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Moving Toward A New ‘Fitness’ Culture

We don't know if you've noticed, but fitness culture is fixated on bodies, celebrities, expensive outfits and #fitness hashtags of 'beautiful' people posing on Instagram.   In gym and Instagram culture 'fitness' isn't about being strong and athletic ....it's about being hot and obsessing about sexy bodies.   Our founder has been an athlete his entire life: football, basketball, [...]

By | 2017-02-28T08:00:11+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spectacle, Distraction and Bad Form In Spin Class

Spin studios are engaged in a distraction and spectacle arms race- more flashing lights, louder sound, wilder 'dance moves', less clothing, more Victoria's Secret models.   Every day a new studio opens somewhere with some new shiny thing to better entertain you and distract you from what you're actually doing. With each turn of the [...]

By | 2017-02-23T12:28:34+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Cycling Class Isn’t Getting You Fit

You may not realize it, but your cycling class is not a cycling class and you aren't pedaling a bike.  We can prove it to you.   Take your outside bike for a ride and try some 'tap backs' or 'obliques' as you are out of the seat pedaling. You can't do it. Pedal your bike [...]

By | 2017-03-15T16:49:48+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Flow Or Distraction In Spin?

Revocycle starts with the core belief that exercise is amazing if we only tune into it.     This is the same mindset as yoga and barre classes. Weight lifting and running and hiking and skiing and climbing......same thing. A type of moving meditation of strength and focus.     Spin classes have lost that sense of being [...]

By | 2017-02-16T14:03:33+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Two Assumptions About You And Cycling Classes

At Revocycle we assume you go to a cycle class to get fit using a bike. We would guess that you don't like being injured.   The Revocycle program is built around using a bike properly so that you get the most fitness from a cycle class and don't hurt yourself in the process. And we are, provably, the [...]

By | 2017-02-16T08:01:36+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alignment and the Flow State In Cycle Exercise

Barre and yoga are strenuous workouts built on alignment of the spine and good form so that you get the most out of the class and don't hurt yourself.   Barre and yoga instructors speak with a calm voice and cue you to check your form and alignment throughout class so you get into a deep focus and [...]

By | 2017-02-13T09:31:53+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intellectual, Sophisticated, Effective…Feminist?

Revocycle is a different kind of spin studio, and a different kind of fitness business. We're athletic, feminist, intellectual, authentically spiritual and totally lacking in trying to be cool.    Our background is not in 'fitness' culture. We come from academia and athletics; our founder taught at at top-ten national liberal arts college and has [...]

By | 2017-03-27T15:54:34+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Style Versus Substance In Spinning

Revocycle is changing the world of Spinning toward a more substantive, informed, and powerful indoor cycling program. We're a product of Portland, OR...the craft food and beverage capital of America, and we bring the same craft sensibilities to our program.     The rest of the Spinning world is engaged in a race for more distraction [...]

By | 2017-02-06T16:42:34+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join Us In The Smart Cycling Movement

Revocycle is the national leader of a new movement in indoor cycling....smart cycling.     Smart cycling means everything is changed about what you think of 'spin' class...the only similarity between us and your 'dance party on a bike' studio is bikes and speakers in a room.   Our foundational belief is that exercise is amazing....if [...]

By | 2017-02-04T09:55:26+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When Was The Last Time Your Yoga Teacher Screamed “F__ck!’ In Class?

When was the last time your barre instructor twerked around the and room yelled at you? Are your barre and yoga classes 'just like a club'?     Our question here at Revocycle is why are good form, respectful instruction and professionalism the norm in barre and yoga classes, but in 'spinning' there is no concern about form [...]

By | 2017-01-22T11:38:46+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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