Perfecting your biking skills may come in handy the next time you need to participate in the Tour de France or steal that meddling farm girl's vicious dog. Learn to effectively out-bike twisters in covered safety with today's Groupon: for $55, you get six spinning classes (a $192 value) at The Studio on East 72nd Street.
The Studio offers high-intensity spinning classes in a sophisticated studio environment, complete with expansive windows that overlook the Upper East Side. Most classes are about 45 minutes in length. Once you hop on the back of a fully outfitted stationary bike, you’ll pedal to the motivational sounds of upbeat music, which is more effective than the avant-garde jazz mixes typical of group workout classes. A bevy of certified instructors will lead the way with encouraging, leg-pumping, and fat-blasting guidance, while you and your fellow exercisers energetically spin your way to a slimmer, fitter body.
This opulent studio is housed in a renovated townhouse, whose dramatic vibe is enhanced by relics of its Georgian past, such as a crystal chandelier, dramatic archways, and the ghosts of stationary penny-farthings. Continuing in this antiquated vein, nighttime spinning classes are illuminated by candlelight. Changing rooms, shower facilities, and shoe rentals are all available for on-the-go fitness-seekers looking to hastily rid themselves of sweaty post-workout evidence. Reserve your pedal-powered chariot online prior to your first class.
Participants must use all six classes within 45 days after activation.
Woman Around Town featured The Studio in 2009:
- …if it wasn’t an exercise studio, you would want to live there. The space is sunny and overlooks East 72nd Street from the second floor. – Pamela Weinberg, Woman Around Town