Have you heard about InspireCycle - the new movement that is taking Brisbane by storm?
Well, let us introduce you! InspireCycle, a new boutique spin studio has launched in Teneriffe is bringing an all-new energising and invigorating workout to our City.
How? Simple, they're taking indoor spin classes to a whole new level by taking riders on a 45-minute breathtaking, music-thumping journey of the mind, body and soul.
Want to know more? We sat down with InspireCycle Founder, Kate Stocks to talk about this energetic ride and why it's more than just exercise.
What does an InspireCycle class involve?
InspireCycle is the latest cycle alternative, it combines the bike as a base then adds atmosphere (candle lit studio) and a great sound system to create an “inspiration chamber”.
What motivated you to open up a cycle class in Brisbane?
InspireCycle was started as a labour of love after researching emerging fitness trends in the US and UK... We wanted Brisbane to experience a workout you don’t just do, but a work out you can really feel.
What are some of the benefits of this workout and how quickly can our readers expect results?
We at InspireCycle ... want to build long, lean, toned muscle over the entire body, whilst strengthening the core. We ride mainly out of the seat but when seated we use weights to tone the upper body and strengthen the core. The results are a workout that is high intensity, full body in nature and are high calorie burning (500-700 calories in 45 minutes). Other than the obvious physical benefits, our riders are able to clear their minds and challenge themselves both physically and mentally through positive thoughts, inspirations and meditations. Depending on frequency, your fitness will improve quickly and changes will be noticeable in 4 weeks.
What genre of music do you play during the class and why do you think it enhances the workout experience?
We play all genres of music at InspireCycle, the instructors never use the same playlist twice.
InspireCycle is built on a solid 45 minute cardio and full body workout on a bike. Do you think this is a new fitness trend for 2016?
If we look overseas to the US and UK, this type of workout has been gaining traction in the fitness sector and growing rapidly since 2006. People become addicted and bring their friends to enjoy a mix of cardio, a full body workout and a party - all in 45 minutes! It is a growing movement, more than a fad or trend.
What are the benefits of cycling opposed to other types of exercise?
Cycling (the InspireCycle way) gives a really strong cardio workout and a high calorie burn in a relatively short amount of time. The workout is low in impact [so] injuries are almost non-existent.
What advice do you have for our readers who might be nervous about trying an InspireCycle class for the first time?
Taking an InspireCycle class is not as scary as you may think. Arrive 15 minutes early so that you can get ready for the class. Our instructors can help you set up your bike correctly and will guide you through the workout, telling you when to increase or lower your resistance, pedal faster and rise or sit.
[During the class] there is high-energy music blasting that keeps you moving. Remember, you are ultimately in control!
Do you have any exciting plans for the year ahead?
We are planning to open another site on the Gold Coast in 2016. It is an exciting ride for us too!
Join the movement and visit InspireCycle at their studio in 76 Commercial Road, Teneriffe QLD 4006.