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8 Tips...Enjoying Cycling Classes at CycleBar!


1)   Do the stretches.
  At the end of every CycleBar class there are 4-5 minutes of on-bike and off-bike stretches.  Don’t sneak out...DO the alexstretches.   It’s a great way to cool down from the class, to help your body recover gently,  and to minimize post-ride stiffness.
 

2)   “Share” your ride-card with your family.  Just let us know and we can link your accounts so the whole family can ride off of one ride package.  Come in together!
 

3)   Booking = Commitment.  Use the unique CycleBar online booking system (also available as Iphone or Android App),  to reserve your classes in advance.  By scheduling workouts, you are much more likely to view them as a commitment.  It works!
 

4)   Get more comfy.  Cycling shorts, cycling shoes, and lightweight breathable materials maximize your comfort so you can lose yourself in the class!

5)    Posture breaks.  This works!  Periodically sit up on the bike, twist your torso and roll your shoulders.  Just a brief moment several times in a class can provide huge relief to any back, neck or shoulder discomfort.
 

6)   Recommend music!   We love song and theme suggestions.  Next time Andyyou hear that perfect song for spin class, email us:  Wellesley@cyclebar.com

 
7)    Lose yourself.  Longtime CycleBar riders have reported that the studio provides a much needed sanctuary, and a respite from the stresses of day to day life.  Take some time for yourself, free your mind and take a much needed (mental) break!

8) Experiment with resistance. 
Pick a few spots to increase the resistance a little beyond your normal comfort zone.  Riding with higher levels of resistance makes you stronger and burns more calories....period.

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Our Studio....Your Event


CycleBar (formerly Spynergy), has been home to a variety of special events over the years. We have excess studio time and are happy to make it available to our riders! Raising money via indoor cycling class --- great fun! 


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We've held events for the Pan Mass Challenge, The MS150, the Brain Tumor Ride*, various Wellesley Schools, ONE Boston, Cystic Fibrosis and many more.  It's simple 
  1. -  We provide the facility, the instructor and an awesome class (and after-party!)
  2. -  You invite participants from your community...and collect "per bike" donations
  3. -  You keep 100% of the money collected for your cause
Parties / Outings / Team-Builders / Company events 

If you want a fun, healthy, unique outing for your group or organization....the studio is available for rental.  We provide the facility and instCycleBar Brain Tumor Fundraiserructor...you bring the party!  You are welcome to bring refreshments, wine and beer as part of your event!  We've hosted birthday parties, anniversaries, even bachelorette parties!  What a great way to start an evening of partying!

Note:  Our 55 inch video screens can be used for photo-montages or video presentations as well......We can also handle online signup function for your event

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Yes, we have an App to help you book classes!



app pic2When you "schedule" your workout, you are much more likely to actually do it, and CycleBar has made that process incredibly easy.  With the CycleBar App....you can literally book a class in less than 5 seconds.  Of course you can always view the full schedule, and you can also make purchases.   Further (if you so desire), you can have that class booking added to your personal calendar!
Here's how it works:

     Step 1 - go to App Store (Apple or Android), and search on CycleBar
     Step 2 - download the App (select Wellesley as your location)
     Step 3 - Log-in using your CycleBar log-in info 
     Step 4 - your app is ready! no more logging in, just book classes and make purchases with a few taps!

If you have any questions at all, just email us at wellesley@cyclebar.com
 
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4 Tips: Create Positive Habits....Reach Your Goals


  • Focus on the process. Studies have shown that focusing on the process leading to a goal, rather than the outcome alone, leads to more effective change. At CycleBar, the “process” is balex-billooking classes in advance! Visit your android or iPhone app store to dowload the CycleBarr App!

  • Book in advance!. Derail the existing habit(s) that are keeping you from reaching your goals. Most of us start strong, but then life gets in the way. Once it’s in your schedule, you are less likely to make other plans at that time, and much more likely to show up. Put a “recurring appointment” in your calendar

  • Repeat, repeat, repeat. It takes anywhere from 15 – 254 days to form a new habit. Luckily, endorphins, great music and fun teachers make our classes fly by, and before you know it, you’ll be at day 255 with a two-class-a-week habit.

  • Enlist a friend. This is a big one. When you pair up, you’re more likely to make it to class or the gym. One recent study of married couples found that if only one partner embarked on a fitness plan, the dropout rate was 43% after 12 months. But if both partners participated, only 6% dropped out! So find a friend and head to CycleBar and The Local for your date nights (they don’t mind if you’re a little sweaty – we might know this from experience).
CycleBar (formerly known as Spynergy Wellesley), is a 10-year old indoor cycling studio providing high energy classes in an intimate studio environment.  Our unique 'pay-per-class' system is accessed online or through an app making booking and purchasing highly convenient.  Serving Wellesley, Needham, Weston, Newton, Dover, Natick, Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities.  Come Ride With Us!

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S.M.A.R.T approach to New Years Resolutions

 
GET SMART

While New Year’s resolutions might be a little bit cliché, most of us make them – even if we do so subconsciously.  And chances are good that if you are like most Americans, your 2015 resolution was to:

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·       Enjoy life to the fullest

·       Get or Stay fit and healthy

The vast majority of resolutions fall into these three categories, and luckily, CycleBar can help you with all of them.  John Norcross, Ph.D., came up with the acronym SMART as a way meet New Year’s goals:

SPECIFIC:  Instead of "Get in Shape" try "Sign up for Tuesday class at CycleBar for 8 weeks"

MEASURABLE:  Increase my highest watts (how hard I’m working) each week from X to Y (rather than “get in better shape”)

ATTAINABLE:  Add 1 CycleBar class to my weekly workout schedule (rather than “fit into college-size jeans by reunion”) 

RELEVANT: Burn 750 extra calories per week (one more CycleBar class and one less cookie!) rather than “get skinny this year”

TIME-SPECIFIC: Try two new classes and two new healthy recipes by March 1 (rather than “eat healthier and exercise more”)

Follow these SMART principles, and it’s much more likely that you’ll reach your goal, and in 2016, you won’t be making the same old resolution again. Fortunately spin classes can help!

CycleBar (formerly Spynergy) has been providing indoor cycling classes at our studio since 2005.  We have a simple philosophy:  Great Workout, Great Fun.  Serving Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Natick, Weston, Dover, Chestnut Hill and surrounding communities.

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5 Tips to Make Your Class Experience Better!

  1. Get Comfortable.  Be sure your bike settings are good (instructors will always help you with this if you are not sure).  The right settings minimize discomfort of your back, neck, shoulders, hips and knees. Cycling shorts make a big difference and be sure to wear thin layers that can be peeled off. 

  2. Become aware of your breathing.  Sounds simple, but unless you make a point of it, you will find yourself gasping unevenly.  When you steady and deepen your breathing, your body responds positively and your stamina increases.  Draw air deeply into your lungs...feel it "splashing" into your lower abdomen.

  3. Active recovery.  Everyone needs to recover.  These classes are largely interval training sessions (heavy exertion followed by recovery).  Instead of totally stopping, focus on shortening your recovery time and staying a bit active and 'engaged' during the recovery.  This will increase your fitness level.

  4. Let go mentally.  It is hard (but refreshing) to leave the "day to day" of our lives behind...even for a few moments.  One mental trick that can help is to become hyper-aware of the moment.  Concentrate relentlessly on your breathing, your muscles, your perspiration and your effort.  Before you know it, your are lost in the flow.  This is a good thing.

  5. Have Fun!  Get swept up, feel the energy, Smile!  Maybe it's a song, maybe it's something the instructor says, maybe it's just being happy to be swept up in the energy of the room.  So rarely do we get nonjudgmental moments that are truly our own.  Enjoy it!

CycleBar (formerly called Spynergy) is the Boston area's first and oldest dedicated cycling studio serving Wellesley, Newton, Needham, Weston, Dover, Natick and surrounding towns.  50+ bikes, 48 classes per week.  Come ride!

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Spynergy....A Brand New Chapter....CycleBar

We opened the first Boston-area cycling studio in January of 2005.  The ride has been amazing.  130 different instructors have taught a combined 15,000 plus classes, and over 9,000 indoor cyclists have taken an estimated 275,000  “Spynergy Rides”.  We never dreamed that our small family business would experience anything near this kind of growth and acceptance.   Equally exciting is that we’ve watched the development of a vibrant, closely connected community that has grown up around the studio...a community  built around a simple idea:  working out can be fun!  We are proud and grateful to be a part of it. 



OK, now the big news.....Along the way, we’ve learned a thing or two about what makes this kind of business tick, and we’re bringing that knowledge to an exciting new project.  Spynergy's "next chapter".

We are beyond thrilled to announce that the Spynergy model is expanding.   We have formed a brand new company called CycleBar that is creating the very first dedicated cycling studio franchise company.  CycleBar studios will be modeled directly after the Spynergy concept, and our long term plan is to help launch and support hundreds of similar studios around North America…and beyond!  Our hope is that the kind of energy fueled, music-driven, unique fitness experience we see in Wellesley, can be replicated in other communities around the country.  Why not?!

The new company is called CycleBar (and not Spynergy), for trademark reasons.  For that reason, you will see a name change reflected in our signage and website over the next few months.

Yes, we are changing our name....but not to worry, the “CycleBar Ride” will be the very same experience that we have cultivated at Spynergy over the years.   Rest assured, the same instructor team you know is  fully committed to the Wellesley studio, and still focussed on creating awesome class experiences and workouts for this community.

1000 thanks for all your support over the years, and if you have any questions what-so-ever about the new company, please don’t hesitate to ask.  



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The CycleBar Ride (formerly The Spynergy Ride)


When people ask “what are your classes like?”…..it’s a hard question to answer. We like to think all our classes have 2 things in common 1) they’re great workouts, 2) they’re great fun.

BUT…..we don’t have a standard formula (like many studios) so classes vary widely.

You cannot generalize about The CycleBar Ride because every instructor has the freedom to create their own experience. Each instructor has “tools”: music, video, performance metrics, choreography, hand weights…..and each instructor uses these tools to create their own unique class experience. Here is a classic example from Renu”

“………As teachers, we seek to evolve our style to keep our classes exciting, engaging and fresh……I have recently added some new elements to my well established profiles, I took a little risk……this summer I re-imagined what an even more fun ride would be - something that is still authentic, but also adventurous. In short, I "RENUvated" my ride by adding select upper body moves while cycling that would elevate heart rate to new heights, engage core plus arms and, allow riders to immerse themselves in rhythmic movements that are both challenging and soothing………These moves are just a fresh "add-on" and by no means a departure from my typical ride…..the class still features high intensity, beat driven, FUN!.....Give it a try!......”

We pride ourselves on a variety of classes --- multiple music genres, different class elements, musical theme classes, and most of all, a variety of instructor styles.  Thanks for exploring our classes!

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New Bikes! New Instructors! New Schedule!



Complete with the same Spynergy fun, buzz and community!


Our new bikes are the very top of the line Schwinn AC Performance Plus bikes....with a new kind of "magnetic resistance" they provide a silky ride with consistency in the gearing --- and a console that gives you the ability to view/measure your cadence, power output, heart-rate, calories burned and estimated distance.  If you are motivated by data, this is a great tool....if you prefer to go data-free, just leave the light off on the console!  

Suzanne Young

is a wellness coach with 15 years of experience teaching indoor cycling.  When she’s not tapping into her extensive music library of pop, soul and rock to keep class fast and fun, she’s training for the annual Mt. Washington Hill Climb race.

Jake Maulin

"likes to party" and his classes definitely feel – and sound – like one.  Jake uses his experience as a personal trainer (check out www.trijake.com) and endurance athlete to motivate and challenge his riders – get ready for quick switchbacks, long climbs and short descents. 

Join new instructors Suzanne and Jakeand the rest of the Spynergy team - check out our new schedule - and Come Ride with Us!

CycleBar (formerly Spynergy Wellesley) has been providing fun, inspired indoor cycling classes to our neighbors in Wellesley, Natick, Weston, Wayland, Newton, Needham, Chestnut Hill and other Boston area towns since 2005.  


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WOW - The kind of testimonial we love to hear!

"Last year, and not for the first time, I stopped making monthly donations to my comprehensive health club and quit.  I had always  started highly motivated, signed up for classes and personal training and then not stick to it…shocking I know.

So, I thought about what I liked about the health club choices and my #1 "stick to" fitness routine was Spin classes. " If I could just stick with something I really like and consistently do it over time without quitting", I thought.

Then my daughters both got engaged… and planned weddings 4 months apart.. and well, the motivation to lose that excess weight and get in shape  significantly rose.

So in April, I tried Spynergy (Now CycleBar).......I REALLY loved the space, and convenience of towels, water, bathroom, changing room, and on-line sign ups or drop-ins.   I loved the variety of music and atmosphere… all different kinds of people and ages wanting to keep in shape (serious bikers, students, moms and older folks like myself trying to ward off weight gain that can come with aging) I  bought a series of classes  and was off and spinning 3 times a week!
 
On August 30th, Daughter # 1 got married.  I had lost 23 pounds since April and was feeling terrific in my MOB (Mother of the Bride) dress!  Now I must admit that wedding planning for an out of town wedding had it's stresses which zapped my appetite I am sure.  But I stuck with the spinning classes because it was close,  convenient and FUN!  I also knew that as I left the studio, dripping wet , I knew that I just had a great work out!
 
Thanks Spynergy for providing a great space, a variety of times and classes, and fun, productive work outs!

Sincerely,  
MOB, waiting for wedding #2  on New Years 2015…and continuing to spin 3 x per week."

CycleBar (formerly Spynergy Wellesley) has been providing fun, inspired indoor cycling classes to our neighbors in Wellesley, Natick, Weston, Wayland, Newton, Needham, Chestnut Hill and other Boston area towns since 2005.


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