We break down what to wear to and from your indoor cycling class to maximize warmth and minimize post-spin sweaty clothes!
What to wear TO your class:
Planning your to-class outfit means also thinking about the after-sweat and how much you want to carry. Think about layering if you're cold before-hand (this is also important to keep your muscles warm). You can pick-and-choose which layers go back on after class.
1. The tights that you'll wear in class! It will save you time once you're at the studio. Remember, go with ones that will wick sweat away and give you support all class long.
4. Loose tank top. You might want this for the start of your ride as you warm up! You'll probably be taking it off after a few minutes, so be sure it's loose and easy to remove.
5. A big scarf. Since it takes a while to cool down after class, you want to be able to wear as little layers as possible. Add in a scarf for pre-ride to keep you toasty, and you can stuff it easily into a bag later.
What to wear FROM your class:
Remember, when planning for your post-class wardrobe, account for the post-ride period where you're going to be VERY warm. Go for looser fitting clothes like mom-jeans or trousers, and a loose sweater.
If you're out-and-about:
1. A pair of loose-fitting pants or tights. The benefit of going loose? It's easier to get your pants on after a sweaty ride! Regardless, unless you're going straight home
2. A loose t-shirt. As we mentioned, you're going to get quite warm in class, and that will follow for at least another 30 minutes post-cycle. The looser the outfit, the more airflow to cool you off. Try a moisture-wicking tshirt to up the cool [you down] factor! 3. A new pair of socks. If you didn't know, your feet will get sweaty. To keep smells and bacteria from transferring to your everyday shoes, bring a spare pair.