First Ride Free at Body Cycle Studio {philadelphia}

first ride free

Last week, I did something I hadn’t done in quite a while –  I went SPINNING!

I have been doing a little research online, trying to find different places to get my sweat on in Philly, that I haven’t been to yet. But let’s be honest, going to classes can sometime be expensive. So I have been on a mission to test out studios/gyms/fitness centers in the area where you can go & test out a class for free or at a discounted rate.

It’s a win, win situation all around – I get to check out a new gym location, check out the vibe, maybe meet a new friend & my body gets to experience a different workout – it’s so important to switch things up in your sweat sessions!

body cycle studio

So this time, I tested out Body Cycle Studio – on 19th & Chestnut in Center City – they offer tons of spinning only classes throughout the day. And guess what, the First Ride is Free! Sign me up!

indoor cycling

I really liked the vibe of Body Cycle Studio. You walk in & are greeted by a entire wall filled with chalk painted inspiration. It was a cool graffiti-inspired look & a fun way to share information about upcoming classes.

gear up

And then, if you were in need of additional motivation, the wall inside the studio is filled with awesome quotes as well.

My favorite is Lazy Sucks.

lazy sucks keep going

The one thing that stood out at Body Cycle compared to all the other cycling studios I’ve been to was all the space – and all the bikes! I got to class early to set up shop, since it had been a little while since my last spin class – but dare I say, it was just like riding a bike! Everything came back to me so easily & I was pleasantly surprised with how much I really enjoyed it.

Usually spinning isn’t my favorite activity – it doesn’t matter if I am marathon training & in the best shape of my life, spinning always proves to be such a challenge for me – in the best way possible. It doesn’t come easily for me, I have to work at it, very hard I might add & in turn I work up a major sweat. It’s good stuff.

got spin

Another cool thing about this studio & the bikes were the trackers on the front of the bike – I’d never used one during a spin class before, but it automatically hooked up to my heart rate monitor & synced up for the entire class. It was nice to see my heart rate, miles gone by & the RPM – which made it easier to keep up with the instructors direction throughout class.

heart rate

So how many calories did I burn during a 45 minute spin class?

618 Calories Burned!

Pretty sweet sweat session if you ask me. Not too shabby of a burn for 45 minutes of spinning & a little stretching. I was pleasantly surprised when I looked down at the end of class to see the burn.

calories burned

Obviously, I worked up quite a sweat.

Makin’ Spinning Look Sexy since Last Week


I had a great time at Body Cycle & will definitely be coming back for another spin class. I had a blast – I really enjoyed the studio, the location & the instructor. Can’t wait to get my spin on again!

steamy windows


What’s the best class/workout/fitness deal you have ever gotten? 


get ready to sweat

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  • Reply Patty O February 18, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    Wow – that place looks awesome! Love the quote “Don’t give up on you”. Never!
    The Body Attack class I took was a killer and burned about the same amount of calories in 60 minutes – I worked up quite a sweat in that class!

  • Reply Susan February 18, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    I totally miss Body Cycle Studio – I took advantage of a Groupon when I lived in Philly and loved going to classes there. Shoshana was my favorite instructor — her classes are intense (in such a good way)!

    • Reply Leslie February 19, 2013 at 10:19 am

      I know, it’s an awesome Studio Susan – I hope they come out with another Groupon soon!

  • Reply Michelle February 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

    What an awesome studio! We need more of these in Orlando. I have so many friends who don’t have a spin class accessible to them. These are the same bikes I have at my gym — nice right?? Awesome job on the workout. Spin is my first true love and definitely built up my endurance for running. It is definitely good stuff!

    • Reply Leslie February 19, 2013 at 10:18 am

      Totally Michelle – I love a good spin studio, its a great way to get a great sweat in!

  • Reply Migdalia February 19, 2013 at 10:26 am

    What sweet words from such an awesome rider! We can’t wait to have you back in! You rock!

    Dalia @ Body Cycle Studio

    • Reply Leslie February 20, 2013 at 10:09 am

      Thanks Dalia – I can’t wait to come back for another class!

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