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The Ryde of Your Life

Spin Your Way to a Whole New Experience (and Community)

Article by Lisa Fletcher

Photography by Provided

Originally published in Loveland Lifestyle

When I stepped into the new Ryde 365 studio in Loveland, I had no idea what would be in store for me. The next 45 minutes took me on an adventure with sharp turns, steep hills and shaky roads. As I finished the class, with high-fives being pumped through the air and a steady cadence of sweat dripping onto the mat below, I had one conclusion: Ryde 365 rocks.

Owner and Loveland resident Amy Szitanko has seen more than 500 eager riders come through her doors since Ryde 365 opened last October. A self-professed “frustrated DJ,” Amy not only spins tunes that fill the gym, she also teaches classes and manages the studio of nine additional instructors.

“I wanted to build a small-town feel where everyone supports one another,” Amy shares. “I want my 365 Tribe to leave here with a smile and confidence in themselves.” Hence the tagline stronger than yesterday—at any age or ability, size or shape.

The facility on Wards Corner houses RealRyder bikes, which lean side-to-side—both engaging your core and eliminating some of the stresses the body experiences on a stationary bike.

“These bikes provide an all-in-one, full-body workout,” Amy says. “More importantly, you can make the workout as difficult or as simple as you need it to be.”

Amy is gregarious and charismatic, sharing that a 45-minute workout burns 20 percent more calories than a traditional stationary bike. However, it’s not just the workouts that have clients aged 11 to 75 coming back.

“This place keeps me going,” smiles Bob Dunn, a long-time patron who celebrated his 70th birthday on his bike at Ryde 365. “There’s a community here. We encourage one another.”

Bob, who sometimes comes twice a day, says the bikes are better on his joints compared to traditional bikes. “I won’t ever use another bike again after trying this one.”

It takes trying just one class to find out what everyone is spinning about—especially with this month’s super-sweet deal of 5 classes for just $60. Community, workout and a great deal? Let’s ride. | 467 Wards Corner Rd, Loveland | 513.288.8831

I wanted to build a small-town feel where everyone supports one another.