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So Much to Be Thankful For…

As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday we asked some of our riders what they were thankful for. Check it out below... I am thankful for my family and friends, my fur babies and the opportunity to spend time with loved ones over the holidays. Thanksgiving is my...

Turkey Burn

ZenTribe, are you ready to get EXTRA sweaty?! This Friday, November 24th, join us for this year’s Turkey Burn - a 90-minute calorie scorching class. This is a special ride that only comes once a year, where we push ourselves extra hard to burn off some of the holiday...

Halloween with the Team

October 31st is a special day.. A spooky day where we enjoy being scared by ghosts, zombies, and clowns. A fun day where we can dress up as anything we want and indulge in a little (or a lot) of our favorite candies! Our ZenTeam had a fun Halloweekend dressing up as a...

Healthy Halloween Treats

Frozen “Boo”-nana Pops These frozen banana pops are created by dipping bananas in white chocolate and using chocolate chips for the face! Easy and yummy! Caramel Apples A classic Fall treat that allows you to get your serving of fruit and indulge at the same time. Use...

Foam Rolling

Why should you invest your time and energy in Foam Rolling?! Well, it’s a great way to build your muscles, recover from a hard workout, and prevent injury. A foam roller is essentially a massage therapist that is always accessible! Placing pressure to the sore parts...

Grocery Shopping 101

Don’t shop when you’re hungry! You’re likely to buy more food than you initially expected. Shop on Wednesdays to avoid crowds. Try to spend most of your time in the produce section and aim to get a rainbow of fruits & veggies (the more colorful your meals are, the...

Learning to Let Go

During every ZenRide, each rider is reminded to focus on the here and now. We should forget about all the events that have already happened today, yesterday, last week, etc. Although logical, (since we all know the past cannot be changed) letting go of the past can be...

Mind-Body Connection

Finding a balance between your mind, your body, and your environment can be a very challenging task. From the holistic standpoint, health is not only being free of disease or sickness, it is a state of optimal well-being and happiness. We are healthy (and happy) when...

Superfoods and What Makes Them Super

Blueberries: Why? Filled with fiber, Vitamin C, and will improve your memory. Tip: Put them in a yogurt parfait or sneak them in your pancakes or waffles! Quinoa: Why? One of the only grains that provides ALL nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t make...

Flexing Into Fall

Why do we love Zenergy? It strengthens us from head to toe… we work our thighs, glutes, abs, and arms! Each instructor designs a unique arm session to challenge our biceps, triceps, and shoulders. But, now it’s time to challenge yourself! Do you... Feel like you can...

Get to Know Billie!

  1. Where are you originally from? What brought you to Morgantown?  I am originally from Charleston, West Virginia but moved to Morgantown in 2014 to go to WVU and haven’t left since. How long have you been riding at Zenergy? What inspired you to start? I started at...

Post-Ride Snack Ideas to Refuel Your Body

After a ZenRide, make sure you refuel your body with these great post-ride snacks: Apple with Almond Butter (or Peanut Butter): After working your body and sweating, this snack is great for rebuilding your sore muscles. The apple provides nutrients and the almond...

New Season, New Challenge

Who doesn’t LOVE Fall? The season of colorful foliage, sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes (well pumpkin spice everything), and Zenergy Challenges! That’s right, it’s time to kick it into gear this season! Let's set those intentions to make ourselves stronger both...

Finding the Love for Cardio

Clipping into the bike can be life changing. Check out our blog post on how one of our Charleston Riders', Tracie Johns, found her love for cardio! I started my healthy lifestyle journey in June of 2013. I started out walking, running and then incorporating weight...

Zen Moment

Getting in touch with your soul is a challenging, yet rewarding endeavor. At Zenergy, there is a point of the ZenRide where we ride for ourselves. In this moment, we forget about everything that happened that day and everything that is coming our way. We ride in the...

Beautiful Skin 101

It’s almost impossible to walk out of a ZenRide without sweat dripping down our faces and bodies. The feeling of sweating, working hard, and powering through another tough ride feels absolutely amazing. Let’s keep that self-confidence going by taking care of our skin...

Mental Benefits of Sweating it Out

ZenRides provide obvious benefits to your body: you gain muscle, lose weight, and improve your cardiovascular health. But, there are not so obvious benefits to your mind’s health and overall mentality that sweating it out at the studio can provide you. First, it...

Get to Know Ashley!

1. Where are you originally from? What brought you to Morgantown? I’m from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, so just across the border about 30 min away. I came to Morgantown for graduate school in August 2012, where I got my PhD in Neuroscience. Now, I am a professor at WVU...

Always Say YES to Breakfast

For some people, breakfast is a hard meal to get on board with. It’s extremely difficult to motivate yourself to wake up a bit earlier to make a healthy breakfast so we often opt out and leave our house on an empty stomach. But here’s why breakfast is truly the most...

Drink This, Not That

August is here and the temperature is skyrocketing! Hot summer days can be filled with fun water activities or great tanning opportunities, but the heat can sometimes get the best of us. Time to keep up your hydration game or you may feel the physical consequences....

Taking Care of What’s Truly Important…YOU

As you head into August we have a few tips that revolve around the most important person...YOU. Life is crazy! It’s so easy to get caught up in all the madness and chaos around us. We get into a routine and forget about taking care of ourselves. Here are some quick...

The Power of Music

The beat and the rhythm of music during a ZenRide can create an energy in the room that is difficult to describe. Rather than riding RPM (Revolution Per Minute) the Zenergy instructor leads the Tribe to ride to the beat of the music, which truly creates an...

June Top 40

It's time to ride into July with our favorite hits from June. Check out last months top 40. See you at the studio!

Fourth of July BBQ – Tips and Tricks

Who doesn’t love the Fourth of July? Fireworks, warm weather, a long weekend, and of course some awesome food! If you’re going to a festive BBQ here are some great healthy alternatives to bring: Appetizer: Caprese Skewers Easy to make, easy to eat!   Main Course:...

How One Rider Found Her Tribe

When I first walked up to the studio in March of 2017, I was very nervous and hesitant. Will this cycling class be like all of the others in town? Will I be yet again disappointed and bored? You see, I am a very tough critic of cycling classes. I taught group fitness...

The Pro’s of a Stretch After Your Workout

At the end of every class, the instructor gives you the opportunity to leave before the stretch begins. We understand you have other obligations and sometimes leaving early is inevitable. But if you do miss the stretch at the end of the ride, we want to encourage you...

How One Rider Found Strength In Our Community

On Saturday May 13, 2017 Julia Roberts made her way to the Front Desk after the 8 a.m. class on a Saturday morning knowing she was coming up on 300 Rides…little did she know, she had just completed it! As we celebrated around the Front Desk, she looked at us and said…...

Memorial Day Beats

It's time to kickoff our #SUMMEROFYOU. While we salute those who have served for our freedom, we put together playlist that will get you in the summer spirit! Check it out below!

How One Instructor Found Zenergy

As we start to head into Elizabeth's last weeks here at the Morgantown studio, we wanted to share her story. We will miss her teaching at the studio but know that North Carolina will take good care of her!  I moved to Charleston, WV in May of 2016 to complete some of...

How One Mom Rode Into Her Pregnancy

One mom rode into her pregnancy one of our favorite ways... The Zenergy Way. We asked her how it was, see her responses below! 1.) You rode all throughout your pregnancy — up until the week before you delivered! What was that like? It was great! A little tough to bend...

What Do Our Instructors Eat After A Ride?

It takes more than just good music to teach a class at Zenergy. We asked our instructors what keeps them refueled after a ride...their responses are below! NICK STAPLES If it's a morning class, I eat eggs with a lightly toasted English Muffin and fruit. If its an...

MOMS WHO ROCK…MUSIC THIS WEEK

It's Mothers Day and we're celebrating with a MOMS WHO ROCK playlist. From our Zen Team to you, we wish you a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! Check out the beats that keep these moms going...

How One Rider Found His Zen

While tapping it back at Zenergy, AARON BISHOP found strength on the bike through inspiration and motivation. Here's his JOURNEY to 150 Rides!   August 27th, 2015   Today was the day; the company had only been open about a week and I was so curious about this new...

How One Rider Found Motivation in the Studio

When CARRIE began tapping it back at Zenergy in the Fall of 2015, she found a tribe that stuck behind her back and got her all the way to 400 rides! Here's her ZEN JOURNEY... What brought you to Zenergy?  I saw the sign and was curious.  I had never attended a...

Post Workout Snack

Refueling your body after a ride at Zenergy is key to living a healthy lifestyle! At any given class you can burn up to 800 calories or more. We wanted to give some advice on some post workout snacks for you to enjoy after your next ride! When to Refuel Do not wait...

Zenergy Tricks

At any given Zenergy class you can burn more than 500 calories in 45-minutes. Say What?! Trust me on this one. Here at Zenergy, we tie strength training into a cardio party. Throughout the past few years of teaching I have learned many tricks to help engage your...

Work Out Buddies

With 2017 already underway, it’s time to continue your new year fitness goals! If you’re like me, I find that my days completely consume me and finding the time to break that sweat seems impossible. What’s an easy solution? Work out buddies! Finding a friend, sibling,...

Instructors – Brett

1. What brought you to Zenergy? The opportunity to work tirelessly on a construction project for weeks on end with no pay, little sleep, high levels of stress and disorder, which were occasionally punctuated by even greater moments of stress and disorder.  And if you...

Meg Stallard – Instructor

1. What brought you to Zenergy? A friend of mine here in Charleston had mentioned she had heard a spin studio was coming to our area and when I was out running one day, I noticed where Zenergy was going in (about a minute from my house)! A friend of mine in Charlotte...

Jessica Hall – Instructor

Our instructors are the biggest part of our team and what better way to get to know them then asking what they enjoy most and how they found us. Read below about one of our amazing Charleston instructors, Jessica Hall. 1. What brought you to Zenergy? I had never tried...

Why Zenergy? – Answered by Riders

We always say that it's more fun to spin with a friend, in this case your significant other! We sat down and talked to two of our Charleston riders and here's what they had to say about Zenergy! 1.) What brought you to Zenergy Cycling?  Amy: I passed a little sign on...

10 Habits that help with your Health

1.) Get your heart above your head once a day. Practicing inversions floods your brain with fresh oxygen-rich blood. 2.) Take a probiotic (as many billion bacteria as you can afford!). These are so good for the gut, and good gut health has been linked to everything...

How Sugar Can Ruin Your Body

Cleanser, toner, vitamin serum, day moisturiser, night moisturiser, intensive night serum, weekly exfoliating mask…. $300 later and our skin is still bland. So, what’s the deal? While there are multiple factors that can affect the health of our skin, one of the most...

Three Pre-Workout Snacks

Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon When it comes to gearing up for ride here at the studio, carbs are your BFF. The key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple ones so that the release of energy during your ride is slow and steady throughout your...

The Importance of a Tribe

Over the course of the past six months Zenergy Cycling has become a second home to many of us. It has become a safe place, a sanctuary, a safe zone. Now with over 1,500 riders we still strive to continue to build one thing the most....OUR TRIBE! You may ask yourself...

MUSIC

There are many tasks to being an instructor at Zenergy Cycling. Prepping for a class is more than some may think. A 45-minute class takes a lot of preparation so that everyone can get the “Zen” experience. One of my favorite parts about creating the experience is...

WHY CARDIO IS KEY

In this weeks blog post we focus on cardio and some of it's lesser known beneficial affects. Cardio has an amazing way of fighting SAD - Seasonal Affective Disorder. Most people know SAD to be a deficiency of Vitamin D but it goes deeper than that. To really...

Creating a theme for 2016

Who do you need to be to live an inspired 2016? The media and the world is full of two things in January: the importance of setting new years resolutions and all of the ways that you apparently will fail in doing so. Evidence based research tells us that most people...

The key to the Zenergy Cycling Waitlist

Your guide to the waitlist at Zenergy Cycling… We know the feeling… the class you want is FULL. But have no fear, our waitlist WORKS! Below are some ZEN reminders to keep in mind as you put yourself on a “dreaded” waitlist. 1.) If there are cancelations before 11:59...