Exploring Londons Gyms 4: Boom Cycle
Update number 4 is in. Its a spinning special. So as you should know by now...I’m a big spinning fan. When I got the opportunity to try out Boom Cycle in London I was so excited as Id heard only great things. I must admit that I had started off the day badly; I was booked onto a class in Holborn but Id headed to their other studio in Shoreditch. Minor woopsie. I was the one who paid though, I was signed up for a half hour ride and ended up doing a 45 min extravaganza. I have to say secretly I was kind of happy! I’ve never done an express 30 minute class so was happy to stick to the longer duration and know id got in my full workout. That I certainly got…
Walking down the steps to the studio, it gradually gets cooler and darker, the industrial look was really cool. It’s hard to explain but everything other than the class was the easiest, smoothest experience (once Id managed to get myself there of course!) I’ve had to date. The class on the other hand wasn’t easy, but a great workout! The instructors/girls at reception are so quick to greet you and it’s the least threatening environment (which I think is essential, especially for spinning). The bikes were all set up, the instructors were on hand to help you get into your seat right, towels perfectly rolled up, weights at the ready, lighting low, candles lit and my personal favourite…spinning shoes provided. I really appreciated the attention to detail. What was great was that although there was such meticulous organization, it didn’t feel like we were just there for an ‘experience’ we really did have to ride hard.
My class was taught by a woman called Anna, who was a toned, taught ball of energy and I really enjoyed her style of teaching. She was on and off the bike, giving us major encouragement throughout. Although the lights were almost completely off there was the slight threat that she was going to come and check out whether or not we were actually cranking our gears up or not!!
Throughout the whole class I couldn’t help but feel like I was in a nightclub, albeit a really sweaty nightclub where non of us had dressed for the occasion, but a nightclub all the same. The key to the class was trying to stick to the beat. This got progressively harder as the music got faster, as we got more tired or as Anna instructed us to challenge ourselves further with the gears. Music choice was something I loved, if I hadn’t been so out of breath I’m sure you could have caught me singing along at points. Sometimes I find instructors get the music so wrong and I totally lose motivation and the class is even harder than it should be. The other thing I loved was that we got to use weights mid way through the workout, holding our arms out and creating little circles I was surprised at how strenuous I found just doing that! When you can get a whole body workout in a spinning class, they’re getting it right.
So I think this one is the perfect place for someone looking for a non threatening but still a super serious, really cool spinning class. The instructors are great, everything is provided and all you need to bring is the energy! One ride is £16, but they have an array of deals and offers such as their intro offer which is 3 rides for £25 which lasts for 14 days. Its definitely worth a go!
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I hope you liked the fourth update of my exploration of London’s best gyms, I love hearing everyone’s feedback and suggestions, so keep them coming! Let me know on twitter/instagram: @blaisedyer
Although my Boom Cycle ride was complimentary, the enthusiasm is all my own (: