Cycling Studio Trends

2018 options for starting an indoor cycling studio

Starting an indoor cycling studio in January of 2005, was very different from starting an indoor cycling studio today.  There were a few independent studios on the west coast, but nothing substantial.  Soul Cycle, Pure Barre, Orange Theory, and FlyWheel did not exist.  There was no Facebook, no smart phones, no online booking of classes…..instead of…

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International Boutique Studio Startups are Growing

Over the past several years, a number of international visitors to U.S. studios (or ex-pats living abroad) have started bringing the idea of a dedicated boutique fitness studios to their home cities overseas.   We have worked on business plans and startups in Sydney, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Taiwan, England, Ireland, India, Malaysia, Philippines and elsewhere.…

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Spin® studio franchise or Cycling studio franchise

If you would like to open an indoor cycling or Spin® studio franchise now is a great time.  The buzz is great for this boutique fitness model, people love them!  One option is to “go it alone” (there are pluses and minuses to both approaches but this can be a tough road, with lots of…

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Cycling Studio / Spin® Studio trends – survey results

Note: The study below was conducted in 2013, but more recent studies have shown similar results. In January of 2013 we surveyed attendees of our 50-bike, 7 year old cycling studio to learn more about our studio usage.  If you are starting a studio, you will find this cycling studio usage data interesting as you…

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Dedicated indoor cycling studio market growth

Indoor cycling classes are one of the top group exercises in North America and around the world for good reason.  When they’re done right, these classes are tremendously effective workouts that can thrill and inspire.  Historically, they have been done in large multi-purpose fitness facilities,  the exciting news we have discovered is that independent cycling…

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7 current trends in cycling studios and Spinning® studios

In the past 6 years I have worked with over 300 entrepreneurs looking to open cycling and other boutique fitness studios. Many (but not all) made it through the business plan, funding and real estate challenges….and opened their business!   Yahoo!  Fitness entrepreneurs are a special breed, and it’s been great connecting and brainstorming with this…

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7 Reasons to Consider a CycleBar Franchise

If you’ve found this blog, you’ve probably already noticed that there is something highly appealing about the indoor cycling studio model.  Maybe you’ve read the national media coverage of Soul Cycle or FlyWheel*, or maybe you’ve just visited a great cycling studio and had the “experience”. We owned a highly successful studio that had it’s…

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Cycling Studio Franchise….Ready Now!

Finally….a ‘state of the art ‘ cycling studio franchise so you can smoothly bring this amazing business model to your community. As you probably know, we have posted extensively on the amazing growth of cycling studios over the past 5 years.  In addition to owning and operating my own studios, I have also worked with…

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Flywheel and Soul Cycle are good for the cycling studio business

For many years, cycling studios and official SPIN®  studios, were a relatively rare phenomena.  There were some awesome and successful studios, but most communities were not familiar with them and the basic concept was largely unknown.   No longer. Two high-profile New York studios: Soul Cycle and Flywheel have received significant national press, Soul Cycle even…

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