I’ve been meaning to try a CYC class since I’ve heard Kimberly’s high praises–and I since I trust her opinion I knew it was gonna be good.
I found myself with a bit of time before the EVEN Hotels event so I decided to make good use of my ClassPass and book a class with CYC Fitness. Since it was a Thursday at 5:30om I’d be taking a CYClift class which sounded super intense but I signed up anyway.
The Times Square location is a little bit off the super touristy area but still super close to all the trains.
I went downstairs and found a pretty wide open area. I checked in, signed my waiver and walked into a huge changing area. I was about to strip down to my underwear untili realized that boys were around and it was a coed changing area. Oops.
I looked to the left and there was a changing room for women–and it was tiny. Imagine 20 women needing to change with one small bench and an area that could fit 3 people comfortably. I learned my lesson after bumping into everyone while trying to get dressed–come earlier or change at work beforehand.
When I finally made it out of the lions den, my instructor, Jessica Kent, came right away and introduced herself. I felt right at home. I got to my bike and looked for my (complimentary?) water, it wasn’t there. I had to ask a staffer for one and it cost $2. I didn’t mind that but the worst part was that it was room temperature. For $2 it should at least be cold!
The class was really intense, I mean super intense. We were supplied with (2) 2lbs weights and we used them for every move possible–we did arm raises, push ups, dips and plenty other moves that I can’t possibly even describe. It was crazy. Another crazy thing was that the instructor was hitting on the drums during certain songs, I wasn’t quite ready for it and it threw me off but by the end I guess it was ok? It didn’t do anything for me either way.
When class was over, my legs were burning and I felt like I got a good workout. I would definitely return using my classpass and I would recommend one tries it out if they are a spinning addict like I am.