Summers are meant to be enjoyed with boating, beaches, sunning, ice cream, and cocktail parties. Now, you can add spinning into the mix. The boys from B/SPOKE have rolled the party south to Cape Cod for the “4th Season” of “The Cape House”. Nestled into Mashpee Commons the CAPE HOUSE literally rocks the block. Don’t let the word “pop-up” mislead you. This is a full blown, fully equipped studio, far exceeding any expectations we had. The space has a beachy vibe (as it should) and the rosters are filled with all your favorite instructors from Boston. It’s the perfect place to spin off a hangover, sweat out a gin and tonic, meet up with friends, let your hair down, and have some fun.
At The Cape House, you can expect the same high quality ride you get at any other B/SPOKE location. As our 45-minute class began, the lights went low and the music started bumpin’. We spent the first song out in third position, getting our bodies loose and our minds prepared for the challenge ahead. For the remainder of class, Kara led us through rolling-hills and different types of choreography. We tapped it back, we did push-ups on the handlebars, we sprinted out in third and we pushed past the beat in the saddle. Kara also threw in a massive hill right before arms. We cranked the wheel all the way to the right and climbed our little butts off. Our legs were absolute jello. We thought we were saved by arms, but we were sorely mistaken. Kara gave us a killer arm series, burning out our biceps, triceps and shoulders. By the final song, we were drenched in sweat and ready to take this thing home. We pushed through our last two sprints of class before happily dismounting our bike and hobbling out of the studio.
Kara is loved by B/SPOKE riders near and far. And it’s no surprise why. She absolutely killed it. Kara has an incredible, down-to-earth energy that radiates the room. She clearly loves what she does. Oh, and her class was really effing hard. By the time we walked out of class, our wobbly legs had to step over the puddle of sweat we left.
Looooove the vibe at The Cape House. The décor is nautical and beach themed (naturally). There is a large merchandise wall, offering super cute tanks, sports bras, t-shirts, hats and water bottles. And make sure you check out the cold brew on tap – so fun! Important to note, there are three roomy bathrooms, but no showers. But that’s what a swimming pool and ocean are for, right??
12 Joy St, Mashpee, MA 02649 Suburbs Spin $$$
B/SPOKE Studios Cape House
Suburbs Spin $$$
12 Joy St, Mashpee, MA 02649
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Victoria was our Commander in Chief for 45 minutes inside the walls of B/SPOKE. From the minute she walked into the room through the end of the last song, she ruled us as her pack. Every single cue was clear and communicated in a way that not only made it easy to follow her lead but also get motivated when she pushed us further–two great qualities in a spin instructor. Victoria reminded us time and time again which foot should be catching the beat to assure all riders were riding as one, and we love her for that. No off beat riders here! Between her riding like a boss (perfect form, flat back, chest up, never wavering) and her envy-worthy long ponytail, we were almost hypnotized. But we quickly snapped out of it when we caught our right foot to the beat on the first song and we were off sprinting.
You know that feeling you get when you walk into a sold out spin class, you look around and know that every single person in the room is ready to work and work damn hard? That was exactly what went down late on Wednesday night with Aly Raymer at B/SPOKE and not just this time, but every damn time we ride with her. We’ll say it once and hopefully not have to repeat ourselves…Don’t f*ck with Aly. Don’t let the cute outfits and blonde hair fool you. Aly means business. She showed us why she is one of the best in Boston. Come ready to work, sweat and perhaps push yourself past where you thought you could go. Sign of a good teacher, right?
What we loved most about Aly, aside from her no bullshit attitude was that she put a major emphasis on actually having riders ride to the BEAT of the music…imagine that. Throughout the 60 minute ride she continually cued us, “right, left, right, left”. This made sure we all had the right resistance on the wheel and that we rode as one.
You know those people that just have that “cool” vibe? The vibe you always wish you had but never did? Well, Kara has that vibe. From the moment she stepped onto the podium, rocking her snapback, a pair of trendy leggings, and sports bra fresh off the retail rack in the lobby, coolness seeped from her pores. It feels like every time we go back to B/SPOKE Studios, they are upping their game, and we love that about them. Kara delivered a class straight out of the B/SPOKE playbook. It was a perfect balance of hills, sprints and choreography that got us working hard. Her energy level was at a constant 10 and we’re pretty sure we heard her swear once or twice. No judgement here, we were swearing under our breath as she forced us to kick it into high gear out of the saddle. With sweat pouring off every inch of our body (ok, we sweat a lot but it was HOT in there) the final song started…was that Tiny Dancer? Wait, was that Notorious B.I.G? Yes. It. Was. Remember Girl Talk? The DJ from 10 years ago that mashed up every song you love. We’d forgotten about them too. Apparently they are cool again. Kara made them cool again.
The best way to describe Deja’s class is spinning meets Miami night club, and we are into it! We may have even picked up a few dance moves to try out this weekend. This was a Hip-Hop style class so the music still had that great mix of fast and slow paced songs but with a hip-hop vibe. Deja not only brought the party to her class through her choreography (body rolls and booty bumps) but her energy was just as spicy. Deja provided options for riders of varying degrees of experience, there were definitely loyal followers in the crowd and we can understand why. Between the music, the dancing, and Deja firing us up, the 45 minute class flew by. We think we just found our new Friday night hot spot.