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CYCLing: Starting May 16th

Are you looking for a challenge both mentally and physically? Then this class is for you! You will experience a variety of class styles including drills, endurance, power, and strength. Rides will simulate varied terrain as you take on flats, rolling hills, big climbs and fast sprints motivated by great music.  Whether you're a seasoned cyclist or a first timer, you'll be able to dial in the resistance to get a great workout.  If it's your first time, show up a little early to get fit on a bike.  What to bring: Water bottle and a small towel. Not required but recommended: Heart rate monitor to measure intensity during class. 


Day Time
Monday 6:30 am - 7:15 am


meet our new cycling instructor

Kaitlyn kooyers

spinning instructor

I started my fitness journey as a dancer, but became a certified Spinning® instructor in 2009 and started teaching at local gyms after I moved on from my dancing career.  In 2011 I trained for my first ever road race and got bit by the running bug.  In 2015 I became a certified running coach and have helped folks conquer everything from their first 5K to their first 50K, myself included!  Most recently I was a co-leader for November Project Chicago, a global grassroots free fitness community that aspires to human development and community building through empowering group workouts of body weight exercises mixed with cardio.  My cycling classes will combine all of the lessons I’ve learned over the years into a fun and challenging ride.  My fiancé and I are new homeowners in Oak Park, and we’re excited to connect with our new city.  Joining the YMCA was the first step, and now my goal is to inspire and assist our new neighbors in achieving their fitness goals.

Certifications: Mad Dogg Athletics STAR Level 3 Spinning Instructor, Road Runners Club of America Certified Running Coach, CPR/AED Certification  


The Cycling Studio is located next to the Spirit, Mind, Body Room and the Indoor Track. The Y invested in new Keiser M3i bikes right before the pandemic. The Keiser M3i is the industry’s only indoor group cycling bike built entirely around YOU – Game-changing features on the M3i include:

  • V-shape frame to match riders of all sizes
  • Rear-flywheel design for better protection from sweat and corrosion
  • Magnetic resistance for a smooth and quiet workout
  • A self-tensioning, zero maintenance Poly-V® Drive Belt
  • Revolutionary re-designed Keiser Bike Pedal
  • Connected experience to displays in the room to engage and push the riders and the class as a whole
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