PowerWatts Collingwood: The Full indoor riding experience

 I don't know about you, but winters for me here in Canada can be extremely long and cold. Over the past few years I've spent a lot of time in my basement on my trainer watching numerous hours of Netflix and listening to music. When it comes to training inside during the colder months, I guess you could say I'm a bit of a loner. I'm highly motivated by my inner self and really enjoy getting on my trainer at the same time everyday.  This works great for the most part, but what I really miss is the social aspect of the group ride. So...how does someone get the benefit of a interval based workout indoors with the added bonus of a group ride? Why not give Powerwatts Collingwood a try.

Powerwatts Collingwood is located at the Peak to Shore Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine office on the corner of First Street and Hurontario Street.  One of the first things you notice when you walk into the studio is that there are only four bikes. This may seem strange to some, but it actually makes for a nice intimate experience.  Picture yourself riding with three of your best friends on a Saturday morning while chatting about the week and still getting your workout in. There's no distractions of other people walking in,  just you,  your mates, a Powerwatts certified Coach and the challenge of the Powerwatts course.

PowerWatts Coaches Noelle & Steph

PowerWatts Coaches Noelle & Steph

Now don't get me wrong, this is no ordinary spin class. Powerwatts is a "Power" based training system that helps you really focus in on the watts that you generate while pedaling, your cadence and the overall efficiency of your pedal stroke. If anything, I would suggest that it's unlike any class you have been to before.   At first you'll be inundated by numbers; your power, cadence, speed, time of interval, percentage of FTP, but you will quickly learn the system and after a few minutes it becomes like a video game where you find yourself trying to keep the numbers on target.  Over the course of one or two visits you quickly become addicted and before you know it, you'll be purchasing the ten pack to keep you busy through the winter. 

If you're looking for an exciting new challenge and something different than your regular spin class, stop by and check them out, I guarantee you'll have a great time.  The typical class is four riders and one instructor.  For more information please check out:   http://www.powerwatts.com/locations/

Video Credit - Jeff MacInnis on 2015-12-16.