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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

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

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

You Should Never Rent Spin Shoes

  If you have ever ridden a bike for exercise, you bought these shoes for your riding.   Take a look at the cleat on your rented Spin shoe. You'll see that it has little bolts and screws to adjust it. Why do you think it is that every cycling shoe sold has adjustable cleats? [...]

By | 2016-12-06T07:45:15+00:00 December 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Revocycle’s Idea of Fun In Spinning

'Fun' is not the goal of a Revocycle class. Is it shocking to you that we said that?   Call us crazy, but we don't think an instructor screaming obscenities is fun. We fail to see the enjoyment in hearing damage and ringing ears. Contorting and swinging our bodies around in dangerous positions while attempting to get [...]

By | 2016-11-25T11:34:32+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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