Pedal To The Beat

Photo by Jamye Chrisman

Music pumping and the lights dimmed, Brook Nelson chimes in over her headset: “Push yourself! You came here for a reason!”

Brook is the manager of Teton Valley’s indoor cycling studio, Spin Cave. Monday through Saturday, she and her team offer a variety of spin classes. “The Spin Cave is a great training tool for all types of athletes and non-athletes alike,” Brook says. “It improves endurance, strength, and power on all levels: physically, mentally, and emotionally.”

Classes are easily booked on a smartphone app called MindBody. Spinners purchase individual classes or a ten-pack pass and can make reservations in advance to claim one of nine available bikes.

Spin Cave is owned by Teri Reiley, the owner of Anytime Fitness, where Brook is a personal trainer. Teri’s newer studio opened to such popularity that she immediately had to add more bikes to the space. She encourages trainers to make each class as fun and creative as they can. For example, Brook is known to host holiday-themed classes to spice things up. Trainer Jennifer McCrillis gets the beats pumping with ’80s- and ’90s tunes.

“Everyone needs time to escape some aspect of their life,” Brook says. “What better place to run to than here, a place that makes you healthier?”