Midtown Sanctuaire General Manager, Richard Earney talks us through his latest development, The MCycle Studio. Indoor Cycling is hugely popular in Montreal, and this studio is combining the latest in technology and design to bring a complete experience to its members. Already getting International attention, this studio is leading the way for membership based clubs.
What makes the MCycle Studio so special?
We spent a lot of time planning and putting this together, there was a lot of research and development put into this studio. Firstly, we enlarged the studio, to fit the maximum class size, we now have 70 bikes. We then factored in the audio and visual component, creating an immersive experience was at the forefront of our design. The sound system needed to be top of the game. We added 4 x 65inch screens, with Apple TV for creating video playback. Couple this with the latest in technology, MYZONE which is already embedded into the club culture and MYRIDE by MATRIX. The entire environment and mood of the studio is controlled by the touch of an ipad.
Tell us about the Matric 1C7 Bikes?
We have 20 of these bikes, recently voted the premier indoor cycling bikes on the market. We`re trialing them, looking at their functionality and comfort. So far the feedback is excellent. Easy to adjust settings, I adore the console, that measures wattage and power. The console lights up, with the same colors as MYZONE, creating a room full of colors to match the intensity of the class. A great combination for any performance cyclist or someone who likes biofeedback and metrics on their exercise sessions.
Tell us about the programming?
Midtown is passionate about being leaders in programming! We`ve created three programmed rides, to suit the members. Gone are the days, one ride fits all.
• Midtown Funk: This ride is all about the FUNK, the music, the lights, the experience, the party!
• Midtown Journey: This ride is about performance, immersion, setting targets and metrics (Heart rate, effort, wattage and power) to provide feedback, making movement measurable.
• Midtown Sprint: 30min express class to fit your busy schedule. Based on intervals, to get your heart rate up, have fun and leave feeling like you have had a great workout.
To match, we have an all-star team of Teachers to lead the classes.