So come on and take a “Real Ryde” or Hip Hop Yoga class and explore the latest workout trends sweeping the nation and filling classes at two Boston studios.
Celebrities like Rihanna are reportedly enjoying this new spin on spin, leaving many “ryders” saying please don’t stop the music. The RealRyder revolution is also helping many college students and students of life avoid the dreaded “freshman fifteen.”
“Sweat and Soul is the first indoor cycling studio in Boston with the exclusive use of RealRyder Bikes,” says owner Lynne Begier, “they are the only stationary bikes in the world that move laterally, allowing riders to lean into a turn. The added movement creates a workout that is more dynamic, intense and comprehensive than a traditional indoor cycling bike.”
The RealRyder workout engages more muscles than you would on a traditional indoor bike because it engages your core, “Depending on the “RealRyder,” you can burn about 500 to 650 Calories in a 45 minute workout and it is a great work out for all levels. It’s as easy as riding a bike without the risk of falling off or competing with crazy traffic,” says Begier.
The RealRyder classes are set to upbeat music similar to Sweat and Soul’s Hip Hop Yoga classes. Begier says both workouts are fun, challenging and all levels are welcome.
Actors Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly downward dogging their way onto their mat to some Jay-Z, Usher and Nicki Minaj, let’s just say its a moment of life where you will feel so alive.
“Hip Hop Yoga is a Vinyasa Yoga class set to Hip Hop Music, it is not necessarily that different from traditional yoga,” Begier tells this Examiner, “however, the music creates a more active, upbeat atmosphere. Often new practitioners are afraid of quiet classes and in Hip Hop Yoga, the music unifies!”
Christine Raffa, owner of Raffa Yoga and Urban Sweat in Cranston, Rhode Island says, both Hip Hop Yoga and Real Ryders are two great new work out trends, “I love Hip Hop Yoga at Back Bay Yoga in Boston, it’s super fun, affordable and worth the drive. RealRyder is a unique spin experience at Sweat and Soul the abdominal workout is fantastic. Lynne was the instructor I took class from and she was hip, funny and very knowledgeable about the alignment of the ride.”
Experts say both the RealRyder and Hip Hop Yoga classes add a new twist to long standing cardio and strength training workouts, that are reshaping bodies, minds and exercise regimens.
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼In addition to the latest Hip Hop classes Begier’s second location, Back Bay Yoga at 364 Boylston St. in Boston offers another unique practice with their Yoga Wall. The wall uses a system of adjustable straps and harnesses allowing practitioners to increase core strength, stamina, centering, and isometric conditioning.
“Our students love the wall because it adds an assist to your body allowing you go deeper and more safely into poses because you are supported. The Yoga wall also enables you to relax in certain poses more effectively and because you have the wall for support it works against or with gravity as needed,” says Begier.
For more information about Hip Hop Yoga and Real Ryders click here. For more information on the Yoga wall click here. Click on the video link to see a “Real Ryde.”