REV Cycle Studio Opening at McHenry Row

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

1441398_133582360161370_1059193758_nBaltimore City will be getting its first indoor cycling studio on January 1st when REV Cycle Studio opens at 1718 Whetstone Way at McHenry Row. After two years in the making, fitness enthusiasts and South Baltimore residents Esther Collinetti and Rick Zambrano will be opening their 3,000 sq. ft. boutique fitness center.

REV will offer 45- and 60-minute cycle classes; cycle fusion classes with a 40-minute cycle and 20 minutes of yoga, core or barre; yoga-only classes; and, an option to combine a cycle workout with a cyclist- or runner-specific yoga class. They will also offer leadership seminars and seminars on goal coaching. REV will additionally be partnering with neighbor Charm City Run on half spin/half run workouts, as well as partnering with Key Highway’s Race Pace Bicycles on outdoor rides.

“We started REV Cycle Studio to offer clients a workout for their mind as well as their bodies. We want to inspire people to achieve more than they ever imagined they could,” said Collinetti in a recent press release.

Collinetti had ideas of starting her own cycle studio for many years and that idea became a reality when she found a partner in Zambrano. The duo partnered two years ago, put together a business plan, secured a bank loan and began looking for space. They originally planned to open in a space near the post office in South Baltimore, but those plans fell apart and set the duo back eight months.

They then started looking at spaces in Harbor East, but eventually narrowed their decision down to McHenry Row and Southside Marketplace, ultimately choosing McHenry Row because it had more of the upscale feel they were looking for. They also love that McHenry Row has parking and easy accessibility to major highways and Key Hwy.

1465244_133963166789956_1346830371_nCollinetti described the studio to as a combination of rustic and macho, yet soft. The theater-style studio will feature Schwinn AC Performance Plus stationary bikes, a yoga space, and four showers and three powder rooms. The studio will have 15 cycling instructors, including Collinetti and Zambrano, and will employ five front desk employees.

Born in Nigeria and a former native of Chile, Collinetti has 14 years of progressive group fitness experience in diverse facilities, including university recreation centers, private health clubs, resort fitness clubs, and corporate fitness establishments. As a frequent and active traveler, Collinetti has taught fitness classes in Australia, France, Nigeria and Jamaica. Collinetti is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian, and says she would love the opportunity to teach a class in Spanish at the studio one day.

Zambrano, a telecommunications executive and long- time fitness enthusiast, has competed in multiple U.S.-based and international fitness events, including ultramarathons, triathlons and Iron Man races.

Photos courtesy of REV Cycle Studio’s Facebook page.

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