Waldo County YMCA
157 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, Maine 04915
2013 Adult Indoor Y-Cycling
Time: Times vary, Click here for
Fitness / Wellness Calendar
The class fee is due at sign-up at the Front desk or by telephone
with a credit card.You must be 15 or older to participate.
The Y-Cycling fee for each class is:
$3 for Annual Member *or* 10-class card for $30
$6 for 3-Month & Non-Member
Classes must be prepaid in order to register. No refunds.
An indoor cycling class geared towards cyclists, triathletes and
fitness enthusiasts who are looking for a fun yet challenging atmosphere
to improve their riding skills, overall fitness and prepare for the
upcoming outdoor season. The class will focus on building endurance
and strength in the beginning weeks, then shift to interval training
and other high intensity profiles later on. Class length will be 60
to 90 minutes depending on the particular class objective and time
of season. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a heart rate
monitor, a sports drink, and water.
Dates: January 2 - May 8
Instructor: Amy Pillitteri
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
$5 per class Annual Members
$8 per class 3-Month & Non-Members
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,
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
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 card.
- 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 13, 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
- 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
- Bike tickets will be available to those registrants #1-13 up to
60 minutes before class. The Front Desk staff will hand out the 13
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
- The unclaimed tickets will be made available to alternates 5 minutes
after the class time, at the Front Desk.
Get Ready to Ride!
During Class :
- 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 Schwinn bike from the carpeted area to an area on the
wood floor according to the instructor’s direction for that
- 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.
For more information call
or stop by the Y to pick up a brochure.
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