MOSSA® Group Ride® Workout Classes in Worcester, Massachusetts
Group Ride® is a huge calorie burner that builds great-looking legs! It’s a 60-minute cycling experience brought indoors. Roll over hills, chase the pack, spin the flats, climb mountains, and sprint to the finish! Feel the thrill of energetic music and group dynamics as you get all the benefits of authentic interval training. RIDE ON!
Group Ride® APR19
“Truly pushes the Endurance!”
“Singing along to Brown Eyed Girl!”
“Pedal fast, pedal far, turn it up!”
Group Ride® JAN19
“Endurance theme was on point!”
“The whole workout felt like riding outdoors!”
“Great way to push outside your comfort zone!”
“Sprinting and screaming to Foo Fighters!”
Group Ride® OCT18
“Heavy resistance theme was a hit!”
“This is a 5-star Ride release!”
“Intervals will make you FREAK!”
“You will feel the steep climbs for days!”
Group Ride® JUL18
“Power and strength were a huge hit!”
“Good Vibrations in our legs for Ride!”
“Chase is a Ride revolution!”
“Slow, heavy Climb was a crowd favorite!”
Group Ride® is a thrilling cardio workout inspired by outdoor cycling.
Everyone can ride a bike.
Sweat, burn calories, sweat more!
Group Ride® is a fantastic way to improve your cardio fitness, burn calories, shape and strengthen your lower body, and have fun while doing it! Since you control the intensity of the workout by adjusting your own bike, it’s a great workout for all ages whether you are just starting out or are an avid cyclist looking to train indoors. It’s also a great option to add to your other workouts. More info (printable)
GETTING STARTED WITH GROUP RIDE®
WHAT IS IT?
WHAT WILL I DO?
- Ride – We jump on our bikes and begin the ride! Music kicks in, a few hellos to your neighbors, legs start turning over, and your body starts to get warm as you run through the cycling positions and techniques that will be used during the hour.
- Terrain – The intensity begins to increase, and the workout feels like it really gets started. Sometimes the terrain is flat, sometimes it’s hilly, or maybe a mix of both, but it’s always an exciting ride.
- Roll – The pace comes down but the intensity does not. Rolling hills keep the physical intensity of the ride rising, while turning the workout feel toward strength-training.
- Intervals – Repeated working sections, with quick recoveries between, push you toward higher intensity to increase your endurance.
- Chase – Get in the race, get out of breath, and challenge your fitness! The first physical peak of the workout improves your endurance by motivating you to break away from the pack.
- Spin – An opportunity to pull back the intensity and gather yourself, but also an opportunity to pick up the pace if you want to train endurance with smooth, quick pedaling. This is the calm after one storm and before the next one.
- Climb – The road turns upward. The feel returns to strength. You’ll notice the results in your legs from the heaviest resistance of the workout, as you challenge yourself to reach the top of a mountain peak.
- Sprint – With just four minutes of work left, you’ll empty your tank in a race to the finish line. You’ll finish this energetic sprint feeling spent but exhilarated.
- Celebrate – You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment as you look back on your workout while you take an easy spin to cool down from a great ride.
- Stretch – Wrap up your recovery and relax from your ride with some stress reversal for your muscles to make sure you’ll walk as tall as you feel.
IS IT FOR ME?
- Men and women, conditioned or deconditioned exercisers, and those with or without cycling experience
- New exercisers looking for simplicity and the ability to work as hard as they want
- Avid cyclists looking for an indoor, off-season, or bad-weather-day cycling option
- Anyone looking to add variety to their workout
- Anyone looking for a low-impact option to build cardiovascular fitness
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO IT?
- Wear appropriate workout clothing that is loose or flexible in the legs and in which you are comfortable getting sweaty. You will sweat a lot in Group Ride®!
- Bring a towel and a large water bottle.
- Cycling shorts, while not absolutely necessary, are padded and give a little extra comfort where needed.
- Regular workout shoes work fine for Group Ride, but some choose to invest in cycling shoes once they are hooked on the class.
- Arrive 15 minutes before class and introduce yourself to the instructor. Most importantly, the instructor will help you set up your bike, but he or she will also let you know what to expect and answer any questions you may have.
- It is not necessary to be up front, but choose a bike where you have a clear view of the instructor.
- Speak with the instructor at the end of class to ask questions and to check in about your experience.
HOW WILL I FEEL?
During your first few classes, remind yourself that you have to start somewhere. It might seem like class is moving a little faster than you would like, especially if the terminology and movements are somewhat unfamiliar. Keep in mind that the goal is to elevate your heart rate, and as long as you keep moving you are doing that. Success is all about increasing your fitness and workout intensity over time, not about doing it all in one class. In addition, your rear end may feel uncomfortable in the beginning, but you will adapt and each class will become more comfortable.
After class, know that your muscles may be sore. This is because your body is adjusting to the demands of the new activity. It is perfectly normal. Once your body begins to adapt and you become more comfortable with the equipment, the terminology, and the flow of the class, you will find that Group Ride® is a fun and addictive workout!