Music and metrics should be the mantra of Rachel Vaziralli’s cycling class. The 38-year-old grew up loving dance, so much so that she went to New York University, or NYU, for undergrad and majored in dance. Post-graduation, she decided to continue her education by getting her Masters in exercise physiology, and got involved in sports, namely outdoor cycling, which transferred to a newfound interest in indoor cycling at the gym.
You can learn a lot in eight years. For Shimano Indoor Cycling Ambassador Crystal Bonham, her eight-year stint as an indoor cycling instructor can be dissected into hundreds of classes for thousands of riders across Utah, Texas and California. It’s safe to say she mastered her craft quite a while ago.
Visit any cycling studio and you’ll likely hear about the benefits of “clipping in.” Specially designed cycling shoes with cleats attached to the bottom can help boost your power and improve your stability and safety on the bike. By keeping your feet securely in place and connected to the pedals, clipping in will help you ride farther and push harder.