What You'll Get
After years of unsuccessful attempts at inventing a two-wheeled form of propulsion, Wilbur and Orville Bike finally realized their prototypes were all screwed to the gymnasium floor and invented the stationary bike instead. Put fitness over functional mobility with today's Groupon: for $30, you get five spinning classes at Revolution Indoor Cycling Studio (a $60 value).
Amid mirrored walls and atop warm wood floors, Revolution offers a bevy of fitness classes on brand-new Star Trac Spinner bikes, which provide a constant readout of cadence, heart rate, and distance traveled. Participants ride to the rhythm of pulsating music and the motivation of experienced instructors, who help maintain a general lather of sweatiness. Novice riders can lube their piston legs during the Rev Energy (60 minutes), which stabilizes the core and burns calories as if they were s'more ’mallows trapped in a forest fire. Or, go foot the gold pedal with the extreme Rev 90 Fit (90 minutes), which simulates fluctuating mountain passes for a challenging workout.
Spinning classes are subject to availability, so check the schedule and register online before attending your first class.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 3, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Subject to availability. Online reservations required. Available for redemption beginning 8/4. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Revolution Cycling Studio
At Revolution Cycling Studio, founder, certified spin expert, and personal trainer Traci Sakellakis leads a team of instructors who know firsthand how life-changing—perhaps even addictive—spinning can be. Class leader Jennifer Giordano became hooked on cycling almost by accident: one Saturday afternoon 10 years ago, her brother invited her for a "leisurely" bike ride that ended up stretching a whopping 33 miles. She rose to the occasion, and now encourages others to meet their own fitness goals. Additionally, fellow staffer Christian Ramos was overweight and out of shape before he started cycling, but has since lost more than 80 pounds and helps students do the same.
Motivating shouts and energizing beats from the sound system keeps students’ heart rates high as they pedal within the small, intimate studio. Some classes even feature themed music, such as tunes by "one-hit wonders" or a celebration of the British Invasion. Throughout the workout, the computerized Star Trac spinner bike provides continuous feedback on the exercisers' heart rate and distance travelled. The crew incorporates weight training and ab work into some sessions and also offers teen classes that are ideal for adolescent people or full-grown Keebler elves seeking stress relief.