Hidden away on Ruthven Lane in the Westend is a studio that's bursting with energy. It promises to get you sweaty, or sparkling if you prefer, and smiling. Cyclebox is a little gem that once discovered there's no going back.
I recently went along to a Blogger's taster session at the studio and after hearing lots of good things about it I was excited to try it out and take the chance to see what it was all about. Cyclebox is essentially a 45 minute workout with a mixture of spin bikes and boxing, working every muscle and giving you a full body work out. It's all about using this time to escape and push your body to its limits, with the endorphin rush acting as the very best stress-reliever.
We started of the class with Mandy aka The Body Sculptor.
And eeeeek it was time to jump on the bikes!
I've never been to a spin quite like it! The whole way through Mandy was like a little ball of energy, dancing about and encouraging us to push it just that little bit further.
Then we were onto the bags with The Wolf, a Muay Thai boxer - sounds tough right, it was!
I've never really tried boxing before, but I'm surprised to say I actually really enjoyed it (despite having to take it a bit easier with a broken finger, doh). The Wolf really worked you out and although it was tough he helped us all the whole way and by the end of each session you definitely feel like you've achieved something.
The best thing about Cyclebox though is without a doubt the amazing atmosphere in the studio.
It really feels like you're working out as part of a team, or as Cyclebox like to call it their 'squad'. You're all in it together and I think this really helps you to push through and completely smash it. I think that the fairly smaller class helps with this as everyone there truly feels part of it and wants to get the most out of it. It's quite simply a fun environment, that you can really struggle to get at a gym. The atmosphere is so great and although the workout is without a doubt tough, you sneakily find yourself enjoying it!
The chic look of the studio also helps it to feel less 'gym-like'.
It's all white floors and walls, with floor-to-ceiling mirrors. The black and white vibe, along with light-up Cyclebox signs, makes it feel really sleek and it's basically how a blogger would design their ideal workout zone!
And after a work out make sure to re-fuel!
We were treated to some tasty juices from Juice Garden. You can just feel the goodness in these green drinks and they're 100% freshly extracted fruit and vegetable, so you know you're giving yourself something good.
The lovely and fabulous Chefarella was also there with some delicious Power Balls. You've got no idea how good these were. So. Damn. Tasty. Definitely check out her insta if you're in need of sme healthy food inspiration.
Cyclebox was just fabulous and was an amazing alternative to your run-of-the-mill gym workout. Definitely try it out if you're a fitness fanatic, or if you're just looking to get yourself kick-started - it's time to 'Get Your Ass to Class!"
Thanks so much for having me!
x x x