People say – couples that workout together, stay together. Having to be newly weds, we would say – couples that spin together, stay together. Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary is a newly opened indoor spin cycling facility located at 154 West Hastings Street. Eastwood cycle transformed the former CrossFit 604 studio to a sanctuary space defined by exposed bricks, clean slate and a fresh approach. The Moroccan themed getaway evokes an experience, to be at one with thy self, to be empowered by self worth thru positive motivation without reservation. Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary is founded by Jillian Sheridan and her husband’s passion for road cycling. Jillian is a Director at Gold Lemon Creative and the campaign leading up Eastwood’s launch definitely stirred a lot of curious minds on Instagram.
Eastwood Cycle Vancouver Sanctuary is like a boutique. Equipped with their own clothing and workout gear. Herbivore Botanicals fresh scents, Happy Spritz handcrafted artisan aromatherapy, Yeti yoga matts, and overall goods for the spiritual well being. Also, wholesome in-season soup from Kit’s Kitchen, fresh salads from Culver City Salads, nutritious coldpress juices from The Juice Truck are sold here. Coming soon, lunch time spin devotees can pre-order their lunch and take it to go after they’ve done their time.
Eastwood Cycle Vancouver is different from other indoor cycling fitness facilities. Eastwood has a different vibe. Forget about the outside world as your enter the sanctuary. The body is your temple. Keep it pure and clean for the soul to reside in. Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. All this sounds familiar as it draws from similar serenity in yoga. Downstairs in the lounge, you are whisked away in a clean stale with vivid Moroccan decor. Enjoy a moment here to re-group and to prepare your the day ahead. Shower and change rooms are like those on Pinterest boards.
Contrary to the images evoked by the interior design, there is nothing slow about the spin cycle at Eastwood. A typical high intensity interval training spin class burns 400-500 calories depending on individual body size. Coupled with a healthy diet, you will inevitably get fit doing spin workouts. Indoor cycling spin exercise has many benefits. It is a low impact, high intensity workout. It is easy on the knees unlike running. It is also a full body workout integrated with one or three pound free weights. You control your own resistance. While the instructor send positive vibes of motivation, ultimately you are in charge to push yourself beyond your limits; generating an euphoric high to carry the rest of your day.
Behind these blue doors is the sanctuary where spin classes takes action. Sign up for your classes online and pre-book your bike station on the amphitheater. No need for the mad rush to class. Dimly lit candles awaits. My instructor Miriam explains how to use the new Schwinn bikes with flywheel, the multi position handlebars, how to clip myself in, the brakes to slow myself down, and the simple to use LCD computer screen which displays speed, RPM, distance, time and calories. All can be plugged to your personal fitness tracking devices and heart rate monitors via an USB. Close your eyes. pedal to the rhythm. Get in the zone.
The popularity of Soul Cycle New York made it’s way here to Vancouver. There are many indoor cycling studios opened/opening in Yaletown, Gastown, Downtown Vancouver. Each one has it’s own vibe. In a sense it is building community and awareness. We had the pleasure to ride The Weekender – a 60 minute class only offered Saturday and Sunday at 9:15 AM. There were moments I wanted to give up, but I pushed myself harder because of good positive vibes. Sweat poured down on me. Sprint sets. Standing. Sitting. Uphill strength set. Set your resistance 8 and power through. Breathe. The 60 minutes was no easy ride. No regrets. I gave it all I got and Thank God I’m alive. Today was a good leg day!
Eastwood Cycle – The Weekender Spin Cycle Playlist
– Instructor: Miriam Haskins
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Eastwood Cycle is part of the Classpass Vancouver community. CLASSPASS offers one pass, unlimited classes to the best fitness studios and gyms in Vancouver. I love the fact I can use my one membership here. Eastwood is one of my favorite spin studios!
At the end, enjoy an eucalyptus towel to reduce inflammatory, congestion, and deodorize. There are many new exciting things coming to Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary. Check back with us!
Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary
Business Type: Fitness, Spin, Cycle
154 West Hastings St
Vancouver BC, V6B 1G8
604.899.EAST / 604.899.3278