Do I have to be a Snap Fitness member to participate in classes at Cycle Soleil?
No, anyone can participate in our classes. Cycle Soleil is a stand alone business located within Snap Fitness downtown Marquette. Contact us to learn more.
What’s a good class for my very first one?
As a first-timer you may jump right into a regular class…….this is fine. Remember whether you are a beginner, or an advanced cyclist, these workouts can be modified to your own fitness level. A few things to remember when you come in for your first class:
- Come in a few minutes early for check-in at our kiosk
- Let the instructor know you are new and need some assistance with bike set up.
- Dress comfortably: shorts, short sleeves, sneakers or cycling shoes
- Bring water, we provide towels
If you would feel more comfortable with a free introductory class, call Cycle Soeil at 906 396 6280 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a short training session free of charge.
What types of classes do you offer at Cycle Soleil?
Most of our classes are 50 minutes long and tend to be “interval” training…..that is, high exertion followed by recovery. Indoor cycling is a tremendous way to burn calories and increase your metabolism. The experience in each class varies depending primarily on the instructor’s style, and their musical selections. We encourage instructors to be creative with music, and use a variety of genres. This really keeps the classes motivational…….even inspirational, and most importantly……fun!
What about fitness benefits and calories burned?
We love this question.
Per the U.S. Department of Health “..regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of coronary disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure..and helps to control weight, contributes to healthy bones, muscles and joints.reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression…” Need we go on? Cycling is also “low-impact” without the joint stress that you get from “ground-pounding” sports and activities. It is therefore “soft” on your knees, hips, back and other joints.
This all depends on the individual and the amount of exertion used. Cyclists in an indoor cycling class working hard can burn from 700-800 calories in a 50 workout session.
Equipment? Bikes? Pedals? Things to bring?
Dress in cool clothing or layers — the workout gets warm. Many people wear cycling shorts — they are not absolutely necessary, but are great for easing saddle soreness (especially in the first few classes). Bring water, we provide towels. Sneakers are absolutely fine but “clip-in” cycling shoes also work.
The only other two things we ask you to bring are a smile and a positive attitude!
Can I come in and try a class for free?
Yes, your first class is free. You may register for your free class online or you may call Cycle Soleil at 906 396 6280 or drop-in for a class about 5minutes prior to class start time and if a bike is available we will get you set up.
Do you provide showers?
Yes Cycle Soleil customers are welcome to use the facilities provided by Snap Fitness.