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Jam Band Cycling Class

 

In keeping with the Spynergy tradition of innovative "themed" classes....here's one we are quite sure you have never seen anywhere.  Jam Bands create a music genre featuring extensive rhythmic "grooves" and improvisation....not usually seen in Spin® classes.  A large group of 40+ at Spynergy showed up to enjoy this immersive music experience and workout.  Great Fun! Here are a few samples

 

 

Spynergy cycling and Spin® classes have been serving Wellesley, Needham, Boston, Natick, Weston, Newton and Metro West since 2005.  Boston area's first dedicated cycling studio.

 

 

 


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Cycling, Fitness, Cardio and Mental Health

 

1245455_chrysanthemum_1Having trouble committing to exercise?  Once you understand the benefits of exercise in relation to mental health, focusing on fitness may get easier.  Check this out.

 

The Three Biggest Brain Benefits Of Exercise
Over the past several decades, studies have been conducted to determine if, how and why fitness and exercise benefit psychological health and not just physical. So far, three major benefits of cardio exercises like cycling have been discovered:

 

1. Exercise has been shown to increase endorphin production - naturally created opiates like morphine that aid in pain relief and may bolster moods and emotions (legally we might add!)

 

2. Cardio boosts the activity in the brain’s frontal lobes and the hippocampus. Animal studies have shown increased serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine levels that can improve moods (we could sure use that)

 

3. Finally, fitness increased BDNF “brain-derived neurotrophic factor” is an element that not only boosts moods, but that may also lead to brain cell longevity -- important with dementia! (if its not too late)

 

Get Social And Get Cycling
While all fitness and exercise have brain benefits to offer, cycling and spin classes add social advantages that further enhance the benefits of exercise on mental health. By building friendships with fellow riders (especially the cool people at Spynergy Wellesley), you can experience commitment, accountability, dedication and other intangible benefits.  Ride with us!

 

Spynergy Cycling studio offers a wide range of outstanding indoor cycling classes and has served the Boston, Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Natick, Weston, Dover, Sherborn communities since 2005.


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Cycling classes with a slightly different "SpinĀ® "

 

Bill Alex 1_Spynergy_Portraits_503Historically, indoor cycling classes, Spin® classes and Spinning® studios have tended to feature one primary type of class.  At Spynergy we have a primary cycling class format we call "The Spynergy Ride".  This class is 50 minutes with a warm-up and cool-down and is fundamentally an interval training session set to motivational music --- and coached with upbeat, great energy.  These are popular classes because the workout is fantastic and we will continue to provde dozens of these every week.

 

In addition, over the past year or so, Spynergy has added some variations to our basic class format.  While similar to "The Spynergy Ride" in certain ways, these other classes that are creeping into our schedule do offer something a bit different.  Here is an overview of some of our special classes:

Chakra Ride

Reverse Namaste on the bike!Saturday afternoons and select other times:  In this unique class, Renu syncs rhythm and movement to create a powerful indoor ride experience to leave you totally energized!!! By combining the rigor of indoor cycling with the discipline of Yoga, Renu creates an ethereal experience for riders! A musically diverse audio/video playlist will guide you through an intriguing mind/body journey. A calming experience that still torches some serious calories... Enjoy the exhilaration interval training, hill climbs, and powerful surges ending in soulful recovery. Whether a newbie or a seasoned rider Renu’s inclusive teaching style invites you to experience her Chakra Energy Ride!

 

 

 

Cycle and Strength

Tuesday and Thursdays at 5:15 pm:  Cardio and strength work all in one.  Enjoy the benefits of our highly energetic interval training workout AND tone your arms and upper body.  This is a 50 minute class that incorporates high repetition light dumbell work while you are pedaling with light resistance.  The added arm work totals about 12 minutes of the class.  (This class is currently on the Schedule )

 

Power Ride

Saturdays at Noon with Elena.  Bring your 'A' game and get ready to be pushed to the edge!  This class delivers an intense high-energy experience.  Fat burning / endurance work...no intervals...just moderate to heavy resistance and full effort throughout the ride. 10 min warm up….25 minutes solid pushing…10 minutes to recover.

 

Surge for 45

Shorter class (45 minutes) with the intensity jacked up a bit....still a fantastic workout, and ideal if you are a bit pinched for time

 

Endurance Effort

Sundays at 4:00 pm, and Tuesday evenings at 7:40 (2 hours)....For those who want a little extra: 60 to 120 minute rides that are focussed on endurance. 

 

Theme Rides

Great fun, always pre-announced, past examples include: Motown, Bollywood, 80’s Big Hair, Rock n’Dead Spin wellesley Roll Hall of Fame, Women with Attitude, Country Music, Grateful Dead, 70’s versus 90’s, All Bruce, All U2, All Stones, Beyonce vs. Tina Turner, Stormy Weather, Downton Abby, Jock Jams, Valentines Day Love Songs, British Invasion, EDM Extravaganza, Grammys Class, Best Covers Ever.........and more!

 

 

Spynergy Cycling has provided indoor cycling classes in the Boston areas since 2005 and currently features over 40 classes per week.

 

Spin®, Spinning® and Spinner® are registered trademarks of Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc.


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Beauty tips from a Spynergy Rider

 

It’s very exciting to bring some beauty tricks and tips to the spinning community.  This is a crowd already committed to their well being through exercise and nutrition.  We all know that true beauty comes from the within.  But looking good can have a positive impact on feeling good. 

Incorporate a couple of these helpful hints into your busy life!

In the eyes of the beholder

Messina 1We all have our secrets.  I’m here to help you keep them.  Dark under eye circles, blemishes or dark spots.  Hourglass hidden corrective concealer is the best on the market.  It goes on smoothly and stays on! So if you have to run into the kids school at drop off, you can swipe this wherever it is needed and it will take you through spin class and onto Whole Foods.  (found at Sephora)

Neat Neccessity

Keeping your hair back while working out is neccessary but can also be an opportunity for trend setting and style.  Sparkly Soul headbands are all the rage in spin studios in NYC.  They Truly-Honestly-Completely hold your hair back.  They are classy, functional and come in an array of colors.  Buy 3 at a time.  Share them with your daughters or better yet...hide them.  We will show those Urban spinners how we rock it out here in the suburbs!  (found at sparklysoul.com or Amazon.com)

 

Lips Lips Lips

Messina 2Lips should be sloughed and moisturzed at all times!  Having the correct moisturizing lip gloss with staying power is the key to happiness.  Lip Slip by sarah happ is the answer.  This lip gloss feels amazing, looks amazing and stays on.  It comes in a tub and a squeezable tube.  Perfect for a quick application in the car on the way to spin.  This also works well on top of any lipstick.

Tip: Use the sarah happ heavenly lip scrub to exfoliate once a week for healthy looking and plump lips.  (found at Candy Bar Cosmetics in Wellesley as well as Nordstrom’s)

 

Hygene Help

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist deodorant/anti-perspirant.  $ 19.00 dollar deodorant??  You’ve got to be kidding! Nope I’m not. This is just one of those things based purely on fact.  It works.  It’s scent is soft and subtle.  It prevents wetness and perspiration as well as glides on with no streaks. It has a cult following and you will feel fashionable, knowing you are sweating DKNY style!!(Found at Nordstrom’

 

HYDRATION  is the key to life!  The most effective tool in a beauty bag is a recyclable bottle of H20.  A hydrated body moves, performs and glows!

 

Brought to you by Spynergy Rider Tracilee Messina of BASIC BEAUTY 978-500-1864  basicbeauties@hotmail.com

BASIC BEAUTY SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Complete beauty regimen overhaul
  • Customized beauty product recommendations
  • Make up lessons
  • Event makeup application

 

 

 


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Beauty tips from a Spynergy Rider

 

It’s very exciting to bring some beauty tricks and tips to the spinning community.  This is a crowd already committed to their well being through exercise and nutrition.  We all know that true beauty comes from the within.  But looking good can have a positive impact on feeling good. 

Incorporate a couple of these helpful hints into your busy life!

In the eyes of the beholder

Messina 1We all have our secrets.  I’m here to help you keep them.  Dark under eye circles, blemishes or dark spots.  Hourglass hidden corrective concealer is the best on the market.  It goes on smoothly and stays on! So if you have to run into the kids school at drop off, you can swipe this wherever it is needed and it will take you through spin class and onto Whole Foods.  (found at Sephora)

Neat Neccessity

Keeping your hair back while working out is neccessary but can also be an opportunity for trend setting and style.  Sparkly Soul headbands are all the rage in spin studios in NYC.  They Truly-Honestly-Completely hold your hair back.  They are classy, functional and come in an array of colors.  Buy 3 at a time.  Share them with your daughters or better yet...hide them.  We will show those Urban spinners how we rock it out here in the suburbs!  (found at sparklysoul.com or Amazon.com)

 

Lips Lips Lips

Messina 2Lips should be sloughed and moisturzed at all times!  Having the correct moisturizing lip gloss with staying power is the key to happiness.  Lip Slip by sarah happ is the answer.  This lip gloss feels amazing, looks amazing and stays on.  It comes in a tub and a squeezable tube.  Perfect for a quick application in the car on the way to spin.  This also works well on top of any lipstick.

Tip: Use the sarah happ heavenly lip scrub to exfoliate once a week for healthy looking and plump lips.  (found at Candy Bar Cosmetics in Wellesley as well as Nordstrom’s)

 

Hygene Help

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist deodorant/anti-perspirant.  $ 19.00 dollar deodorant??  You’ve got to be kidding! Nope I’m not. This is just one of those things based purely on fact.  It works.  It’s scent is soft and subtle.  It prevents wetness and perspiration as well as glides on with no streaks. It has a cult following and you will feel fashionable, knowing you are sweating DKNY style!!(Found at Nordstrom’

 

HYDRATION  is the key to life!  The most effective tool in a beauty bag is a recyclable bottle of H20.  A hydrated body moves, performs and glows!

 

Brought to you by Spynergy Rider Tracilee Messina of BASIC BEAUTY 978-500-1864  basicbeauties@hotmail.com

BASIC BEAUTY SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • Complete beauty regimen overhaul
  • Customized beauty product recommendations
  • Make up lessons
  • Event makeup application

 

 

 


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Great 2013 songs used at Spynergy (Mandy/Bill Playlist)

The cycling classes at Spynergy feature a broad variety of music and genres.....this week several instructors took special pains to identify some of the top 2013 songs that seemed great to Spin® to!  Our classes also feauture VIDEO....see Bruce Springsteen's great "High Hopes" below.

 

 

 


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