CycleBar Opens in Troy! + My First Cycling Experience
Thank you CycleBar for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
CycleBar opens its first location in Michigan in Troy followed by a second location opening shortly after in Northville! If you’ve never heard of CycleBar before, it’s basically an exercise studio where you can work out and rock out!
I had the chance to check out the CycleBar studio in Troy recently with a group of bloggers and I had a great time! It was actually my first time at a cycle class and the first time I had been on a bike in years.
We were greeted in the lobby and asked to confirm our registration on a tablet which allows you to check-in. Then we were able to get a pair of cycle shoes and headed to the locker room area. The locker room is open to everyone, you can choose a pin on your locker and store away items. If you want to actually change clothes, then I suggest going to the bathroom.
Inside the studio, you will find 50 cycle seats (49 for us, 1 for the instructor). You have to reserve your seat online before the class starts and then once you find your seat you have to “clip in” by attaching your cycle shoes to the pedals. I couldn’t really figure out how to do it, so I had to ask the instructors who were so nice and helpful. The bikes were really close together, which didn’t allow for a lot of room in between for the stretching segment. The seat was pretty uncomfortable for me but I was a first-timer so I’m sure overtime my bum will get used to being in that environment.
Our instructor was named TJ and he was amazing! He kept us going the whole time and he kept his energy levels high which was so inspiring and really motivated us to push through. I was not at all expecting the class to be as challenging as it was, but it kicked my butt! The bikes come with resistance levels you can adjust and the instructor tells you a range where they want your resistance level to be throughout the class. Either way, you are free to go at your own pace! It’s all about having fun and getting in a good workout.
I really liked the playlist that TJ had for us while we were cycling and the cool thing is that the playlist for the class is emailed to you when you’re done! They gave us free water bottles and had fresh fruit out for us after our class as well. I would suggest that during the class they keep the AC/fan on to keep the circulation flowing through the class the entire time. It seems like it only turned on about halfway through. The seats are all really close together so I think it’s really important to keep some kind of circulation going through the class so people don’t get claustrophobic or dizzy.
CycleBar Was Great!
I really enjoyed the overall vibe of the class in general. The instructors do a great job of keeping you pushing through the workout the whole time. They change the lights in between songs, and really help you focus on YOU. So far I’ve worked out with both TJ and Nicole and they were both really great!
Overall I had a great experience and I will definitely be going back with my sisters and friends. If you’re interested in giving CycleBar a try, learn more about how you can get FREE rides at CycleBar and enter to win a prize in my other post.