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: for $29, you get three spin classes at CoreRyder in Merrick (up to a $75 value).
Perched atop the articulating frames of RealRyder bikes, stationary cyclists at CoreRyder pedal their way through total-body workouts and shed calories after holiday splurges. In 50-minute classes, scheduled seven days a week, athletes spin their legs and lean their pedal ponies from side to side, mimicking the arm- and core-strengthening action of riding a real road bicycle or stalled motorcycle. Attentive trainers are always on hand to adjust the bikes to fit each rider's frame while doling out words of encouragement to keep feet moving at maximum intensity.
Though CoreRyder sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still represents the best deal available.
"Stationary bike" is a misnomer when it comes to the RealRyder cycles at CoreRyder. True, they won't propel you across the gym like a bodybuilder would if you insulted his tan, but they tilt and lean like a real bike on the road. This movement engages the core, strengthening the gut as legs burn off plentiful calories through cardio.