Spin at Intrepid Revolution

Spin away those extra calories with Air Force veteran Tamiya Skinner at Intrepid Revolution, bringing you the ultimate cardiovascular ride.

Premier indoor spin studio Intrepid Revolution comes to Montclair.

Photo courtesy of Rock Tate.

Just when you thought Intrepid Gym, located at 312 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, couldn’t get any better, they’ve also included their own spin studio aside from their main gym area, called Intrepid Revolution.

Spin classes can be intimidating, especially when you are outside of the studio and all you seem to hear is the instructor screaming and panting coming from behind the door. If you’ve never taken a spin class before, the thought of peddling on a bike for 45 minutes straight with almost no breaks in between may be the reason you have avoided it. However, you’re in good hands over at Intrepid Revolution. Having its own private room including 20 spin bikes, their welcoming studio allows you to get as into your workout as you want, with no one to judge you.

Seven-year Air Force veteran Tamiya Skinner serves as Intrepid’s main spinning instructor, guaranteeing you an excellent cardio workout.

“The two speakers that we have in here are the same two speakers that we use out in our main gym area, which generate the entire space, so as you can imagine, it gets pretty loud in here. We are more ‘soul-cyclish’ where we pull the drapes down so it gets dark and the music gets you going. While she’s yelling at you during her class, you kind of just push yourself as hard as you can,” said Rock Tate, co-owner of Intrepid Gym.

Intrepid Revolution holds a spin class each day on three mornings and two afternoons, offering a variety of levels including an “Easy Ride,” “Competitive Ride,” “Tandem Ride,” “Goal Getter Ride,” “Core Power Ride” and lastly an “Intrepid Ride.”

“On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we have added a 6:30 a.m. spin class and then Tuesdays and Thursdays there is a 7 p.m. class,” said Tate. “On Saturdays we have a 9:30 a.m class and a 10:30 a.m class. Each class is 45 minutes long. Skinner does a great job of explaining how to use the bike appropriately, and the warm-up gets you in the right mindset and prepares you to give it your all.”

The workout itself has a lot of sprints, quick sprints, longer duration sprints and then Skinner puts you through a post spin stretch. Both Tate and Adam Kant, the other co-owner of Intrepid are looking into getting their own spin certification in late February and plan on coaching a class as well. “We are still pretty new to having the spin classes going on so we are just slowly rolling it out and looking forward to getting new members to come try it out,” said Tate.

The spin memberships are roughly $25 a session. To find out more information about Intrepid Revolution, you can visit their website at intrepidrevolution.com.

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