New to Zwift

Hi my name is Theresa and I’m new to Zwift.  I don’t know which workout to start out with.  I’m a casual rider not a racer.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks and happy Zwifting.

You don’t have to do any workouts, you can just ride. Some people also enjoy group rides.

Thank you Paul for the quick response.


Download the zwift mobile app and look at zwift insider website

Do you know what your Functional Threshold Power (aka FTP) is Theresa?

If you do, most of the workouts should be okay. When you set your FTP it determines how hard or easy the workout should be for each person. 

If you don’t know your FTP, Zwift can eventually work it out for you based on your Zwifting experiences. It won’t be as accurate as doing an FTP test but will help as a general guideline. I’ve let Zwift do this for me (I’m far too lazy to do a test) and I feel the number it has come up with isn’t too far off the mark. 

On a personal note, I’d recommend giving a group workout a bash. If you browse Events - either here on this website or via the Zwift Mobile Link phone app - you’ll see which group workouts (as well as other group rides - races, sportives, challenges etc) are coming up. 

You can set reminders, on Zwift Mobile Link, to make sure you don’t forget about a workout you plan to do.

When doing a group workout it keeps everyone together regardless of the Wattage they’re pushing. Here’s Zwift’s own blurb about just that…

Zwifters line up in the starting area just like a normal event and once the event starts, workout mode begins. Everyone stays together regardless of power output. That’s right, if you’re outputting 100W and another Zwifter is outputting 400W you will stay in exactly the same position relative to each other. Only if you stop pedaling and fall 6 meters behind the group will the rubber-banding stop

Hope the helps Theresa. Have fun Zwifting.