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- $69 for any 10 classes ($150 value)
At this neighborhood 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 35 minutes of cycling and 25 of Yoga, whereas Power Cycling/Sculpt classes top off 35- to 40-minute rides with 25 minutes of light weightlifting. 60-minute yoga classes draw from different disciplines to assure the classes stay fresh and challenging. They welcome beginners with modifications and challenge vets to rigorous practices.. Popular 45-minute TRX suspension training works leverage gravity and body weight to enable participants to perform a range of exercises. Click here for a class schedule.
Lotus Kitty Hybrid Fitness
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 Hybrid Fitness to hybridize the two workouts, thereby creating a rounded fitness regimen for the body and mind.
Inside the studio, her spin 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 spin sessions.
Yoga isn't the only thing that Lotus Kitty's instructors combine with spin sessions. 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 students to continue with their training. In the popular Power 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, sports massage, reiki healing sessions and Organic Spray Tanning.