Top US spinning studio lands in Dubai

CycleBar has opened up in City Walk

Love to cycle? A brand-new spinning studio has opened up in City Walk.

CycleBar, a popular brand in the US, has launched its first studio outside the States, and it’s right here in Dubai.

The deluxe fitness studio opened recently and houses a tiered CycleTheatre that holds up to 55 custom bikes, two massive flat-screen TVs, personal data monitors, and state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting technology that creates a “multisensory experience” for riders.

If you like working out to music you’re in luck, too, as there are more than a million tracks as part of CycleBeats here.

There are four different classes on offer. Classic has a mix of strength, endurance, challenges, hills, and drills; Connect, turns off the video monitors and concentrates on the music; Performance is a motivational ride that has group challenges and rider competitions, and finally there are also themed rides that change frequently.

It doesn’t matter what fitness level you are, as the instructors will help you through the classes.

“The CycleStar Instructors at CycleBar Dubai will help you improve your performance, reach your goals and change your life one ride at a time,” says a member of the team. “They bring incomparable energy, training, enthusiasm and charisma to each and every ride.”

The studio also hosts a system call CycleStats, which measures cyclists’ daily and historical performance. You’ll get emailed the results after every ride, so you can fully track your progress in terms of calories burnt, increasing power, RPM and more.

There are also top-notch changing and shower facilities and a CycleBar merchandise pop-up boutique.

The idea came from Bill Pryor and Alex Klemmer in Boston in 2004.

CycleBar was born promising “great instructors, great music, and a great environment”. The first studio was opened in 2005 and there are now nearly 100 studios across America, with 40 more in the pipeline.

Classes start from Dhs120 a session, and can be bought as packages.

A five-ride pack costs Dhs575. A special summer off is running until August 31 where you buy ten rides or more you’ll get a 30 percent discount.
Open Sun-Thu 6am-10pm; Fri and Sat 8am-8pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street, (04 395 5523).

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