Locals can now spin and party their calories away at the newly opened CycleBar location in Palm Beach Gardens.
The local studio officially opened in Donald Ross Village on Thursday, March 23, following a ribbon cutting and ceremonial first ride.
The first such franchise in Palm Beach County, the spin studio offers multi-sensory classes for all ages and fitness levels led by CycleStar instructors who describe themselves as part DJ, part drill sergeant.
“We’re not negative drill sergeants,” instructor Shannon Frankowski said. “We’re motivators.”
During the grand opening, Frankowski led a crowd of close to 50 to introduce the community to the CycleBar experience, which features a concert-like setting in a darkened room with lights, videos and hand-picked playlists.
“I’m more party, remix, dancey,” Frankowski said. “We all have a different vibe.”
Aromatherapy adds to the atmosphere. During the ribbon-cutting, the studio was scented with patchouli.
“It doesn’t smell like a gym,” said Kim Hoss, who owns the franchise location with husband Joe Hoss, brother Barry Clark and mother Bonnie Clark. “It smells like a spa.”
Attending the evening affair—complete with beer, wine and snacks—were members of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, who posed for the ceremonious snip. Also in attendance was Lynn Streich, who won 10 free classes at CycleBar as part of a Jupiter Magazine online contest leading up to the grand opening.
Those who spin at CycleBar will burn anywhere from 500 to 1,000 calories on Schwinn Carbon Blue bikes and can select the CycleStar instructor they like the best, Kim Hoss explained. Exercisers are guaranteed a good time.
“It’s kind of like a show with all the pre-game excitement,” she said. “We try to get everyone in their seats, and then, it begins.”
CycleBar; 4550 Donald Ross Road, Ste. 100, Palm Beach Gardens