Rinse Cycle: Where spinning can be a ‘meditative experience’

With five different instructors, no two workouts are exactly alike at Rinse Cycle.
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With five different instructors, no two workouts are exactly alike at Rinse Cycle.

Rinse Cycle has come full circle.

From owner Kari Carpenter’s garage in Oakwood to a converted gas station and garage on Patterson Boulevard, the spinning classes have had a few temporary homes over the past 18 months, but now have a permanent home on the outskirts of downtown Dayton.

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Carpenter first started hosting spinning classes in her Oakwood garage — as many as eight rides a week — in March 2017, but it wasn’t long before she knew she had to find a home for her fledgling business. Carpenter had two pop-up rides last summer, including one at Proto BuildBar, and found a temporary space on East Third Street. Rinse Cycle moved into its current location in early June and already has a solid following.

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Rinse Cycle moved into a converted gas station and garage at 760 S. Patterson Blvd. in Dayton in early June. CONTRIBUTED

Rinse Cycle moved into a converted gas station and garage at 760 S. Patterson Blvd. in Dayton in early June. CONTRIBUTED
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Rinse Cycle moved into a converted gas station and garage at 760 S. Patterson Blvd. in Dayton in early June. CONTRIBUTED

“We were the transient cycling studio for a while,” Carpenter said. “But the vision I had has come to life. And the space we are in is more special than we could have ever imagined. It really has come full circle.”

What is Rinse Cycle?

Rinse Cycle offers a spinning experience unlike many other studios. From the candlelight space and beat-based instruction to the Real Ryder bikes in a converted garage, the studio prides itself on offering a unique and inspiring workout.

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The dimly-lit space — with no mirrors in sight — means riders can focus on themselves. It’s not about keeping up with anyone else.

“No comparisons, no judgment, it’s very personal,” Carpenter said. “It can even be a meditative experience.”

Unlike some stationary bikes, the 25 Real Ryder bikes at Rinse Cycle enable riders to turn side-to-side, providing a full-body workout. Riders can work on their arms and improve their core strength in addition to getting a great workout for their legs and glutes. Spinning classes also provide an outstanding cardiovascular workout.

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With five different instructors, no two workouts are exactly alike — far from it. And with 50-minute classes, offered seven days a week, there are a variety of options to fit into busy schedules.

Why Rinse Cycle?

Jason Benning and his wife, Brittany, of Dayton, first started at Rinse Cycle’s Third Street location almost a year ago and have been coming ever since – increasing their workouts from once to three times a week.

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Instructor Abby Hofrichter leads a class at Rinse Cycle. CONTRIBUTED

Instructor Abby Hofrichter leads a class at Rinse Cycle. CONTRIBUTED
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Instructor Abby Hofrichter leads a class at Rinse Cycle. CONTRIBUTED

“It was pretty brutal in the beginning and it’s still a heck of a workout,” Jason said. “To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of organized exercise but here, the lights are dim, you really get into the vibe of the music and you get what you need out of the ride.”

Brittany also appreciates the atmosphere and the personal feel of the classes.

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“It’s so much more than a workout, it’s really like a form of therapy for me and a great stress release,” she said. “Every ride and every instructor is so different. And everyone in the class is at a different point, so you go in and do what you can and it’s OK if you aren’t pedaling as fast as someone else or your resistance is less — it doesn’t matter.”

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Kaylyn Drodge went to a lot of spinning classes when she was in college at the University of Dayton and was thrilled when a studio opened close to her Dayton home. She now takes classes at Rinse Cycle five days a week.

“The bikes really make it a full body workout,” Drodge said. “The music is so thoughtful and the candlelight makes it feel very meditative, but I still leave, most days, drenched in sweat,” she said with a smile.


DISCOVER RINSE CYCLE:

What: Rinse Cycle "is a community of individuals who believe in the power of sweating it out to the beat and relentlessly pursue strength, greatness, and that so fresh and so clean feeling."

Where: 760 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton

Classes: The studio currently offers 20 classes a week, with sessions 7 days a week

Facebook: Rinse Cycle Dayton

Website: www.rinsecycledayton.com

Phone: 513-479-5102

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