Learn how to ride an indoor stationary cycle properly with this instructional video tutorial.
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Laurie Granger: Hello, my name is Laurie Granger. I have been working in the fitness industry for the past 20 years, teaching indoor cycling for the last five. I work at one of the largest fitness facilities in the country, teaching up to 48 people at one time in an indoor cycling class. As far as indoor cycling goes, this is an indoor cycling bike. There is a bit few differences between this bike and the one you see here that you may have at home or in the cardiovascular section of your gym. With this bike you can climb out of the saddle, and when you come out of the pedals, the pedals will continue to go, unless you push down on the emergency break. With the one you will find at home as you remove your feet from the pedals, the pedals will automatically slow down. Few things we'll need before we get started, you'll need towel, you'll need some water. We'll burn a lot of calories, and we'll do quite a bit of sweating. It's helpful often times to have shorts with padding, as well as a nice wicking shirt to keep you cool. Once you've been riding consistently and if you find yourself riding two or three indoor cycling classes in a week's time, then you may want to think about getting cycling shoes that have clips on the bottoms to hook in, to give you a more efficient ride. We're going to move on now and talk about the different forms of riding an indoor cycling bike.