Unique indoor cycling studio opens in Redding
REDDING, Calif. - A Redding business is taking a different spin on indoor cycling. True Ride indoor cycling features music, lights and energy.
Laurie Ryan and her husband Dan Ryan have spent the last year and a half working hard to get their studio up and cycling.
"I've had a lot of sleepless nights wondering if people would come and the response has been great and I think people love it," Ryan said.
Ryan noted December is usually a slow month for gyms but their classes have been filling up quickly with people ready to take on the challenge.
"We warm you up, we invigorate you, we push you to strength, we take you to your peak and then we inspire you with our true ride, and that's when we ride in the dark with our low light and then we release you and then we cool you down and have a stretch and that is a full body work out," Ryan explained.
Classes are around 45-minutes long, with lights and music.
"This place is so fun when the lights go down the music comes on, state of the art sound. It's an escape," Ryan said.
Glenda Grant has started cycling at True Ride and noted she loves the energy.
"Oh, it's wonderful, the lights, the instructors are fabulous and the energy everyone brings in is beyond anything I've ever expected," Grant explained.
Ryan explained their classes are for everyone, no matter your level of experience.
With a smile on her face, Ryan said, "It's a community, it's friendship and we like to support each other. We ride as a team we work together. "
Ryan added this studio is her sanctuary and she loves to ride in it.
She explained their stationary bikes feel similar to an outdoor bike.
"It has a power meter, it measures your watts, counts your calories," Ryan said.
Depending on how much resistance it used Ryan noted a ride can burn anywhere from 500 to 800 calories in just one ride.
"It's everything I thought it would be and so much more," she noted.
Ryan noted they also offer strength training and yoga classes.
"We also to TRX strength training, which is body weight suspension resistance training," she explained. "We also have body flow which is a little bit of Tai Chi, yoga and a little bit of Pilates for our core."
Once a month, True Ride host a "Ride for True Change", which means the money from that ride will go to a local charity in the community.
If you would like to check out True Ride and sign up for classes click here.