It is the mission
of the Waldo County YMCA to promote the physical, mental, social, and
spiritual development of Waldo County children and families.
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157 Lincolnville Avenue - Belfast, ME 04915 - 207.338.4598
A 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization.
Time: Times vary, Click here for Fitness
/ Wellness Calendar
You can sign up 1
week in advance of class.
Classes must be prepaid at the Front Desk or by telephone with a credit
card in order to register. No refunds. Must age be 15 & older to
participate in Indoor Y-Cycling.
The Y-Cycling fee
for each class is:
$4 for Annual Member *or* 10-class card for $40
$8 for 3-Month & Non-Member
The Y-Cycling program will help make your fitness goals a reality.
You will get a heart pounding, low impact workout, regardless of your
The Y-Cycling program will help make your fitness goals a reality. You
will get a heart pounding, low impact workout, regardless of your fitness
level. Various Instructors
Day & Time: You can sign up 1
week in advance of class.
Times vary please Click here for
the Fitness / Wellness Schedule
$4 per class / Annual Members 10-class card for $40
$8 per class / 3-Mth & Non-Members
Classes must be prepaid in order to
register. No refunds. Must age 15 & older to participate in
The Y-Cycling program can help to make your fitness goals a reality.
With no complicated moves to learn, a motivating group setting, enthusiastic
instructors and invigorating music, you will find yourself having a
blast while you ride your way to a leaner, stronger body.
You will get a
heart pounding yet low-impact work-out, regardless of your fitness level,
while maintaining the ability to go at your own pace. Every class
is a little different, depending on the instructor, but one of the great
things about the Y-Cycling is that it is adaptable to your fitness
level. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll
get a great workout. Simply hop on your bike, set the resistance
to the level that's right for you, and let your instructor guide you through
an incredible ride.
Are you ready to
ride? Comfortable workout clothes, a water bottle, towel, and a sense
of adventure are all you need to get started.
your spot for a class:
To reserve a bike for a Y-Cycling class participants must pre-register
at the Front Desk, no more than one week before their class.
Class participants may register for up to two classes per week.
- Indoor Y-Cycling Sign-up System
- You must be 15 or older to participate.
- The reservation fee is due at
sign-up at the Front Desk for all classes or by telephone with a credit
- There are 14 available bikes
for each class. The pre-paid participant’s name and telephone
number is added to the sign-up sheet. Once there are 14, we will allow
3 more to be added as alternates. These three on the waiting list
do not pay in advance. If they are at our facility at the time of
the class and a bike is open for them, they can pay at that time.
- If pre-registered participants
call in advance to notify us they will be absent, they can reserve
a future spot (no refunds will be issued).
- The Front Desk staff will attempt
to contact the next person on the waiting list in order to sell the
bike slot created by an absence. If the Front Desk staff is unable
to contact the people on the waiting list, the available bike may
be sold to someone waiting on site.
- If the pre-registered person
is a no-show without notification, they forfeit their fee and the
bike will be offered to the next person waiting onsite.
- Bike tickets will be available
to those registrants #1-14 up to 60 minutes before class. The Front
Desk staff will hand out the 14 laminated cards in order as the people
show up for the class. The instructor will collect those tickets as
the cyclists enter the Wellness Room and set-up their bikes. The instructor
returns the tickets to the Front Desk after class.
- If a pre-registered participant
has not presented a numbered ticket to the instructor at the scheduled
start time of class, they forfeit their bike.
- The unclaimed tickets will be
made available to alternates 5 minutes after the class time, at the
Ready to Ride!
- If you are new to the Y-Cycling
program be sure to arrive to class 15 minutes early to discuss bike
safety and set-up procedures with your instructor. He or she can help
you adjust your bike and familiarize you with it.
- Move your Keiser bike from the
carpeted area to an area on the wood floor according to the instructor’s
direction for that class.
- Adjust the seat height so that
your knees are slightly bent at the bottom of the pedal stroke.
- Adjust fore/aft seat position
so that your arms are a comfortable distance from the handlebars and
your elbows are slightly bent.
- If you're a beginner, start with
the handlebars in a relatively high position. As your flexibility
increases and you become more comfortable on the bike you can begin
to move the handlebars downward until they are approximately level
with the saddle. Always make sure that the handlebars, seat post and
seat slider, are securely attached and that all pop-pins are completely
engaged and tight.
- The right attire not only makes
your ride more comfortable, it helps makes you safe. The recommended
footwear is stiff-soled-sneakers. Wearing padded bike shorts will
ease saddle soreness.
- Make sure you start every class
with a full water bottle and a towel.
- Place the ball of each foot
over the center of the pedal. Make sure that your laces are tucked
in and your feet are securely attached to the pedals.
- Note that because the bikes
have a fixed gear, you must gradually reduce the speed of your pedal
strokes to stop the pedals from moving.
- To stop immediately use the
emergency brake. Press down firmly on the red brake lever that extends
from the resistance knob.
- Remember there is no competition
in the cycling program. Go at the pace that feels right for you. Always
stay in control and focus on your form.
- There should always be some
resistance on the bike. Familiarize yourself with all movements at
a moderate pace before you attempt to increase your speed. Resistance
adjustments can be easily made at any time.
- You are welcome to wear your
own heart rate monitor, as it is a tool for helping you make the most
of each workout.
- If you begin to feel faint or
dizzy, slowly stop pedaling, carefully dismount from the bike and
inform your instructor immediately.
- Use paper towels to wipe down
the bike and the floor area at the
completion of the workout. Return bike to the carpeted storage area.
more information call 338-4598
or stop by the Y to pick up a brochure.