I’ve been really looking forward to trying the new CYC Fitness Studio and finally found some time pre-holiday to slip in and check out my first class, which was complimentary!
I’ve said it ever since I first moved here a year a half ago- someone needed to open a great spin only studio. Great work CYC, the rides are just as intense as all the uber-popular and trendy NYC spin studios that are now launching in hot spots all over the country.
The class had great music and your general spinning moves- long hard rides up hills, jumps, short fast rides- basically the whole genre that seemed to work every single part of your legs and abs. Plus, there was a bit of work with hand weights (available in one, two or three pounds) that is really nice to incorporate with all of the lower body movements.
The indoor cycling class is taught by ‘cycologists’ and I had a class with Abby, whose adorable puppy greeted me when I walked in. The class wasn’t too crowded at all, but all of the participants were able to get a lot of personal instruction; I’m sure that is the same feeling that you get from a ride that is completely full as well.
One of the best parts is that CYC riders can ride for change in class. For every mile completed, the studio will donate a portion of profits to a charity partner. The national partner is the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and locally CYC is working with the Sustainable Food Center (SFC) and Marathon Kids. SFC provides opportunities for the community to make healthy food choices, and Marathon Kids works to develop the habit and enjoyment of moving and to help with the muscular, nutritional and psychological well-being in elementary students.
Through January 6th, CYC is offering complimentary ‘Resolution Rides.’ Sign up here, and enjoy as many rides as your gluteus can handle! CYC offers guests free parking in the lot next to the studio, The University Towers lot at the corner of 23rd and Pearl Street.
CYC Fitness Studio
715 West 23rd St #B2
Austin, TX 78705
Individual rides are $21.50 and class packages can be bought for 5 or 10 rides at a value (10 Rides is $195, only $19.50 a class)
Student rides start at $18