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New Music Friday Here At 1025 Maxwell Lane


Did you know that Music is sometimes banned to prevent athletes from gaining an unfair advantage during competitions. Why may you ask? Because of its capacity to energize and increase endurance during your workout. Turn that music up please! Our instructors here at Prime Cycle work day and night on their playlists to keep you motivated during class. Check out below to see our instructors New Music Friday Playlists...

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"There are two important details that I look for when creating a play list; the beat and the energy. Familiar and challenging RPMs for the clients, as well as, the excitement and intensity that can fill the room with carefully created playlists is amazing." -Alexa D.


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Ava keeps her music upbeat while using motivational ques that allow your mind and body to connect and progress. Check Ava out on Tuesdays @5:45am & Thursdays at 7am.

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Dani
has the talent to find the best remixes for class. She takes todays hits and develops a diverse and challenging ride.  Come ride with Dani Monday's 6:30pm/7:30pm, Wednesday 9am/10:15am, Thursdays 6:30pm/7:30pm, Saturdays 8:15am/9:30am and Sundays 8:15am.

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This is just a preview of the motivating songs that Julie plays, Check her out on Sundays 9:30AM & 5:30pm Tuesdays 9am, Wednesdays 7am, Thursdays 9am & Fridays 6:30.. Check her & the rest of her playlist out!


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LOVES theme rides! She recently did a Girls ride with these powerful female artist and has a couple fun theme rides coming your way! Check her out Tuesdays 7:30pm, Thursdays at 5:45am & Saturdays 7:15am {which is free for first time riders}

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Don't let this Mommy of two fool you, she knows her music. Her classes are fun & upbeat with her carefully selected playlist. Check Nicole out on Tuesdays 10:15am {Make sure to stay for the 15 min toning segment, you'll walk out feeling stronger than ever}


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Abbey is one Boss of an instructor. She makes sure each climb and sprint has the perfect song to get you in the right mindset. Take a boss ride with Abbey on Mondays & Tuesdays at 7am.

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Up-beat, intense, fun, challenging and diverse are all adjectives that describe Alexa's playlist. Within 45 min she can guide you through rap, pop, country and EDM without losing the flow of class. Check her out Mondays 6am/9am, Wednesdays 6am/6:30pm, Thursdays 7am/10:15am, Fridays 6am and Sundays 11am.


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Summer Gems Found In Our Mile Square Town...


Hello Summer Heatwave! With these sizzling temperatures rising, you just might be able to fry an egg on Hudson Street. Since it be may be tough to stay cool, might as well look cool! We discovered a few gems found in our Lovely town of Hoboken to keep you looking fresh this weekend...

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Did you know that by applying sunblock, it can reduce the risk of getting skin cancer by 80%? Wow. Well riders, lets kick those harmful rays away with Sun Bum sunblock! Started up in 2010, this Coco Beach based company knows the right way to protect our skin while having fun in the sun. Sun Bum partnered up with amazing foundations to raise awareness towards autism, breast cancer, children with cystic fibrosis and numerous skin cancer foundations. Grab a bottle of Sun Bum at our local Target in Newport Jersey City!


Besides keeping our mind and body healthy, it's also important to keep our eyes healthy. Quay sunglasses are a fabulous way to keep you stylish during these hot summer months. Grab yourself a pair at Alba right here in Hoboken! {716 Washington Street}

                                           
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Who doesn't love laying out in the sun?! Good bye regular, boring towels and say hello to BIG circle towels that keep you away from that annoying sand. Dear Hannah {Personally one of my top favs} has a great selection for you to chose from. If you can't find it, they can order it for you as well. Check them out at 503 Washington Street

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STAY COOL, STAY FASHIONABLE AND STAY PROTECTED DURING THESE HOT, SUMMER WEEKS!

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Instructor Spotlight: Meet Non-Profit Charity Founder & Our Instructor, Abbey LeVine!


She started a Non-Profit organization, has her own podcast show and is one of our amazing instructors here at Prime Cycle. Abbey LeVine's life is anything but boring. This women of action opened up to us about her life in California, moments with Lady Gaga & her amazing pup...

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-Where were you born & raised?

ABBEY: I was born and raised in Simsbury, CT near Hartford, and am the oldest of four girls. My dad loves sports, so we are all healthy and athletic. In high school, I was the captain of my crew team.


- You lived in California for awhile, how was it living on the west coast?
ABBEY: After college, I moved to LA to pursue my career in television. I've been producing talk shows, documentaries and reality shows for over two decades. One of my favorite shoots was when I had the opportunity to spend four days with Lady Gaga in Australia. I also had a fascinating experience directing shows in prisons. I've been into 18 maximum security prisons all over the US. My favorite talk show host is Bill Maher. He still remembers my name when we see each other. Really smart guy. I was in LA for 15 years but am very happy to be in NYC since 2010, closer to home -- and my people!

-What made you want to become an indoor cycling instructor?
ABBEY: I first taught spinning at Bodies In Motion in LA starting in 1999, after I ran the LA marathon. I couldn't walk for 3 days after the marathon and thought it was probably not the best exercise for me anymore! I'm back in the saddle thanks to the unstoppable Julie I, who invited me to teach at Prime after we took a cycle class together in Miami while working together on a TV show!


-What else do you do besides instruct at Prime?
ABBEY: LOL. I wear a lot of hats. Besides TV, I host a radio show/podcast called LeVine Intervention, offering humor, perspective and advice answering questions you're too afraid to ask your mother. It's a little racy, but appeals to my talk show background. Ultimately, I'd like to get the podcast syndicated internationally. You can find my podcasts on iTunes or at levineintervention.nyc. When I am not working, I have nieces that I love to spoil. My favorite thing to do with them is go to Enchantments in the East Village and teach them how to cast good spells!


-Tell us about your charity!
ABBEY: I run a non-profit called Spread the Sparkle that hosts events on holidays for people that don't have families or anywhere else to be. Spreadthesparkle.org has organized events on Mother's Day, Christmas and Easter for over 250 women and children who have survived domestic violence. We partner with Barrier Free Living to populate the events. This has become a very special part of my world because I feel that I am leaving a legacy of love. Next year, we are expanding into LA and Tennessee. I co-founded it in 2014 with my friend Brenda after I had hosted a Christmas Eve dinner for "city orphans", (mainly my friends and friends of friends) and realized how many people don't have anywhere to be on holidays. Brenda and I had both always wanted to volunteer on holidays, but most non-profits are closed, so we started one that isn't. Spread the Sparkle seems to make volunteers as happy as the attendees, because people love to be a part of our events. They are very special.


-What is your favorite thing to do with Mr. Paulie Meatballs?
ABBEY: I have a furry son. His name is Mr. Paulie Meatballs and he is a ham! I rescued Paulie 2 years ago from a dog shelter. He has starred in a commercial for a technology company called 4C and seems to make friends wherever he goes. We love to go to the beach in the summer and swim in lakes upstate.


-What is your favorite country you ever visited?
ABBEY: Oh this is a tough question. I'm going to say it is either Brazil or Kenya. Both because of the people and how it feels being in the country. As soon as I stepped foot in Kenya, I felt the immense sacred energy from that land and the soul of their communities. There is such history in Kenya. Not to mention - who doesn't love a place where you can see wild roaming zebras, lions and rhinos! Brazil has deep positive energy expressed through samba music, really fresh food and such passion.


-Favorite Food:
ABBEY: Sushi. Although I eat something green at every meal and could survive on broccoli with garlic if I had to, fresh fish creatively combined with that yummy crunch of the seaweed and some spicy soy sauce. YUM! (I'm a total foodie and actually geek out on recipes)


-What do you enjoy doing on your time off?
ABBEY: Wandering the streets of NYC in the summer, cooking, hiking, visiting friends and believe it or not, dating. I am recently single and am having a blast meeting men -- mostly because it's so terrifying to date, but I love overcoming my fears!


-Do you have a favorite place to bike in NYC?
ABBEY: Along the Hudson River. I live in Tribeca and use my bike to get everywhere and anywhere in the city. I even biked to Harlem for brunch last weekend. But the Hudson River Parkway is the most beautiful part of the city, with so many incredible parks. I appreciate every square inch of NYC, especially along the river.



Favorite color
Red. Love and abundance


-Which do you prefer?

Tap back or Press- Press! These little movements we do in class, really work! My arms are so much stronger since starting to teach at Prime and I really hope my rider's arms are too!
Climb or sprint - Oh I love a good sprint with resistance and then taking it off.


Final words from Abbey - "I am so grateful to be part of the Prime Cycle family. Our riders are so dedicated to their well being and engaged in the classes. The Prime Method of riding on the beat and combining upper body moves is the best of all the top studios. And the management and staff at Prime is so loving, so supportive and so kick ass!"

              Take a Boss Ride with Abbey on Monday and Tuesday Mornings at 7:00AM!


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Summertime Fitness Tips To Keep You Motivated Towards Reaching Your Goals!



It's summertime Riders! That means more sunshine, longer days, hotter temperatures, cookouts and social events. Which makes it tougher for us to find that balance between summer fun & a healthy lifestyle. We have some tips to keep you motivated and healthy throughout the summer months!!


 
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Set a goal for yourself!
  • Here at Prime Cycle we have the SUMMER GAME BOARD CHALLENGE. Challenge yourself to ride 6 out of 9 instructors, once completed you receive a $20 gift card to Prime. Reward yourself with more classes, clothing or even cycling shoes!
  • Sign up for a race in the fall! Spinning is great cross training to incorporate into your program
  • Challenge yourself but taking X amount of classes a month

          Bring on that H2O & stay hydrated 
  • During the summer, it's important to drink more fluids to stay properly hydrated
  • Before a workout, drink ice cold water to cool down your body temperature 
  • Drink 7-10 ounces every 10-20 minutes during your workout
  • Watermelon is a great post workout snack, filled with essential rehydration salts, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium to help you stay hydrated.
  • Not a fan of regular water? Check out our past post about spicing up your H2O

Bring a Buddy!
  • Exercising with a buddy will motivate you towards reaching your fitness goals. Exercising while hanging out with your friend, what else can you ask for?!
  • Here at Prime Cycle we offer a Referral Program, it's a great way to bring your buddy. Bonus...you'll also get a free class for referring him/her.
  • Having a workout buddy will push you harder & improve your stats. After class you both can head over to brunch in town and go over your stats. {Whoever won, pays for the waiters tip}

Reward yourself!
  • Making it to the gym or here to the studio is an reward itself!

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Swap out The Unhealthy BBQ Foods & Walk Away Gilt Free This 4th Of July Weekend...

Fourth of July Weekend is here Prime Cycle Riders!! Independence Day is all about friends, family and food, and it can easily mess up your healthy routine. We have some popular BBQ alternatives so you can still have fun without falling off the wagon. Enjoy!


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Swap out the Chips & add more colorful vegetables. Bring an American Flag Veggie Patter with you to a party so you're not tempted to dip into those unhealthy appetizers 

3 Cucumbers

10-15 Radishes
Cauliflower
Grape Tomatoes
2 Red Peppers
*Trader Joes, Reduced Guilt, Spinach & Kale Greek Yogurt Dip is PERFECT for these Veggies

Corn on the Cob doesn't always need to be covered in butter, swap it out for something tastier & healthier like:
-Cinnamon Powder 
-Reduced fat feta, chili power & squeeze of lime
-Salsa
-Smoked paprika
-Pesto
-Tablespoon of olive oil, garlic powder & lemon juice
-Guacamole 


Swap out the bread for a fresher & healthier Bun
-Sweet Potato Bun {Cut in 1/2 thick rounds & grill}
-Portobello Bun {Brush some Olive oil with Salt & Pepper, then grill}
-Romane lettuce Bun 
-Eggplant Bun {Cut in 1/2 thick rounds, brush olive oil & grill}
-Tomato Bun
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Throw out that regular potato salad & switch to cauliflower salad!

large head cauliflower *2 hard boiled eggs *1/3 cup mayonnaise *1 tablespoon mustard *1 tablespoon dill relish *2 teaspoons finely diced onion *1 teaspoon fresh dill *1 teaspoon chopped chives *1 teaspoon vinegar *1/2 teaspoon salt, more to taste 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cut the cauliflower into bite sized pieces, much like you would a potato for potato salad. Rinse and drain.
Add just enough water to cover the bottom of a 12 inch skillet and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Add the cauliflower to the skillet and cover to steam.
Let steam for 3-5 minutes, checking for doneness with a fork. When a fork slides in easily, add the cauliflower to a large bowl. Do not overcook the cauliflower or your salad will be mushy. 
Chop the hard boiled eggs into small pieces and add to the bowl with the cauliflower.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except for the paprika, and whisk together to form the dressing for the salad.
Gently fold the dressing into the cauliflower and eggs, stirring to coat each piece. Sprinkle with paprika.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until cold.

Don't let dessert ruin all the healthy swapping you did! Bring these 4th of July fruit kabobs so you & your friends can go home guilt free

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     Organic Blueberries, Raspberries {or you can use strawberries}, Bananas & skewers 


We will also be Open this 4th of July Weekend!
Sat: 8:30 & 9:30 w/ Dani
Sun:8:30 & 9:30 w/ Julie
Mon:8:30 w/ Nicole & 10:00 w/Julie 

                                         
                                                    {Happy 4th Of July Riders!!}