Indoor spinning cycling studio Revolve to open a new 2,000-square-foot center in New York in the fall
When it comes to burning calories, few gym workouts achieve what indoor cycling can. But fitness buffs crave variety, and to serve that need, a slew of new boutique spinning studios have been springing up around the globe, particularly in New York, LA, and London.
The latest player on the scene is Revolve, which opened up in Washington DC last year, and is opening a new 2,000-square-foot center in New York in the fall, to compete with the popular Soul Cycle and Flywheel Sports.
The company says it hopes to shake things up by offering a slew of new classes for those bored with traditional cycling classes. Options include a class geared to serious cyclists, another mixing spinning and free weights, and Barre Ride, which pairs indoor cycling and off-the-bike barre moves.
Other new trends aiming to lure indoor cycling devotees through the doors? Turning up the heat, literally, for sweltering workouts, such as at North Hollywood’s Sweat Shoppe, which specializes in hot indoor cycling. Or endurance: London’s Boom! studio offers a two-hour class.
Also set to appear at this year’s upcoming IDEA World Convention, a fitness trade show in San Diego, is the RealRyder. This Italian-made stationary cycle, designed for spinning classes, moves, shifts, and turns for a feel that is closer to a real road bike.
Recently launched is the Life Fitness’s Lifecycle GX, a group exercise bike featuring a cycling computer to track your speed, distance, resistance level, cadence, calories, time, heart rate, and percentage of max heart rate.
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