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We’re Just Like Any Other ‘Spin’ Studio, Except For Everything……

Revocycle is upending Spin classes. Started by a 25 year cyclist with a Ph.D. in Biology, we're for people who want to use a bike to fit.    That, unbelievably, is unheard of in the industry.    Most cycling studios are started by people who have never ridden a bike for exercise, don't have any Spinning [...]

By | 2017-03-16T07:57:47+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A New Paradigm In Cycling Classes: How To Get Fit On A Bike…..And Be Calm

Revocycle is simply the most effective, safe and powerful indoor cycling program in the country. And the most zen. We're a complete reimagining of what you think Spin class is.   Our simple question, why is more loudness, more flashing lights and uncertified 'Rockstar Instructors' yelling, screaming and cursing the standard in Spin classes?   Why do they [...]

By | 2017-03-09T09:54:58+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is Revocycle Freewheel Pedaling?

You may not have realized it, but every Spin bike you've ever ridden is fixed-gear, which means the 50lb flywheel on the bike is literally locked to your pedals.   Once you get the wheel turning, it has huge momentum. You can feel the force of it by trying to suddenly stop your legs in a [...]

By | 2017-03-03T17:05:55+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Essential Tips To Survive-And Thrive- In Your Dance Party Spin Class!

We know, Spin class seems intimidating and scary and only for SUPER FIT people.   But here's the thing.....dance party studios don't know much about cycling or fitness, so that's why they make use of the...   Wizard of Oz Compensation: create lots of light and sound and smoke to make people think you are powerful and knowledgeable.   [...]

By | 2017-03-04T09:59:34+00:00 March 2nd, 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

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

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
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