FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
What to Bring/Wear?
- Your bike
- Bike shoes
- Water bottles (you bring them and we will fill them for you during class as needed!)
- If you have a "skewer" for you back wheel that works with a computrainer, please bring it. If you don't know what this is or not sure if your bike will need one, no worries. Shift will have them available for $10 at SHIFT the night of your first class and then you can simply bring it each week.
- Bike shorts with a chamois just like you would riding outdoors
- Comfortable top or bike jersey
- Be prepared to sweat a lot more than you would outside, so keep this in mind for your clothes selection
- We have locker rooms with showers available so if you want to shower after class etc., just bring your clothes. Shift provides towels as well as shampoo, conditioner and soap for you.
Who else it there?
We have the whole cycling room to ourselves on Tuesday night. So it is all GGTC all the time.
Please do your best to arrive a little early to allow for setup and to change clothes. The sessions start promptly at 6:30pm. Do your best to arrive on time so that you do not interrupt the session.
Parking near Shift?
For those of you who are driving to Shift, there are a number of garages close by as well as street parking. Most people are able to find street parking relatively easily.
Do I need to attend every session?
You will clearly get the most out of the program by attending every session but almost nobody does, so don't sweat it if you can't make it one night. You will be missed for sure but it's cool. This program has more interest than we can accommodate, registrants should be able to attend 75% of the classes. As registration is limited, if you do not expect that you will be able to attend frequently please consider dropping in at regularly scheduled classes at shift. This will allow your fellow club members who can attend to get the most out of the session.
How do I get the most out of the program?
The program is designed to be built off of attending the first class which involves a testing protocol which sets your zones for the rest of the session. You should seek to attend as many sessions as possible, that way you get the most out of the training program.
Can I make up a missed session?
This program only allows us access for Tuesday night. If you happen to miss a session you cannot attend another class at Shift to make it up, unless you are willing to pay the fees associated with drop-ins.
I am going to be out of town can my friend take my spot?
No. There are no drop-ins or replacements allowed. You are paying for you and only you to have access to this group workout.
I hear there are often open trainers during the session, can I drop in?
No this is not possible for a variety of reasons. Chiefly because the program is oversold slightly in anticipation that a couple of people will be unable to attend on any given day. We have no idea how to predict this and if there will actually be available spots.
I got hurt after the start of the program; can I get a refund?
No, there are no refunds; we cannot be held responsible for these types of events and will not be able to accommodate this request. We get a discounted rate because we buy in bulk. GGTC makes no money off of this program.
Since signing up my situation has changed and I can no longer attend, what can I do?
Up until the Thursday before the start of the program we will allow you to transfer your seat to another GGTC member. We generally have a wait-list so they will get priority, any transfers that occur outside the wait-list will not be honored. For information about the wait-list please email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your situation changes after the start of the session for any reason GGTC will not be able to transfer or refund your registration fee.
I know I am going to miss a number of classes, should I still sign-up?
If you know you are only going to miss a couple of classes that is no big deal. However, if you know that you are going to miss more than 5 or 6, perhaps you should consider not participating.