No you don't.
At Fox we provide super-effective and safe sessions. This is partly due to the way we design each session around heartrate principles. This means that with or without a heartrate strap, you'll be able to pace yourself as you'll be able to keep an eye on exactly what's coming next. Your instructor will let you know how each challenge should feel if you're not wearing a heartrate strap and this will give you a good idea of how hard a challenge each section should be.
The structure of each session is designed around physiological and psychological principles, to help you enjoy the session, and achieve greater results than with other classes (even other cycling classes). Therefore you will achieve most of the benefits with or without a heartrate strap.
Having said that, the vast majority of our riders do wear a heartrate strap because they enjoy the extra motivation and fun that comes with it. It is also a safer way to exercise as you are learning how your body responds to activity and you are able to stay in charge of how hard (or not) you push yourself.
It's true, the Vikings are coming, but this time it's legal. Yes, Globeracer, the world-leading cardio training system born in Norway is coming to the UK. And what's more - Fox Cycling is delivering the UK premiere!
We've never been much good at sitting around doing nothing, so instead of troughing our bodyweight in cheesy footballs over Christmas, we went to Norway to talk to the Globeracer folk.
And they thought it would be nice if Fox got Globeracer first (in the UK)!
So there we have it. Top notch kit. Forefront of the fitness industry - and all available in Portishead. Who would have thought?
Check out the video below to see a little more of Globeracer, or indeed of good-looking Norwegian people. And we'll keep you posted ;-)
JammyFox is the free-to-join discount club from Fox Studio Cycling. Join for unique discounts and offers and tips - not just offers for the studio, but selected offers and deals from our partners too.
We keep our offers all in one place. This means as long as you've signed up, you won't miss out. Just be sure to add our emails anding in foxcycling.co.uk to your 'safe list' or email address book to ensure that you don't miss a trick.
Still not too late to sign up to our FoxForce April challenge!
We're raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
What is it?
A fun challenge - you'll be putting your MyZone strap to good use. Once you've earned 1000 MEPs in April, you'll get your first entry into our draw. Every 100MEPs after that, gets you another entry. Then at the end, a) you'll be fitter than you started and b) you could win a prize!
What do I need to do?
Sign up here. Make a donation and you'll get started.
Then get pedalling/dancing/running/walking/bog snorkelling - whatever tickles your fancy.
You've got all April to enjoy!
Does it matter that I haven't signed up yet?
No - we take all MEPs earned dring April into account.
Where can I find out more?
20mins, 30mins, 45mins, 60mins, and special feature sessions of 90mins and 120mins.
We run a variety of different types and lengths of sessions. You can find out more about them here. This is because the Fox studio appeals to a wide variety of people, looking for different things from their workouts. It isn't true that 'one size fits all' with indoor cycling classes.
Because our philosophy is to bring you the highest quality, world-leading studio cycling classes, our sessions are backed by physiological and psychological principles to help ensure you get more out of them than a regular spin class.
Our shorter classes are lower in intensity and are ideal as a quick spin to keep on top of your game, or as a way to ease yourself into a new level of fitness. Our medium length sessions come in three intensities to maximise calorie burn and improvements in metabolism and aerobic capacity as well as your cycling performance. Our longer feature sessons are aimed at imrpoving endurance (and having fun!)
If you're unsure where to start, do get in touch - we'd be happy to get you started in the best way for you, no matter where your starting point. You never know where you end up!