Tried it Tuesday: CYC Fitness

Happy Tuesday!

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Today I am linking up with Lake Shore Runner for Tried it Tuesday!

On Saturday I met up with Jen at CYC Fitness located in the David Barton Gym in downtown Manhattan.

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When I walked in I was greeted by their friendly staff and they checked me in.

I walked downstairs to where the CYC Spin Studio was.

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It was SO cool inside the David Barton Gym! I did not feel like I was in a Gym, I felt like I was in a Gay Man’s Mansion in Miami! 🙂 It was so fun!!

The CYC Front Desk checked me in and I got to meet Tom the instructor for the class that I took, who was so friendly and greeted me with a welcoming handshake.

I then headed to the locker room before class:

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How fun is the sign for the locker room?

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The locker room was also like a fun night club!

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A selfie in the bathroom 🙂

Then I waited for Jen to get out of her first class (she did back to back classes, she rocks!!!!).

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Like how cool is this coffee table?

Once Jen came out we got ready for our class!

They use Schwinn bikes but the pedals were different than I was used to so I needed help clipping in. They also have monitors on the bikes but they don’t use them for the class.

The class was a fun and different experience! You cannot compare it to a regular NYSC spin class. There were lights, black lights, drumming, Tom was twerking, it was just a fun time!! They also have you use sandbags (light weights) to do some arm work during the class. I couldn’t 100% follow along with all the moves they did because it was hard to hear Tom with the loud music, so I just kind of followed the people in front of me. I also added more resistance when I wanted to just to tweak my workout for myself.

Also- the music was very fun! A lot of good remixes.

Overall it was just a total fun night out! I would definitely go back for another class (haha Jen and I joked that we like to “gym hop” instead of “bar hop”) as a “night on the town.”

Also side note- although it has the same concept as Soul Cycle, there was just something less pretentious and culty with this place. Everyone was friendly and I liked having fun lights instead of candles during the ride. So glad I tried it out!

Have you tried anything new in the fitness world this week? 

 

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One thought on “Tried it Tuesday: CYC Fitness

  1. I haven’t tried anything new, but would like to try Cyc. I am an avid SoulCycle’er but I would definitely be willing to try a new type of spin class. I love the idea of fitness dates with girlfriends. Great way to change things up!

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