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Motivation and musings from the #cyclebar team.

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.

Keeping Good Intentions Alive in 2017

January first. It’s the infamous day where gyms become overloaded, holiday sweets are avoided like the plague and we all “commit to be fit” in the New Year. We’ve all done it: set the New Year’s resolution of working out more and eating healthier. But then life picks up again, schedules get busy, and what we were convinced would become our “new normal” gets thrown to the side and forgotten about like last year’s pair of jeans. So how do you make your New Year’s resolutions of living a healthier lifestyle stick like chia seeds in your teeth?

Rider Spotlight: Aggie Schmidt

Aggie Schmidt, an admitted cynic, reluctantly decided to give CycleBar a try when her aunt invited her for a ride. After just one ride, Aggie was a convert! She has been riding 3 to 5 times every week since CycleBar Hilton Head opened and has already lost 20 pounds. We grabbed Aggie to answer a few of our burning questions:

Sounds of the Season

To celebrate the season, I threw together some, uh, festive tunes for your holiday CycleBar® rides. By festive, I don’t mean a workout playlist with songs about Christmas or Hannukah or Kwanzaa or even New Year’s Eve. Instead, it’s a workout playlist full of (Sleigh and Broken) Bells, Joy (both the Vance and Formidable kind), all kinds of Snow and Holidays, Candles and a healthy dose of Winter.

Ask CopyRider: December 2016

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

7 Reasons That’ll Convince Your Friend to Try CycleBar

An hour in the studio is a super-fun way to get an incredible workout, and it’s so much more enjoyable when your friends come along for the ride. If you’ve ever invited a friend to CycleBar for the first time, you know that the hardest part is convincing your pal to join you in the first place!

Rider Spotlight: Lori Stovall

CycleBar is a place that people go to exercise, but as you know, it’s also a place that delivers much more than a workout. When you walk into the studio, you lose your inhibitions, your stress—and in the case of Lori Stovall—you lose a bunch of weight! Lori is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio who grew up in the suburb of West Chester. As her 40th birthday loomed closer, she decided to proactively take control of her life, and made the goal to lose “40 by 40.” We are thrilled to feature Lori’s wellness and weight loss journey, but we will let her tell the story:

SoundCheck: Flute Loop

You know what instrument is fun? The flute. Even Ron Burgundy agrees (and he’s kind of a big deal).

Rider Spotlight: Keith Beatty

Movember is a month focused on changing the face on men’s health and helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives. That’s why we’re dedicating the month to mancycling—and dedicating this month’s rider spotlight to Keith Beatty. Keith is an engineer, marathon runner, father of two adorable girls, and regular rider at CycleBar. Like many dudes, he was hesitant to give CycleBar a try, but after a few classes, he was totally hooked, and rides regularly. How’d he make the leap from cynic to cyclist?

Ask CopyRider: 11/1

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

FALL WORKOUT FAVORITES

When the season changes, it’s also the perfect time to change up your workout tunes. And as always, I’m here to help. So let’s just get right to it, shall we?

Rider Spotlight: Survivor & Thriver

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are rocking the ribbon to raise money and awareness, celebrate survivors, and make a real difference in the face of this disease. That’s why we’ve chosen breast cancer survivor Cindy Stewart to highlight in our Rider Spotlight. Along with overcoming tough circumstances, she was recently chosen as one of the Esteemed Women of Michigan 2016 based on her professional and volunteer services. Needless to say, we are amazed by Cindy, her accomplishments—and her ability to remain positive throughout it all. We’re proud to have her as a part of our CycleBar family.

OUT OF THE STUDIO AND INTO THE GREAT OUTDOORS

My husband and I are both runners, so every Saturday morning, we load up our little family, and head to the trail to hit the pavement. My husband pushes our daughters in a stroller, and I run alongside with our labradoodle. This flat, shaded stretch of land flocked by a thicket of trees and a babbling brook—with the mile markers conveniently painted onto the asphalt—is a runner’s and cyclist’s paradise. Maybe it’s the fresh air, or the endorphins, or that we’re being active together as a family; but it’s one of my favorite activities every weekend.