Author’s Note: this is one of four in a mini-series of non-running related workouts. For those that don’t know, or haven’t noticed, I’m not running right now (due to a foot injury). Instead, I’m experimenting with running alternatives – and I’m letting you in on the scoop.
Revolve Fitness is a boutique indoor spin studio in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington. Located next to some of my favorites – Bakeshop, Screwtop, Green Pig Bistro, and Artisan Confections – Revolve is a one room studio with just enough space for 40 bikes. Designed for fitness enthusiasts seeking a fun and challenging full-body workout, Revolve classes exist for one reason: to make you SWEAT!
I started going to Revolve at the beginning of January – a substitute to my beloved running. I also happened to be in a “running rut” so I knew spinning would be a motivating alternative. Because the studio is right across the street from my house (I mean, literally across the street), it’s easy for me to get too, even at the last minute. Revolve has full schedule of rides – making it convenient for everyone.
Revolve offers three different types of rides: real ride, body ride, and barre ride (see descriptions below). While I’ve been to all three classes, my favorite is body ride, followed closely by barre ride (I tend to get bored from a 60-minute spin class – I need variety). Body Ride is exactly what it sounds like – a complete body ride, for the whole body. During the 60-minute class, we work our legs, arms, endurance, and speed. I’m a sucker for Angel’s class – she is an awesome instructor. A personal trainer, fitness consultant, and group fitness instructor, Angel really knows how to turn up the heat; whether it’s motivating words or intense interval sprints, this class is no joke! Barre Ride was new to me but I love the concept (and class) – a hybrid option meant to sculpt (and burn) legs. The class starts with 35 minutes of intense spinning, followed by 20 minutes of ballet inspired moves (off the bike). After my first Barre Ride with Dorothy, I could barely walk the next day (the very good kind of hurt).
The music matches the studio’s vibe (think hipster spinning), the instructors are beyond motivational, and the rides leave me feeling awesome all-day long. If you’re looking for a spin studio – with a twist – check out Revolve today. Your first ride is free – call studio for the code at sign-up.
Riders at Revolve will Rethink the cycling experience, Revive their spirit, and Reshape their bodies.
Cycling class focused on building cardio endurance for riders seeking the competitive edge.
Complete body workout incorporating cycling and strength training. An all-inclusive workout designed to create a sleek and strong physique for the multi-tasker who has a demanding lifestyle.
Hybrid class incorporating cycling and barre-based exercises to tone and burn, guaranteeing riders a toned body.
address: 1025 N. Fillmore Street, Suite J (same building as Zosso flats; free parking in garage)
1 ride – $18
5 rides – $80
10 rides – $140
20 rides – $240
*clipless spin shoes required, $2/class
If you’re a first time rider, try the Intro Month for $59/unlimited rides
Revolve is worth it – you’ll feel great all day (and month) long. The instructors are badass and really (I mean, really) make you sweat. It’s a workout you won’t forget!
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