Tucked away at the far end of Liberty Station next to the Public Market is SPARKCYCLE. SPARKCYCLE Liberty Station is the indoor cycling studio’s second location, and wow, we have to say this studio completely won us over. From the staff and facilities to the workout, our experience at SPARKCYCLE Liberty Station was nothing short of amazing. It’s got all the bells, whistles and frills to make any studio-goer’s heart swell. And while working out here isn’t cheap (a single ride will cost you $24), you’ll leave every class drenched in sweat, feeling accomplished, floating on cloud nine from all the endorphins and ready to take on your day like the badass you know you are.
The class had a great mix of music and a whole lotta choreography. It started out mild (or so we thought) with Hardwell’s “Mad World”. But a little over a minute in, we went into a 30-second sprint. And one minute later, another 30-second sprint. There were lots of push up – tap back songs, but our favorite was “Swing” by Savage; it’s such a fun song that totally makes you want to party on your bike. Power jumping to Jack U’s “Jungle Bae” was the highlight of class. While the song is quick AF, it’s also so upbeat it kept our minds distracted enough to power through. Just when we thought we couldn’t go any farther, there was the arm song. After the weight series, Sean let us ride however we wanted: “Our song, our ride”. You could sprint, continue with weights, stay in the saddle, get out of the saddle, make it heavy, make it light … whatever YOU wanted. Sean played “Higher Love” by Charming Horses, giving us ALL the feels! And now for the cherry on top – at the end of class ,one of front desk girls came around with cold lavender towels. It was pretty much a little slice of heaven after a kick-ass workout.
Sean gave us an upbeat welcome when we walked into class, somehow making us excited for him to kick our asses. It was his third time teaching that day so we expected him to be a little tired, but of course he proved us (way) wrong. If you have a love for choreography, then Sean is the guy for you! We legitimately felt like we were having a dance party on the bike. Sean kept us motivated and encouraged us, saying “you’re okay” throughout class. Little reminders like that really help us when we feel like we might die (bit of an exaggeration but you know what we mean). He was sure to throw in a few heavy climb songs, giving the class an overall perfect balance. We left feeling inspired, motivated, and dead all at the same time. Let’s be honest – isn’t that the mix of feelings we all hope to feel when leaving a good workout class?!
SPARKCYCLE Liberty Station is what studio dreams are made of.
Immediately when you walk in, you’re pleasantly greeted by the front desk staff — the pretentiousness that often times comes with a bougie studio is checked at the door! The lobby space is bright, updated and clean with a small retail space selling sought-after fitness brands likes Spiritual Gangster. There are plenty of lockers available for use (no lock required, just set your own unique code each use), in addition to a larger bathroom with showers stocked with Malin + Goetz products. A trip to SPARKCYCLE Liberty Station will also get you complimentary shoe rental, a towel for your ride, and a chilled eucalyptus towel at the end of the workout.
When you make it into the spin room itself, it’s obvious that no costs were spared. Brand new, state-of-the-art Stages bikes are carefully arranged across stadium risers in a dark room aglow with red lighting. At the end of our workout, we caught the front desk staff cleaning each bike, so you can rest assured the bikes are sanitized between riders (VERY important as you know every person leaves dripping). When you arrive at your bike, your towel will be perfectly rolled and waiting for you, along with a set of hand weights (additional weights are available in the room if you need to swap). Once class got going, the audio and LEDs rivaled that of a nightclub.
2835 Perry Rd, San Diego, CA 92106 Point Loma Spin $$$
SPARKCYCLE Liberty Station
Point Loma Spin, $$$
2835 Perry Rd, San Diego, CA 92106
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Sean gave us an upbeat welcome when we walked into class, somehow making us excited for him to kick our asses. It was his third time teaching that day, so we expected him to be a little tired, but of course he proved us (way) wrong. If you have a love for choreography, Sean is the guy for you! It was one of those classes where you were constantly doing moves, legitimately feeling like you were having a dance party on a bike. He kept us all motivated and encouraged by reminding us “you’re okay” throughout class. We don’t know about you, but little reminders like that really help us when we feel like we might die (bit of an exaggeration but you know what we mean). He was sure to throw a few heavy climb songs in there, giving the class an overall perfect balance that left us feeling inspired, motivated, and dead all at the same time. Let’s be honest – isn’t that the mix of feelings we all hope to feel when leaving a good workout class?!