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Fitness Class Adventures: BYKLYN Spin Event – #DoItForTheRide

by Nellie

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When my girl and fellow A Healthy U Conference co-founder Cass told me she was hosting a Spin Event at one of the hottest Cycling facilities in Brooklyn, I didn’t even hesitate to say YES! Plus it was a 90s themed ride?! Yes please because I am forever stuck in the land of 90s tunes, the music of today can’t compare!!

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We would be taking a class at BYKLYN located in Park Slope. Since it was super close to the trains I was able to leave after work and get there in 20 minutes from Times Square. It’s no secret that spin comes as natural for me as Zumba does. I can spin all day long and never get tired of it.

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What made it even more awesome was that a lot of my favorite blogger girls were present too, even some that don’t necessarily like to exercise! It was all good though because we are all there to have fun!

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We got fitted for our spin shoes and it was time to ride! Even though I was set to make my epic Zumba return the very next morning I gave it all I had. Some of the songs featured: “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige, “Push It” by Salt and Pepa, and yes the original “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix A Lot. There was also a lot of old school reggae that made my Jamerican self VERY happy.

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The class was crazy intense but it flew by SO fast! Before you knew it we had been spinning for 40 minutes and it was time for the arm workout. I completely underestimated this one–we had two 2lb weight but my arms weren’t ready. They were burning and out of commission after 15 minutes! It hurt so bad good!

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The class was fantastic and I can’t wait to go back! BYKLYN offers many different combo classes including mashups of spinning/bootcamp, spinning/yoga etc. they also offer straight cycling classes at a reasonable price compared to other boutique spinning facilities at $26 per class.

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Thank you Cass for the invitation–I had a great time!! I was a sweaty mess post class and I can’t wait to go back.

Have you ever done a themed spin class? It’s Friday! Don’t forget to check in with your food and fitness report!

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29 comments

Janine Huldie November 21, 2014 - 5:52 am

This looked like so much fun and like you still love my 90 music so much better then most other music now, too 😉

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Girl!! Im so obsessed with my 90s music!!

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Allie November 21, 2014 - 6:11 am

I absolutely love teaching spin! It’s one of my most favorite ways to workout and I think it’s mostly because of the music!!! There’s just something about a loud, pumping song once those endorphins start to rush. This place looks so GREAT! I only wish I could take a class with you and Cass!!

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:41 pm

I already know you are the best spin instructor in the world. I just need to find a way to get to your class one day!

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kita November 21, 2014 - 9:41 am

There is a spin class somewhere in these internet streets that has a man going cray cray but he is so hype I know you have seen it. I have wanted to join that class because I need something to get me hyped. The place looks great and so fun. I am taking a zumba class next month…pray for me.

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:40 pm

Lol YES I would LOVE that class!! You will have fun in zumba. You better tell me how it goes!

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Kimberly (Manifest Yourself) November 21, 2014 - 10:11 am

This looked like so much fun! You already know I’m addicted to spin. I’m secretly hoping to get to the point where I can also teach one day too.

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Yes how awesome would that be? Ive checked out training a million times i just havent pulled the trigger!

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Cailee November 21, 2014 - 11:26 am

Awww!! So fun!! I’ve never done a themed spin class, but I have done a spin class and it was INTENSE!! Not really for me (I’ve more of a yogi) but props to you girl!!

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Hey Cailee! Thanks for stopping by!! I wish i could be more of a yogi (i’m stiff as a board lol)

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Tamara November 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm

I am so glad you shared some of the songs they played! I love 90’s music very much.
And as for food/fitness, it’s mostly just me eating soup and resting because I’m sick!

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:38 pm

Something about 90s music is just so awesome!! Feel better soon 🙁

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Carly November 21, 2014 - 5:35 pm

I saw your photo from Cass’s class and I was like, “Noooooo! Damn you, pregnancy brain!!” SO sorry I missed it, I love spinning so much. I will have to check out that studio, it’s near me!

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:37 pm

Haha no worries. We should meet up there one night it was so much fun!

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Tina Muir November 22, 2014 - 7:27 am

Hi Nellie! So glad you commented on my blog so I could find yours, I love it, and I think you are quickly going to become one of my go to blogs to read! I have heard about these themed spinning classes, and your review did not disappoint! Sounds great! I wish I could try new things more often, but I just can’t bring myself to do it as I am either training 90 miles running a week for my next big race, or i have had that race and I am too tired to do anything haha! I am just making excuses, but this does sound like fun!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Hey Tina!! Thanks for stopping by!! My favorite running girls Allie and Carly are always singing your praises so you are already awesome to me!! Maybe one day you will find time for spin 🙂

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LaShawn November 22, 2014 - 8:10 am

i used to love Spin class! I haven’t taken it in years. It’s always packed at my gym with the line going out the door!

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Nellie November 22, 2014 - 1:35 pm

Girl its so much fun! You have got to go back.

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Cassandre November 23, 2014 - 11:37 am

xoxoxo thanks love for coming out and for this post, much appreciated 🙂 next stop A Healthy U 2015

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Nellie November 24, 2014 - 5:25 pm

What about zumba in January?? Lol!

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FitBritt November 23, 2014 - 1:01 pm

This Looks so fun! Very reasonably priced too! I love spinning and can’t wait to get back at it.

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Nellie November 24, 2014 - 5:25 pm

The price is very reasonable compared to some of the chain studios for sure!

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Nicole November 23, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Sounds like a fun event! I enjoy spinning too. I haven’t done a themed ride yet but I definitely want to try one!

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Nellie November 24, 2014 - 5:24 pm

It was my first and I cant wait to do it again!!

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Kristina Walters November 24, 2014 - 5:42 am

Sounds like a blast! I would love it if our spin classes would be themed!

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Nellie November 24, 2014 - 5:22 pm

I know! It was my first themed class and i cant wait to do more!

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Leslie November 25, 2014 - 7:31 pm

Looks like a fun class! I’ve always wondered about spinning, but I’m not much of a stationary bike person. That playlist sounds like the best though, I’m totally a 70s-90s girl when it comes to music.

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Nellie November 30, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Spinning is FUN! You have to try it just once, it will change how you feel about stationery bikes!!

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