Happy Monday – I’m linking up with Amanda at Run to the Finish, Krysten of Darwinian Fail and Ericka of SweetLifeEricka for Best Foot Foward Monday! Welcome to the first in a three part mini-series! For this series, I’m going to be spotlighting and reviewing three different spin classes at Revolve Fitness. Revolve is a fitness studio in Arlington, Virginia and I was first introduced to Revolve through a Blogger Ride they hosted a month ago. Once I heard about all the varied spin classes they offer, I knew I wanted to try them all. Revolve is different than some other studios around town in that it’s spin classes are divided into three types: the real ride, the barre ride and the body ride. With my love of barre, I knew I wanted to try the barre ride, but I was exited about the real ride and body ride as well.
My first Revolve class was the Real Ride. The first thing to know about Revolve is that you’ll use real spin shoes in the class. This was my first time doing so and I was so glad that they had staff in the room to help you clip in (my first step was figuring out which side to clip in onto!).
I introduced myself to Stephanie, the instructor, and got ready for a fun hour! First things first: real ride is not easy. I was dripping sweat most of the class and I loved that! The great thing about it is that you control your pace and resistance which makes this class perfect for all fitness levels. The real ride is supposed to somewhat simulate riding outside with constant changes in speed, intensity and incline. I loved it! Stephanie was super upbeat, she gave countdowns before we’d be changing position (which I appreciate) and the music was fun — ranging from Vanilla Ice (yes!) to Mary J Blige. Another fun thing about Revolve classes is that your pace tracks the music — this is so smart and I appreciated that it meant it was always pretty easy for me to find the beat.
On final thing I should mention about Revolve DC — when you book a class, you actually reserve a particular bike. I’ve never been to a spin studio that does that – I love that you can get your favorite bike easily! Stay tuned for parts two and three in my mini series on Revolve (and especially stay tuned for part three — a giveaway for a free class will be involved!).
Have you checked out Revolve yet?
*I was comped the usual fee for this class but all opinions are, as always, my own.