Matrix Fitness has transformed the indoor cycling class with the launch of its Target Training Cycles and Matrix Ride Education. The series, which includes the CXC Training Cycle, CXM Training Cycle and CXP Target Training Cycle, appeals to fitness enthusiasts and club members looking for a unique group exercise experience.
The most impactful feature can be found on the CXP Target Training Cycle. This comes in the form of a distinctive Target Training touchscreen display that uses engaging graphics and vibrant colours to motivate riders. It also gauges effort and keeps everyone on track towards their goals.
“It’s important that our customers have options that suit their needs,” says Becky Jalbert, global product manager, personal and group training for Matrix. “They can select the CXC for the feel of a real outdoor ride, step up to the CXM for enhanced metric tracking or choose the CXP for a colourful Target Training Display that injects camaraderie and competition into every cycling session.”
Integrated user testing establishes personalised targets, so instructors can seat elite cyclists next to deconditioned users and first-time participants and be sure that everyone will get a workout that challenges them and enables them to make measurable progress.
Three vibrant colours express each rider’s level of effort relative to their personalised metric target, and trainers can intuitively guide members through different phases of their ride, from warm-up to a steady pace to threshold intervals and back to cool-down.
Keep them coming back
“When you combine these dynamic cycles with our original programming, you have something special,” said Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training for Matrix. “Best of all, you can keep your cycling classes fresh by holding sessions that focus on different metrics, keeping riders coming back for more.”
Matrix Ride education is an exclusive target training programme designed to teach trainers to lead a next-level indoor group cycling class. Instructors can change the format of the class from classic ride-to-the-beat or calorie burn, through to a performance stream based on specific metrics.
Original programming for the CXM and CXP includes a live workshop, an educational manual, lesson plans and more. Matrix gives trainers everything they need to lead a cycling class that engages a wide range of members by focusing on meaningful metrics, including watts, heart rate, RPMs, distance and calories.
Matt Gleed, Matrix master trainer, explains: “The Matrix Ride programming is designed to be goal-focused and inclusive, to achieve real results, improve member engagement and, in turn, increase member motivation and retention.
“With the CXP masterclass, trainers will also learn how to integrate the Target Training Display’s LED colour wrap around the console to gauge member effort," he says. "And also, how to perform fitness tests to help members establish personalised targets. In addition, they'll learn how to develop metric-based goals to keep classes motivating and how to create an exciting group environment that brings camaraderie and competition to every class.”
Fully accredited by CIMSPA, Matrix Ride is aimed to engage a wider range of members by focusing on meaningful metrics.