Wheelhouse Cycle: A Fresh Twist on Fitness
Half-workout, half-dance party, Wheelhouse Cycle is bringing something fresh to Ottawa’s fitness scene.
The brand new cycling studio, located on Wellington Street West in the heart of Westboro, offers an upbeat cycling workout that can’t be found elsewhere in the city.
Passionate about making fitness fun, co-owners Nadine Hogan and Heather Andrews saw an opportunity to fill a niche in Ottawa’s fitness community and joined forces to bring it to fruition.
“We wanted to bring a workout that we had found and loved in other cities to Ottawa. We had both been to spin studios in other cities and wondered why we couldn't have a workout that we loved and desired in our own neighbourhood,” they explain.
Hogan, a yoga teacher based in Ottawa, and Andrews, who had been teaching cycling in Calgary, combined their skill sets to create Wheelhouse Cycle from the ground up. Their shared desire to offer a high-energy, cardio workout that builds strong muscles and minds shaped their vision for Wheelhouse Cycle.
“We wanted to make a difference in the community by adding something we felt was missing. Something that others would love as much as we did,” they say.
“Our desire was to build a place where people can come together to sweat out whatever ails them. A place to take time for themselves to get stronger mentally and physically.”
And sweat, you will.
With the encouragement and direction of an energetic instructor, a 50-minute class at Wheelhouse Cycle will push you to blast your heart rate and work your whole body. Expect your legs and arms to burn as you spin with speed and blast through hill intervals. The signature upbeat music and dimmed lights create an atmosphere that feels anything like a traditional gym.
“Wheelhouse Cycle offers high-energy interval training, it's an intense cardio session where you are constantly encouraged to give yourself the exact workout you need. 50 minutes out of your day for a full body workout—32 bikes, 2 disco balls and hand weights; we turn the lights down and the music up,” they explain.
The best part? Anyone, regardless of fitness level, can get a great workout at Wheelhouse. Beginners to fitness shouldn’t shy away; the go-at-your-own-pace classes are inherently customizable to your fitness level.
“You don't have to be in perfect shape to get on our bikes, you just have to be open. Each rider controls their workout by controlling their tension on the bike. We encourage, push and support each other as we get the dial further each time; small changes on that dial equal big changes both physically and mentally,
“We don't tell you how far you can go, we just ask you to try and get there.”
The studio provides everything you need to get a great spin, and the team of friendly instructors is happy to help get you settled and answer any questions before, during or after class. The user-friendly online booking system makes signing up for a class a breeze. All you need to do is show up ready to sweat!
Wheelhouse Cycle is just what Ottawa’s booming fitness community needs. Sleek, modern and trendy, Wheelhouse Cycle is making Westboro even more wonderful.
For your next great workout, head to Wheelhouse Cycle!