Cycle

Why cycle at the YMCA?

Cycling is a wonderful form of exercise! Cycling is low impact, in contrast to other forms of exercise, like running, which is more weight bearing on your body. Additionally, it’s not only a great social opportunity, but an escape from our midwest weather conditions to the scenic views of summer in faraway places. The YMCA offers 20 classes per week at the Fercho YMCA. And the best part? These classes are included in your YMCA membership!

What are the benefits of cycle?

Cycling is great for weight loss, as caloric burn per hour equals 400 to 1000 calories. The resistance element of cycling means you not only burn fat, but you also build muscle. Since muscle is leaner than fat and burns more calories when sedentary, cycling is a fun and easy way to trim down. Cycling has proven to greatly increase heart and lung heath while reducing the risk of cancer. Cycling improves your sleep and boosts immunity. Research shows that cycling provides multiple cognitive improvements; increasing blood flow to the brain, improving awareness, and increasing mental well-being.

Cycle Class Descriptions
yPULSE Cycle
Energy pumping music and expert instruction provides a workout experience focusing on fundamental tools for the new to expert rider.
mSMART Cycle Energizing all-levels class, incorporating cutting-edge technology.
uROAR Cycle This exhilarating ride is for the fearless, with options provided for participation at any level. A competition against yourself.
Intro to Cycle
New to cycle? In this workshop, you’ll pedal along on a stationary bike as the instructor guides you throughout the workout, with step-by-step instructions on how to use your bike, train and pace.

Cycle classes are offered at the Fercho YMCA. Click here for a full Fercho group fitness schedule.


Intro to Cycle Workshops

New to cycle? Join us for a series of three one-hour classes, specifically designed for beginners! In this workshop, you’ll pedal along on a stationary bike as the instructor guides you throughout the workout, with step-by-step instructions on how to use your bike, train and pace. Registration is required, but these workshops are FREE for members!

Fercho YMCA Mondays 4:30 – 5:15pm Members: FREE Non-Members: $30
Upcoming Dates
  • May 7, 14, and 21
  • June 11, 18, and 25
  • September 10, 17 and 24
  • October 8, 15, and 22
  • November 12, 19, and 26
  • December 3, 10, and 17

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For more information about Cycle at the YMCA, contact Sarah Piersol: 701.364.4140 or sarah.piersol@ymcacassclay.org