The long anticipated 1Rebel @1Rebel_uk opened this week in the City of London between Liverpool St and the Gherkin on St Mary Axe. Covering 8,000 sq ft that is divided into 2 large studios, 1Rebel offers 2 different classes - Rebel Ride (spinning style indoor cycling workout) and Rebel Reshape (combination of resistance exercises combined with intense bursts on treadmills). These high intensity group exercise classes are available on a pay per visit basis, with no contract and no hidden fees.
Both being keen cyclists, Natalie and myself went along to try out Rebel Ride. What a great lunchtime class! We loved the pumping sound system and the new smooth Matrix bikes which have Look and SPD cleats on every bike - JJ can you make this the new common standard and can all manufactures fall in line? Both of these greatly enhance the experience for the user and when your paying £20 per ride (when you buy 10 sessions up front) or £22 per ride (when you buy 4 sessions) its essential to do everything possible to make sure each ride is the best one yet.
The showers, see photos below, are a work of art and are the best I've seen since Crunch opened. Changing rooms also have heated seating, nice products and fluffy scented towels. Roots & Bulbs are doing the refuelling.
I look forward to my next ride in a few weeks time when it's settled in and before the second site opens at Broadgate in April.