By Alex Blodgett
Will travel for spin.
At Cyc, we’re social. We believe your workout shouldn’t take time away from your social life; it should be part of it.
Our bike rooms hold 50+ riders, the lobbies are designed for riders to come early and stay late, and our Cycologists love to chat before and after rides.
We facilitate social connectivity.
We know that nothing brings people together like a celebration, so we throw a GREAT party — on and off the bikes. We are pioneering a new way to experience fitness, creating one-of-a-kind events in unexpected locations. This might mean a pop-up ride in a nightclub, on a hotel rooftop, at a museum, at a fashion show during fashion week, and the list goes on. Our riders get the same intense ride they would in the studio (complete with our weighted sports moves, jumps, hills, and sprints), and then stay to celebrate together.
The Cyc ride is beat-based. We are obsessed with music, and recently took that to the next level when we were invited to launch the first-ever pop-up spin class at TomorrowWorld, one of America’s biggest EDM festivals. Our Cycologists led rides on the giant stage in the heart of the madness, right on festival grounds. Riders felt like performers as they pursued the beat in front of crowds, all to the music of world-famous DJs.
What began out of an exciting demand for fitness, to balance a notoriously indulgent weekend, is now growing to include more festivals such as Mystery Land in New York and more.
Moments like these are once in a lifetime. Our TomorrowWorld rides bonded riders forever because of their surreal shared experience. Just one ride in our studio can do the same. Every day we see new riders coming out of the studio inspired to change their lives, become healthier, and embrace fitness for the first time.
Because Cyc becomes such a passion, we encourage our riders to connect, share, and go through it together. We built a unique booking platform called Cyc Social where riders can actually see who else is signed up in the class and where they are sitting in the bike room. You can book bikes next to friends, make new ones, and connect on Facebook. Also, we are seeing more and more riders booking classes in groups together.
It’s especially fun to watch riders connect at our events in real time. Our team lives and breaths the Cyc lifestyle, so we design our pop-ups to include all the necessities we crave, like post-ride guided meditations, cooking lessons, wellness panels, gluten-free treats that re-energize, and Glam&Go blowouts so you can go straight to your next stop.
Today we hear the word “balance” often – but it’s a perfect descriptor. Cyc has been championing balance for years. Imagine how hard you could push yourself on the bike, experiencing the Cyc show, listening to a live DJ, and watching the skyline as you look out from the Gramercy Park Hotel terrace. It’s real. And after you watch the sunset, you can have a fresh juice, or maybe a Cyc-tail, with everyone who is still on the same endorphin high. Let us help you find that balance, both on and off the bike.
Hailing from a long line of cycling enthusiasts, Minnesota native Alexandra Blodgett rode her first Big Wheel before she could walk. Alex earned her Bachelors degree in Communications with honors from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. Her training wheels came off as she launched her career in New York City as a Sales Trader for Alaris Trading Partners. There, she created and managed a large client base of notable Wall Street hedge funds. These relationships lead her to Marquis Jet Partners, where she switched gears and began her five-year tenure executing over 300 events annually for some of the world’s most distinguished business leaders. These included The Wayne Gretzky Ford Charity Classic, The Michael Jordan Invitational, The NetJets Showdown featuring Roger Federer and Pete Sampras, and multiple concert tours (U2, The Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry and Justin Bieber) to name a few.
In 2012, Ms. Blodgett turned her love of spin from a hobby into a business. She co-founded Cyc, an indoor-cycling company, now with 6 studio locations. A pioneer of the social fitness movement, she believes in creating experiences for riders both inside and out of the studio. Cyc executes large fitness events and pop-ups weekly at unexpected venues across the US, as well as hosting thousands of riders daily across studios in New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Austin and Madison. When she’s not on a bike, Alex resides in New York City. Forever a “downtown girl,” she soaks up as much of the big apple as she can.