Note: most of these photos are from the Santa Monica location, but this review covers both studios. I am not affiliated with Cycle House, nor am I being compensated in any way to write this review.
Cycle House. You may have heard of it. After all, it does have its own reality show on E! and it’s the spin studio to some of the stars (think Naya Rivera, Shay Mitchell, Khloe Kardashian). CH has a great arsenal of instructors, class times that work with any schedule, and a studio space that inspires you to work hard for 45 minutes until you hear those two glorious words: “Welcome home.”
Reasons to love Cycle House:
The mission: One of my favorite things about Cycle House is their commitment to helping others and helping the environment. At the House, they don’t print their schedules or receipts, and they also don’t sell bottled water, opting to provide access to a free alkaline water machine to riders. Cycle House donates two meals to Feeding America for every ride a customer takes, so you can get your sweat on while doing something good for your community.
The location: Both Cycle House studios are in prime locations. At the Santa Monica location, you are literally steps from the beach and the bustle of Third Street Promenade. In WeHo, you’re tucked into the cutest alley ever, right next door to Alfred Coffee and just around the corner from some of the city’s best restaurants. Parking for both locations can be a pain and will cost you a couple of dollars, but the workout is worth it!
The workout: My favorite instructors at CH are Maranda and Nichelle. I love Maranda’s music and I love Nichelle’s energy. They’re both master motivators and will call you out if you don’t have enough resistance on your wheel. They both connect with their riders in their own ways, and I can promise you will walk out of their classes drenched in sweat and ready for a recovery meal. The workout does incorporate an arms section with dumbbells, and believe me, you’ll be so ready for that arms break when it comes around. After class, pick up a cold towel from the fridge near the check-in desk and then hit the locker room for a shower. Towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash are provided, on the House!
CH offers riders their first class for $18. After that, it’s $29 per class, unless you opt in for a larger package or membership. Sign up for your first class here: http://www.cyclehousela.com/
Have you tried Cycle House yet? What’s your favorite thing about the studio?