Ahead of the opening of the brand’s new studio at Canary Wharf’s Crossrail station next month, we chat to Psycle managing director Rhian Stephenson.
■ Tell us all about Psycle
It’s a transformative full-body workout on a bike led by inspirational instructors.
Our 45-minute classes combine cardio, high intensity intervals, weights, and choreography that target the core set to epic playlists, a strong community and an exceptional environment to provide an incredible workout experience.
■ What’s your offering in Canary Wharf going to be like?
We’ll have two state-of-the-art studios and spacious changing rooms with all of the amenities. We’ll be stocking the best brands to make the experience convenient and luxurious – from the hair dryers and straighteners to the shampoo and skincare. Our cafe, The Energy Kitchen, will provide freshly made superfood smoothies, protein shakes and cold pressed juices and freshly prepared meals to go.
■ Why will Psycle appeal to Wharfers?
It’s the ultimate urban retreat for busy working professionals – the environment provides a complete stress release and escape from an intense working environment.
Workouts are challenging and efficient, but also uplifting and energising. It’s a convenient way to fit health and wellness into any schedule, no matter how busy.
Bikes are booked so there’s no waiting around and classes run all day. We provide the shoes, nutrition, and all amenities necessary – it’s the perfect set up for busy individuals.
It’s also been a great twist on corporate health programmes and is a fantastic platform for team bonding.
■ What are the fitness benefits?
The combination of weights and cardio improves cardiovascular and muscular strength and we have a strong focus on core strength so it’s a total body workout.
High intensity intervals are one of the most effective ways to increase strength and fitness. They have the added benefit of raising the metabolism and burning calories for up to six hours after the session.
It also has a beneficial effect on the mind – it boosts endorphins which helps with energy, concentration, creativity, mood, motivation and happiness.
■ How long are the sessions?
Our signature class is 45 minutes but we run express 35-minute classes at lunch, and 60 and 90-minute classes for those looking for an extra push.
■ What’s the best thing about Psycle?
The psychological benefits stand out. We have people who come to get fit but end up staying long after they’ve reached their goals because it becomes a healthy form of stress release. It makes exercising uplifting and fun. People leave feeling energised, confident, and ready to take on anything.
Classes cost from £10 with an introductory offer.
Go to psyclelondon.com