We’ve found when it comes to spin classes there are multiple styles, paces, vibes, playlist styles; you get where we’re going with this, there’s basically a ton of ways to get a work out on a stationary bike. When it comes to spin studios you’re usually going to find some are more of an athletic vibe while others are more of an inspirational or dance party on a bike type vibe. For some it depends on your mood what your preference is, while others know exactly what their preference is. If you’re in the mood for or are the type of person that is more into the dance your ass off on a bike and leave feeling inspired then you must try Pure Indoor Cycling. It is 100% the dance your ass off on a bike type mixed in with some inspirational vibes.
Since it was an early morning ride (5:30 am) we assumed Dani would go somewhat easy on us. Boy were we wrong. Dani doesn’t mess around but it’s in the best way. Class started out with some breaths and arm stretches to help wake us up. Then we went right into it with a little G-Eazy “Interlude”, and went into push ups, to tap backs, to side to sides. It started out with a ton of choreography that pretty much set the tone for the class. She warned us in the beginning that it was going to be more of a high intensity class, meaning pushing it to the max and then giving us a second to slow down and recover. This class had everything a spin class can; choreography, sprints, isolations, climbs, literally everything. The music was on point with everything from Tiesto to Genuine remix of “Pony”. Which honestly who doesn’t appreciate a little Genuine “Pony”? For arms Dani switched it up and had us do more of reverse bicep curls with our arms up and a lot of shoulder work. It was nice how she changed the arm section up from what we’re used to in most spin classes. Also, didn’t hurt that it was to “The Fever” by Bassjackers, it has a fun beat with few words. Most spin studios give you a song towards the end that’s “your” song; you can stay in the saddle, stand up, sprint, isolate, whatever you want, it’s YOUR song. Pure doesn’t disappoint and they call this your “Pure moment”. Dani talked a little in the beginning of it and really hit us with all the feels. She touched on removing toxic people from your life and doing whats right for you. It was a beautiful moment and you could feel it touched a lot of people in the room. Class ended with two 30 second sprits, which we think is the perfect way to close out a spin class.
Dani is SUCH a light! Even at 5:30 in the morning Dani was upbeat and full of energy. She appeared truly so excited and happy to be there, even at what is an unruly hour for most. Although she was energetic you could also tell she was so full of heart, soul, and just overall such a genuine human. She was super tough but encouraging and reminded us not to quit throughout class. Her words of encouragement truly kept us going when we didn’t know if we could. We will say, if it is your first spin class ever she is a challenging. She has a lot of choreography and her class is pretty nonstop. Her goal is definitely to push you to your full potential. We’ll also say her class is one that will leave you feeling everything you want to leave a class feeling and then some. PureStudioSD
Walking into the studio we instantly got a good vibe. The checkin area is an open area with some high top tables and chairs so if you come early or stay late you can work on your computer, eat something there, or just sit and chat with a friend. Theres also two little cozier chairs to sit in too. There’s a cute retail corner and their stuff was super affordable, like REALLY affordable. They have a woman’s bathroom with hair ties, feminine products, bobby pins, hair spray, blowdryer, flat iron, deodorant, pretty much just anything you need. The unisex bathroom has a shower and the provide towels, but it is the only shower. The locker area is nice but small and did get a little jammed coming out of class. They have water fountains and a water refill station. The studio is clean and everyone was so friendly!
401 W A St #140, San Diego, CA 92101 Downtown Spin $$$
Pure Indoor Cycling
Downtown Spin, $$$
401 W A St #140, San Diego, CA 92101
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