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College Level Spin- Playtime Is Over

Playtime is over in Spinning. It's time to use a bike to get fit. It's time for Revocycle.   We're completely upending Spinning exercise by bringing in highly knowledgeable instructors, teaching beautiful cycling form and introducing freewheel pedaling with real metrics.   Zumba is great. Dancing is fun. But a bike is no place to [...]

By | 2017-03-21T08:31:35+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

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

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

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

Give The People What They Want, Or Teach Them What They Need…

Giving the people what they want isn't nearly as powerful as teaching people what they need. There's always a shortcut available, a way to be a little more ironic, cheaper, more instantly understandable. There's the chance to play into our desire to be entertained and distracted, regardless of the cost.... Or you can dig in, [...]

By | 2017-01-15T11:33:20+00:00 January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Alignment, Precision, Focus, Body Awareness, Power

The Revocycle indoor cycling program draws from 25 years of cycling and mind-body study to create an intense yet calming indoor cycling experience.   We aren't a 'party' and we're not here to distract and entertain you. Like your yoga or barre class, we guide you with good form and alignment so that you get the [...]

By | 2017-01-04T18:26:13+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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