STUDIO REVIEW: YYC CYCLE
My first studio review!! I thought it was appropriate to start sharing my feedback/favourites since I have made my rounds in the Calgary fitness community, so here’s for you YYC readers!
When I moved to Calgary last year, my mission to find go-to an enjoyable and challenging sweat session led me to try a number of gyms and studios. I love getting out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and challenging myself!
Luckily, I had a friend introduce me to YYC Cycle. They have a deal for new riders, 3 weeks for $65 so I thought, what the heck. My first class was at their Marda Loop location (there are 3 locations – Marda, Kensington and Avendia) and I’m not sure I have ever sweat so much on a bike before! Nothing better than leaving a class drenched in sweat knowing you just had a killer workout, am I right?
WHAT TO EXPECT: When you walk into YYC Cycle, the vibe and energy instantly makes you full of life. The staff are pleasant, the studio is clean and vibrant and it’s usually packed with other cool riders. They have specific bike shoes that you get when you check-in (included in price) and then you sign up for a bike. The change room is pretty spacious, has showers and yummy smelling soaps. Before going into the class you will grab a much-needed face towel and set of weights. I suggest arriving 10-15 minutes before to do all of this and hop on the bike to warm up. As pictured below, the room is dark with lights that change with the music, it’s a serious party! The music is always up-beat and original, the instructors are motivating (they’re called “motivators”) and you work that bike for the entire 50 minutes, aside from one weight track. They provide essential oil damp towels as you leave class which is key for cooling and wiping down.
CONCLUSION: I love YYC Cycle. Not only is it a great workout but it’s also a social activity. Before YYC Cycle, I had only tried Goodlife spin classes (HUGE difference) so I was no pro by any means, it definitely takes time to get the hang of a good spin class. I have been spinning for over a year now so needless to say, I’ve tried a few classes at YYC Cycle. Here are a few of my favourite motivators: Mandy Alston, Warren Matzelle, Katie Wallace, Dan MacKinnon, Andrew Obrecht, Neil Smith, Kelsay Gault, and Ashleigh Toby. The pricing may strike as expensive to some but I encourage anyone who is interested to try the 3 week deal. You will either love it and find it worth it or it may not be for you. Luckily I will continue to post various types of studio reviews around YYC 😉
What’s your favourite spin studio’s in YYC?
Health & Happiness,