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I took one spinning class in college, and then never went back. I didn’t think it was for me, but looking back, I’m pretty sure I just wasn’t set up correctly and perhaps not in the right mood. When I became pregnant and quit running last year, I decided to try out spinning at my gym. I loved it. I left with the same endorphins as I got from running, BUT it was low impact, which was great for some of my pelvic pain. After having Annabelle, I never made it back to spinning, though.
As I was scrolling through Facebook last week, I came across an ad for a spinning studio opening up nearby. I did some more searching and found out they opened on the Fourth of July, AND they were offering 3 free classes. I immediately signed up, even though I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.
Club Cycle isn’t just a spinning studio. The spin classes I took previously were in a dark room and the instructor played music while we followed along. Club Cycle offers projection screens that project music videos onto the wall. There is also a middle screen full of everyone’s stats. You are each on a bike, and that number shows up and shows you the RPM and distance you are going.
Let’s back up to the beginning. Yesterday was the grand opening and I arrived at 7:45 for the 8 o’ clock class. This was the first class in their new location in Peter’s Township. The spinning instructor/ owner, Stacie, was there to fully help anyone get set up on the bike. She even walked around prior to jump on the bike to teach to make sure everyone was comfortable and didn’t have questions.I loved that because sometimes it can be intimidating to go up to an instructor and ask them how to do something, but when they come around to you, it’s easy to ask your quick question.
Stacie’s husband was the DJ for the class and was at the front of the room as well. He was really fun as he danced and sang along to the music. The class started on time and we were led through a variety of climbs, jumps, and more during the 45 minute class. Club Cycle was a great way to get into the music as you are watching the music videos, especially those who like to zone out. It was easy to do. Stacie constantly mixed up the moves and always showed us what was coming up.
Pros to Club Cycle:
It was really neat to see on the Stats board how we were doing, but I’ll be honest and I think that took away some of the enjoyment for me. I felt like I was always competing with others and worrying about that instead of just focusing on how I was pushing myself. That’s totally me, though, and others may have loved that added competition. The lights were down, and the music was a great variety and volume. I really enjoyed pushing myself and had a fantastic class. I left feeling like a puddle of sweat and was reminded I’m not in spinning shape There were plenty of spray bottles to clean the bikes with (a pet peeve of mine when there’s one for an entire class). They offered towels to use during class as well.
Cons to Club Cycle:
There really weren’t many. The cost is definitely something I can’t afford. One class is $20, but they do have memberships available. It’s sadly something that deterred me, though. The only other issue I had was that the microphone was very difficult to make out the words when Stacie was talking. I’m pretty sure for one song when we reached a distance we were supposed to sit in the saddle but I never heard the distance, ha. I definitely think it depends where you are in the room, though.
Overall I really loved the class and if it was part of my gym membership, I’d be going frequently! I’m not a diehard spinner, though, or else I may come up with room in the budget to make it work. Club Cycle knows how to bring the energy and keep it there for the entire class.
I was not compensated or asked to review. In fact, they have no idea I was there