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Perhaps the most basic principle in Houston 101 is that even when something is “in Houston,” it isn’t necessarily anywhere near you. In fact, the Houston metro area is so large that it takes up more space than five states — and that’s before taking traffic into consideration!
This tiny geography lesson just proves the point that our city is so much more than what’s inside the Loop. Thankfully, Rush Cycle gets it. That’s why the California-based indoor cycling studio is continuing its expansion into the Space City fitness scene with plans to add six new studios to its roster in the coming months.
In other words, if none of the existing Rush Cycle locales are in your neck of the woods—they already have studios in Kingwood, League City, Sugar Land, Wood Forest, and the Med Center—that could be changing in the very near future.
New spots in Bellaire, Cypress, Humble, Midtown, Pearland, and Rice Village are coming soon, and we wouldn’t be surprised if they have even more in the works. (They really aren’t joking around about being the fastest-growing indoor cycling franchise in the nation, y’all!) While Rush Cycle co-owner Tim Suski tells us that factors like real estate selection and construction make it hard to predict the exact opening dates, we’ll be sure to keep you updated.
Now that you know Rush is headed your way, you’re probably wondering what all the hype is about. Well, for starters, these 45-minute, full-body “Rush Rides” may be considered low-impact, but they boast major core-toning benefits thanks to the addition of hand weight exercises. And while you sweat it out, the Rush Ride Dashboard keeps tabs on the miles you’ve covered, calories you’ve torched, and your average RPMs. Plus, each studio has the kind of fun, welcoming vibes (and killer soundtracks!) that make working out feel a lot like a sweat-fueled party.
But our favorite part of all of this has got to be the care that goes into selecting Rush Cycle instructors. While other franchises devote a few days to the process, Rush Cycle’s trainings run from four to six weeks and are conducted in-person by a lead instructor sent from corporate. Awesome, right?
Oh, and just in case you still aren’t convinced to clip in at one of their current or upcoming locations, get this: you can try your first ride for free and even take advantage of special ‘founding membership’ pricing at some of the newer spots. So, grab your cycling shoes and see what Rush is all about IRL.
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