Prepping for your first class
HYDRATED The key to a healthy body is staying hydrated. So be sure to have water before, during, and after your class. Your instructor will prompt you and give you the opportunity to have a drink during your class. Fill up in studio from our filtered water station.
ENERGY Be sure to eat a little something before you exercise. We recommend eating a light snack 30 minutes before you workout and don't forget to refuel after class, you've earned it!
WHAT TO WEAR We suggest you wear comfortable workout clothes that enable you to move freely. Workout tights or shorts and a T-shirt/singlet is a good idea. Good comfortable workout shoes are also important for support and stability. Cycle shoes are supplied free of charge for cycle classes.
TOWELS PROVIDED A fresh workout towel will be waiting for you in the studio. You’ll also find big fluffy shower towels in the changing rooms, and biodegradable ones for your hair.
SHOWER + BODY Our changing rooms are stocked with natural skin and hair products. Plus straighteners and dryers, of course.
ON THE MAT Enjoy our complimentary Lulu Lemon YOGA mats chosen for their extra cushion for hips, knees, and floor poses or bring your own if you prefer.
ARRIVE EARLY Nothing’s worse than a last minute set-up! We recommend you arrive 10 minutes before your class. Be sure to let the front desk know you’re a newbie and we’ll get you set up in the class of your choice. (and outfitted with cycling shoes.)
If you signed up online, your name will be listed on our check in ipads. Simply find your name and click on it to check in so that we know you’re here. Note: If you’re not signed in 4 minutes before your class, your class spot may be released.
New member waiver. You will need to sign our new participant waiver and review the class safety Instructions when you arrive at the studio.
Coming to cycle?
Shoes In our cycle classes, everyone uses cleated shoes. They strengthen the connection between leg and bike, engaging hamstrings and glutes for toned, lean legs. They also let you push up from the saddle more safely—to work core muscles, raise your heart rate and burn those calories. You can use our shoes free of charge (cleaned after every use!) or, if you really want to nail the pro look, bring your own.
Water You’ll definitely want some water in the class. You can fill your sports bottle just outside the studios, or buy bottled water from reception.
Towels A fresh workout towel will be waiting for you in the studio. You’ll also find big fluffy shower towels in the changing rooms.
Your stuff is safe with us! Our daily lockers have coded keypads, so no need to bring your own lock. If you’re not familiar with the system, ask one of our friendly staff or read the directions inside the locker. They’re easy!
Our bikes are state of the art and they’re simple to set up! In case you’ve never done it before, there are 3 places where you can adjust your bike:
1) Seat height - about hip height when you are standing next to your bike.
2) Seat position - place your elbow on the front of your seat and your fingertips should just reach the handlebars, adjust to fit.
3) Handlebar Height - slightly below your seat height unless you have lower back concerns then make it a little higher than your seat for comfort.
If you’re new to cycling, arrive early and ask the front desk to help you get setup correctly.
Like any new fitness routine, you may want to chat with your doctor before your first class. Also, if you’re new to District or to a particular instructor, please let us know – we are happy to answer any questions. Our instructors are motivational leaders who will inspire you to push yourself, but please listen to your body and work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Stay hydrated, and refill your water bottle on your way out! If you experience any unusual or persistent symptoms after your class, please don’t hesitate to seek medical attention.