Unlock the Fun of Calorie Burning Fitness at Rush Cycle
Unlock the Fun of Calorie Burning Fitness at Rush Cycle
SHOW NOTES:[00:50] Why Frisco For Rush Cycle [03:33] The Rush Cycle Experience [05:09] Rush Cycle Instructors [6:00] The Rush Cycle Certification [07:10] Beyond The Ride [07:57] Cost & Current Deals [11:53] Rush Cycle Frisco Grand Opening [13:00] Rush Cycle Special Events [16:10] Rush Cycle Location [17:34] Ride With Master Trainers (for Free) – Limited Time
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- Toni Tegeler (Rush Cycle instructor)
- Rush Cycle on Lifestyle Frisco
- Rush Cycle on Website
- Rush Cycle on Instagram
- Rush Cycle on Facebook
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Scott: Welcome to the Frisco podcast. I’m your host, Scott Ellis. And today we’re sitting down with Jeremy and Justin from rush cycle. Guys, welcome to the show. Hey, thanks for having us. Thanks. Good to have you here today. Um, I’m a huge fan of cycling. I do it mostly indoors. I’m not an outdoor guy so much, but I’m excited to have you here because I want to hear a little bit more about rush cycle and what brought you guys to Frisco and what makes this different than other similar types of workouts. So what’s a, Jeremy, why don’t we start with you and then we’ll go over to Justin, but how did you come to be a part of this and, and why this particular business?
Jeremy: Like a lot of things you, you think about, uh, the booming air or the booming industry, the booming economy. Like I want to get a part of that. I want, I want to get involved, be a part of a, a big time city exploding and there’s probably not a larger city like that in America right now than Frisco. Um, so with that in the back of the head, my wife found the franchise found, uh, on a show she liked that we don’t watch together because it gives me anxiety. Um, anyway, it, we, we talked to send an email to the guys over in San Diego, Tim Suski and Corey Spangler, we flew out to meet them. We rode a class. It killed us. A lot of fun as you can. You can tell we’re, we’re not like a fit and uh, you know, we’re not the biggest cyber athletes yet
Scott: Working on it though, right?
Jeremy: We’re working on it. And so we, uh, we talked to those guys out there. We bought into their brand, their community focus, their culture. Um, Rush is a place where you come in and you’re not left out, you’re not looking over there and somebody is just looking to be the strongest or the fastest and you’re just in the way. Everybody, it’s like Cheers. You walk in, everybody knows your name, they’re glad you’re there, you kind of go into it together, you ride together and then when you finish, you’re sweating like always. And then you come back the next day, the day after. That’s Kinda the goal.
Scott: I love that, and I know that that kind of community focus and camaraderie is a good, good way to encourage people to keep coming so that they’re meeting their goals and doing the things that they need to do. Justin, how about you? What was, what inspired you to get involved in this and take part in Rush Cycle?
Justin: Much like Jeremy said, I’ve always had kind of a vision to be a franchise owner. I’m originally thought it was going to be food and then realize that maybe that’s not the best idea how much work goes into that. Um, but then Jeremy, like he said, his wife found, um, from the show Out Daughtered a place in league city. They opened up a rush cycle and that’s kind of what initially got us interested in it. And then he brought me in a couple months after he’s been going through the process, brought my wife and Whitney and I in and we went out there to San Diego, did the ride and just had an absolute blast.
I mean we’ve, I had zero spin cycle experience prior to this. My wife had done a couple in college and you know, at the, you know, anytime fitness, or not Anytime but LA Fitness, but a, we went out there and just had an absolute great time. You know, we were very intimidated going into it. Then once you’re there and you’re kind of in the setting, it’s dark, it’s dim lit, you know, everybody’s kind of doing their own thing. There’s not some big projection scoreboard showing you you’re in first or last. You’re kind of ran at your own pace and you’re getting a great workout. And, um, we just fell in love with it immediately.
So describe the experience to somebody that’s never been to Rush Cycle. When I go to my first class, what am I, what should I be ready for? What am I in for?
Justin: So the main thing they say is it’s very rhythmic. It’s a rhythmic workout. It’s a, you have a lead instructor on her podium. Then you’ve got 43 bikes in front of her, him or her, and they are just, they’re dancing, they’re keeping you, you know, they’re dancing in and out of the saddle. They’re, you know, not up jumping around in between the seats, but they are just going, they’re keeping you on beat and you’re just, you’re riding. Next thing you know, you feel like, you know, 45 minutes, it’s just gone by so fast. It’s dark black lit. It is. It’s a really fun thing to do. And you’re burning, I mean, I checked my iWatch, it was like 650 calories.
Scott: Yeah. That’s a good burn in that time. Yeah. Okay. So it’s basically kind of, it’s a dark room, but you say it’s black lit. So
Justin: yes, there’s a, there’s a power board up there that our instructor has and she can hit the big lights, the black lights. There’s four lights around the podium that she can turn on anytime. And so, I mean, it just kinda keeps you engaged and it’s just fun.
Scott: So you can kind of modify that environment per the instructor
Jeremy: Yeah, they’re doing a little bit playlist depending on what music they want. And that goes with DBA. They’re also the DJ, I think they’re a part pastor. They kind of do the sermon midway through. And they’ll turn all the lights off and that’s when people are still spinning. You’re supposed to be still, it’s very club like you need [inaudible] right. Right in that moment. Okay. And then they just crank it back up and it’s, I mean
Scott: It sounds like good energy though. They’re kind of keeping everybody go in and engaged the whole time. So tell us about some of the instructors. Do they have, I assume they have different personalities, different types of playlists.
Jeremy: They are the rock stars. Yeah. So they keep the people coming back. We were very fortunate to get, uh, her name is Tony Tegeler from league city actually.
So she was with rush cycle and Houston had to move up here. Um, she found out about a year ago that we were coming to Frisco and she lives in Dallas. Okay. And so she had pinged our national instructor, kind of the master trainer who has been in town for a couple of weeks. And it’s so easy because she comes up, she’s already been through the training and that’s a big part of rush too. They’re not just there for their shift. They’re not just, hey, I’ll just come be an instructor. There is a legit four week intense certification process they go through. Okay. So they have to have that passion. They have to have that, that drive to do that. And they do. And you’ll feel it when you’re on that bike and they’re not stopping.
Justin: And there’s no, you know, a lot of these places and a lot of different gyms. You have a two day certificate training and then, Hey, boom, you’ve got your class, let’s go. And like Jeremy said, I mean it’s a four week, you know, they have to invest in it as well. Um, and they come in and they, they’re not teaching those first four weeks. They’re riding along with our master trainers. And then after that four weeks is up, it’s kind of their time to go. Okay.
Scott: Okay, and that sounds like an important differentiator as opposed to, you know, somebody that does have a much shorter certification process. You guys are, they’re really required to, like you said, invest time and effort into doing what Rush Cycle, you know?
Justin: Yeah. Cause at the end of the day a major people are coming for the community and, but they also are coming for, you know, that instructor, you know, she’s the talent.
She’s up there killing it and then, you know, get him that workout. So if they’re not ready we need to scale them back and we’ll go from there.
It’s one of those things you definitely can tell the difference when you walk in the door. Yeah. The uh, the training, that sounds like fun.
So are there, are there other types of activities that go along with the rides? Like I know I’ve seen in some cases I prefer when I get on a bike I just want to ride and ride hard. But in other cases where maybe they do some lightweights or they have bands or other things that are going on around that too. The, does rush cycle incorporate some of those things as well or are we just in there to ride?
Justin: We’re there to ride. We also have weights. Okay. We’ll do some arm exercises.
Jeremy: Um, usually like the last two or three songs we’ll incorporate apartment sizes and we’ve got two three, four and five pound weights. Okay. Kind of go at your own if you’re a big bulky guy, double up. Yeah.
Justin: The five pound weights, you think that’s not enough? Yeah. But after a 45 minute ride might be stigmatized.
Scott: Yeah. Okay. That sounds good. Um, so what else can, what else can you tell us about this? So how much, first of all, how much does it cost to become a member of our cycle?
Justin: So right now unlimited membership is $109. Okay. A, it’s kind of the first month we’re in the soft opening phase. That’s going to jump to about $129 and we’re going to offer eight pass a a-class pass $109 and then we’re mixing in some four class passes. And it’s kind of a, every market’s unique, right? And so they’re trying to figure out the best schedule, uh, for the exact classes in the morning. Like right now we have 5:45 well if we find out that we can, you know, get people there a little earlier, 5:15 so they can get showered and get out to work, we may adjust that way. And same with the packages. If people can’t go eight times or more a month, then we’ll do an inlet down to the four, maybe a six class pass. So it’s kind of a
Scott: Kind of learning what the market needs in Frisco, right.
Justin: Working out the kinks right now, just to make sure.
Scott: But for right now, if somebody wants unlimited it, they can sign up for $109 a month. Okay, well that’s good. And you can go to as many classes as you want with that. Okay, good news. Yeah. What is the right cadence of going to classes? Like is there such thing as too much? Is there an ideal, I mean, everybody’s fitness level, maybe a little different, but what do you guys recommend?
Justin: Let’s say, you know, if you could as much as you can go, but definitely your body needs rest with whatever you’re doing. You know, I would, I mean five days a week, I think it would be pushing it, um, consult with your physician.
Scott: Yeah, yeah, absolutely. Okay. No, that’s good to know though.
Jeremy: I mean, I think most people in this kind of fitness boutique era, they’re gonna make sense. They’re gonna do spend one day, they’ll go do kind of like a hit class another day. I mean, I think it’s, we like having a bunch of other things around us so that way all these people can go and kind of incorporate all of these things or that workouts and that,
Scott: That makes a lot of sense to me. I like to do the same thing. I think if you do the same thing over and over and over, every day it gets a little bit, he’s a little bit dry,
Jeremy: And you hit a bunch of good results quick and then you kind of go stagnant for a while. So think about spinach. It’s good, great cardio, no doubt, but it’s great for your joints and it’s, you know, it’s something that a lot of people can do.
We’re not asking you to grab up a sledge hammer, right. Turn around and flip tires and you know, it hurt that way. But yes, at least we could, I mean most utmost respect for those that can. Right. But this is kind of a, yeah. And then bring it together type thing.
Scott: And I think one of the things, and one of the reasons that I fell in love with, with writing was it, it is something that you can do for a very long period of time. You know, I’m sure you guys see all ages and levels of people in there. And you know, as I, when I was in my twenties and thirties it was all about lifting heavy and much more focused on aesthetics. When I got into my forties it really became a lot more about focusing on my health and longevity of, of being able to keep working out.
Um, and so something like, you know, riding a bike, whether it’s stationary or even on the street, you the it lower impact, still a great workout is something I can see myself still doing. You know, decades down the road.
Justin: We’ve had a lot of cyclists kinda mentioned to us like, Hey, this is great because when it’s raining I can’t, I can’t road bike but I need to keep training. So this is another good idea for me to come in here. Or when it’s 110 hours, I’m just going to say I wasn’t going to bring up the whole summer in Texas.
Scott: But yeah. Well, and it’s also, I think it again, if for somebody that does ride street, it kind of breaks things up a little bit. It’s a bit of a different workout. You get some, you know, get a good DJ up there who’s also, you know, motivating you and pushing you a little bit.
And to be fair, I do see people riding in Frisco, but Frisco, I wouldn’t consider it the most bike friendly city to ride around in either. So not anymore. Now, especially with all the traffic. Yeah, it’s getting busier and busier, so, but all that busy-ness should also be great for your guys’ business.
Justin: We’re hoping so.
Scott: So when did you actually open? What was the date?
Justin: So grand opening is actually on September 7th okay. That’s coming up. Okay. We’re in this, we’re still in the soft opening phase right now.
Jeremy: nd that’s been going on since two Mondays ago. 12th of August? Yeah. August 12th okay. But September 7th is the official grand opening. Grand opening. And it’ll be a, it’ll be a week long deal. So it’ll start September 7th and end on September 14th okay. So it’d be a full week long of grand opening deals. All right. We’re gonna have things at the studio.
We’re going to have local sponsors and you know, whoever else we can get to go, there may be a couple of mascots, heads heads up Frisco.
Scott: Yeah, we’ll be sure to let us know what activities are happening and kind of what special events are going on around that. We’ll make sure that everybody knows to come out and check you guys out and come take a look. But it sounds like a lot of fun. So I’ve got to get you in there. I do, I need to come in and do a class sometime soon.
Justin: So what’s kind of cool about it is to, uh, other studios around the country. Once they get up and going, we’ll do themed rides, Halloween, you know, put on your costume, come ride, we’ll uh, Kinda do some pop up events around town. So negotiating with local businessmen and women, like maybe you’ll see us kind of near the star with 40 bikes out there riding just outside, depending on the weather of course.
Right. A little fun, things like that. Just kind of get involved. We’re around, um, just everywhere.
Scott: That sounds like a lot of fun. So I’m, one of the things that we try to do as much as possible with, with everybody that we work with, the Llifestyle Frisco is to try to get businesses connected and working together as much as we can. Um, and sometimes that happens, you know, we helped that along. Other Times it’s completely organic and they do it on their own. Um, but we’ve seen a lot of good success when businesses compliment each other and team up. So I would suggest to all of the other businesses out there in Frisco, if you’re looking for a fun different kind of event to do, then call up these guys at Rush Cycle and see about maybe doing something at your location if that’s a fit and appropriate.
But I can imagine a lot of places it would be, I’ve already got a picture of you guys on the, uh, the plaza at the, at The Star, you know, with a bunch of talks out there. Great big screen.
Jeremy: My dream is to have Justin dressed up as Teen Wolf top of a van on the bike drive through town.
Scott: That would be fun. But that’s a throwback. I haven’t seen that one in awhile.
Jeremy: Yeah, but no, you’re a team building. Yeah. People around towns and you know, their employees up go ride together, things like that. I mean, it’s all over the board.
Justin: I mean when you go in there and have just a hard 45 minute workout and then you’re done and you’re in the, you’re in the lobby, you’re changing out your shoes and everybody’s there and they just went through the exact same thing with you and it’s just really easy to connect with people.
Yeah. And we’ve seen that just as through these last two weeks of soft opening. You know, it’s just been really great and can everything we wanted as why we got the bit why we got the franchise here. Good.
Scott: We’re excited to have you guys in town.
Justin: The beers go down smooth app.
Scott: I bet they do. Yeah. So that actually brings up a good question cause I know beer probably isn’t the answer as much as I would like it to be. Is there something that you guys would recommend post-workout? What’s the ideal other than water? If I want to get rehydrated and kind of get myself going again, what’s, what’s the best thing to drink right after a hard spin class?
Jeremy: You know, you’d have to come in and ask some of the instructors in our front. Okay, fair enough. Some great new products that we, it’s like something new every day.
There’s some Goo, there’s some flavor mixer and then there’s all kinds of little like trail berry mixed type stuff. So I couldn’t even tell you. I don’t want to get to lying to you.
Justin: You don’t have any brands? No. Nothing off hand. Yeah.
Scott: But you guys have some stuff in, in store that people can come in and, and, well they are in studio.
Justin: We’re just selling water. Okay. Water. And then, um, eventually we’ll kinda see what, what kind of partnerships? Kind of partnerships era. Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Yeah. Okay.
Scott: Well then the, I guess the lesson is ask your instructor, they’ll probably have some good recommendations for you. I know when I get done with spin class, I just feel like a puddle. I was going to say something to pick me back up is get some ice and you sit down. Yes. Could be trying to see straight.
Scott: Well, again, we’re excited to have you guys in Frisco loving working with you guys. Love what you got going on at Rush Cycle. If people want to find out more, uh, where do they find you online? Let’s start there. Uh, rushcycle.com/frisco. Okay. That’s easy enough. You should populate, uh, based on your location.
Scott: And we’ll certainly have all this stuff in the show notes so people can just click out to it. And then where is, where is the studio located?
Jeremy: We are 6700. Stonebrook. So if you are north bound on the tollway exit Stonebrook come back across the tollway. There’s a brand new strip on your right, Subway at one corner. We’re at the other corner. Okay. Right across from Starwood village.
Scott: I know exactly where that is. So on the northwest corner of basically the Dallas North Tollroad and Stonebrook, correct?
Yeah. Okay. Yeah, that’s a good location. That’s good. Lots of good stuff going on.
Justin: Other hospitals popping up high schools. Booming.
Scott: Well that’s Frisco. I mean you guys alluded to that at the beginning of this place is still growing like crazy. So it’s a good place to be and hopefully that’s going to treat you guys really well.
Jeremy: That’s what we hope so too.
Scott: Okay. What about social media? You guys on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, all of those?
Justin: All of the above. Maybe not Twitter yet.
Jeremy: Yeah, we are on Facebook and Instagram. @rushfrisco.
Scott: Okay. That’s easy to remember. That’s for Frisco. Yeah. I’ll make sure that we link all those up in the show notes here. You guys have a business page on the side as well. So links are always there and while always link over to that as well. So alright.
Justin: And first-class is free.
Scott: First Class is free. No excuses, no excuses. Come check it out. First-Class is free. And if you get in early, it’s one $109 a month unlimited. And I assume that your grandfather’s even at that rate for eternity, as long as you keep coming and keep paying. Right? Keep riding. I love it. Keep riding.
Jeremy: And we’ve got um, just the next few weeks we still have our master trainers in town, so come ride with, okay. Some of the originals that started out in San Diego.
Justin: That’s a good point. So if you want to get in that free first ride and really see what this is all about, come ride with the master trainers. Um, how long are they in town for? So
Jeremy: Angie was here for two weeks, a little under two weeks and Alicia will be here for the, they’d kind of split the difference.
Scott: So two and two 30 the grand opening through the grand opening. Okay. So this’ll probably be, I don’t know the exact publish date when people are going to be listening to this, but it’s probably going to be right around that time. Okay, perfect. So you should still have a little bit of time to squeeze in that free ride with the master instructors. Okay guys, thank you very much for coming in today. I really appreciate it and very much Everybody, if you are looking for a great workout and you want to have fun doing it, check out rush cycle. All the links to all this stuff is in the show notes. They are located at Dallas North Tollway in Stonebrook on the northwest side. So pop in, say hi, check them out. Soft opening now, grand opening, September 7th and uh, thanks again for joining this guy.
Jeremy: Thanks. Thank you very much. Happy to be here.
Scott: Yep. And thanks to all of you for listening to the Frisco podcast. Be sure to subscribe to us on whatever platform you like to listen to podcasts on. We’re on iTunes, we’re on Spotify, we’re on Google play, we’re on Stitcher. So please subscribe to the podcast. That means a ton to us and we’ll talk to you next time.