VIDEOS FOR EVERY KIND OF WORKOUT
The specific focus and memorable name of each workout allows you to create interesting, progressive schedules that bring your riders back for a new experience each time. Videos range in length from 20 minutes to 2 hours, with most between 45-60 minutes.
Workouts by Elite Coaches
Ranging from 6 to 10 minutes in length, the warm-up for each video is designed to get riders ready for the hard work to come. It’s also when the full storyline for the workout is revealed, so riders should pay close attention.
The crux of the workout. This is where the true Suffering begins; each workout has been carefully crafted to deliver maximum gains, so it’s vital that you pay close attention to the perceived effort shown on screen.
Each video features a 3 to 4 minute cool down segment, where we suggest your riders spin their legs over in a light gear, at an easy cadence (around 80 RPM). Ideally take your riders through a few stretches off the bike once the video has finished.
PROPER BALANCE BETWEEN HARD WORK AND RECOVERY
To get the most out of HIIT workouts, periods of high-intensity must be balanced with periods of recovery. Every one of our workouts has this balance built in. Riders used to ‘traditional’ spin classes may find that Sufferfest sessions spend more time at lower effort levels than they are used to, but that they are able to hit higher power levels thanks to that recovery.
Instructor-Led or Virtual Classes
With An Instructor
Instructors can lead the class from on or off the bike, or a combination of both. Off the bike, Instructors can provide individual coaching and guidance. On the bike, Instructors can join in the ride and encourage riders through the workout.
Because each video already has clear on-screen instructions, including cadence and effort, Sufferfest sessions can be done without an Instructor.
Detailed Ride Profiles
Every video comes with a detailed ride profile in both print and digital formats. These profiles explain the goal and fitness outcomes of each workout, as well as providing background on the riders and races featured. Dozens of cues and motivational prompts help you get the most out of your members.
Appeals to All Levels
Because our videos get results,
The Sufferfest is used by professional cyclists and triathletes around the world. They include World Duathlon Champion Anja Leuendorff (pictured)
Many amateur cyclists avoid indoor cycling classes as the workouts aren’t perceived as ‘real’ riding. The Sufferfest—regarded as the best training videos in the world—will help you attract this lucrative audience.
Fitness enthusiasts LOVE The Sufferfest. The mix of great workouts, incredibly entertaining footage and fantastic music creates a fun, immersive experience that makes everyone feel like a professional athlete.
What You Need to Start
1. Projector and Sound System
Whether on the floor, ceiling or behind the screen, any powerful projector will do. The same sound system you regularly use will be fine.
2. A TV Screen
As simple as a wall or as elaborate as a built-in TV screen. If you're using a projector, you just need a flat white surface somewhere in your studio.
3. A Computer
Our videos come as downloadable links, so you can save them to a hard drive or play directly from a laptop or tablet.
Choose a Monthly Or Annual Subscription
Choose from a monthly or annual subscription fee. Once you’ve signed up and made your first payment, you’ll receive your video download links straight away - you can be up and riding in less than 24 hours.
WHAT OUR SUFFERLANDRIAN EMBASSIES SAY
Week 2 of the programme and a full house! The demand for The Sufferfest is incredible. What a great ride…our clients love it!
Climaxx Cycling Studio
The Sufferfest is a top-quality product run by an amazing team of capable, knowledgeable and passionate people, and club owners could only benefit by partnering with them.
Off Road Indoor Cycling
We Partner With The Biggest Names in Cycling and Indoor Fitness
The Sufferfest knows cycling. Through our partnerships with cycling’s governing body, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and APEX Coaching, we help train some of the fastest cyclists in the world. We work closely with industry leaders like IMG—the world’s largest sports marketing company—and the ASO, organisers of the Tour de France to bring you exclusive content. We also integrate with the leading fitness tracking, performance display, and indoor cycling platforms, including MYZONE, Spivi, Performance IQ, Fitness on Demand, FitBox, Power Cycling SE, Stages Cycling, PerfPro, and more.
Critical Acclaim For The Sufferfest
With The Sufferfest, you know you’re getting a programme that has already earned critical acclaim around the world. With Sufferlandrians in more than 70 countries, we’re a proven brand. Read over 100 positive reviews we've received.
"The Sufferfest is making a difference in the world cycling community.”
"10 out of 10! The clear winner amongst all cycling training videos.”
"Fast-paced, heart-pumping indoor-cycling videos with easy-to-follow workouts.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an instructor? How do my classes know what to do?
Yes and no. Sufferfest classes are absolutely incredible when led by an Instructor. Because the video already has the instructions and workout built-in, the Instructor is more free to walk around the class to coach and motivate riders – this creates more Instructor/rider engagement. With our detailed ride profiles, Instructors will also know exactly what to tell the class and when.
Of course, our videos are also completely engaging on their own – and for experienced indoor cyclists an Instructor is not necessary. With this in mind, you can offer Sufferfest classes at your studio at times when you might not normally be able to because of lack of Instructor availability. You can even offer them ‘on-demand’ if you so wish.
What Equipment Do I Need?
At the very least, you’ll just need a good sound system, a TV screen or projector and a wall to project the videos on to. You’ll also need a room you can make dark. For the best experience, we recommend investing in a very good projector (check with the team who set up your A/V system for advice) and screen to really create an environment that blows your class away.
We're a Cycling Club / Bike Shop and Want to Use Your Videos in a Group Setting. Do We Need a License?
Yes. Our individual videos are not permitted for use in ANY group settings.
How Long Does it Take to Get Set Up?
We can have you up and running in 24 hours. As soon as you sign our contract and pay your first month subscription, you’ll be able to download the videos immediately. We’ll email you our digital graphics and then put the printed posters, decals and flag in the post to you (which will take about 10 days to get to you if you are outside of Australia).
How Do I Get the Videos? Are They Streaming?
Streaming simply isn’t reliable enough when you’ve got a class fully engaged in a workout – nothing could be worse than having the video stall or stutter! So we provide you with downloads you can store and play on your studio computer.
Is a Subscription my Only Option? What Does it Cost?
Yes – we only provide this package as part of a subscription, which has a very low monthly or discounted annual fee (and no up-front charges). The cost per year is less than a single indoor bike. Just email TheMinions@TheSufferfest.com and we’ll send you all the details.
What Bikes Do the Videos Work With? Do We Need Power-Based Bikes?
Our videos are not connected to your bikes, so you can use whatever you like – whether that’s a traditional spin bike, turbo trainers, or Wattbikes. As long as you can adjust resistance, you’re good to go as our videos tell your students how hard to work on a 1 to 10 scale of ‘Recommended Perceived Exertion (RPE).’ Of course, if you’re a power-based studio, then all the better – you can use our Rubber Glove fitness test video (included in the collection) to test power thresholds with your classes and we provide a worksheet your students can use to map their zones across our RPE scale. We can also provide workout files for you to load into programs like PerfPro to allow dynamic resistance control of multiple turbo trainers.