I love working out. And I love changing up my workouts. You may have noticed I’ve stepped away from the barbell scene a bit, and have been exploring other options to maintain my fitness! Changing up your workout routine is a fun way to keep things fresh + motivating when you find yourself in a fitness rut.
BUT I love challenging myself + trying new things, especially when there is good music and community involved.
Last month N&N hosted a free private ride in honor of the Grand Opening of CYCLEBAR Midland! We had such a great turn out, and I am so grateful to each of you who came and saw my terrible coordination skills on the spin bike. That press + pedal action is no joke! #anyoneelse?
CONFESSION: It was my first spin class. EVER. And now, I’m obsessed!
I know, I’ve heard so many great things about spin, but without the accessibility to classes here in Midland (until now!!) I just never had the opportunity to try it out! I seriously love it.
The best way I can describe a spin class at CYCLEBAR? Working out in a bumpin’ club with all of your friends. #yesijustsaidbumpin
When you first step foot into CYCLEBAR Midland, it’s bright, welcoming, and full of patient, friendly faces to help you snap your feet into the pedals when you are seriously struggling with how it all works. #doesmyfootgohere?
They provide everything for you. Literally, EVERYTHING. You just have to show up!
You get your choice of bike in class, cycle shoes, a locker for your personal belongings, bowls of fruit to grab on-the-go, the cutest workout gear to boot, chilled water (with your own CYCLEBAR water bottle!), towels, and inspiring, passionate coaches (i.e. CYCLESTARS) who share their love for fitness and know how to have a good time with some rad playlists. #youhadmeatthemusic
Yep, that’s my hubby on the front row! 😉 So guys, there’s no excuse! Don’t shy away from CYCLEBAR. It seriously felt like a party AND a great workout, and I literally have never sweat more in my entire life. #sosweaty
The coolest thing about each ride is they have big monitors and little sprint challenges throughout class. It’s a fun way to get out of your head and connect back to the class by actively engaging with the other people around you!
Ok, I lied. Maybe that’s the second coolest thing. Because at the end of every workout, you receive an email of your class stats, showing you your results: calories burned, intensity, class rank, etc. It’s really neat feedback if you are into that sort of thing, and want to see how you improve over the course of several classes.
Third favorite thing? I love running, but have bad knees. After my first spin class, I never felt more energized + excited than I have in a long time! And NO knee pain!!! Adding spin a couple times a week into my workout routine is going to have to be a MUST solely based on how awesome I felt afterward. #mykneesthankyou
But besides the great energy, high-end perks + cool ambiance, the heartbeat of this place goes back to the people.
Ashley (owner of CYCLEBAR Midland) and her enthusiastic staff members and coaches truly make the place fun + inviting. When I first met with Ashley to set up the N&N ride, just after a few minutes of talking with her, you’ll notice that she is bursting with joy in offering a special outlet for people to connect over fitness + music here in Midland, TX. Her charisma + passion for helping others become their best selves in a fun and safe environment like CYCLEBAR is truly contagious. I couldn’t think of a better person with such a sweet spirit to create the type of inspiring community you will find at CYCLEBAR Midland.
Anyone wanting to try out CYCLEBAR Midland should do it just for the people alone! Grab some friends, visit a class, get to know the friendly faces behind the counter (and thank the ones who clean your stinky shoes), and ride to the rhythm of some badass tunes. #youllthankmelater
Did I mention that they have themed classes? Yup! Mashup Monday, Wine Down Wednesday, Throwback Thursday… you name it! Check out their full schedule and book your intro ride today!
And maybe I’ll see you at the bar! 😉
Have you tried CYCLEBAR Midland?! I’d love to know your experience!
Have you ever wanted to take a fitness class but were afraid to try it?
Get out of your comfort zone and try something new!