by Angela Reed-Fox
And that, my dears, is the best example of clickbait ever.
However, now we've got your attention, how about squishing a cheeky little workout in before anyone else is up? Y'see, that's the secret of the perennially smug. Get your workout in nice and early, and then you've got the rest of the day to swan around in Smugland. Just think of those endorphins! Think of the Hobbit breakfast you'll be tucking in to afterwards. And think of the free access to elite smuggery. It's totally worth it.
The Monday and Wednesday 7am sessions are 'pop-ups'; that means they're not long-term additions to the timetable - we're just testing their popularity. If you like them, we keep them - if you don't, we won't.
So if you like to start your day being just that teensy weensy little bit superior, this will be right up your street (we're not judging). You'll also be increasing your fitness, strength and stamina through some carefully designed sessions - but don't worry, because although it's tremendously good for you, it won't feel like it because you'll have the benefit of lots of lovely drums and things, so it'll be like your guilty pleasure that you just had to creep out of bed for. Yes!
Oh, and the t-rex quad thing? Well yes, they're available, but you're going to have to pedal...
by Angela Reed-Fox
It's that time again, Rogue Bella has teamed up with Illustrious Ben to bring you an extra special 12 week festival of power to get your cycling season started with a bang. Whether you're dipping in and out for the odd session, or you're clocking up all the sessions, you'll be reaching a higher level of epic.
"There isn't much time. Every day they grow stronger."
Developed by seasoned competitive rider Ben Aldridge and delivered by our very own Rogue instructor, Bella this neat little set will be focusing on power and endurance, ready to tackle those juicy hills and leave the lesser folk standing! Take 12 weeks, and up to 24 sessions - put the effort in, and you'll be a formidable roce to reckon with.
"Take hold of this moment. The force is strong."
Sessions will be run on Thursdays at 7:30pm with an omnibus edition of the same class on Mondays at 7:45pm. These sessions are 'advanced' and last an hour.
Advanced sessions are suitable for cyclists and studio riders who have been riding with us a little while. Bring water, bring a towel. You're going to need it.
"May the Force be with us."
Take it easy, chipmunk, be one with the Fox, the Fox is with you. See you there.
Book now: www.foxstudiocycling.com
Yep, you didn't read it wrong - please welcome the Skipper. Many of our most frequent fliers will have seen Tony chugging away in the ranks, but now, not only is he a qualified Fox instructor, but he's going to be covering the Saturday #8amClub this week! Anything could happen! Satisfy your curiosity and book in now. Seriously, you'd be missing out otherwise, and no one likes that.
We asked the Skipper a few questions. So if you want to read more - and if you want to know why he's called the Skipper, click below:
New Fox Cycling Instructor!
Only a couple of weeks after successfully completing the Fox Studio Cycling Instructor course, we'd like to introduce our newest instructor for your delectation!
You might recognise Emma - she's often to be found near the back of class, sweating her socks off!
So, we caught up with her to ask her lots of questions:
FoxBlog: So why cycling instructing? Why Fox? And why now?
Emma: My back ground is estate agency (I'm a nice person honestly!) and that quickly turned into an operations role managing big teams of people and training them; this is where my passion really lies - seeing other people succeed at their goals. After having my two boys I knew going back to my old job wasn't for me and that's when I decided to turn my obsession with Fox studio cycling into a career! I am born and bred Portishead and live with my Husband Dave and two boys Archie and Stanley.
FoxBlog: How did you find the Fox Cycling training course?
Emma: I found the training fantastic; it really suited my learning style of practical and theory which gave me the knowledge I needed but kept me interested through out the two days. What made me finally take the plunge with the training was the need to have a work/family life balance whilst doing something I enjoy and am passionate about!
FoxBlog: What are you top three favourite things?
Emma: Gin and wine! Studio Cycling and spending time with my great family and friends.
FoxBlog: Umm, that's four... Glad studio cycling was in there though - it was a trick question! What do you love about studio cycling?
Emma: The buzz afterwards , you feel you can tackle anything.
FoxBlog: What you want people to get out of your classes?
Emma: To feel motivated to accomplish their own goals big or small.
FoxBlog: What/who inspires you?
Emma: My 7 best girl friends who I have known since aged 11 - they have all been through tough times, highs and lows and they always do it with wicked humour!
FoxBlog: What do you think customers will like about Fox Cycling?
Emma: The friendly welcome you receive; it's like being part of a community and everyone helps each other along.
FoxBlog: What's your top tip for studio cycling?
Emma: Ignore your legs ! You can always push further than you think.
FoxBlog: Who would you most like to have in your class?
Emma: Jessica Ennis Hill - I reckon she would love a bit of Fox!
Emma has now covered two sessions - look out for her classes on the timetable!
And don't worry - she's tried and tested: Michelle and Beth couldn't believe her first class was her first - and Richard said she gave a brilliant workout. David was REALLY impressed, and Amy thought she was 'just great!' So there you have it. No excuses.
Want to try the Vibe Studio? Or want to try Fox Cycling? Or want to try both?
We get you - if you're new to either Fox or the Vibe, or both of us, and would like to have a go, we'd like to offer you the chance to try both out at a preferential rate.
For only £50 you can buy a package of five 20 minute Vibe sessions and five of Fox's Tuesday morning 30 minute sessions. Now you can have your cake and eat it - literally! Crack on, beause this is a deal that's not going to go on forever - it ends at the end of August 2016.
Interested? Call Jonathan (at the Vibe studio) on 01275 390604 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And now for something completely different...
Always on the alert to perk things up a bit, we're introducing a special weekly session delivered by Shona at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. Why's it special? Because each week follows a different theme. Could be the music, could be the cycling-based antics, could be... well you never know.
The session is billed as 'progressive', so if you've been to a few of our sessions, you'll know what to expect. 'I wish I could make it more often,' says Beth, 'the pace is perfect for me as I tend to go to the class after a run.' Jean had a good time and brought a friend too: 'The Glastonbury theme was good and the atmosphere was friendly and fun. Shona made Leanna feel very welcome and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a fun time.'
And the music? 'I love Shona's class,' says Sallyann, 'It's well organised and structured, there's great music that's different each week; it's always interesting.' Emily agreed; 'Shona's classes as always are fab! It's so good to have her classes on a weeknight.'
And Shona herself? 'Great atmosphere, Shona is fantastic and enthusiastic, and gets me working really hard, and I like the themes,' says Emma, 'I really love Shona's new class and will be trying to get there every week.'
So there we have it - it's road-tested by our very special members/customers, and it's ready for you have a go.