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CYC Fitness Times Square Spin Class Review

by Nellie

CYC Fitness Review-2965I’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.IMG_6578 (1)

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.

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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.

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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!IMG_6581 (1)

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.IMG_6580 (1)

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.

Have you ever been in a super crowded locker room? How do you deal? have you ever been to a CYC Fitness class?

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Allie January 27, 2016 - 5:38 am

LOL! I would have done the same thing in the locker room! Shouldn’t there be a HUGE sign saying it’s co-ed?? That must happen a lot. And yes, if I go into the Y locker room when the old lady pool class lets out – it gets ugly. I shiver to think.
The drum thing is kind of weird but so glad you got a killer class!!

Janine Huldie January 27, 2016 - 6:53 am

Looked like an awesome class and definitely not a fan of having to change though in small spaces, so I also would have done similar as to what you did, too! 😉

Yum Yucky January 27, 2016 - 10:45 am

Co-ed changing area? Sign me up! Hot college gym boys for all of us. woohoohoowooo!

Tamara January 27, 2016 - 2:13 pm

The locker room thing would have confused me a lot!! I wonder if I would have rolled with it.. haha.. probably. And looking at Josie’s comment above me, girl after my own heart.
Too hilarious.

Britt January 27, 2016 - 2:46 pm

I’ve never been to Cyc but I’ve heard of it. Maybe I missed this in your post, but were the shoes free? That is one reason I love Flywheel is because of the complimentary shoes and water! Although they started limiting water (totally understandable if people were taking advantage). Every spin studio I’ve been to has had really small change rooms and a lot of them don’t have showers. I think with the more boutiquey studios you definitely have less change space than in a big gym. Honestly it has never really bothered me, mainly because I always got changed at work or home, but I could see why it would bother a lot of people.

Terri January 27, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Glad you enjoyed the class. I don’t think CYC is my cup of tea though. It might be too intense for me now that I’m pregnant. And OMG, reading that bit about the warm water got me so mad. The only kind of water I drink is ice cold. I would’ve been pissed to pay $2 for lukewarm water.

Nellie January 27, 2016 - 7:59 pm

congrats mama to be!! SO happy for you!!

Leslie February 1, 2016 - 10:23 am

Why would any fitness institution have such a tiny locker room? Even my old at-work gym had a good sized locker room with at least 8 benches. Your description of spin classes always makes me want to go to one, though I must admit they scare me. The stationary bike always left me feeling sore even after a light workout.


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