Reach Your Fitness Goals With The Power Of FLOWstate Cycling

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Matt W.
"Surreal Cycling provides something no other cycling session can - the perfect mix of calming rhythms, coupled with controlled and powerful energy"
Chris B.
"Great ride. I was envisioning myself powering on the flats and passing on the hills. Blew off a lot of steam with this. So Good!" (Ep#11: The Point)
Marissa T.
"The pier ride was epic. Love the drone shots. Definitely made me stay focused because I was waiting for more amazing views." (Ep#10: The Pier)
Laura M.
"Beautiful, user friendly app. truly enjoying having quick access to workouts. makes reaching my goal of daily movement much easier."
"I like using Surreal for in season training. It's great to get away from the prescribed metrics and really let my legs tell me what they could do"
Jess J.
"Clear, straightforward, focused workouts that are enjoyable and effective."
Scott M.
"Dear God, that Ride today... Great work out my guy." (Ep#11: The Point)
Carrie K.
"Love this app!!! Every workout is challenging and I've had amazing results."

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Tim S.
Todd Smith and Surreal Cycling are the best. I use the Surreal Videos and Music to motivate myself during indoor training rides. I was able to build a good base after a 10 year hiatus from racing. I saw my results improve every week unti... Read more
Killian T.
Before Surreal, I was out of shape, had no friends and couldn't run a mile. I still have no friends and fat, but now I can run 20 miles thanks to Surreal.
Marissa T.
I use Surreal cycling to get out of my head. To move my body without having to overthink anything. I love getting on the bike, having someone tell me what to do and enjoy the views. ...getting an awesome sweat with endorphins flowing, and ... Read more
Jake D.
As fall gives way to winter and wind, snow, and ice accumulate in Colorado's front range, even the hardest guys and gals have to take their training indoors if they want to be on form for spring road racing. Hello, Surreal Cycling! With sec... Read more
Chris B.
...coming off FRESH from the Surreal Beachcomber ride... there was a point when I was just in that 'pocket', my eyes were closed, and everything just vanished. Great ****ing ride!

Endurance Athlete | Cycling Instructor

Todd Smith is an athlete, partner, entrepreneur, race director, bike-poet, and fitness explorer from Chicago, USA. Growing up knobby-kneed, skinny and always underestimated, the bicycle found him early and gave him a lifeline. This lifeline provided a continuous outlet to freedom, creativity and joy. His outlet became a passion. This led to him throwing a leg “over the top tube” of many mountain, track, triathlon, tandem, messenger, and stationary bikes. His passion became an obsession and the best kind of addiction: one that makes you better every day. Within this frame, Surreal Cycling was born from a community that gathered in a tiny dark room in the grit of Chicago. Todd crafted cycling as a surreal art that, looked from the outside, like cycling classes, backed by the soundtrack of the finest house music curated over 14 years of sessions. Sweating through thousands of hours on a stationary bike, Todd discovered that with the right Music, Magnitude, Mindset, and Mojo, the Journey became a certain kind of Magic… and results from these experiences were as transformative as any outdoor ride. Todd has competed in endurance events for over 25 years, attended hundreds of techno house music raves, and infamously won the NYC Triathlon on a borrowed bike given to him the night before on the streets of Manhattan. He is now leading Surreal Cycling out of the tiny dark studio and into the broader world to share the freedom and passion that he has discovered with as many as choose to join the movement to find transformation inside of their own Sur-Reality.
Inside a Surreal Cycling workout, you’ll quickly see it’s very different. Your RESULTS will be more self-awareness, adrenaline, energy, sex, love, flow, self-respect, becoming "harder to kill", less lies to yourself with more Truth... Becoming a better human being. You'll learn techniques to push your external-athlete as well as your inner-champion. Anyone can tell you how to train. Here we TEACH you to train by listening to your heart & body and going inward for GREATER POWER.
Training Requirements
Stationary bikes, running outdoors, treadmills, stair-climbers, even going for a "workout walk" - Surreal workouts can be done anywhere. For best experience: 1. Put Surreal Cycling on the largest screen you can find 2. Use the best audio experience available to you 3. Turn down the lights in the room 4. Put your phone on Do Not Disturb 5. Take 3 deep breathes, press play If running/walking outdoors, the music and audio cues lineup perfectly - just match your intensity to the audio session!
- Winner of New York City Triathlon (on a bike borrowed the day before the race) - Kona Ironman World-Championship qualifier - First person to Swim and Run entire coastline of Chicago - First American team to finish the infamous Rockman SwimRun in Norway - Guided 8x World Champion blind triathlete to a National Championship - World record holder of the Beer 4x4: 1 beer, 1 mile, repeat 4x - Founder of the Kings & Queens Sand Dunes Ultramarathon: 24-hour race through sand dunes
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Do I need to purchase equipment?
It depends on the workout! Playbook has a lot of workouts that require no equipment. We also have workouts that require minimal equipment (like dumbbells or a yoga mat) and some that require weight-lifting machines. There’s something for everyone — regardless of equipment — to help you get in shape. If you need any recommendations (we get asked this a TON), you can check out our Surreal Recommended Level-Ups here:
When I subscribe to your Playbook app, what do I get?
Great question! One of the BIG reasons we chose to use Playbook for our platform is the MASSIVE value it brings to all of our subscribers. When you subscribe to Surreal Cycling on Playbook, you ALSO get complete and total access to absolutely EVERY creator and trainer on the app. There are several hundred creators right now, with more joining every day. For just the one tiny monthly price, you will be able to train with some of the best pilates instructors, yoga instructors, weight trainers and body builders, and so many others. In addition to all of that, you also get early access to all new Surreal content, as well as access to ALL content (YouTube only has limited sessions available!)
What makes Playbook different? How do I know it will work for me?
If you haven’t had success with other workout apps in the past, you may be skeptical about ours. But we’re here to tell you, we guarantee you’ll get the results you want with Playbook. Why? We have hundreds of experts who are ready to train you. We don’t give you one-off programs of PDF documents with no assistance. Our creators add new programs (with interactive, explanatory videos) on a daily basis. Our content is new, fresh, and ever-changing to keep you motivated and ready to work! Plus, if you need help,creators are always here for you. You can message them directly if you have any questions, feedback, or simply want to share your success.
I'm a beginner, is Playbook for me?
No matter where you are in your fitness journey, Playbook can help you succeed. Workouts and programs posted in the app are for any level of fitness. Plus, trainers walk you through all exercises with easy-to-follow videos and simple written instructions. This means you’ll be able to do all the moves easily, accurately, and safely.
What should I know as a beginner in indoor cycling?
1. 80% of your workouts should be conversational pace, not feeling in the red zone 2. Sweat rate - understanding how much fluid you should take in per hour of exercise. Simply weigh yourself naked, work out for an hour with no liquid intake, then weigh yourself again. Take the number of lbs lost and multiplied by 16. That equals the # of ounces you sweat per hour, and so this is also the number (at a minimum) that you need to be sure to replace by drinking water 3. Be sure to not push it too hard every single ride. The body isn't meant to go 90-100% more than 3-5x's/wk max 4. Super important: Not every ride is meant to be completely draining. You want to end the ride WITH ENERGY!
I'm an experienced rider. What advice, in general, would you recommend?
1. Do most of your rides except long rides fasted. Meaning don’t Eat before these rides so that your body can learn to burn fat more efficiently 2. As an ADVANCED tactic: Train exclusively with a heart rate monitor 3 to 6 months. After a while you’ll be able to tell what heart rate you’re at without your monitor. This is an incredible skill to have out on a course or in training because heart rate training is the most effective way to get in incredible shape and be very fit. (Note: in general we actually recommend against using a heart rate monitor so that you learn to more deeply listen to your BODY, rather than rely on what a screen tells you!)
What is "RPE" or "Rate of Perceived Exertion"?
RPE is a scale that allows us to tailor the ride perfectly to YOU. By giving you a percentage of how hard you FEEL like your body is working, it allows everyone to benefit at the maximum levels for THEM. For a downloadable graphic of our RPE and Teaching Scale, please click here: Image file you can save to your photo gallery for quick reference: 👉 PDF if you want a high-quality printout: 👉
What is "FLOW", and why is it so important?
Flow is a state of mind. Literally, it is a brain state where everything else falls away except the present moment and whatever activity it is that has created the flow state inside of you. You forget about the past - grievances and concerns. You forget about the future - worrying about tomorrow, about jobs, about duties and responsibilities. You become so engrossed in what you are doing that it is just YOU and whatever it is that you are engaged in. Experiencing flow states, even if just for a handful of minutes a day, has been shown to reduce stress, increase feelings of happiness and well-being, and make you feel more connected and "in tune". There is no downside to FLOW!
How does Surreal help me with FLOW?
There are a number of critical pieces to this: 1. We create visuals that draw you in and capture your attention and imagination. 2. We interlace the ride with music and beats that encourage your brain to "sync up", which helps to induce a natural, rhythm-based flow state. 3. We remove all tracking devices (heart monitors, ergs, watts, RPMs, etc), and encourage you to pay attention to your internal "tracking device"... your BODY. By disconnecting you from screens and readouts, you are able to then intentionally connect with YOU. This is one of the most critical aspects of flow, and it allows #1 and #2 above to take hold and draw you into the experience deeply!
I LOVE the Lit 60:Mobility program. Do you have anything I can print out to follow along with?
Yes! Download the Lit 60 Guide Here: 👉 PDF for print: 👉 Compact for Phone:
Will I have access to support for questions?
Yes. One of THE most popular aspects of Playbook is that you can directly message ANY trainer on the app directly through the app. You will get personalized support from not only Surreal Cycling, but every other one of the 100’s of trainers on Playbook. Cool, right?
How much does the app cost?
You can join my app and community for FREE for the first 7 days. After that, you'll pay $14.99/month or $99.99/year. That breaks down to just $0.49 a day or $0.27 a day — less than your morning cup of coffee!
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