My Review of The Cycle Studio #IndoorCycling Studio

icon_logo_2_304x242The Cycle Studio (http://cyclestudioclark.com/, 732-439-2311) is a modern fitness studio that offers indoor cycling as well as TRX & personal training classes. The Cycle Studio is located in Clark, a thriving area of Union County, NJ. The studio’s street address is 77 Central Avenue in Clark. Although easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway (exit 135 GSP-South) or Central Avenue, it is best to look for the Target Plaza (or Marshalls) opposite ShopRite on Central Avenue. The studio is situated at the end of the plaza (2nd floor) and has plenty of free parking.

Disclaimer
I subbed a few classes at The Cycle Studio in 2014 but I am no longer teaching there.

Overview
lThe studio was founded about two years ago by Naglis Gaidamavicius (his bio can be found here). The studio is co-owned by Loretta Gaida and her husband Oleg who was a Russian national team cyclist.

The studio on the second floor can be accessed via stairs or elevators. The space was renovated and restored before the launch of the studio and includes modern amenities and appointments such as changing rooms, lockers, showers, retail store, dedicated reception and a large waiting area.

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The Cycle Studio utilizes 20 Spinner Blade Ion bikes (with cages & SPD clips) situated in a semi-circle layout of three rows. The instructor’s bike is elevated on a platform and several classes are offered per week. Some class formats include Cycle Energy, Cycle Ride, Spin/TRX as well as a free introductory class to new riders. No Performance Metrics are in use although the Spinner Blade Ion has an advanced computer that monitors cadence, power, interval duration, heart rate and other parameters (can be paired with a compatible wearable device or smart phone). The studio is equipped with professional lighting and a specialized sound system.

Prices & Process
Reservations can be directly made using the studio’s website (http://cyclestudioclark.com/apps/mindbody/list-schedule). The Cycle Studio uses the common interface provided by Mind & Body software. Prices start at $17 per class with discounts offered for students and multi-class purchases.

Quick Summary

  • Towels are provided as well as cubbies for storage and secure lockers.
  • No shoe rental is offered.
  • Wipes are available.
  • Free parking is available.

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Final Thoughts
The Cycle Studio offers a dedicated indoor cycling experience at an affordable price. There are a three large gyms nearby (Retro Fitness, 24Hour Fitness & RWJ Scotch Plains) having indoor cycling classes – but these require membership and/or contracts. The Cycle Studio provides a clean and well appointed space where riders can experience a high intensity class on a cutting-edge bike.

Ride on.

Tom

 

images courtesy of The Cycle Studio Clark.
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