Cycling is physically demanding in a distinctive sense from traditional cardio exercises. “It’s a totally different workout," Schwartz said. Group cycling combines endurance and strength training simultaneously. “It focuses on core and leg strength," she said.The potential for success is huge, too – if done correctly, it is possible to burn 500 calories in a one hour ride.
But while group cycling may sound intimidating, in truth it is a lot of fun.
“You should feel energized, not sore [afterwards]," said Schwartz.
And her students agree.