Fitness Diary: Trying Out Cycled MD

Can you believe it? I am still very much on my fitness journey and still keeping up with my fitness diary. If you follow me on instagram (and you should!), you see that I post the workouts that I do with my trainer and also any fun things I do to be heart healthy on my stories. It takes a village to get healthy and I am thankful for mine.

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One of my fave PR companies in DC, Whitney Stringer PR recently invited me to try out Cycled in Silver Spring as an added component to my strength training and boy was it fun!

First it was on cinco de mayo. Second, the music was BANGING. It was hard not to dance on the bike but our instructor and owner of Cycled, Shayla kept us focused with different moves on the bike to the tune of the music. Third, it was a beautiful day and it was on a rooftop. Fourth- black girl magic in every essence.

Cycled is now my absolute fave spin class.

Jermaine joined me and we both chose bikes in the back because well “still getting in shape and don’t wanna draw attention to it” hahaha. We thought by being in the back we would be ignored but nope, Shayla, walked around and checked on everyone’s form and also helped motivate us. Her high energy was inspiring and not off putting. You could really get the sense that she just wanted all of us to do the absolute best that we could!

The thing with spinning or indoor cycling is that no matter your athletic training or experience, you will always sweat. The fact that you can change the resistance and raise up from the bike to really work your legs, you will never, ever feel like you aren’t working hard.


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After 40 intense but super fun minutes on the bikes, we stopped pedaling and did some stretching and breathing and then the Cinco de Mayo festivities happened.

All in all my experience at Cycled was super positive and I will absolutely be back. Actually, on 5/23, Shayla has a Beyonce vs J. Cole ride that I am dying to go to and just may do that. Who wants to try it out with me?

More about Cycled

CYCLED! is a boutique, indoor cycling studio located in downtown Silver Spring, MD. At CYCLED!, we ride to the invigorating beats of the latest pop, hip hop, reggae, and house music. Each class offers a fat-blasting, full-body workout through forty-five minutes of intense cardio and the use of hand weights. The upscale boutique provides personalized experiences that motivate and empower all riders on their journeys to live happy, think happy and cycle happy!

CYCLED! does more than change bodies, it creates a community of riders that aspire to change their lives.


It’s a highly effective cardio and strength workout. In one 45-minute class, you’ll ride a stationary bike to the beat of awesome music—and burn up to 600 calories in the process. Not only will your lungs be pumping, you’ll also work your glutes, calves, quads, hamstrings, and core.

According to my Fossil sport smartwatch, I burned nearly 400 calories and I took MANY breaks lol.

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1 Comment

  1. May 23, 2018 / 9:41 am

    Those classes are fun but boy will they leave you sore in the morning!