Spin & Go outdoors at Liberty Station
by LUCIA VITI
Published - 05/25/18 - 08:03 AM | 6011 views | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A Spin & Go instructor leads a class.
A Spin & Go instructor leads a class.
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Spin & Go, a “pop-up” outdoor stationery cycling class, now graces Liberty Station every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. While embracing the adventure of the outdoors, Spin & Go captures the energy of stationery cycling, a class that now dominates the world of group exercise.

The concept is simple. Participants of all athletic levels sign up for a 45-minute flywheel ride at the pop-up location. Spin & Go sets up, cleans up, and provides an incredible ride with a dynamic, certified instructor.

Owners Corey Butts and Oz Blackaller both agree, “Spin & Go is the outdoor evolution of an indoor cycling studio.” The transportable class is noted to combine an “exciting atmosphere that encourages camaraderie,” with the beauty of an outdoor environment.

“A brick-and-mortar studio is no match for the beauty of the outdoors,” said Butts.

Brother-in-laws by marriage to twin sisters, Butts and Blackaller collectively share years of fitness and business experience. Touting a bachelor of science degree in health science and kinesiology, Butts lauds two decades of working within the realm of athletics. The self-described “educator and motivator” continues to serve within the genres of personal and athletic performance training, his outdoor boot-camp classes entitled BMORFIT, as well as cycle and yoga instruction.

“As an educator and motivator, I challenge clients to achieve their fitness goals in a safe and effective way,” he said.

Sporting a bachelor of science degree in business management, Blackaller, a human resource professional, is also a licensed yoga instructor who leads private and group yoga classes. Blackaller combined his business acumen with his talent for health, wellness and “excellence in customer service,” to instigate a “shared entrepreneurial mindset and interest in fitness,” with Butts to bring Spin & Go to fruition.

“Corey and I believe in the strength of the team,” he said. “Corey’s fitness background combined with my business acumen was the perfect complement for opening a business we felt good about. Our business model was based on thinking outside the box.

“We’ve set ourselves apart from the competition. We believe in uniqueness. Our brand is an alternative way to get people fit in a great venue like Liberty Station. Fitness as part of one’s daily routine is key to a healthy and balanced lifestyle,” he said.

As a seasoned fitness veteran, Butts acknowledged “how convenience and location” effects one’s ability to adhere to an exercise schedule. Determined to capitalize on San Diego’s climate and “beautiful outdoor spaces,” Butts and Blackaller describe Spin & Go as an effective outdoor workout that can further enrich and “improve San Diegan’s health and quality of life.”

Studies indicate that outdoor athletic activity increases one’s enthusiasm to exercise. Simply stated, exercising outdoors – in any capacity – encourages participants to exercise more. Direct exposure to sunlight is also noted to directly – and positively – affect mood.

“Scientific research backs the benefits of exercising outdoors,” continued Butts. “Working out outside changes your mood and revitalizes your energy. And fresh air is better for breathing.”

“I love being an instructor for Spin and Go!” said Natalie Siegler. “Teaching an outdoor cycle class is awesome and fun. And it’s a great workout. Students really enjoy cycling in the fresh air and not worrying about their safety, as they would be riding on roads.”

In addition to public venue spins, Spin & Go offers “spin ups,” classes designed for corporations to use for “team-building, employee retention and recruiting.” Classes are set up at the location chosen by the client.

“Spin & Go is a unique fitness program that brings outdoor cycling classes to beautiful parks and venues near you,” Butts said. “Simply sign up for a class in your area and cycle your way to health!”

“I believe having a fitness regime included in everyday life is important, to ensure both mind and body are fit so that we achieve more balance in our lives,” concluded Blackaller.

Participants can sign up through the website. Classes may be purchased individually for $20 or a package of 20 for $349. Corporate client packages are priced according to services.

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