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Category: Indoor Cycling

Recovery from intense physical activity is a real thing

While I do concede that recovery days do rob me of valuable caloric expenditure, fitness is a series of ascending plateaus. When I attend two or three weeks of 45-minute to 60-minute classes in a row, I always start seeing diminishing returns on my work. I haven’t been to a spin class in a full […]

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Spin Instructors are Cycling Coxswains

I know we call them spin instructors, indoor cycling instructors, or even CYCLESTARS, like we do at CYCLEBAR, to me, they’ll be forever known as my Cycling Coxswains.

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The results of three days of inactive recovery and some motivational words from my best friend

I canceled my Friday ride last week and took the weekend off. No spinning or CYCLEBAR for me until last night. And, despite what everyone said, I didn’t do any amount of active recovery (though I do consider that to be a mistake I don’t regret but will try to learn from). I could tell […]

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The 12 things I’ve learned indoor cycling at a spin studio

I have personally learned quite a lot of things over the course of the months I have committed to riding at Biker Barre and, now, at CYCLEBAR, Columbia Pike, though I am still a neophyte and am neither an expert nor am I remotely fit and trim. Hopefully, this is a list for the rest […]

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Trying Riding Everyday at CYCLEBAR

After an awesome ride at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike over the weekend, the co-owner, John Ryan, mentioned that some riders at the studio ride three sequential rides—three rides in a row—and I thought, “maybe I can ride every day.”

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My Week at Cyclebar Columbia Pike

Today’s my spin day. Tonight at 7:15–15-minutes early, as I always try to be–I’ll be joining a new instructor, Sam, for a 7:30 ride called The After Party. My last ride was with Damion, also a new instructor to me. Damion is an edgy, fun, fulfilling instructor who is always open-minded to trying new things—especially […]

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CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike Review

This CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike studio looks all slick but also has a lot of heart. A lot of kindness. So much generosity. And great instructors and classes. I launched and grew a new online publication while trying to kill a cold that I couldn’t shake and gained 50 pounds from it. Even though I bought an unlimited package before all of this illness and business started, the owner Marina worked with me to allow me to move my package to when I could use it with good intent. Ever since I’ve been attending, even though I am weaker and less fit and much bigger than I’ve ever been, everyone at the studio has been actually loving and supportive. There’s also a lot of guys there working out so it’s not all women. And all shapes and sizes. It’s a very supportive environment. I love it there.

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Cycling with Shane at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike

Riding with Shane during Wednesday night Wine Down Wednesday was a thrill. He’s got excellent pacing and I performed well. CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike is good like that.

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Second Week, First Day, at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike: Huzzah!

I have finally had quite a lot of fun at my CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike spin class on Monday night. I felt exuberant during the sprints and I felt strong during the out-of-saddle uphills. It made me happy to feel connected to the bike and the class.

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End of My 1st Week 3rd Ride at CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike

I attended the class of Sylva Hříbková who instructed the Happiest of Hours class on Friday last. It’s a weekly 45-minute class at 6:30 PM at the CYCLEBAR Columbia Pike, my Spinning HQ.

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