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Motivation and musings from the #cyclebar team.

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. Outdoor riding is freedom… Read more »

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]

Listen to Your Heart

I took the liberty of combining the two into the perfect heart-shaped playlist with all your favorite V-Day references (romance, diamonds, candy) and more to get your blood pumping during your next workout.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MIX LOVE AND CYCLING

My husband and I love each other—and competing with each other, so you would think that we’d love competing with each other at CycleBar. But as the parents of two small children, it’s tough to get to the studio together. In fact, we’d been riding independently at CycleBar for months before we finally experienced our first ride together.

Rider Spotlight: Marielena Mullings

This month, we’re featuring Marielena Mullings of our Fort Lee, New Jersey studio. Marielena recently took on 34 classes in 31 days(!) and lived to tell about it. Check out her inspiring story!

TUNE UP

There’s good reason that the rally cry of CycleBar is Rock Your Ride. Music is the core of the brand and the heart of everything that we do. It drives the rhythm, sets the mood, and creates the experience. And just as every CycleStar® Instructor is different, each CycleStar Instructor creates his or her playlists differently. We caught up with Master Instructor Tevia Celli to learn the secrets of her masterful musical mixes.

New Year, New Tunes

I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions; I prefer to think of them just as plain ol’ goals. So whatever your 2017 goals are—maybe it’s to try CycleBar® for the first time, or maybe you want to go from two rides a week to three—you’re going to need some inspiration.

CycleStar® Instructor Lisa Niren #Unclipped

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I say ditch the resolutions. To resolve means to find a solution to a problem. You are not a problem. The way you showed up for your life the last year was necessary for your growth. Think about it this way, we grow a lot like our muscles do. When pushed to our limits and torn open, we recover and grow stronger than we were before.