If you’ve been missing the gym, you can now have an awesome workout outside that doesn’t involve a run in the park!
Cycling is one of the most popular workouts in NYC, but one that had to sadly be sidelined due to the pandemic. Well, that’s no longer the case thanks to this creative new pop-up by studio BYKlyn Cycle.
Located in a backyard-like space (dubbed “BYKlyn Yard”), there are 18 bikes all spaced at least six feet apart. There will be masks provided for all riders and staff, health waivers, hourly equipment sanitization, and a many other safety protocols outlined on the BYKlyn website.
Of course, one of the main features of a cycling class is getting the energy pumping with loud, motivating music, which may not work next to people’s apartments all day. The studio came up with an innovative solution here as well—they will be using a “Sound Off” music system with individual headphones for each participant that will all be synced (similar to a Silent Disco party).
The classes will be a bit more bare bones (with less room for contamination) than regular indoor classes, with no towels, water, or shoes provided.
The studio is located at 421 Dean St., steps away from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It opens to members on August 5, and will open to the public on August 12. You can reserve a seat on their website here ($30 per class, or $275 for 10 with 10% going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund).
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