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Motivation and musings from the #cyclebar team.

Say YES to Help Rebuild Houston

Hurricane Harvey tore through Houston just a few weeks ago, and thousands of people remain displaced. Families, businesses, parents, children—all still facing a long road home. Our own team at CycleBar Vintage Park is no exception, yet their response to this devastation is nothing less than exceptional.

7 Rides. 7 States. 96 Hours.

Seven rides in seven states in 96 hours. I logged 80 miles on the bike and 1,100 miles on my car. My name is Sarah, and I’ve worked at the front desk at CycleBar Wellesley for the past two and a half years. This summer, I decided I’d drive down to Eastern Tennessee to visit my parents. The thought of 15 hours in the car was one that didn’t sound appealing to me, so I spent some time thinking about how I could spice up the trip. I could visit friends along the way, stop and take photos of iconic land marks… or I could ride.

TOP FIVE TIPS TO KEEP YOU IN TIP TOP SHAPE THIS SEASON

The countdown to summer is ON! Now is the time to make small changes (a little something we like to call moderation), so you can feel confident while you’re strutting your stuff down the boardwalk. Here are five tips to get you in tip-top shape for swimsuit season.

Ask CopyRider: May 2017

Ask CopyRider is an advice column for riders. Please send your queries, questions, dilemmas, conundrums, anxieties, obstacles, predicaments, and worriments to [email protected]

Gear up for Summer

It may not officially be summer yet, but it’s never too early to get into that summer state of mind. This month’s playlist comes to you from CycleStar Instructor Richard of our Dunwoody studio in Atlanta and is filled with classic summer songs and new gems that are sure to get that beach body rockin’. So crank up the tunes, clip in, and let’s get ready to rock this season!

THREE MEALS TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR DIET

Spring is here, so you can pack away those heavy winter meals and enjoy the flavors of the season. As an athlete and nutritionist, I prefer my springtime diet to include nutritious, easy-to-prepare, delicious meals. Here are my top three secret weapons for packing clean, powerful nutrients into my diet.

INSIDE OUT, OUTSIDE IN

Recently, I read an article comparing indoor and outdoor cycling that basically concluded that you’ll work up a sweat doing both, but nothing compares to the real thing. Respectfully, I disagree. In fact, I do not believe that this is a fair comparison. Here’s why: indoor and outdoor cycling are different.

Spring Training

Winter is over, and spring is here. (Right?? Oh please, please let it really be over.) Maybe your New Year’s resolution – or goal, as I prefer to call it – feels like a distant memory, or maybe you’re already killing it. Either way, spring training season is upon us, so it’s time to switch things into high gear.

How I Survived My Cyclecation

Spring is here, and that can only mean one thing: it’s time for vacation! As a busy mom of two, this is both a relief and burden. I’m looking forward to the time away from work, but also kinda freaking out about time away from work. Plus, it’s spring training season, and I’ve got a spring race coming up soon. That means I’ve got to cram in workouts without my precious CycleBar to help me along my way.

POSITIVELY INSPIRING

Kayla Schneider is a 25-year old Cincinnatian who loves to work out. One day, she woke up and could barely see out of her left eye. She went to the Cincinnati Eye Institute, where they diagnosed her with Option Neuritis—and scheduled an MRI immediately. The brain and spine MRI revealed that Kayla had Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Since her diagnosis, Kayla has discovered that riding at CycleBar is one of the few ways she can be active and pain-free. But more than that, Kayla’s determination and positive outlook on life in the face of MS are something that inspire us all! Check out her amazing story:

PUT THE SPRING IN YOUR ROUTINE

Humans are creatures of habit. We have routines that keep us sane and organized every day. But, when your workout starts feeling stale, you’re entering a danger zone! Not only do you have less motivation to get it done in the first place, but doing the same exercises over and over can lead to injury, fatigue, and the dreaded plateau.

Jock Jams

Sports and music go together like a ballgame and a cold beer. The pre-game pump-up jams, the late-inning rally tunes, even the halftime marching band staples – music plays an undeniable role in any sporting contest for both the athletes and the spectators. (Speaking of which, here’s my favorite icebreaker: If you were a Major League Baseball player, what would your at-bat song be?)

CYCLEBAR 101

Not sure what all the numbers and symbols really mean? No worry, we’re here to help you quantify your ride. CycleBar® has proprietary CycleStats® technology that measures the key metrics of your daily and historical performance, and emails you the results after each ride to help you track the progress of your fitness journey.

I GOT YOU, BABE

This spring, CycleBar is teaming up with March of Dimes across the nation to help fund lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Our Director of Giving Michelle Hitchcock (she’s the one who helps organize and orchestrate all of our CycleGiving rides) has been personally touched by… Read more »

Ask CopyRider: March 2017 Edition

Ask CopyRider is an advice column for riders. Please send your queries, questions, dilemmas, conundrums, anxieties, obstacles, predicaments, and worriments to [email protected]