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Ride Cycle Studio: Review + Giveaway

In honor of getting those beach bodies ready, here’s a fitness review. I’ve tried all sorts of new fitness classes over the last couple of years. I’m a serial newbie. I guess I just like throwing myself into new things and seeing if I find a new love. Crossfit, Pure Barre, running- they all have a special place in my heart. But, I have to say that I think I have actually found a new love. I’ve been going since March after having my baby and I really think this studio has made all the difference in bouncing back to my pre-baby weight so quickly.

The Ride Cycle Studio off the 15-501 in Durham is my happy place. They’re a newer studio that does a blend of yoga, barre, and spin classes. What I love even more are their  blended classes that are ½ spin and ½ barre or a ‘fusion’ of yoga with weights and some barre moves. It’s the perfect blend for me.

Photo from Ride Cycle Studio via Facebook

Photo from Ride Cycle Studio via Facebook

I’ll just highlight on some points that I love.

Instructors: They are incredible. I have some major lady crushes happening (in the least creepy way, I promise!) Their classes are just so varied and well thought out. I always feel like I’ve gotten a full workout and that every minute is well utilized. I haven’t had classes with everyone yet, but I can say that Carolyn, Dawn, Elise, and Maggie are ridiculously motivating and have gotten me hooked.

Environment: Definitely one of the nicest studios in the area. I love that they have the room set up for you when you come in with the mats, weights, and balls making it a nice equal working space. They also offer you towels for your workout and then bring around cold towels with essential oils on them at the end. Luxury! I also like the diversity of the people that take the classes. I’ve taken classes with people aged 20-60, a few men here and there, and all colors and sizes. It makes me feel like I can focus on my own practice and not worry about being the fittest/skinniest/most stylish.

Cool Extras: They do fun classes to mix up their regular programming. For instance, they have themed classes where all the music is by a specific artist or they have Friday classes that they follow up with a wine or spirit. Also, they have a DJ turntable in the spin room which means those classes are always paired with extra cool music and, occasionally, an actual live DJ. I also like that they usually do spin in the dark room with neon lighting (to go along with the DJ theme) because I can make ugly workout-borderline-dying faces with some privacy.

Price: The classes are cheaper than a lot of the studios in the area and I feel like I get a better value with the variety and the options. Also, they have multiple package options and run deals every so often- so that helps as well. And no, I didn’t receive any free classes for this review. I’ve been paying for packages on my own so my opinion on price isn’t influenced in any way.

Ride Cycle Studio Website: http://ridecyclestudios.com/


Photo from Ride Cycle Studio via Facebook

Photo from Ride Cycle Studio via Facebook

I contacted the owner, Elise, about if she would like to do a giveaway so that I could share my love of their studio- she agreed!

The Prize: 2-week pass for a lucky winner. Meaning you can try as many of their classes in those two weeks as you like! The pass will expire 30 days after receipt.

How To Enter: leave us a comment at the bottom of this page telling us what class you’re most excited to try. It’s that easy.

Fine Details: One entry per email address. It sometimes may take a little bit for your comment to show because we approve/read each comment individually. Also, we won’t use your email address for anything other that to contact you if you win- promise. We hate spam too.  This giveaway will run until Thursday, June 9th at 8pm. We will announce the winner Friday morning on the 10th.

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Andrea
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Andrea
1 year 18 days ago

Oh my goodness this sounds awesome! I’ve been wanting to get back unshaven since my LO and id love to try a spin class! This place sounds like a great place to try out.

Effua
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Effua
1 year 18 days ago

I’m really excited to try a barre class! I’ve been looking to add some variety to my workout schedule and would love to give this studio a try!

Jessica
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Jessica
1 year 18 days ago

I’d be super excited to try a yoga class! I’ve been trying to get into it for a while but I don’t know where to take one.

Casey Stovall
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Casey Stovall
1 year 18 days ago

I would love to try a fusion class. I find that I get bored with the same class over and over and then I dread going! It’d be great to find somewhere that offers a variety of classes like this.

Whitney
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Whitney
1 year 18 days ago

I would love to try some of the fusion classes! Need to start sweating for my wedding! ???❤️

Zee
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1 year 18 days ago

I would like to try the barre/spin blend! Sounds awesome!

Micaela
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Micaela
1 year 18 days ago

I’ve always wanted to try barre but I’ve been to scared to pay for a membership in case I didn’t like it! This way though, I know I already love to spin classes and it will help me to expand my fitness resume. Even if I don’t win the free two weeks, I can’t wait to try it!!

Carrie
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Carrie
1 year 18 days ago

I’d love to try the yoga and barre classes.

Kripa
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Kripa
1 year 18 days ago

This sounds cool! A lot of the studios can seem intimidating but I’d be most interested in the barre classes 🙂

Anne Hathaway
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Anne Hathaway
1 year 18 days ago

I want to try a full length cycle to barre class and themed rides!

Sasha
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Sasha
1 year 18 days ago

I’m excited to try their different barre classes.

Amanda
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Amanda
1 year 18 days ago

I’d love to try a fusion class! Sometimes my mind wanders so perhaps half and half would keep me alert and focused! Thanks for doing this!

Dena Kornegay
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Dena Kornegay
1 year 18 days ago

I have heard great things about this studio. I love cycle & barre classes. This was a great article & has sparked my interest even more.

Julia D.
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Julia D.
1 year 18 days ago

This sounds like exactly what I need to lose the baby weight… As my daughter is about to turn 2! Pure Barre has been my current love but I also need more cardio. I would love the chance to try this!!

Stephanie
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Stephanie
1 year 17 days ago

I have never been to Ride Studio but would love to be able to try it. I am interested in the tabata spin classes, I enjoy a challenge! Maybe try yoga too, only ever done yoga at a gym so this would be a treat!

Leeana
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Leeana
1 year 17 days ago

This place sounds great! I love the location and would love to give it a try. Have you found any times to be more or less busy? Love your reviews, by the way 😉

Tyler
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Tyler
1 year 17 days ago

I’ve been doing traditional barre for about a year and would love to try cardio barre! Really happy that I stumbled upon this post and found out about this place 🙂

Monique
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Monique
1 year 17 days ago

You make this sound so fun, interested in trying it all!

Monique
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Monique
1 year 17 days ago

You make this sound so fun, interested in trying it all!

Elayne
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Elayne
1 year 17 days ago

This sounds cool! I’d be most excited to try the 1/2 spin 1/2 barre class. I’ve never heard of a place that combines it like that!

Jess
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Jess
1 year 17 days ago

I, like you, need to switch things up to stay interested. I’d love to try the fusion classes. So hard to find a place that helps you when you are out of shape, glad they were supportive!

Tracey
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Tracey
1 year 16 days ago

I would love to try spin or barre… Ok, really anything for this post baby bod.

Bridgette
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1 year 16 days ago

I would love to try one of the Barre classes or a fusion option.

Maria
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Maria
1 year 16 days ago

Oh wow, I’ve seen this place while driving by but didn’t realize there was so much there! I definitely have some baby weight to lose and would love to try one of the bike to barre express classes! So cool!!

Liz
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Liz
1 year 16 days ago

The themed spin classes sound great! Oh and a dimly lit room is also a bonus.

Sonya
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Sonya
1 year 15 days ago

So want to try this place! After baby 2, I need some help!

Ami
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Ami
1 year 15 days ago

It would be nice to try a spin class! I’ve only tried it once and can’t decide if it’s the choice for me!

Rani Patel
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Rani Patel
1 year 15 days ago

Who would NOT be excited for the Wine Barre classes?! A work out motivated by a nice glass of a bold red – I cannot think of a better way to start off my weekend, can you?

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