“Get in shape” hovers near the top of many New Year’s resolution lists, right next to “deal with raccoon infestation” and “figure out how raccoons get trapped in the TV.” Stop watching so many TV shows starring raccoons with today’s Groupon to Spin4Life Studios. Choose from the following options:
- For $30, you get a 5-class punch card for spin classes (a $75 value).
- For $50, you get a 10-class punch card for spin classes (a $150 value).
- For $40, you get one month of unlimited spin classes (a $100 value).<p>
Experienced cycling instructors shout encouragement at Spin4Life Studios, where students of all fitness abilities can saddle up to a stationary stallion and torch calories in a low-impact workout. Upbeat music blasts from the studio’s speakers as riders lean forward and pedal faster to work their heart rates up to the pulsating tempo of the drums. Spinner NXT bikes open up a rolling imaginary road in each one-hour class, placating the cries of sensitive joints and bell fingers worn out from ordinary bike rides. Calves chug through a regimen that models the high-level athletic training programs that owner Keith Owens used during his tenure as a college-football player.
Keith and his fellow instructors hold classes in Spin4Life’s sleek, modern digs according to a brimming schedule. Students can jump on a bike in the morning, afternoon, or evening or hang around all day for a chance encounter with one of the Dallas Cowboys players who have been known to pop into the studio for a quick workout and touchdown-dance brainstorming session.
Within the fire-engine red walls of S4L Studios, upbeat music mingles with the whirs of stationary bike wheels and the motivational words of instructor Keith Owens. The former college football player energizes students with a structured regimen, which he learned in a competitive athletic-training program and from years of teaching. Students tone their lower body and abs while bolstering cardiovascular health atop one of the 28 Spinner NXT bikes, pedaling at their own pace and fueling themselves on the student camaraderie that permeates each class. Unlike running marathons or standing in for Lou Ferrigno’s pogo stick, spinning provides exercisers with a low-impact activity that’s easy on the joints.