If you live in the greater Washington, D.C. area, including Northern Virginia and the Maryland suburbs, that should be the only reason you need to check out Revolve–an indoor cycling studio in the Clarendon section of Arlington, Virginia–but just in case you still are on the fence, here are five more reasons.
- Indoor cycling is a fun way to work up an incredible sweat in full air-conditioning.
- Indoor cycling is great cross-training for running.
- Indoor cycling is a safer way to cross-train for running than road biking, especially when you are still learning to use clipless shoes on your road bike.
- Indoor cycling is a great way to fit in an extra training day for an epic bike ride.
- Revolve is conveniently located in the Clarendon section of Arlington, Virginia, has great instructors, and offers several different types of classes at different times of day.
I was really lucky that my first indoor cycling experience was at RevolveDC. The staff and instructors are very nice, and always offer to help any new riders set up their bikes. The instructors are flat-out amazing–they plan out awesome rides with great music and really work hard to motivate every rider to do their best. At the same time, it’s not a competitive environment. How hard you ride is always up to you (since you control the resistance setting) and is really known only to you (since no one else knows how far you’ve really turned that dial). 🙂
Rethink The Impossible,
Revive Your Spirit,
Reshape Your Future.
RevovleDC offers three types of classes: Real Ride (straight up cycling–my favorite); Body Ride (with a “break” mid-class for the longest few minutes of your life of upper body weights), and Barre Ride (30 minutes of cycling and 30 minutes of Barre-type exercises). They also have fun “theme” rides on Fridays (80’s music, British Invasion, movies, etc,).