Razor Sharp Fitness wants to ensure that all of their members will be able to find the fitness routine perfect for them. That's why they offer myriad amenities such as an indoor track, CrossFit classes, and sports-performance training. But where Razor Sharp really shines is in its staff of personal trainers, each with a different set of specialties ranging from weight-loss to sports-specific and military-preparedness training. They work one on one with guests of all fitness levels to help them achieve their fitness goals through a variety of challenging workouts.
First a teacher, and then a stay-at-home mom, Melissa Spredemann turned to indoor cycling to help her get into shape. With 12 years of experience under her belt, she decided to become certified to teach others the exercise form she loved so much. Just one year into teaching, she knew she wanted to pursue her passion full-time, so she opened Velocity Cycling Studio to share stationary cycling's benefits with others. She handpicked a team of instructors, each chosen for their commitment, enthusiasm, and innate ability to bike while not covering any distance. Melissa made the conscious decision to open a niche gym, focusing on indoor cycling and only indoor cycling. In the studio, an army of Spinner NXT bikes with SPD clips seats students as they bike through poses, drills, and movements designed to mimic outdoor riding. Thumping tunes pump up pupils as they ride, keeping them motivated to pedal to the upbeat tempos. Unlike big-box gyms and arranged friendships, Velocity Cycling Studio never requires a contract—guests simply pay per ride.
Choosing the name was easy; for Joyride Cycle Studio's owners, there's only one way to describe the exhilaration of pushing the mind and body to limits never before imagined on the seat of a bike. In addition to sharing their joy during classes designed to carve thighs and tone calves, the team aims to share it with the community, donating proceeds from classes to local charities. Since the studio's inception, they’ve raised over $20,000 in support of GLASA, breast cancer, AIDS, ALS research, and Lydia Home.
Riders perch atop state-of-the-art LeMond cycles equipped with Pilot computers that track their performance. All the while, a top-notch sound system cranks out tunes and lectures from famous stationary bikes.
For their Pilates program, Fit Stop Inc. coaches people at any and all fitness levels—even instructors. Whatever your fitness goals, the certified instructors here can create custom workout plans that employ either personal training or small, intimate group Pilates classes. The beginner Pilates classes introduce students to the traditional Pilates workout, and the intermediate and advanced Pilates reformer classes employ any combination of 100 exercises. For Pilates enthusiasts, there's the gym's Pilates teacher training program, which sets the stage for anyone to become an official instructor. It covers Pilates mechanics, instruction techniques, and how many apples per day it takes to keep doctors away.
Inside Revolution Spin, dedicated instructors guide spinners of all skill levels through more than 12 challenging 50- to 90-minute classes. Dedicated to ensuring each workout is interesting and effective, the instructors keep class sizes intimate with 20 Spinner NXT bikes and tailor the intensity of classes to each particular group of students.
The schedule starts off with beginners’ spin orientation, in which riders mount brand-new stationary bikes to learn the fundamentals of bike setup, pacing, and smack-talking unicyclists. The Gun Show classes incorporate upper-body weight training and a driving musical beat to drive students to burn more than 1,000 calories in 60 minutes, while Spin Bootcamp combines Advanced Interval Spin, weightlifting, body-weight plyometrics, and intense core work. Themed Interval classes allow students to pedal to ‘80s pop while donning festival sweatbands, and Hillacious classes challenge cyclists with a 60-minute climb.