Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CycleBar Review + Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday Friends! I hope your week is going well so far and continues to get better the rest of the week!

Today I wanted to talk to you a little about CycleBar Troy! I was asked by the owners of CycleBar to come and check out one of their classes and I had so much fun! They invited some of the local bloggers to come and check out their studio and all that they offer.  And I was able to take a few friends with me and we participated in one of classes.  I had only ever done a cycle class once before so I really was not sure what to expect.

About CycleBar
In 2004, Bill Pryor and his sister Alex Klemmer decided to create one of the first independent cycling studios in the country in their Boston neighborhood. Both Bill, then a corporate executive, and Alex, a stay-at-home mom, recognized that there were three key ingredients to a successful indoor cycling experience: great instructors, great music, and a great environment. They opened their first dedicated studio a year later and have been perfecting their high-energy, cycling- focused concept ever since. Now, ten years later, Pryor and Klemmer have partnered with like-minded fitness enthusiasts to allow others to experience and benefit from the CycleBar experience.

CycleBar's Mission
  • Create a fun and accessible experience for riders of all ages and fitness levels.
  • Ensure every CycleBar ride is an unparalleled multisensory, intoxicating journey.
  • Hire and retain the very best people.
  • Fuel each ride with amazing music, energy-enhancing video graphics and rider-specific performance data in a state-of-the-art CycleTheatre™.
  • Deliver concierge-level service and an exhilarating experience that goes far beyond a great cardio fitness workout.
  • Rock the ride, each and every time.
My Visit to CycleBar

Upon arriving at CycleBar Troy, we were immediately greeted by several friendly faces that helped us check into the class.  They gave us a pair of shoes and showed us where to go to get changed and lock our items into a locker.  In the back of the studio, they have two restrooms and too shower rooms for anyone that needs to wash up after the class.  While we changed shoes and locked up our stuff, we were offered a bottle of water with the choice of chilled or room temp water.  They also had some bananas and apples available for us to eat either before or after the class. 

Once we were all set, they showed us where to go to get ready for the class.  When you sign up for the class, you pick the bike that you would like to sit at for the class.  They had an employee going around helping everyone get settled into their bikes as most of us had not done a cycle class before.  One of the nice things is they provide us with fresh towels to use for the class.  It was so nice to have such a soft towel available - often times the towels at a gym are not soft and are too rough for my skin.  

Once everyone was settled, the class got started and we took off! For me it felt awkward to be on the bike at first because I do not ride bikes all that often, but once we got going my adrenaline started pumping and I was ready to rock.  For this class we had TJ as our instructor and he was great! So high energy and so encouraging (plus his music choices were right up my alley).  

I also loved how high tech the bikes were - not only did you have the ability to set the bike exactly to what you need, the display had a wide variety of statistics available.  The last time I took a cycle class, I had not idea exactly what my resistance was and these bikes show exactly what resistance I was hitting, as well as my RPMs.  

The bike also takes your statistics throughout the class and throughout the class the instructors showed a lineup of how everyone was doing in the class.  It was awesome to see where I was placing in the group and actually helped me push a little harder to keep up from the bottom of the class.  The best part is after your class, you will get an email from CycleBar telling you exactly how you did at the class! I loved seeing how many calories I burned and my level of effort.  

So that was my time at CycleBar! It looks so much fun doesn't it? I've actually gone a few more times and have purchased a package from them to keep going in the future! I am hooked on the class.

 To kick off their grand opening, Cyclebar is offering free rides from now until August 7th. CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE YOUR FREE RIDE

Troy CycleBar
311 East Big Beaver Road, Troy MI
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I am also HOSTING A GIVEAWAY! Enter to win one free ride, a shirt and water bottle from CycleBar!

Enter the Giveaway Here!

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  1. This looks like a really fun way to get out for the night, plus fit in a good work out. And you can do it with friends. How cool.

  2. So much fun. Will you be going to the new Northville location too?

  3. I love spinning... I'm going to try the Northville location... It looks like so much fun

  4. I love, love spinning. It was great to be back!

  5. Sounds like a lot of fun indeed. Love to try this too!


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