Gear-obsessed editors choose every product we review. We may earn commission if you buy from a link. How we test gear. Courtesy David Robertson Name: David Robertson
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Publicist and fitness instructor
Time Cycling: 11 years
Reason for Cycling: Indoor cycling helped me find strength in my identity, always improves my mood, and is a great form of cross-training for all the types of exercise I do.
I first got into indoor cycling in college because I was getting bored with running and lifting weights on my own for exercise. During the fall 2012 semester, my friend Lise had been attending the indoor cycling classes offered at the rec center on our campus, so I thought I would tag along with her one evening. Just like that, my perspective on exercise changed after that first cycling class .
The instructor, Dan, was amazing and the energy of the cycling studio was electric, alongside 29 other riders. Plus, he played “Dance Again” by Jennifer Lopez (my favorite artist), so there was no way I wasn’t going back! Video player poster image By the end of that fall semester, I was hooked and training to be an instructor.
In the beginning of my cycling journey, I did not follow any specific plans or apps. I mostly just attended classes when it worked with my schedule. While I didn’t compete in any outdoor cycling races , I did run the Illinois Marathon all four years […]