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The Positive Well Rounded Effects Of Prime Cycle...

"If you don't create change, change will create you." -Unknown.

Often we are resistant to change and we don't realize that change itself is constant. Often we avoid changes and prefer to stay in our comfort zones. Change can sometimes be fun, exciting, refreshing and scary. Even the simplest change can impact your life for the better. Read about the positive impact Prime Cycle has had on our #PrimeFitFam from new clients & OG's to a Prime instructor...


::Blossoms Story::
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-How did you hear about Prime Cycle and what made you decide to try us out in the beginning?
My sister made me try, even though I was terrified!

-Has Prime Cycle Impacted your life in any way?
Prime has made Hoboken feel like a community and home. It has become my happy place where I don't only go to get a killer workout, but also to see close friends. I always leave feeling positive, stronger and revived

-Do you have a favorite instructor that motivates or inspires you the most?
They're all amazing!! But funny story, Julie is the reason why I became Prime obsessed. I ran into Julie at Shipyard cleaners and recognized her from barre classes. I started talking to her and she convinced me to try Prime again (this was a year after my initial class when prime first opened)... her Party on a Bike literally turned my life around!

-Do or did you have a goal when starting? Either short term or long term?
To make it through the first class!

-Do you have a favorite Prime moment?
                                                                       The 90 minute class!
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-What do you love about Prime Cycle?
Literally everything! The people, the intense workout, the communal high, the party on a bike, etc....the community it has turned Hoboken into. I also love how much stronger I've become physically and mentally because of Prime.




::Jonathan's Story::


-How did you hear about Prime Cycle and what made you decide to try us out in the beginning?
I first tried Prime Cycle’s uptown location, but that was well over a year ago. I since moved to Jersey City and needed something a little more convenient. After seeing that a location was opening up near the PATH, I figured that would be a lot easier than trying to get uptown to spin.

-Has Prime Cycle impacted your life in any way?
Of course it has impacted me in a positive way. We have a gym in my apartment building, but some people need the drive of competition or instruction, and I’m definitely one of those people. There have been days when I’m exhausted and don’t think I have the energy to spin for an hour, but once you get going, the adrenaline and the music really do the work for you.

-Do you have a favorite instructor that motivates or inspires you the most?
So far I have taken 2 classes apiece from Caitlin and Alexa, and they each definitely have a way with their cadence that made things easy for me when I was getting back into spin, and also keeps the veterans motivated. (they could be DJ’s when they aren’t spin instructors the way they count down each of the exercises we’re doing) Telling the class what to do and keeping us mentally there must be difficult. There is nothing easy about their classes, but the workout high is very apparent afterward.

-Do or did you have a goal when starting? Either short term or long term?
My short term goal was to shed some pounds before a vacation that I have coming up. So short term I had set a goal of 10 pounds in 3 weeks, which is when we’re leaving. Long term, I’d like to keep it going until I’m down 20.

-Did you have to deal with any challenges within yourself when trying to reach your goals?
My biggest challenge personally has to do with the area, and my love for beer. Between Jersey City & Hoboken, the biggest social activities are predominantly drinking related. Plus I have three roommates, so whether we’re watching sports or playing video games, life is just better with a beer. So the additional challenge I’ve had to give myself is that the next beer I have will be on the plane for vacation.

-Do you have a favorite Prime moment?
That’s easy. This past class (on Taco Tuesday), I finished with 620 in energy in Caitlin’s class. We climbed a hill for what felt like the full 45 minutes. But that number shattered my personal best, so now I have something new to shoot for.

-What do you love about Prime Cycle?
Everyone is there for different reasons, but the end goal is the same. Nobody leaves a class at Prime and says to themselves “I wish I hadn’t done that.” It’s always the same feeling of accomplishment and newfound energy when you’re done. It’s easy to get off a treadmill when you’re tired, but you’re not going to be the one to get off your bike early in a room where everyone else is going through it with you. It pushes you farther than you were planning to go in that hour, but that’s how you get to whatever goals you have set for yourself the quickest.

::Ashley's Story::

-How did you hear about Prime Cycle and what made you decide to try us out in the beginning?
I'd been hearing about Prime Cycle for at least a year and have had friends rave about the studio and their experiences. The timing just wasn't right for me having just had my second baby and frankly not ready to make the commitment to myself. Then the downtown studio opened right when I began my search for a workout studio/type of workout I could love and get into a routine with. I tried a free class with Julie and the rest is history....addicted :)

-Has Prime Cycle Impacted your life in any way?
Prime has absolutely changed my life as an individual feeling like ME again and as a mother with more energy and even wife (what's that saying... happy wife happy life)! I'm allowing time for myself, getting in the best shape of my life and enjoying it all thoroughly while finding Prime to be like a second home for me.17426292_10100365970354592_1206874202224478145_n

-Do you have a favorite instructor that motivates or inspires you the most?
I take classes Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings with Caitlin and Julie. I couldn't imagine better motivators and support to push and encourage me to be my best. I get excited before each class and leave feeling on top of the world.

-Do or did you have a goal when starting? Either short term or long term?
My goals were about getting time for myself back again and becoming the best me for 2017. I've been amazed at how spiritually I've been impacted (yes from a spin class lol) and also watching my body change in just 2 short months losing inches and feeling strong. I'm so happy.

-Do you have a favorite Prime moment?
A favorite Prime moment was the first time I hit a number one spot. It made me realize how strong I can be and I continue to challenge myself each week!

-What do you love about Prime Cycle?
I love the way Prime has become a home for me and bringing my youngest child with me to mini Prime, it's part of our weekly routine. I love the family atmosphere and staff, and of course the class itself which is always challenging, fun and rewarding.

::Niki's Story::FullSizeRender-6
-How did you hear about Prime Cycle and what made you decide to try us out in the beginning?

I heard about Prime through Irina. She brought me to my first class, with Julie, and the rest is history! I was hooked!

-Has Prime Cycle Impacted your life in any way? It has! Irina and I became good friends, as we made plans to meet at Prime regularly. In addition, I finally found a form of cardio (other than swimming) that I LOVE! I look forward to classes. It has become a form of meditation for me, as I enter the room and I truly shut my brain off, and can enjoy the class, the music, the vibe. It's a healthy outlet for life's stresses.FullSizeRender-5_copy-Do you have a favorite instructor that motivates or inspires you the most? Julie had me hooked from the first class!
-Do or did you have a goal when starting? Either short term or long term?
I was hoping to get through a class, and see myself improve. I tried to come to 1-2 classes a week. Now I aim for 5-6 times a week and often see myself in the top 10 of class.

-Do you have a favorite Prime moment?
Ah, a few! The downtown opening with Naughty by Nature was so much fun and great energy!! Also accomplishing the 90 minute ride!
-What do you love about Prime Cycle? Such a great vibe, everyone is super friendly. It's like an extended family. :)


::Alexa D's Story::


-How did you hear about Prime Cycle and what made you decide to try us out in the beginning?
I started to hear about Prime Cycle when it was in the works, before we had a space, before we had a business plan, just when it was an idea. I never imaged this business venture would include me! I was a Health and Physical Education teacher outside of Hoboken who took a front desk job at Prime Cycle while I was on the search for the perfect school to work at more locally. During that first month of employment, I took classes, took part in instructor trainings and soon enough had 1 class on the schedule! From there my involvement, commitment and passion for Prime Cycle grew so large I stopped looking for teaching jobs and focused on a career change.

-Has Prime Cycle Impacted your life in any way?
For a past athlete, where working out was required and expected, it was difficult to figure out how to workout, when to workout and where to get the motivation to workout. I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome at 17yrs old and the most important thing to stay in control of my body is physical fitness. College was impossible with a poor diet and lack of motivation to go to the gym. Since starting to take class and instruct at Prime, I have lost 10lbs the healthy way, decreased my medication and improved my symptoms tremendously. I feel more energized and strong day to day but also feel excited to workout and push the riders to get that "cycling high" with me every class!IMG_9329

-Do or did you have a goal when starting? Either short term or long term?
I did not have a goal when being introduced to the cycling world... but that's the best part! You never know where your path with lead, but when you follow a passion and enjoy what you do, everything falls into place without even realizing it! Professionally, physically and/or mentally.

-Do you have a favorite Prime moment?
The first time I ever had a waitlist for class! It was an 11am Sunday Funday ride! That time slot will always have my heart- those riders always killed it!


-What do you love about Prime Cycle?
That it's a family. Prime focuses on making each rider feel successful for every little stride. With the family run management, there is a large support team of staff that are alway there to help!

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