Occasionally I'll see stories pop up where a class participant writes a review of an Indoor Cycling class he or she took. What makes this review noteworthy is that Bryan Ganey, the writer of this review, has lost an incredible 400 pounds and has written a book about his surgery-free, weight loss journey.
First Bryan's review of CHS Revolution and then more about Bryan below.
Review: The CHS Revolution indoor cycling studio in Charleston, SC
Tired of the same boring workout on the treadmill or the elliptical at the gym? Well read on, my friends.
I had the pleasure today of visiting the CHS Revolution indoor cycling studio in downtown Charleston, SC. I was contacted by their fantastic PR person Demi Bean and asked to bring my friends to try out their studio and write a review. This is my review.
… My group was 8 people strong, including my friends, myself, Demi and Katie. We were all set. They took us into the workout room where all the spin bikes were. Katie [Instructor Katie Blaylock] took her place up on the platform in front of the room with her headset and tablet, which appeared to control the music and lights. It's all very state-of-the-art. Katie explained how everything worked and Demi helped me set the height on my spin bike. We were off and running.
Once the music started and the workout began, it became clear that I was going to sweat – a lot. You want a full body workout? This is it. Katie had us speed up, slow down, increase the resistance using the knob on the bike (“a quarter turn!”) Stand up. Sit down. Katie worked us hard and I loved it.
Then she had us do push-ups of sorts on the bikes as we were pedaling. I love this. Make it harder! The 45 minutes went by in a flash and then, near the end, something I loved: resistance training. They had 2 small weights (5 pounds maybe?) sitting on the bike to use. You can get an incredible workout lifting small weights repeatedly and Katie worked us out good.
The whole workout was a real rush. In addition to revving up your metabolism, you're getting an intense cardio workout as well as arms, legs and upper body. I've never sweat so much during a workout in my life.
You can read the entire review here.
I find reviews like this very refreshing. It doesn't sound like he has had much exposure to Indoor Cycling. I'm guessing Bryan was completely sold on CHS Revolution and Instructor Katie Blaylock, by the end of class.
This 4:28 minute video about Brian overcoming his lifelong struggle with his weight is very inspiring.
If you're interested in learning more about his book; IMPOSSIBLE: How I Lost Nearly 400 Pounds Without Surgery here's the link to his page at Amazon.com
Originally posted 2014-08-24 12:57:27.