To supplement our amazing team of Group Cycle instructors we’re launching our Technogym Virtual Group Cycle classes. These are designed to run during the quieter periods of the day, giving you more flexibility over your training schedule.
We aim to invest in state-of-the-art fitness equipment and classes, so you – our members – will have the best experience.
Virtual Group Cycle is great for those who want to do something different outside of our normal timetable or have a different workout other than your scheduled gym programme.
For those who have been daunted by an hour on the bike, our virtual classes, starting from 25 mins in duration, might be the perfect starting class for you!
What is Virtual Group Cycle?
Following an on-screen class instructor, Virtual Group Cycle classes are engaging, motivating and allow you to track all your workout data via your mywellness app.
The virtual classes, whilst being set in a group environment, are based on each individual’s ability. You achieve this by using a setting bespoke to you called Functional Threshold Power.
What is Functional Threshold Power?
Simply put Functional Threshold Power (FTP) is the average number of Watts (your power) you can sustain over an hour, and acts as a current measure of fitness.
Why do we need it?
The group cycle classes are built around power zones and percentages of these zones. This means everyone is working at the same intensity throughout the class as it’s a percentage of your individual FTP. This enables you to take your workouts up a notch and actually measure your performance and improvement.
Do I really have to do an FTP?
No, we can guesstimate your FTP. We definitely recommend you do a test to get the most out of your workouts but it’s not essential. We have a rough guide that we can populate into your mywellness profile.
How do I measure my FTP?
Don’t panic! You don’t have to cycle flat out for an hour. FTP is typically measured from a 20 minute cycle test where you will be given instructions on how hard you should cycle throughout with the final 4 minutes the hardest effort.
Should I re-measure my FTP?
If you want to gauge improvement then absolutely. FTP is a great indicator of current fitness level from a cycling perspective so if cycling is your thing then an FTP every few months will show your performance improvement.
How do I set my test up?
Speak to a member of the Fitness Team who can set you up on either a Skillbike or a Group Cycle to perform your test. Alternatively, we’ll be scheduling some FTP classes in the studio that you can join.