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Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for 5 yoga and power-cycling classes (a $75 value)
- $50 for 10 yoga and power-cycling classes (a $130 value) <p>
At this community studio’s cycling classes, they set high-speed sprints and pedaling climbs to music during their 40- to 45-minute power-cycling sessions, which conclude with pushups and sit-ups. Power cycling/yoga classes include 30 minutes of each style, whereas power cycling/sculpt classes top off 35- to 40-minute rides with 25 minutes of light weightlifting. During 60-minute yoga classes, instructors draw from Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Anusara disciplines to demonstrate calming poses and modifications for all skill levels. Click here for a class schedule.<p>
Lotus Kitty Yoga and Power Cycling
During a video feature for Warp Factor 2, Vanessa Giorgio summed up the problem that led to her studio's creation: "I couldn't get my spinners to calm down, and I couldn't get my yoga students to hype up." The personal trainer founded Lotus Kitty Yoga and Power Cycling to hybridize the two workouts, thereby creating a rounded fitness regimen for the body and mind.
Inside the studio, her power-cycling instructors contribute vigorous cardio work during their 45-minute classes. They prompt riders to pedal at varying resistances, which mimic outdoor conditions such as hills and fields full of prairie-dog holes, then end each lesson with sit-ups and pushups. Yoga teachers lead posing sequences that change weekly to prevent muscle boredom. They are often designed to address the tightness and stress that accompany power cycling.
Yoga isn't the only thing that Lotus Kitty's instructors combine with power cycling. Classes pair the cycling workouts with the body-sculpting suspension training of TRX, add a muscle-toning triple threat of Barre, and light resistance training, and fuse together many others of the studio's seven routines. The philosophy is simple: keep the body challenged and the mind intrigued. The constant change in workout tempos motivate participants to continue with their training. In the popular cycling/yoga class, athletes balance their fitness yin and yangs by mixing the cardio intensity of spinning with the calming, lengthening benefits of yoga. Students can also forgo power cycling altogether and engage in a pure form of TRX, Barre, or yoga. In addition to its group curriculum, the studio hosts private training sessions.