ClassPass Studio Review: Recycle Studio South End

When I use ClassPass and go to new studios, I always write reviews but it recently came to my attention that I have never written them for some of my favorite spots in Boston including Recycle Studio. When they opened up their new location in the South End, it seemed like perfect timing to share […]

Class Review: Cycle House in Los Angeles, California

Last time I came to LA, I visited SoulCycle. A few readers insisted that I try Cycle House during my next visit so I figured I had to go here, right? I also saw it on one of the 5 episodes I seen of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and heard this is where Madonna […]

SoulCycle Chestnut Hill Take 2 Review

After visiting SoulCycle Chestnut Hill during its opening weekend, I left unsatisfied. I wanted the NYC SC intensity and got a “meh” mediocre workout. I wrote about it and SC insisted I give the studio another try. I think everyone deserves second and even third chance so I took them up on their offer for […]

SoulCycle Chestnut Hill Review

On Sunday, I drove out to the ‘burbs to take part in SoulCycle’s opening weekend festivities by taking a class. Aside from balloons and a few samples from SuperCandy at the checkin counter (that disappeared quickly), there was nothing extra special going on. Check in was chaotic even 15 minutes before class began so I […]

Flywheel soars into Boston

I tried Flywheel, a stadium seating type indoor cycling class in Miami back in March. I loved the class especially the Torq board and competing against the other clients but was slightly underwhelmed by the intensity. I was however eager to give another instructor a shot at my heart. When I heard the NYC based […]

Spin Studio in Boston: The Handle Bar Cycling Review

The fitness scene in Boston is changing! When I first moved here 7 years ago, you joined a big box gym. For me, that was Boston Sports Club or Gold’s Gym, the affordable options for new grads. Today, there are barre studios in most neighborhoods and cycling is the next trend to take over. Recycle […]

PTown Stand Up Paddle Boarding and PEAR!

My memorial day started a little later than most and was dedicated to my triathlon training primarily. On Saturday, I woke up and went for a swim using a workout that Josh Crosby gave to me. Marni, one of the Oakley gals, is also a triathlete and gave me some pointers so I was excited […]

FlyWheel in Miami

On Thursday afternoon, I flew to Miami for a long weekend. I’ve wanted to try FlyWheel for awhile now and when I saw they had a studio in Miami Beach, I signed up for a class Friday at noon. Your first class is always free so this made it an economical option as well.  When […]

Cycling, Abs & Arms at Recycle Studio Boston Common!

I love when new fitness studios open in Boston! Recycle Studio has expanded to a second location on Boston Common (the first block of Newbury). I took Rebuild Ride this morning for the inaugural 9 am class that combines 30 minutes of cycling with 30 minutes of abs and arm strength training. I signed up […]

Hot Spinning!? The Sweat Shoppe

I continued my tour of sweat in California at The Sweat Shoppe. A small cycling studio in North Hollywood that is the only studio in US to purposely not air condition the room where spinning class is going on. It averages out to be around 82F. Why would one want to take such a class […]