Velobeat vs. Veloburn

by Sophie – Thursday, 18. October 2018

Some people like to dance a little on the bike, some prefer the competition. Both Veloburn and Velobeat, are without a doubt a very good workout. But what are the arguments for which ride? I asked some people in the Velocity family to find out their opinion.

What do you like about Veloburn?

Dan: I like about Veloburn that there are numbers involved. What gets measured gets improved. You can stay tracked about your own improvements and that motivates a lot. It is more about the workout, but it is also a lot of fun. It is also more individualized than Velobeat.

Stephane: Veloburn is a perfect training, also for outdoor-cyclists. You focus on your movement, not on other things (like not making an accident, the nature, etc.). It is a great interval training and very good to improve your technique. If you have questions, never hesitate to ask our instructors, they know a lot about technique. For example Fabian has a lot of experience with competing, you can get many tips there. With Veloburn you mostly push like crazy, because nobody wants to be the last one on the Leaderboard ;-). This definitely makes me push harder than I usually would. If you want to focus on your performance as a cyclist it is a sure thing that this is the best way to measure your improvement.

Fabian: What I like about Veloburn is that we have the opportunity to let go everything. You can be a little crazy here, go to the limit, but as a team. Challenge yourself and try to be better than your neighbor. The skill to regenerate fast will improve more likely with Veloburn, because of the high amount of intervals. After a burn class your body still burns a lot of calories. Besides I like the numbers involved, you can see yourself getting better, faster and stronger. It is always a challenge, also for me as an instructor.

Travis: What I like about spinning in general is the different strength levels, all in one group, having fun and achieving goals together. What is great about Veloburn is the HIIT training included, the focus on RPMs and the Veloboard (as a “team-push”). I think no matter what you are doing besides spinning, Veloburn fits nicely in any training arrangement (cycling, triathlon, running and other athletics).

Maja: Veloburn, in my opinion, is more challenging. I really like all the Veloburn instructors, you can have a lot of fun with them (of course I like the Velobeat instructors too, they are all amazing J). Veloburn is the better for me if I am not in the mood for “woo-hoo” (party, dancing) and if I just want to focus on a really tough training.

What do you like about Velobeat?

Dan: With Velobeat you can forget about it all, it is like a therapy for the day. You can clear your mind and enjoy the music. It is a great feeling when everybody gets the beat, like connecting to the others when you jam to the music together. In a Velobeat class it is more like building a community to workout together and not competing. It is definitely about the fun first, but also a heavy workout.

Maja: I really like the music in Velobeat and I always feel like going to a party/ clubbing afterwards.

Stephane: Velobeat is not only good for stamina, it is also very nice to improve your coordination. You need to understand the music to have fun. There is much more diversity in the moves and also the focus is on these moves. It is not only cardio and pushing hard, it is more relaxing. It seems like there are more different styles of music in Velobeat. Every class is different, even with same instructor, there is always an other vibe. You would never do something at home you could compare to Velobeat, you really have to come to Velocity for this. You can see your improvement with the weights (if you try more weight sometimes) and the energy you use, so there are two ways you can see how well you are doing.

Fabian: Velobeat is like a big dance party. There are no numbers necessary, what can also be very good. The focus is not only on your performance but also on your feelings. You must feel the beat to enjoy a class. In addition, I think the challenge is on the coordination of upper and lower body. It is a full-body training in only 50 minutes.

Kash: Velobeat is not monotonous at all, you always use different parts of your body and change moves. It is a lot of fun, it’s just what you need after a hard day in the office to get your energy level back. I always feel pumped up after a class. When you’re in the beat, you not thinking about anything else, totally zen like. The instructors really inspire you, the make you dig deep and find your energy, even when you think you can’t anymore. In addition, they are very knowledgeable and have great tips.

Mal: I love getting lost in the music, shutting off my brain and feeling like I’ve walked into an entirely new world. Velobeat is very challenging in the sense that it is a full body workout. I love the feeling when I’ve not only been able to put it all together, but I can also really get into the moves; dipping further, pushing bigger, tapping farther – it can be so fun!