Riding a stationary bike combines the safety of a fitness center with the thrill of mountain biking, just as riding a stationary goat combines the safety of a petting zoo with the thrill of encountering a pack of hungry wolves. Get your adrenaline pumping with today’s Groupon to Cycle Revolutions in Bayside. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get five spin classes (up to a $125 value).
- For $49, you get 10 spin classes (up to a $200 value).
Cycle Revolutions' motivating instructors help students pedal toward fitter physiques at group spin sessions. Class members sprint, coast, and scale imaginary hills on a modern exercise bike, embracing a rotation-based fitness regimen easier than manually spinning a ferris wheel. Each cycling adventure lasts 45–90 minutes and focuses on a specific goal such as endurance training or strength building. Participants can burn 500–1,000 calories per ride as they condition lower-body muscles in advance of long hikes or tryouts for the U.S. Olympic jumping jacks team. Friendly spin guides welcome newcomers with a brief tour, sharing safety tips and a preview of the upcoming ride. Changing rooms provide a safe place to stow belongings during class or morph into a bat afterward. Consult the studio's schedule for current class times and its FAQ for a list of items to bring to each ride.
Though Cycle Revolutions sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
“Pain is temporary,” said seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. “ … If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” Staying true to this inspirational quote, the instructors at Cycle Revolutions—which features the mantra on its website—maintain that spinning is more than just an aerobic fitness regimen but also an opportunity to push yourself beyond perceived limits. Although they encourage intensity, the coaches strive to create a friendly, motivational environment where participants can cultivate camaraderie without feeling intimidated. To ensure this, they adapt their sessions to fit all fitness levels and allow each rider to control how fast and hard they pedal.
Once class begins, students adjust the settings of their stationary bikes before the instructor at the front of the room leads them through a simulated course with turns, hills, or long straightaways. Depending on the class, teachers may focus on endurance, strength, or power. Sometimes they also incorporate techniques from different forms of exercise, such as yoga, or further motivate students by having them outrun the studio’s stationary bear.