Fluid Cycling, the indoor cycling studio that pairs bikes that move and outdoor scenes on a screen, opened Monday at 724 West Lancaster Avenue.
The business was started by a number of cyclists who met at a local bicycle shops. Shane Duncan, general manager and lead instructor, told Radnor Patch that the Real Ryder bikes “twist, turn and lean” and simulate what it’s like to cycle outside.
Along with a forward motion video system with 140 different videos for instructors to choose from, it gives a “whole different dimension to indoor cycling,” Duncan said.
Fluid Cycling is currently offering a number of 45-minute classes with 15 bicycles in its studio. The space, located near the Courtyard Marriot in Devon, also has a changing room and a babysitting room.
Duncan, a former Australian footballer, said cyclists can add resistance during their ride and aim for a certain RPM as stated by instructors. He said the bike engages more of your body to stabilize your bike and allows for more calorie burning.
The video stimulation and activity of the bike makes the experience go very quickly, Duncan said.
Fluid is using a punch card with a membership option. The first class is free with the next 3 classes for $20. It is open to people of all levels, Duncan said.