Where to Workout in Red Deer
I know I’ve said this before, but indoor cycling is the workout that I love to hate. It’s no question that I will stumble out of a spin class sweatier than ever vowing to never do that again. Somehow I keep finding myself back in the saddle and while I’ve tried spin at various studios, My Revolution Cycle + Yoga is the one I keep coming back to. There’s something to be said about businesses with a community focus where you feel like part of the family no matter how frequently, (or infrequently in my case) you attend.
About My Revolution Cycle + Yoga
My Rev is a boutique studio that brings together spin and yoga in a beautiful modern space near the river. While spin and yoga may be their focus, it’s their community spirit that sets them apart from the rest, often hosting community fundraising events and partnering with other local businesses. I mean, you can’t get much better than Beer and Ride, where you can meander on over to the neighbouring Troubled Monk brewery after your ride for a brewery tour and pint.
The spin studio features top of the line Star Trac bikes while the yoga studio features soft cork flooring. The lighting and decor throughout are simple and modern, creating the perfect space to sweat. The bright, beautiful studio includes change rooms with showers stocked with Bumble and Bumble products and anything else you might need to get yourself looking fresh as you head out after a sweaty class. They also have lots of swag for sale, including water bottles which are a necessity when you’re pouring sweat.
Each of the instructors come with their own attitudes and personalities to make their classes unique. All of them come full of energy to pump you up and make your time on the bike fly by.
About the Classes
Whether you’re looking for just spin, just yoga or perhaps a combo of both, My Rev has you covered. It doesn’t matter your experience level either because there’s something for everyone and all levels are welcome. The Revolution Ride is the signature ride which features 50 minutes on the bike with the lights down low and the music up loud. It’s basically a party. They incorporate abs and weights into the classes to ensure a total body workout. Don’t scoff at the light weights available for this, you’ll be relieved when your shaky arms can put those weights down at the end of the track. The best part of the class, when the disco light comes on.
Combo classes are a great way to get the best of both worlds, whether you choose the intense ride and easy yoga class (Cycle Restore) or an easy ride and more yoga (Cycle Soul). They’ve even introduced a Spin and Ballet Booty class to incorporate the popular ballet-inspired exercise.
If you’re in the mood to skip the bikes altogether, there are dedicated yoga classes for you, including registered prenatal yoga for the mamas to be.
You’ll want to show up 15-20 minutes early to sign a waiver and learn how to set up the bike properly if you haven’t been to the studio before and let your instructor know of any possible injuries to be mindful of.
What to Wear/Bring
Wear comfortable, breathable clothes that aren’t too loose. Leggings, crops or fitted shorts with a breathable tank or t-shirt are great for spin as well as yoga.
You’ll need SPD shoes to clip into the bikes, but not to worry if you don’t own any, shoe rentals are available with plenty of sizes for everyone.
If you’re taking a combo or yoga class, you’ll want a yoga mat as well but again, they have mats for rent if you forget yours.
Drop in: $18
10 Pass: $140
20 Pass: $260
Autopay: $125 (monthly on a one-year contract)
Shoe rental: $1
Yoga mat rental: $1
New client intro: $75 – 30 days of unlimited class for half the price of a monthly unlimited pass.
Students receive a 20% discount.
What I Love Most
Aside from the ice cold lemongrass towel to cool down with after class is over? The community feels. You walk out of the studio feeling like part of the family, which is important in a place where you invest your money, time and energy. Nobody likes feeling like you don’t belong.