With low impact and limitless potential, our rhythm cycling method is fully adaptable to all fitness levels and personal goals. Want to lose weight, release stress, or ease anxiety? Want to feel healthier, tone up, or simply have fun trying something new?
Whether you’re a first-time rider or a seasoned athlete, rhythm cycling takes practice—no one is a natural off the bat. Our technique-focused intro class and new-member-only passes are designed to even the playing field and ease your learning curve.
There is no ‘introductory’ or 101 class at Westward. Every single rider + instructor started as a beginner – clumsy, uncoordinated, groping to find the beat in the dark. We welcome new riders in any and all our classes.
New to Westward? Choose between a 2 class pass or 1 week of unlimited classes. It takes a few classes to get your groove—our intro passes are a perfect way to try rhythm cycling.
Awkward and sweaty, with limbs flying all over, it’s true what they say about your first time. More to it than left foot, right foot, repeat—rhythm cycling is like a synchronized dance party on a bike. If you feel a little lost during your first few classes, you’re not alone - most new riders need at least 2-3 classes to hit their stride. Expect it to feel challenging, but rewarding.
Finding the right level of resistance to control your wheel (and your feet), while learning to match your instructor’s cadence, is challenging at first. Let the music dictate your bike’s resistance; decrease resistance if you’re having trouble keeping up, and increase resistance if you’re pedalling faster than the first row.
It’s amazing where the music can take you if you let it. We guarantee you’ll step outside your comfort zone in your first class, so why not make a conscious choice to leave it at the door? Relax, get lost in the music, and vibe to the energy in the room. With practice you’ll find your flow (and that post-ride glow).
We believe in the transformative power of presence - you won’t find any screens, tech, or tracking in our classes. In our lobby, we encourage the same. Instead of looking at your screen pre or post-class, try mingling with fellow riders! It’s all about that IRL connection.
“Fantastic music and atmosphere - sweat towels & cycling shoes included! Great all over body workout and you can go at your own pace. Highly recommend.”
"What an intense cycling session!! Absolutely loved it.. Ambience 10/10. They also have a friendly dog (petting a dog for the first time in ages) . No wonder they have no negative reviews. Definitely 5 stars!"
"I’ve been coming here for a while now and can honestly say it’s the most fun exercise I’ve done! All the instructors are great and slightly different which keeps it interesting! And such a welcoming team in the studio - a hard but great workout!"
"Love this place. Awesome workout that is different every time in the most friendly atmosphere. Be careful you’ll get hooked and Westward will soon have to be part of your weekly routine."
I’ve never found a workout class that I’ve ever really loved or stuck with and I’m coming up to 100 rides at Westward soon. I love how wonderful all the instructors are, super friendly, welcoming and non-judgy. Annabelle is a great motivator as the team captain and all round good pup. Every class seems different, and I never feel bored. Westward is a really important part of my weekly routine now and I don’t know what I would do without them!
I’ve never found a workout class that I’ve ever really loved or stuck with and I’m coming up to 100 rides at Westward soon. I love how wonderful all the instructors are, super friendly, welcoming and non-judgy. Every class seems different and I never feel bored.
Westward Cycle is by far my favorite gym in Auckland, although it’s more like a community than just a gym. Sarah, Shawn and the crew are so welcoming, knowledgeable and make the classes fun & challenging. Annabelle is always there to welcome you. Highly recommend!
Westward Cycle is by far my favorite gym in Auckland, although it’s more like a community than just a gym. Sarah, Shawn and the crew are so welcoming, knowledgeable and make the classes fun & challenging. Highly recommend!
One of my absolutely favourite ways to work out. Banging music, high energy instructors and great community vibes.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.
Drink plenty of water before, during, and after your ride. Your body needs extra H20 - start hydrating the day before, and bring a water bottle to fill up for class.
Fuel your ride.
Eat a light snack 30 minutes before you ride. Food is fuel, and your body will need it to keep the momentum going until the end of class.
Dress for success.
Wear an athletic top and form-fitting pants, tights, or shorts, and bring socks and running shoes. We offer complimentary SPD cleats in most shoe sizes on a first come first serve basis, but due to limited size runs, we still encourage riders to bring their own running shoes.
Nothing’s worse than a last minute bike setup! Do yourself a favour - arrive to the studio 15 minutes before your class starts to get settled.
Claim your bike.
If you signed up in advance, you’ll need to check-in on our iPad. We encourage all first-time riders to choose bikes in either the second or back row so you can follow along with the rhythm of the class. Unclaimed bikes are given away 5 minutes before class starts.
New rider waiver.
A new rider waiver must be completed before you ride. You can fill it out online when you create your MindBody account (or upon sign in), or in-person prior to your first class.
Rehydrate, rehydrate, rehydrate.
Keep drinking water after class ends. You’ll sweat a lot, and it’s important to rehydrate so your body can recover. Bottled water and Westward water bottles are also for sale at the front desk.
Have questions about your class or want to connect with your bike-mates? Don’t be shy. Like one big, supportive family, we’re a chatty bunch and we want you to enjoy your experience!
Indulge in amenities.
If you have the time, take advantage of our fully stocked shower and towel service. We pride ourselves on our well-appointed grooming & beauty bar - please let us know if we missed anything!