New DTX Fitness Option B/SPOKE Opens This Week

Posted July 9, 2014 by Lindsey Daniels in Downtown Boston
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Downtown Boston has a new fitness option with the opening of indoor cycling studio B/SPOKE this week. The studio joins indoor cycling venues The Handle Bar in South Boston and Recycle Studio, with Tremont and Newbury St. locations. Aside from being the only option for indoor cycling in Downtown Boston, B/SPOKE’s combination of luxury amenities and heart-pumping workouts is set to impress.

B/SPOKE Basics

Located at 101 Federal Street, B/SPOKE opened on July 9. From July 9 to July 15, B/SPOKE is offering free introductory classes, before opening its doors to paying customers on July 16. Sign-up is on their website; however, the introductory classes are first-come, first-served.

Most classes run 45 to 60 minutes, although B/SPOKE will be adding in 75-minute classes. At present, morning classes begin at 5:30 a.m. and the day’s last class starts at 6:30 p.m. On weekends, there are two morning classes beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The studio uses the Schwinn AC Performance Plus cycle, a $2,000 beast of an indoor bicycle. The machine’s adjustable seating and handlebars offer a comfortable ride whether you’re short, tall, or average in height.

Indoor cycling novices will want to attend a bike fitting class (there are 1-2 per day). Otherwise, the signature B/SPOKE course will put riders through their paces. A high-octane soundtrack provides musical accompaniment and motivation for the journey. A performance tracking tool will deliver data including heart rate, calories burned, and miles traveled.

With a core workout and hand weights, you’ll do more than sweat it out by biking. Expect to feel challenged from head to toe after a ride.

B/SPOKE Amenities

Riders don’t need any special gear to get pumping. A class includes bottled water, special cycling shoes, a heart rate monitor, and a towel.

Post-workout, riders can freshen up in the deluxe locker rooms, which stock luxury Aesop brand toiletries. To ensure that no one will suffer frizzy hair post workout, the locker rooms offer blow dryers, hair elastics, and flat irons. Now that’s going above and beyond!

The B/SPOKE Story

B/SPOKE co-founders Mark Partin and Ryan Olsen exited the NYC financial scene to do something more meaningful. The two found indoor cycling after injuries impacted their ability to do other sports. Now, they want to share their sport with the greater Boston community as part of maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

They offer a community journal where members can learn more about the personalities behind B/SPOKE, components of a healthy and active lifestyle, and inspiring local Boston stories. To foster community, Olsen and Partin have created a vibe they call Industrial Zen. Don’t be surprised if you want to hang out in B/SPOKE after a class because the space is so cool and the people are really great.

Of course, Olsen and Partin understand that busy Bostonians value their time. Everything from the app check-in to the streamlined class time is designed to get you in, get you working out, and get you back out cleaner, healthier, and re-energized.

Membership packages

B/SPOKE offers the flexibility of paying for individual clases as needed, but also has the option to package classes together through a membership purchase. For their launch, the studio is giving frequent riders the opportunity to get a one-month membership that allows for unlimited classes, all for the price of less than four individual sessions.

If you’ve never tried indoor cycling, the introductory classes are the perfect excuse to give it a go. With a super convenient location and robust class schedule, B/SPOKE is a welcome addition to the downtown Boston fitness scene.


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