5 TIPS FOR GETTING BACK TO YOU

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School is back in session, which means it’s time to get back to you! Sometimes it can be hard to get back into the groove of a healthy workout routine, but there is nothing better than giving yourself that time to sweat. Here are five tips to jumpstart your fitness routine and get back to you:

  1. Start Fresh
    Don’t let the start of school slow you down. There is always time to make those early morning or evening workout classes, you just have to carve it out! By developing a fresh routine and writing down your pre-determined workout schedule, you will be more likely to stick to your workouts, which will leave you feeling happier and healthier.
  2. Make Time for Yourself
    Make time for you, and only you! Let’s face it: it’s hard to make time for yourself when you’re balancing work obligations and family life. We get it, but setting aside some time for yourself is the best thing you can do for your mind and body. We’ve created an environment where you can disconnect from the daily noise for 45 energizing minutes and enjoy a kickass workout.
  3. Find a Workout Buddy
    Whether you’re struggling to find the motivation or ready to jump back in, breaking a sweat with a friend can help you achieve your physical and mental goals. Workout buddies provide positive motivation, hold you accountable for your workouts and keep you honest about how much effort you’re putting in. That’s also where we come in, as we’re a community of riders that supports each other and cheers each other on throughout every step of your fitness journey.
  4. Celebrate You
    Don’t be too hard on yourself for missing a few workouts or having an off class, we’re all human! At StarCycle, we start each class as a journey together and celebrate you for just showing up. Remember, change doesn’t happen overnight but celebrating small, achievable goals will keep you motivated moving forward.
  5. Join the StarFam
    StarCycle is a dance party on the bike – and everyone is invited! Keep your motivation and momentum high by checking in on our Instagram or Facebook for daily inspiration.

WE’VE GOT SOME MAJOR NEWS … WE’RE MAKING SIGN UPS EASIER!

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We are hard at work behind the scenes to make it easier to book and schedule your rides. We are so excited to offer an entirely new reservation process in a few short days! As we transition, please note that our website will be down on Tuesday, 7/30. Make sure to book your rides in advance here!

In order to help make this transition as easy as possible, we’ve got you covered with some frequently asked questions. Also, please reach out to your local studio if you need anything. We’re here for you, StarFam! Thank you for your continued support.

Q: What is changing?

A: We’re so excited that we have a new and improved scheduling experience for you! On our website you’ll notice it’s easier to book and buy classes. Plus, we will have some great new features like the StarCycle App, a single log-in for all StarCycle studios, and the ability to book a friend into class in just a few short clicks!

Q: What do I need to do?

A: If you’ve ridden with us before, the great news is that all of your account information migrated over in the transition including your current classes or membership, visit history, and reservations. You only need to update two things the first time you log into our new site:

  1. reset your password so you can access your accounts
  2. add in your credit card information as that did not migrate over

Q: I can’t log into my account, help!

A: If it’s your first time trying to access your new account, you’ll want to make sure you’ve reset your password. Either look for the email the studio sent or from the StarCycle website or new mobile app select ‘forgot my password’. From there, you’ll get a password reset email sent to the email account you’ve currently been using. Once you reset your password you’ll be good to go (just make sure you add in your credit card information the first time you log into the new site!)

Still have questions? Contact your local studio or feel free to email us at info@starcycleride.com!

Here’s to spending less time online and more time on the bike – we can not wait to show you what we’ve built!

NEW TO STARCYCLE LAKE OSWEGO? LET’S RIDE!

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Interested in taking your first StarCycle class at our Lake Oswego studio? We can’t wait to ride with you! Make sure to check out our special offer just for new clients – 3 classes for $40.

We know that taking a new class can be nerve wracking, but here at StarCycle we want you to know that you’ll be celebrated just for showing up. And really, that’s the hardest part! From there, we’ll get you all set up on the bike, guide you throughout class, and cheer you out afterwards. We’ll get sweaty, have fun, and kick some major ass.

And the first class is just the beginning. With each and every ride you’ll start to feel stronger physically, clearer mentally, and you’ll become addicted to the enorphin high you get from 45 minutes inside our studio. We also have on-site StarKid’s Play Lounge available at select class times!

Check out more info below on what to expect for your first ride. Snag your 3 Classes for $40 New Client Special and make sure to book your bike. We’ll see you in the studio! Let’s do this!

What to Bring:

  • Water bottle
  • Athletic clothing: spandex leggings or shorts are ideal
  • Socks
  • Look Delta compatible bike shoes – we also have shoes available to rent in studio!

Getting Started:
We strongly recommend booking your class in advance and showing up 15 minutes before class to get sorted, especially if this is your first class with us. And really thats the hardest part — showing up!

Location:
StarCycle’s flagship studio is located in the heart of downtown in the Millenium Plaza on 2nd Street between A Ave & Evergreen Rd in the First Addition neighborhood. There is an underground parking lot as well as ample free street parking.

THE STARCYCLE 2019 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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It’s that time of year again! The weather is getting colder, sweaters are getting warmer, and all of us are starting to think of the perfect gifts for our friends and family. To make things a little easier, the team here at StarCycle put together a list (and checked it twice!) of our holiday “must-haves.”

Not only did we put together a kickass gift guide, but we are going to be GIVING those dream gifts away to our #StarFam this year! (eeeeee, major excitement over here!) All December long, we are hosting giveaways on our StarCycle Brand Instagram account: @starcycleride. So, follow along and don’t forget to enter to win—we are giving away something almost every other day!!

1. BEAR Wellness products: Do you have a special someone who loves clean, beautiful wellness products? You should definitely check out BEAR. “All products contain activated, highly-therapeutic ingredients to deliver optimal bio-availability and to ensure nutrients are readily absorbed by the body.” We especially love their Nourish Essential Daily Superpowder, which “helps support a healthy digestive system, immune system, nervous system and promotes healthy, radiant skin.”

2. Parachute Bathrobe: OMG. If you haven’t tried Parachute products, you are missing out! We can’t think of a better gift than their Cloud Cotton Robe. “Soft, light and luxurious, this super comfy robe features fluffy 2-ply gauze, a snug waist tie and two hidden side pockets.” Now THAT’S something to lounge about.

3. Shimano Cycling Shoes: We hate to say we have favorites—but we totally do!! We love the RP2 style, because it’s sleek and comfortable. Pair these shoes with some Look Delta Cleats, and your loved one will be ready to rock the bike! Pop into any StarCycle studio and we can order a pair for you and get the cleats installed for you. #shoessss

4. Year Of Ours Apparel: Looking for a new and exciting athletic wear brand to gift this year? Check out Year Of Ours! They’re a female-led company based in LA, and their apparel is u-n-i-q-u-e as it is RAD. We’re talking lace up leggings, bold colors, and soft materials.

5. Nightingale Remedies: Are you a CBD fan and looking to spread the love? Look no further than Nightingale Remedies. Whether you prefer drops, creams, or patches, they have a wide variety of products all specializing in CBD pain relief.

6. Campo Beauty: If you’ve got an essential oil lover on your list this year, Campo Beauty has the perfect holiday gifts to make your shopping a breeze! Choose one of their sleek oil diffusers paired with an essential oil blend called “woods” for the perfect gift.

7. StarCycle Swag: Did you know every StarCycle studio carries a carefully selected collection of merchandise? That’s right! Stop in at any of our studios to choose just the right gift for your StarCycle enthusiast.

8. Greenleaf Juice: Everyone loves a good smoothie or breakfast bowl, so give a gift card to your pal’s favorite local juice shop! One of our personal faves (near StarCycle HQ in Portland) is called Greenleaf Juice, and they have an amazing menu to choose from!

9. Frozen Wellness: Another local Portland fave, Frozen Wellness Cryo House in Portland is the perfect gift to give your favorite athlete or fitness enthusiast. “Cryotherapy is a painless and easy application of extreme dry cold to the body to look and feel energetic, invigorated, youthful, and recovered. Frozen Wellness is a place that welcomes and cares for all people who enter.”

10. Golden Star Beauty: Keep your favorite friends (or yourself!) tan all winter long with Golden Star Beauty tanning products! Personally tested, these products smell amazing, are made of quality ingredients, and give you a good, rich tan. No orange tint ever! Our favorite of their line is self tan serum for face, which goes on clear and doesn’t clog pores.

11. GoldSheep: Last but not least is GoldSheep apparel. These are some of our fave leggings to wear when sweating, walking, shopping, driving… and just about everything else! Stick with a neutral color, or be bold with one of their fun and festive prints. We are especially vibing with their Tortoise leggings (and if you really want to deck out your loved one, they also have a matching sports bra and bomber jacket!!)

Needless to say, any of these gifts would get approval from us, and we maaaay have put a few of them on our personal Christmas Lists this year! Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, your friend, your sibling, or yourself, give one of these gifts this year for a guaranteed GOJ (gasp of joy.)

Don’t forget to check out our StarCycle Brand Insta account, and put those notificatons ON! because we’ll be giving away some of our dream gifts aaaall December long!

Happy Holidays,
The StarCycle Team

THE STARCYCLE MOBILE APP IS HERE!

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Life just got a little easier – we’re thrilled to announce that the StarCycle App is here! We want to make it even easier to book your rides so you can spend less time online and more time on the bike.

Our FREE mobile app features include:

  • Book and buy classes for all StarCycle studio locations
  • Easy guest booking feature (since class is better with friends!)
  • One-click add ons for shoe rentals, bottled water, and more

Ready to get started? Download now from the App Store and log in using your username and password for your StarCycle account!

LEARN MORE ABOUT STARCYCLE PORTLAND STUDIO OWNER, DANIELLE

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When Danielle Massari first walked into the StarCycle studio in Lake Oswego 3+ years ago, she had no idea at that time what was written in the stars for her. A mom of two, balancing a career and a busy family, she came to StarCycle seeking a place to push her limits physically, and gain clarity mentally. She found both but also discovered a community that would strengthen her from the inside out. The easiest way to describe how she felt about StarCycle, was that it was addictive. “I had no idea what I was in for when I stepped foot into StarCycle. I wanted a great workout and to connect with people in my community. What I found was much greater.”

After taking classes consistently (shout out to her regular 9am squad!), Danielle took the plunge into becoming a StarCycle instructor. She went through instructor training in fall of 2017, and has been a regular face on the schedule teaching at both the Cedar Mill and Lake Oswego studios. “Being an instructor is the greatest gift I could have given myself. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to step up on that podium and help people dig deep and find their strongest selves.”

Danielle couldn’t believe how much she fell in love with teaching and how she wished she could share this community she loved so much with even more people. Inspired by the StarCycle studio owners in Happy Valley who she’d seen take their love of StarCycle to their local community, Danielle decided to come on-board as a StarCycle studio owner. Danielle couldn’t be more thrilled to bring StarCycle to the Williams neighborhood of Portland, where her studio will be opening on the corner of N Williams and NE Mason! “Portland is such an amazing place to be. Vibrant, exciting, diverse. I have spent so much time on N Williams and really just fell in love with the atmosphere. When it came time to decide where I wanted to focus my energy, I really felt a calling to the heart of N Williams. I am excited to bring a whole new community of riders to StarCycle.”

To keep tabs on Danielle and her studio opening, make sure to follow the StarCycle Portland Facebook page. You’ll also be able to catch Danielle teaching at StarCycle Lake Oswego and Cedar Mill all summer long. When she isn’t teaching, she and her family will be at Tasty n Sons having brunch most weekends or sneaking down the road to St. Cupcake. “The community of N Williams brings so much to the Portland area. So many entrepreneurs like myself investing their time in building a great community.”

To learn more about opening a StarCycle studio in your local community, join our upcoming StarCycle Ownership Info Session on Tuesday, July 25th 11:00 AM Pacific Time. Register here!

STARBASICS: RIDER 101

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Taking your first StarCycle class? Indoor cycling workouts have become increasingly popular in recent years, yet a lot of people (across all age groups and fitness experience levels) are a bit intimidated to try them. If you’ve finally decided to take the leap and sign up for your first indoor cycling class with StarCycle, you might be nervous. But fear not, we’ve got your back with some tips to help you crush your first class.

FUEL UP + HYDRATE
Our signature indoor cycling workout is going to leave you sweaty and empowered (in our studios, sweat is a badge of honor). That’s one of the things our members love most about us! To prep for your first ride, you need to fuel your body in the right way. Set yourself up for a successful class by eating and hydrating properly before you get there. Drink plenty of water beforehand and bring a large, refillable bottle with you so you can hydrate during and after class.

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SIT UP FRONT
Try to arrive to class with 5-10 minutes or so to choose a bike and adjust it to your specifications. And don’t worry, your instructor is there to help to get everything set up perfectly. It might feel overwhelming to pick a spot up front for your first class, but as a new rider, this is actually the best way to become acclimated. From this view, you can see exactly what your instructor is doing and catch on much more quickly, rather than feeling lost in the crowd.

GEAR UP
Worried about what to wear? As a basic rule, dress for performance. Wear a tank top or a moisture-wicking shirt for temperature control. Something more fitted like leggings are much better than sweatpants or anything loose. At StarCycle, our bikes are compatible with Look Delta cleats; you’re welcome to bring your own, or you can rent them at the studio for $2 per class.

KNOW THE LINGO
Indoor cycling jargon can be a lot to take in at first. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the lingo you might hear in class ahead of time. Your instructor will definitely mention resistance knob, which you can control with the resistance knob on your bike. This control determines how hard your muscles will have to work to increase your revolutions per minute. You’ll have to match these numbers in class by increasing or decreasing the knob. You should also know what a “tap back” is before you go to class. This refers to when a rider raises themselves out of the saddle and then returns almost to the seated position before repeating the process again. It’s an exercise that strengthens the core, quads, and glutes and will probably be used in your first class. StarCycle is a total body workout, so get ready to use all major muscle groups on your first ride!

RIDE FOR YOURSELF
At StarCycle, your first ride, and every ride, is about you. The lights are down, the music is up, and you will be able to hone in on the movement in your body. Your first class might be a lot for you to take in, and that’s okay. Between the physically taxing indoor cycling workout, the music, the full body movements, and all of the new things to learned, you might feel overwhelmed. Remember that it’s okay to take a minute to slow down – you’ve got this! And you should definitely remember to breathe. Above all else, listen to your breath and to your body. By keeping your breath constant, you’ll allow your muscles to work the way they should and reap the mindful benefit of the StarCycle workout.

Some of our studios even offer a StarBasics workshop to help out new riders get acquainted with the bike and our signature format – check your local studio for more information. We hope these tips help to make your first indoor cycling workout a lot more fun and a lot less daunting.

ARE YOU READY TO SWEAT INTO SUMMER?

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Summer is the season of fun, sun and time spent with family and friends. All that fun leads to hectic schedules and falling off your healthy routines. But fear not, StarFam, we’ve got your back! We specifically designed our Sweat into Summer program with this challenge in mind – so you can kickstart your summer feeling your strongest. All we ask is you show up for you, ride your best, sweat a little harder and push those limits (mental and physical) and we promise you will be walking into summer as your strongest, most empowered self!

Here’s all the info you need to know:

  • Challenge runs June 1st – June 15th
  • Ride 10 times in 15 days
  • Track your progress in-studio on our challenge board
  • Nail your 10 rides + win some sweet StarSwag!!!

Make sure to book your ten classes now, classes will fill quickly! Let’s do this! LET’S RIDE!!!!

#WHYIRIDE: HOW STARTING STARCYCLE AT 8- MONTHS PREGNANT CHANGED CELESTE’S LIFE

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Celeste King is a badass mama of three girls, and she has been riding at our Felida studio since they opened last year! After a life of marathon running, she needed something different that would still challenge her during her pregnancy, and StarCycle was just what she needed. Continue reading to learn how Celeste not only gets a good workout from StarCycle, but it has helped shape her lifestyle.

Name: Celeste King

Home Studio: Felida, Vancouver WA

How long have you been riding?
I became a founding member when the Felida studio opened in October of 2018 and have been riding like a boss ever since.

What do you love the most about Starcycle?
Spin is not an individual sport. We are all there motivating and complimenting and socializing ~ it’s a community. I love the cardio workout and the music and the dimmed lights! Where else can you go to the club at 6 am for a dance party with all your friends 🙂

What is your favorite section of class?
I love love love around the world push ups!!!! I love looking up in the mirror and seeing all the strong, powerful, glistening humans all moving in sync with such concentration and motivation. I just feel this overpowering feeling of unity and teamwork. Spin is not an individual sport. We are all there motivating and complimenting and socializing ~ it’s a community.

#WHYIRIDE Story:
I started going to Starcycle when I was 8 months pregnant with my twins. I have been an avid runner for years, I ran endurance trails, marathons, overnight relay races but when I got pregnant with the twins certain issues arose and the little girls weren’t snuggled in tight enough for mama to continue running so my running was put on hold. Craving that cardio workout still, I heard word of Starcycle Felida opening soon and I was on board…. I couldn’t wait for them to open. I had done spin at other facilities and I knew I liked the workout but I had no idea what I was in store for. I went to the first class during their free ride opening week and I signed up immediately for the founding membership. How else can you be 8 months pregnant with twins and get a cardio workout and a serotonin rush??!! I even did the 6 am ride on the morning that they were born, just a quick detour on the way to the hospital. I ride allot, as much as I can fit into my schedule. I love it, and in fact now the twins are 14 months old and I am free to resume my running and I am still getting my cardio fix at Starcycle and I don’t see that changing.

What outside your life has changed:
My family has become part of the Starcycle community. On weekends, I bring all three of my girls (three, 3 and under) with me to spend time in the child care. They love it!! My daughters have made relationships with the staff as well as the other kids there. This is incredible to me. They are seeing all these strong, powerful and healthy people making this part of their life and this is what they see and will be a part of when they are older. I actually give my 3 year old the option of coming with me or staying home and she ALWAYS picks Starcycle… That’s my girl!

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6 YEARS OF STARS

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Cheers to SIX incredible years, StarFam!

It’s been an epic ride so far; 6 years, 13 studios, 21 franchise owners, and thousands riders who come into our studios each and every day — we have never loved this community more! Thank you for every ‘WHOOP’, every drop of sweat, and every single time you clip into the bike. Here’s to six years down, and even more amazing things yet to come!

So, let’s celebrate! We want to give one lucky winner a 6th birthday celebration collection. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram (@starcycleride), tag a friend who you love to ride with or are trying to get their buns on a bike, and leave a comment with your fav emoji that sums up Star for you!

Do that, and you’ll be entered to win the following:

What are you waiting for?! Enter to win now!