There were many things that excited me about moving to London: more coffee/food/bar options, proximity to family and friends, better career prospects, green spaces, art exhibitions and less wind than Liverpool to name a few. However, embarrassingly close to the top of my list was 'getting to go to Boom Cycle'.
A spin class held in the dark with loud music just sounded like absolute heaven to me, so a week after moving I booked into my first class. Happily situated on the same road as my workplace, I've been going to the 7.30 am classes then making the most of Boom Cycle's luxurious shower and changing facilities before strutting into the office feeling more than a little bit smug.
Group exercise can be hit or miss for me, but the atmosphere at Boom Cycle is all about being empowered, working hard and having a lot of fun - so it's a yes from me!
My first class was fantastic, with a sound track of old school hip hop and the lights down low, I feel in love with the heart pounding routine and endorphin-releasing experience. Class two was with Bangs and a Bun, a blogger/fitness enthusiast/wonderful person who I've been following for a while - needless to say, she rocked it. With great music, a challenging routine and an instructor full of energy and timely "dig deeper" words just when you need them, Boom Cycle has totally won me over.
At one point Bangs said "If you don't feel like you're dancing then you're not doing it right", now just imagine that - dancing on a bike. Amazing I know. If you don't get it then come along to Boom Cycle, you'll know what she means as soon as that first Jay-Z track drops.