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 CycleQuest Studio in Eden Prairie. Choose from the following options:
- For $32, you get a pass for five group spin classes (a $65 value).
- For $37, you get one month of unlimited group spin classes (a $75 value).
- For $56, you get a pass for 10 group spin classes (a $120 value).
Under the tutelage of one of CycleQuest Studio's expert instructors, patrons pedal through exhilarating spin circuits on paths to enhanced fitness and toned musculature. CycleQuest's wide range of classes equips each patron with one of 34 Keiser M3 stationary bikes, which whir softly and inform cyclists about the wattage of their power output, their current speed, distance, time, and dream interpretations. Students sculpt during intervals of sprinting and climbing, soundtracked by upbeat music, a crescendo of escalating heart rates, and the percussive sounds of sweat beads hitting the studio's hardwood floors. Spin sessions range from 45 to 60 minutes, with some courses enlisting 15 minutes of post-cycling stretching or bike juggling to supplement time spent pumping the pedals.
Equipped with showers and locker rooms, CycleQuest Studio allows patrons to seamlessly change in and out of workout clothing. The studio's large windows bathe daytime cyclists in warm, natural light, and a pair of large, HD televisions stationed in front of the cyclists loop non-stop motivational episodes of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross.
Despite spinning's reputation for being an intense workout designed for the super fit, CycleQuest Studio's classes welcome students of all shapes and sizes as long as they bring the willpower to pedal. Unlike full-service gyms or the Addams Family mansion, the practice space is refreshingly minimalist with just a few rows of bikes with magnetic mechanisms that churn out a quiet hum, a couple of TVs that play motivating clips of the Tour de France, and locker-room facilities. During calorie-burning rides, Mad Dogg Spinning–certified instructors play their favorite upbeat tunes to give hearts something to pump to, and some classes incorporate strength-training exercises to balance calorie burning with muscle building.