We are located 1/2 mile north of I-75 inside the VertVillage building at:
4662 Joslyn Rd, in Lake Orion


What should I expect if I am new to indoor cycling?
One of the best things about indoor cycling is that it can be adapted to any fitness level. With the ability to adjust the resistance level on the bike, one can gauge the level of the workout to suit each rider's abilities. With every class comes a new level of confidence and strength. Whatever your situation my be; never ever compare yourself to others in the class. Make each ryde your own.

I'm scared.  What if people see me and I can't do it?
Sadly, this is the number one concern of our new clients.  The studio is DARK during class, there are NO MIRRORS (on purpose), and your ride is YOUR RIDE.  And yes, you can do this.  Do not pay attention to what anybody else is doing; do the best you can each time.  We can have an elite athlete sitting next to a beginner - each of them taking their workout to their own level.  Get your tushies in here and give us a try!!!  

My butt hurts.
This is the second major concern.  IT GOES AWAY, swear.  The more often you do the class, the less you will have any issues.  As a beginner, the seat and the bike in general require a little getting used to. During this phase it sometimes helps to wear padded bike shorts or use a cushioned gel seat. In a short period of time you won't necessarily need either.

How many calories are burned per class?
This all depends on the weight of the individual and the amount of exertion used. Research indicates that on average, indoor cyclists burn from 500-1000calories in a 45 minutes workout.

Will this class bulk up my thighs?
When we "climb" we increase our resistance and work on lower body strength building. Legs are sculpted and metabolisms are boosted. Since climbs rarely last for more than a few minutes, there is not enough time to build bulk.

Do I need special shoes?
Nope - the pedals can be used with clip-in cycle shoes or your regular tennis shoes.  Don't come in flip flops.  I did that once - it was a hot mess.

Do cycling shoes really make a difference and if so, what type should I get?
Cycling shoes do offer a more secure position in the pedals enabling the cyclist to work much more efficiently. Pedal strokes become more powerful. Any bike shoe will do. We recommend "Shimano" cleats for indoor cycling bikes.

Is Dawn really as cool as she seems?
Absolutely! ;-)