Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. How we test gear. Courtesy Alexa Stone Name: Alexa Stone
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Time Cycling: 2 years
Reason for Cycling: I cycle because I absolutely love the way it makes me feel physically and emotionally. I have made so many amazing friendships through the community along the way.
I started cycling in the spring of 2021. I was interested in trying indoor cycling for a long time because it was popular online, and looked like a fun workout. But in all honesty, I had a poor relationship with exercise , because of an eating disorder, so I started simply for the calorie burn. I didn’t realize the many benefits I’d gain that go way beyond calories.
I quickly dove in head first to cycling and was riding five to six days a week from the beginning. I didn’t use any training plans , but I found the CycleBar app to be very helpful because it kept track of all of my class stats so I was able to see my performance growth over time.
More From Bicycling play icon The triangle icon that indicates to play Video player poster image I’ve struggled with my relationship with food and my body for as long as I can remember. I suffered from depression and an eating disorder that started about 10 years ago when I was in college. My life felt […]