Studio Review: Raising the Bar in Harvard Square {HandleBar Indoor Cycling Studio’s new location}

Hi! How’s it going? I’m so excited to share another new studio with you today. If you’ve been reading B2B for a while, you know that I LOVE trying out new studios. Whether it’s indoor cycling, bootcamping, yoga’ing or barre’ing, if there’s a new studio or a new-to-me workout, you better be sure I’ll be there checking it out! (Full list of studio reviews here.)

So, when the owner of Handlebar Indoor Cycling reached out to me to see if I wanted to attend a ride on their opening weekend at their new Harvard Square location with other bloggers and people in the media industry, I obviously jumped at the chance to check it out.

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The best part? I was able to invite a friend, so obviously my sister came along with me since she loves indoor cycling!

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Studio Review: Cyc Fitness Boston

Disclaimer: I was provided some free classes in exchange for this post. As always, these are my honest thoughts and opinions on the studio I’m reviewing.

Last week I had the opportunity to check out a new Boston indoor cycling studio, Cyc Fitness, which is located at 50 Park Plaza inside the David Barton gym. The gym itself is really easy to locate AND they validate your parking ticket at a near by garage so you only have to pay $7, which is a steal in Boston. I was able to bring my sister with me and we had no problem getting to the gym and checked in. Since Cyc is inside the David Barton gym, you have access to their locker room, which was beautiful and fully equipped with everything you’d need to get ready for the day or night after your workout. Checking out nice locker rooms is such a treat since the Y and BSC aren’t known for having fancy, well equipped ones ūüėČ

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We got to the class in plenty of time to change our shoes and get set up on the bike. The room is set up in a horseshoe-like shape and it seemed as though it was really big. I was happy that our class was mostly full since I think it makes the class better when you can feed off of everyone’s energy. The bikes were pretty standard bikes, but we both mentioned how we loved the shoes- maybe it’s because they were brand new and therefore more cushiony? Who knows, but I’ll take it! Another difference was the weights. Unlike using a bar at Flywheel or small hand weights at Recycle, B/Spoke, etc., we used small sand bags which was kind of cool. With all the indoor cycling studios in Boston I’m happy when studios try and do something that sets them apart from all the others.

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