Check out what the press has to say about BOOM Cycle!
“I am a bit of a spin enthusiast and I’ve tried various classes, but only loved a few. Boom Cycle is now top of my list. Its aim is to ensure riders have fun and forget that they’re working out – and I certainly did! The playlist was a brilliant with a mix of old and new tracks. But don’t be fooled, the class is intense; I could feel my muscles burning and my heart racing. There are few workouts that have made me sweat as much as this did. The room was black with low lighting, which is great for getting ‘in to the zone’ and is perfect for those who feel self-conscious working out in groups.”
"With a playlist that included 212 by Azealia Banks, it was all about the big beat at BOOM. Our instructor, Bangs, has a quote she likes to live by: 'It hurts now, it won't hurt forever.' With that in mind, she pushed us to our limit and then leapt off her own bike and ran up and down the studio cheering us on, making us push ourselves even further. Leaving the studio with massive grins, peanut butter recovery milkshakes and the giggles - we managed to annoy more than one sleepy Thursday morning commuter: Result."
Women's Health December 2014 Issue
"...one of the most-coveted spinning classes in London, where every night, dozens cycle their proverbials off to the hottest music in the city. Friday nights used to be all about the club scene - leaving your 9-5 baggage at the door and supplicating yourself to the music. While, of course, getting wasted. Not anymore. There's a new underground revolution going on, and the only highs taking place are exercise-induced."
"BoomCycle is not your average spinning class, it takes spinning up a level. Forget being in your badly lit gym spinning room, you walk in to the dark basement studio where the bikes are closely placed together. The room is lit with candles and the lights from the DJ decks. It’s an intense 45 minutes class were your instructor, mine was Melissa, who was great, will push you and remind you of your personal goals to motivate you to give your all. But don’t be afraid, it’s actually really fun!"
With the lights low and a world class sound system you are swept away and immersed into the ultimate ‘party on a bike’! Their daily classes are championed by expert instructors and have been adopted into many a fitness regime by their BOOM-ing community of fitness enthusiasts. Also hosting weekly themed rides giving riders a chance to groove along to their favourite artist or genre; from Beyoncé to Drum & Base they have all music genres covered. Boom Cycle studios can be found in Holborn and Shoreditch London.
Our very own Hilary Gilbert was named one of Estee Lauder and Elle UK's Modern Muses. Both in the November 2014 issue and online Hilary discusses BOOM Cycle and the inspirations that got her here today.
""Building a business is hard work, but it brings unexpected joys you didn't even know existed" - Hilary Gilbert
"I’m really into high intensity workouts - indoor cycling at BOOM; and of course Barry’s Bootcamp is brilliant if you want something hardcore but fun."
"With slamming tunes and a mini party afterwards, the BOOM Cycle ride left me finishing knackered but on a real endorphin high."
"BOOM Cycle is a spinning class with seriously good music (the nighclub-quality sound system is loud) that takes place in a dark room, so the embarrassment factor is virtually non-existent. Designed to work your whole body, not just your legs, I was surprised how tired my arms felt after. My usual workouts (jogging and swimming) don't push me anywhere near as hard and I felt I'd had a proper workout (ie, there was plenty of sweat). The instructor pushed us without being intimidating or singling anyone out. If the thought of spinning terrifies you, but you're keen to get fit and burn serious calories (or just love upbeat dance or house music), I really recommend it. The REN toiletries are a nice incentive too!"
"Bikes have many uses – fitness, transport, agitating Jeremy Clarkson – but as an accompaniment to a live DJ set? Yeah, that’s a new one on us. Classes include ones featuring live DJs, some themed to hip hop or guilty pleasures and – our fave – old skool garage. But what do you call a bike that’s used for garage? Is it a Bo! Cycle?"