Wheelhouse Shop

Learn More

Whether you're an existing member, new to the studio or just visiting we're here to help. Can't find an answer to your question? drop us an email at info@wheelhouse-sf.com.

Most Common

Do you have a corporate membership for my company?

We offer many companies and groups of 5 friends or more discounted rates. Check with us to determine if your company is listed and if not we'd love to add them! email us here.

Do you only offer memberships or is there a drop in rate?

Classes can be taken using an unlimited membership or through a pay as you go model using passes. 

What specials do you have for new clients?

We have 3 options for new clients:

  1. Your first class for $15 using the New Client Trial Pass.
  2. 6 Passes for $44. This package allows you to take 6 Express (30 mins) classes or 3 Regular (45+ mins) classes or a combination of totaling 6 passes.
  3. 30 Days Unlimited - New Client Special - take any Wheel House class for the next 30 days.

 

How can I book a team class for an event or company?

We love working with corporate companies and their wellness teams! just drop us an email with your requirements and our staff will give you a call. Email us at info@wheelhouse-sf.com

I'm driving, where can I park?

Street, metered and discounted Embarcadero center parking are all options. Wheel House offers validation for the Embarcadero Center parking for our members. With validation, upon exit, the following rates apply:

Before 8am = Free

8am - 5pm = 1st hour free

2nd hour = $4

3rd hour = $4

After 3rd hour, regular rates apply

After 5pm = 4 hours free parking

Weekends = 4 hours free parking  

Do you have wifi?

Absolutely! We have high speed internet wireless access for our guests to use.

I purchased a series of passes, do they expire?

When you purchase a series package from Wheel House the expiration period is set to a year from the date of purchase. If you are unable to use all your passes within the year, simply drop us an email and our staff will gladly extend the expiration date for you.

Where in the Embarcadero Center are you located?

We're located on the Lobby Level within the Embarcadero Center Build 1 on Battery and Sacramento. Our studio is located above street level which can be reached by taking the escalator. You'll find us in corner with the bright colored windows.

Can I try a class?

If you've never taken a class at Wheel Class before you can purchase a New Client Trial Pass for $15 and take any class. 

How do I refer a friend?

You can refer a friend through your referral link on your Wheel House account. You can also refer a friend by dropping us an email.

Getting Started

When should I arrive for my first class?

You should plan to be at Wheel House at least 15 mins before the start of your first class. This ensures that you can receive any assistance for bike setup or discuss any concerns with your instructor prior to your class. Our friendly front desk staff will also orient you to our facilities so that you are aware of all the benefits of our studio.

Do I need to bring any equipment?

Wheel House provides all the equipment and amenities for your use. This includes Yoga mats, Yoga props, towels, hair dryers, hair bands, ties and pins. We also provide shaving cream and washroom amenities from Malin and Goetz!

Do you have showers?

Yes, we have showers and washroom amenities such as hairdryers for your use including toiletries from Malin and Goetz!

I've never done a class before and am a bit nervous, what can i do?

We pride ourselves on our welcoming staff. Most people are nervous attending their first class and our staff are here to help you get comfortable and answer any questions.

General

What makes Wheel House classes so special?

Wheel House is an energetic and highly motivating place to work out. We offer a range of different classes to give you a full body work out set to music that matches the different moods of the classes, from yoga and core strengthening to indoor spin. All the instructors are well trained in their area of expertise and are very friendly and approachable, creating a supportive and comfortable atmosphere in which you can push and scultp your body into your most fit self! 

How often do I need to take classes to see results?

You will see results whether you do a class with us once or twice a week, but for the maximum effect we strongly recommend coming in three times per week. For best results, couple your fitness regimen with a well-balanced diet (see our blog for nutrition tips, information, and recipes!)

What if I can't keep up in a class?

Our classes are designed with all levels in mind, but you're in charge of the intensity of your workout. Go at your own pace, and we will be there to encourage and support you! 

Are Wheel House classes safe?

Wheel House classes are designed to be safe. We follow every best practice protocol in the fitness business and all staff are CPR trained. However, we always recommend that you consult your physicians for guidance on an exercise program that is safe for you.

Do you have locker rooms?

Yes Wheel House has locker rooms and provides full access to digital lockers, changing areas, showers, toiletries, and various towels. 

Can I track my performance during any of the classes?

Wheel House will be introducing MYZONE® a unique telemetry system which monitors heart rate, calories, time and MYZONE® Effort Points (MEPs) using proprietary MYZONE® Physical Activity Belts and cloud-based technology within the next two months. Providing personal, color-coded guidance and motivational feedback on big montiors within the cycle studio.

Do you accept credit cards?

Yes, Wheel House accepts American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. Please allow time for processing. 

Where can I park?

Street, metered and discounted Embarcadero center parking are all options. Wheel House offers validation for the Embarcadero Center parking for our members. With validation, upon exit, the following rates apply:

Before 8am = Free

8am - 5pm = 1st hour free

2nd hour = $4

3rd hour = $4

After 3rd hour, regular rates apply

After 5pm = 4 hours free parking

Weekends = 4 hours free parking  

I'm pregnant, can I still do indoor cycling and/or yoga and core classes?

It's always best to check with your doctor first but if you are given the green light to exercise, we can give you modifications for indoor cycling, core work and yoga that are safe and will make your classes more comfortable for you.

Do you have childcare in the studio?

No. Unfortunately we don't.

Indoor Cycling

How do I register for a bike?

You can reserve a bike by logging onto your Wheel House account, selecting a class and a specific cycling spot. If you are part of a group of riders our friendly front desk staff can assist with moving your group together so that you can ride as a pack.

Do I need to bring shoes?

Our bikes are fitted with pedals that can accommodate most shoes: Look Delta and SPD-compatible cleats for cycling shoes or use the bike cages for regular running shoes. You can bring your own cycling shoes or rent a pair when you check in from the front desk.

What should I expect if I am new to indoor cycling?

One of the best things about indoor cycling is that it can be adapted to any fitness level. With the ability to adjust the resistance level on the bike, one can gauge the level of the workout to suit each rider's abilities. With every class comes a new level of confidence and strength. If you are new to Wheel House indoor cycling, make sure you arrive 15 minutes early to enable us to do a bike setup orientation prior to your first class. We personally guide you through setting up your bike and recording your settings so you always have them. Wheel House indoor cycling is challenging. Most important thing is to be patient with your self. Don't expect to be able to do everything right away. Wheel House indoor cycling is great for all fitness levels; just take it at your own pace. Listen to your body and adjust the resistance on your bike accordingly. We don't want you to be intimidated. The only question is how hard you want to work on any given day.

What's so special about an indoor cycle?

There is nothing like the energy of classes at Wheel House. Our instructors are well trained and are very motivating and supportive. Music is key. Our instructors are known for the best music. So, energy, motivation and music come together to make classes at Wheel House safe, fun and effective. Regardless of how fit, flexible or coordinated you are, you'll get a great workout.

It looks hard, do I need to be in great shape?

No. Almost anyone can benefit from a Wheel House indoor cycling class. You can go at your own pace by controlling the resistance on your bike. Taking indoor cycling classes is a great way to get fit. If you are concerned about taking a class due to a physical condition, ask your doctor before taking a class for the first time.

How many calories are burned per Indoor cycling class?

This all depends on the weight of the individual and the amount of exertion used. Research indicates that on average, indoor cyclists burn from 400-550 calories in a 45 minutes workout (you can burn up to 800). The number of calories you'll burn depends on a number of factors, including your weight and the intensity at which you exercise.  The "distance" traveled depends on cadence; however as an estimate, an average 45-minute class at a cadence of 80-110 rpm is equivalent to approximately 20-30 miles on the road.

Will an indoor cycle class bulk up my legs?

When climbing you increase resistance and work on lower body strength building. Legs are sculpted and metabolisms are boosted. Since climbs rarely last for more than a few minutes, there is not enough time to build bulk.

Is there any way to make the seat more comfortable?

As a beginner, the seat and the bike in general require a little getting used to. During this phase it sometimes helps to wear padded bike shorts or use a cushioned gel seat. In a short period of time you won't necessarily need either.

Do cycling shoes really make a difference and if so, what type should I get?

Cycling shoes do offer a more secure position in the pedals enabling the cyclist to work much more efficiently. Pedal strokes become more powerful. Any bike shoe will do, but we recommend Look Delta and SPD-compatible cleats for indoor cycling bikes.  If you don’t have shoes, our bikes work with running shoes as well; the more supportive soles the shoes have the better. 

Where do I buy cycling shoes and what clips are best for just spinning?

You can go to your local biking store. If you are indoor cycling only, we suggest the Look Delta and SPD-compatible cleats for your spin shoes. Check with the Wheel House front desk for local specials.

What should I wear for an indoor cycling class?

Comfortable workout attire is key. Biking shorts, or athletic leggings work best for spinning class and if you'd prefer padded cycling shorts are an option, which can make your ride more comfortable.. For those of you who have biking shoes, all of our Spinning® bikes are equipped with both "Look" and "SPD" clips. If you don't have biking shoes, we have baskets that can be applied to the bike so you can use your athletic shoes. We recommend comfortable workout attire, including padded bicycle shorts. Avoid loose fitting long pants that could get caught in the pedals. A full range of workout apparel is available for purchase at our studio.

Are Wheel House classes safe?

Wheel House classes are designed to be safe. We follow every best practice protocol in the fitness business and all staff are CPR trained. However, we always recommend that you consult your physicians for guidance on an exercise program that is safe for you.

What type of bikes are in the cycling room?

Kick your Spinning® workouts into high gear with the top-of-the-line, innovative new Spinner® Blade. This sleek, all aluminum bike combines user-focused features with a high degree of adjustability to deliver best-in-class performance for riders of all shapes, sizes and abilities. To maintain uncompromising quality ride after ride, the Spinner Blade features an extra durable drive train and crank system, rust-defying materials, and rock solid cast and extruded aluminum construction. New features include adjustable fore-aft bars with an increased five degree handlebar angle for more convenient riding position, improved Q-factor, strengthened and redesigned frame with two-stage powder coating, a redesigned chain guard, and more.

What are the height/weight requirements to ride a Blade bike?

Accommodates riders 4' 10" (147.3 cm) to 6' 10" (208.3cm) with a maximum recommended weight capacity of 350 lbs (158.8 kg).

Will indoor cycling improve my running?

We hear time and time again from our avid runners how happy they are that they’ve added indoor cycling to their cross-training routine. Most runners report that indoor cycling “balances” out their leg muscles, putting emphasis on muscle groups not normally used during running.

My butt hurts - How can I get more comfortable sitting on the saddle?

If you're new to Wheel House it may take a few classes for your body to get used to the saddle. Wearing padded cycling shorts or using a gel seat cover will definitely make your ride more comfortable.Also, the stronger you get, the less actual weight you will have on the saddle. You will learn to use your core strength more. It doesn’t take long to acclimate!.

If I have an injury from another sport, is indoor cycling a good alternative?

Beacause there is little to no impact to your joints while indoor cycling, it may be an excellent way to cross-train and avoid further injury. As always, though, only your doctor can determine if the cycling program is a safe option for you.

I have bad knees and back problems, is indoor cycling safe for me?

Of course you should always consult your physician before beginning a new exercise program, but with proper setup you should be just fine.

Yoga and Core

I'm not your yoga guru, you are.

Wheel House's philosophy, belief in self-empowerment — and that working out should be fun — combine to create a great, nonjudgmental atmosphere free of the forced sanctity found in so many yoga studios. At Wheel House, you're free to believe what you want — as long as you're ready to sweat.

Does Wheel House offer beginner and/or advanced level classes?

Wheel House offers yoga to students of various levels. Class difficulty is rated WH Athletic Yoga Flow levels 1 through 3; Level 1 being the introductory class. For levels 2-3, we recommend that you have practiced yoga for at least 1 year, or are referred by a Wheel House instructor after taking a WH Athletic Yoga Flow 1-2 class. For any level of class, be sure to make your instructor aware of any injuries or physical limitations so that they may offer necessary adjustments and alternative poses. 

Does yoga burn calories? Can I lose weight by practicing yoga?

Definitely. Most individuals burn an average of 300-500 calories in a one-hour class. For the optimal effect, consider taking an indoor cycling class followed by yoga; this combination can burn about 1,000 calories. 

If I do indoor cycling, yoga and core classes, which should I do first and why?

It’s best to do indoor cycling first. It heats up the body and brings you deeper into the fat burning zone. When our bodies are warm, the muscles stretch more easily. Yoga or core classes after indoor cycling continues to build strength. Indoor cycling not only burns 500+ calories per class, it continues to burn up to an additional 150-200 calories per day. Add a yoga or core class to that fire, and you’re a calorie-burning machine!.

If I do yoga do I still need to do weights?

We believe that Wheel House classes are all you really need in a fitness regimen. Many of our classes utilize body weight as the means of resistance. Regular practice has led to students developing a strong and toned physique as well as the ever desirable sculpted "yoga arms". 

 

I'm not an athlete, can I still take yoga and core classes?

Absolutely! The classes are for anyone wanting a practical approach to flexibility, balance, strength, stress-reduction and injury-prevention. With regular attendance, you may even start to feel like an athlete! 

Billing

I'm on vacation for 2 weeks, can I pause my monthly membership?

We cannot pause or place a hold on your billing membership period. We can however add complete weeks of 5 consecutive days to the end of your contract.

I'm relocating to another city, what can I do with my membership?

We get it. People move jobs and cities which is why we work with you on detemining the best way to finish a contract early that is also fiar to other members. Just drop us an email at info@wheelhouse-sf.com

Can I purchase a package or membership now and let it start in the future?

Yes. Drop us an email with your preferred start date to info@wheelhouse-sf.com

Who do I contact for a billing related question?

Please email all billing questions to info@wheelhouse-sf.com. We respond to all emails the same day!

WH Etiquette

Phone and Texting

No cell phones or PDAs in the studios. If you are expecting an emergency call you can leave your phone at the reception and we will come to collect you if the phone rings. Please no phone or PDA use within the locker rooms.

Chatting

Talking during the class is a major distraction to those around you so please hold your conversations until after the class.

Video and Photography

Please no photography or recording without authorization from the Wheel House staff.

Hygiene

Please note that not everyone likes body odor. Deodorant is not a request it’s a requirement.

Consideration

Please respect the people around you especially if your class is full. Please also be courteous to the front desk, they are there to help you, not act as punching bags!

Attire

Look the part; please wear clean clothing appropriate for the class you are attending. If you don’t have workout clothes we sell them.

Doing your own thing

Energy is drawn from people around you, so with that in mind if you wish to do your own thing, please position yourself on the back row or as near to the back row as is available.

Designed by Planet Argon | Powered by zingFit