FlyBarre by Flywheel
As much as she loved indoor cycling, Flywheel co-founder Ruth Zukerman felt that the extreme nature of cardio needed a 'partner' to complement the workout — cue FlyBarre! "Cyclers can get addicted, and they can end up doing it so often that a lot of them get very tight in their hip flexors and IT bands. With this in mind, we created FlyBarre classes as a complement to the cycling workout."
Spinning Lotus Studios
This brand-new (barely three months old!) Massachussetts studio combines founder Rhonda Skloff's love for the speed of cycling and the zen of yoga, all under one roof. "I've always been an indoor cycling instructor, but I've balanced that with personal training, pilates, and yoga. When I decided to start a yoga studio, I decided that it had to have cycling, too. Now, Spinning Lotus has that yin and yang — which is what I'm all about!"
Kristin Kenney, master instructor at Revolve Fitness, understands how intimidating indoor cycling studios can be for some — which is why she set out to create an inclusive environment at Revolve. "Our open, community-based culture is what sets us apart," says Kenney. Also different about Revolve? While most indoor cycling studios include only one type of class, Revolve offers three different types of complementary cycling experiences.
Photo: Courtesy of Revolve Fitness