It was during a break away from the fast-paced lifestyle that she discovered something new.
After giving birth to her son, now 18 months old, Mack-Orr and a group of friends learned about the chance to open a CycleBar in Spartanburg. The California-based franchise founded in 2004 has more than 185 locations with 100 new studios slated to open by the end of the year.
One of the hottest new fitness trends in America is about to have a home in downtown Spartanburg. CycleBar, a premium indoor cycling fitness center, plans to open this spring at 120 W. St. John St., near the newly renovated Montgomery Building.
Featuring premium amenities, stadium-style setting, and instructors that the company calls “equal parts DJ, drill sergeant, motivator, and friend” the high-energy boutique group fitness concept is set to add something entirely different to the gym landscape in Downtown Spartanburg.
Simone Mack-Orr said members have different goals, but all leave with a sense of accomplishment and stress-relief. a rhythm-based ride — low-impact, high-intensity impact for all ages and body types.”
Some do it to lose weight, others to gain strength or stay in shape, and still, others to reduce joint stiffness.
The center will be open as early as 5:30 a.m. weekdays and stay open until at least 6:30 p.m. Also, it will be open on weekends.
The early hours are for those who want to get pumped up for the workday, while the later hours are often for those who stop by to relieve stress before going home.
Others, including parents, take classes during the middle of the day.
“I want to help people by pushing them to reach their full potential,” Mack-Orr said. “I love that CycleBar is rhythm-focused and you can tailor each class to the music. The rhythm of the music is what moves and connect our members.”
She said the studio offers pay-per-class, class packs and auto-renewable memberships. Riders also enjoy complimentary shoe rentals, filtered water, towels, and lockers, she said.