braamfontein, we are a little biased, but we believe it’s the best coffee in Joburg. We are also very proud to serve Basilur Tea, a premium quality pure Ceylon tea with many different flavours, all from our very own in-house café, Spoke Espresso.