All posts tagged: cycling

Ryde by Revolve– Clarendon

I have been wanting to try ClassPass for probably 2 years. I loved watching my favorite fitness Instagramers get to try all different types of workouts on a “budget”. Classes including surfing, trampoline, aqua-biking and paddle-board yoga had me ready to jump on the CP wagon. Unfortunately, when I went to check out D.C’s ClassPass offerings, I was slightly disappointed, being met with a majority of barre and pilates studios (which I wasn’t a huge fan of). Now, I’m an older, more open minded, not cardio-centric, Sunnie and I’m ready to tackle every barre, pilates, spinning, pole dancing, karate, boxing studio in Arlington and DC! Ok, maybe not all of them, but a lot of them! If you are interested in trying ClassPass, you can use my link here to get $40 off! (Not sponsored. Just some free $$!) I chose Ryde by Revolve as my first ClassPass…class because I love spinning. I love the darkness, the music and the I-just-ran-to-grab-the-last-slice-of-pizza out of breath-ness spinning gives me and this ride was no exception. Located in Clarendon, …

Internet Friends (Creepiest Title Ever)

Social media is a crazy thing: it allows you to keep in touch with loved ones, keep in touch with “eh” ones, stalk people from high school, make friends, find out about events, and become a part of a community. I’ve shamelessly done all of these things (Don’t worry, you aren’t one of the “eh” ones… or are you!?) It sounds cheesy, but I really enjoy the community aspect of social media. I know…Ya gouda be kidding me. But I’m not! I have made more friends via Instagram and on this here blog than I could have ever imagined and this week, I got to hang out with a bunch of these wonderful people at 2 different events. I was amped on Saturday to get to share my love of Zengo cycling with a group of friends for a private ride at Cathedral Commons. My friends at Zengo hooked everyone up with some some awesome swag and Kendra Scott even provided a gorgeous piece of glitz for 1 lucky winner! We started our ride at 12 PM.  Our …

Go Ahead, Pee In The Wetsuit

You know if you are doing a tri whose tagline is “If you’re not cheating, you’re not racing PeasantMan properly,” you’re in a for a good weekend and a fun race. PeasantMan is a non-USAT tri that is meant to help new triathletes shake out some of their nerves and give them a safe race environment to test the water (and road!). You don’t have to swim. You can run the sprint distance even if you are doing olympic. You can basically do whatever you want…except for taking 2 cupcakes at the end of the race…thats a big no no. It is also a way to raise money for the High Cloud Foundation– you can read more about the organization here. I learned SO much this weekend, especially about the open water swim clinic held by Wave One Swimming, so here is what I gathered… Swimming in a wetsuit is totally different than just swimming in your human body. As if open water swimming isn’t terrifying enough (water you can’t see in, getting kicked, clawed, …

Zengo, GO, GO!

Last week, I was lucky enough to be invited to the media day/VIP ride at the BRAND new Zengo cycling studio in Cathedral Commons. I have been looking to try this studio for awhile so I can only assume the cycling gods must have been looking down on me recently…so thanks guys! If you haven’t heard of Zengo, you are lying…because I’ve already mentioned them once in this post. So shame on you. Just kidding. Sorry, feeling sassy today. Zengo is an indoor cycling studio with locations around the DMV area. They advertise themselves as providing a rigorous cardio workout as well as upper body strength training in a 50 minute ride. Actually, I’ll just let them say it, they are so much more eloquent. “Invigorating and inspiring, the experience is zen but mostly go, delivering hard core cardio and strength training in less than an hour.” I found that to be completely true! Keep on reading to hear more about my experience! I arrived at Cathedral Commons around 30 minutes early to make sure I could find the …