No matter your fitness level, everyone can pedal a bike. So whether you’re a hardcore cyclist, new to the sport or are a tech-savvy rider, Burlington’s newest indoor facility is a non-intimidating atmosphere that welcomes everyone.
To say World Tour Indoor Cycling is a state-of-the-art training centre would be an understatement. Offering a first-person video experience, Freemotion stationary bikes, and incredible sound immersion technology to not only set but enhance the mood of the ride, this studio literally has it all.
The Myride+ technology used at World Tour Indoor Cycling was brought to Ontario by owner Andrew Thistlethwaite. Thistlethwaite, who found indoor cycling 15 years ago to the betterment of his personal health, found that indoor cycling had become stagnant. Armed with a desire to rewrite the future of the sport, his concept“was to take the riders to a new level of visual stimulation, which for years had been the job of the instructor, to take us on their ride and experience it with music and verbal queuing.”
No matter your goals, WTIC is able to help you reach them. Whether you are an avid cyclist or triathlete looking to become stronger and faster, a recreational rider looking to improve your fitness levels, or a new comer to the sport looking for a way to lose weight, WTIC can help create an individual plan that will target your personal goals.
BECOME STRONGER AND FASTER:
WTIC uses state of the art technology provided by StagesCycling, the same technology used by 2015 Tour de France winners, Team Sky. This technology allows for riders to train indoors using Wattage, RPM and Heart Rate. Knowledge is power in the world of Cycling. As our riders become familiar with their own individual thresholds through proper FTP (Functional Threshold Power) testing, we are able to build ride profiles that will push each rider to their next level.
Cycling is an amazing way to increase endurance, cardiovascular health and lung capacity. WTIC instructors instruct off the bike which allows them to work directly with each individual during a ride to ensure they are working at the appropriate levels in order to increase their fitness levels without over training. Throughout the week, different ride profiles are offered to build endurance, strength and confidence.
As there is minimal impact to your joints, cycling is a useful form of rehabilitation for hips and knees as well as other joints and muscles that may be sore or injured. WTIC works with riders who require rehabilitation in order to develop a personal plan that will meet their rehabilitation requirements while still maintaining overall fitness.
Cycling not only creates lean muscle, but it is also a fun and easy way to burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time. Although not mandatory, WTIC encourages all riders to use a heart rate monitor and tracking application. This allows us to properly identify each rider’s personal training zones. Maintaining a heart rate in the optimal zone while cycling forces the body’s metabolism to function at a rate that is more efficient for losing weight. WTIC works with each rider to establish their training zones and to develop a regime that allows for both strength building and fat lose. Apart from proper nutrition, these are the two key components to healthy weight loss.