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Elmwood Village business offers new spin on traditional exercise

Elmwood Village business offers new spin on traditional exercise
Posted: 5:26 PM, Jan 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-02 17:26:33-05

Inside BikeOrBar, there's a new spin on traditional cycling classes.

“We have the fun and the technical side of stuff that riders do,” explained Co-Owner, Brit Leo.

The lights are low. The music is loud, and technology tracks your performance, holding you accountable during each class. Leo and her mom opened the Elmwood Avenue studio almost seven years ago. She said it was a risk.

“It's hard to put everything on the line because we didn't know if this could work,” Leo said. “We had to convince people to spin. They were like well why? I can just do it at my gym for free.”

Today though, Leo said her biggest problem is space. This time of year, there's often a waiting list for any given spin class. BikeorBar does offer other types of fitness classes but it primarily focuses on spinning. In fact, last year they offered 3400 cycling classes alone. “I just think there is a sense of community here. And, I think it's fun and I’m not just saying that because I run the place. I think it's a good time.”

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