FitReserve Studio Spotlight: B/SPOKE Studios
Walking into the industrial-chic B/SPOKE studio, you would never guess that the building used to house a commercial bank. Now, instead of tellers and ATMs, the studio features a state-of-the-art sound system, inspirational instructors, pristine modern locker rooms and – of course – wall-to-wall bikes for your spinning pleasure. Voted Best of Boston's 2015 "Best Indoor Cycling Studio", this downtown facility offers music-driven classes that are fun, performance-focused, and sometimes downright therapeutic. Challenge your cardio in one of B/SPOKE’s signature classes!
Neighborhood: Financial District
Classes Offered: R/DE 45, R/DE 60, R/DE+ (Advanced Riders), HOT R/DE (Heated Room), DAWN R/DER, HIP HOP R/DE, Open R/DE (No Instructor)
Why We Love It: B/SPOKE offers the unique opportunity for riders to conveniently track their progress with real, individualized metrics. Strap into your own heart monitor, or borrow one from the front desk, and the bikes will track your progress while you ride. Follow your class-to-class progress on your private dashboard, which is accessible online via B/Spoke's website.
Why It's So Effective: B/SPOKE classes feature interval training, which allows you to burn more calories in a shorter amount of time than fixed-pace endurance training. Through regular classes, you can improve your cardiovascular health, endurance, mental strength and muscle tone.
Know Before You Go: Arrive at least 15 minutes early for your first ride, and check in 3 minutes prior to class for all other rides. Pedals are only compatible with SPD shoes (don't worry - the studio has shoes for your to borrow if you don't have your own). Keep your cell phones out of the classroom (you can unplug for 45 minutes!)
Don't Miss: If you sometimes like to do your own thing, B/Spoke's Open Ride sessions are the perfect solution; reserve a bike for any part of the 2-hour period and take a spin with no instructor. Like it hot? HOT R/DE will have you sweating in no time.
Added Bonus: We love the built-in amenities at B/Spoke, including free(!!!) shoe rental, keypad-enabled lockers, Aesop bath products, towels, beauty products, hair dryers and even hair straighteners. Plus, check out B/SPOKE’s Journal, which covers topics including music, fashion, art and inspirational Bostonians.
Ready to go for a spin? Reserve a bike at B/SPOKE today!