I would like to officially announce that I will be teaching spin at The Handle Bar, Boston’s newest indoor cycling studio, which will be opening its doors in early June.
The Handle Bar is an indoor cycling studio offering 45 minute classes that challenge riders to an intense and energized cardio workout. Weighted bars are used during each ride to incorporate upper body strength into the music driven, highly addictive cycling class. Riders vary from experienced cyclists to first-timers looking to spice-up (and amp-up) their fitness regiment. When a rider enters The Handle Bar, they are joining a community where self-betterment and enjoyment are as paramount as physical gains. Our riders show up ready to sweat, inspire, transform and raise the bar! The Handle Bar is located in the Macallen Building at 141 Dorchester Avenue in South Boston, across from the Broadyway T-stop on the Red Line. The studio will house 30 bikes, and will offer early morning, noon, and evening classes during the week and mid-morning and evening classes on Saturday and Sunday.
I will be transitioning to teach exclusively at The Handle Bar from Healthworks when the studio opens in early June. I will teach my last classes at Healthworks on Saturday, June 8. This decision was not easy, and caused me some anxious tossing and turning at 3:00am. The decision was difficult because I have so much love and admiration for my riders at Healthworks. I have had the opportunity to be a part of a fantastic fitness community for the past 3.5 years. The Healthworks Ride! studio has become a sanctuary for me, a place to leave the external world for an hour, crank up the music, sweat, and smile. Lately in class I have been using the motivational mantra, “If you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t change yourself”. In order to continue to grow personally and professionally I have to take on new challenges. The Handle Bar provides a platform for me to continue to do what I love, while also providing opportunity for continued learning and growth.
The Handle Bar is a boutique cycling studio and its classes are offered a la carte, similar to a yoga or barre studio. This “pay as you go” model allows increased flexibility for your fitness schedule. It is my hope that my friends, Healthworks riders, and my eat.sweat.balance. readers will visit me at The Handle Bar, allowing our fitness community to flourish. The sound system and bikes will be brand new and state of the art. You can check out The Handle Bar class packages and pricing here, and sign up for classes here. The Handle Bar Class Schedule is posted on the website as well, and the specific instructor schedules will be posted two weeks before the studio opens. The Handle Bar bikes will require everyone to wear cycling shoes with SPD cleats, you may rent cycling shoes for an additional $2 if you do not have your own.
I look forward to seeing you at The Handle Bar in early June! Please let me know if you have additional questions about The Handle Bar or my transition to the studio.
Sweat. Inspire. Transform. Raise the bar.