Ride Classes: Yourself, a big bottle of water, trainers or cleats (MTB SPDs) and comfortable athletic clothing. Padded shorts or cycling shorts help but are not mandatory.
Group Fitness Classes: Trainers, sports kit and a healthy attitude to give it a go!
Small towels and equipment (including yoga mats) are provided, and water and isotonic drinks are available to purchase at reception.
No! We offer spin, personal training, strength and conditioning, Pilates and Yoga, boxing, boot camps, circuits and other classes. We are total fitness solution for all your needs, likes and wobbles.
We ride as a pack and latecomers are disruptive. if you are new, please arrive 10-15 minutes before class so we can show you around and help you get set up. If you’re a regular, please arrive at least five minutes before class ready to kill it when class starts. Definitely don’t turn up late and start talking unless you’re willing to incur the wrath of a Welshman!
The bikes have cages for trainers, or you can bring you own cleats (and store them here, if you want to).
Our Keiser M3i bikes take MTB SPD cleats.
If you wear trainers in the spin studio, please make sure they’re relatively clean.
Short answer, yes you can! All the classes are designed in a way that beginners and experienced athletes can train side-by-side. That said, we generally recommend starting with a Ride45 class if it’s your first time. Please also tell a teacher if you are new, returning from an injury or modifying exercise.
Yes. We have private showers, coin-free lockers, towels and hair dryers so you can get ready for work or put on the gladrags to go out.
Over 13, with the exception of Family Rides, where over 11s can Ride alongside a parent/guardian. A consent form must be completed for under 18s.
If you need to cancel for any reason, please do so at least six hours before the start of class to avoid forfeiting your credit or being charged a £10 cancellation fee if you’re on an unlimited membership.
Wattage is the power you generate on the bike.
FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power. Your FTP is the average power you can push out for one hour. So if you can generate 150 watts for one hour, that means your FTP is 150.
When we do an FTP test at the start of a Ride Class, it levels the playing field so that everyone, regardless of age, gender and fitness level, will be working at the same relative effort for the rest of the class, as long as you’ve added your data into either your Evolution or Spivi account. If you need help with that, talk to us and we’ll do it for you.
Polar heart rate monitors will pair with our Keiser bikes and your data will be incorporated into your metrics throughout the indoor cycling classes. Other brands may pair but are not guaranteed. We do not provide heart rate monitors but you are welcome to bring your own.
You can customise your avatar (the figure on the screens) and set your own data (age, weight, height, gender & FTP) via the Spivi website by signing in here. Log in with the same username and password you use on our system. If you have issues, reset your password and you should be golden.
Yes! To set your class results to automatically save to your Strava account after each Ride, follow these steps:
God no! We use tech to track fitness and work to all levels. We are totally inclusive but we make no apology for using metrics because it means we can tailor your training in the most effective way possible. Otherwise it’s just faffing around on a bike with coloured lighting!
Everyone is scared at first but don’t be. The first step is the doorstep, and it’s all up from here on!
Babies in buggies are welcome in certain Ride classes (ask at reception for which ones), and you’re welcome to bring your kids and plug them into an iPad and have them sit in Reception while you workout. If you are indoor cycling and you bring your child, it’s best to book a bike spot where you’ll be able to keep an eye on them. We leave the door open and there are certain bike spots where you’ll be able to see out to reception.
With the exception of babies in buggies, children are not allowed in the spin studio while classes are in session.
Nope. Buy your own credits and be you on the bike, not someone else!