It was two Christmases ago that Elana Liberman had the idea for Cylcone Cycling, her spin-class-centric fitness studio that would open at 2-5187 Salter Street just over six months later. And it’s been a wild ride since then.
A recent nominee for the Halifax Business Awards’ New Business of the Year, Cyclone’s grown its membership through crazy cardio and by bringing combined classes like spin and yoga, and spin and barre, to the table. Liberman’s very full classes have inspired a spin off of sorts, Cyclone’s taking over a 1,000 square foot space (formerly used for storage) next to the studio. It'll make way for a brand new room—with hardwood gym floors, and mirrors— and make room for more group, full-body fitness classes like the barre and yoga, but also new additions TRX and kettle bell.
“Once you get an idea and everyone’s saying ‘Yes! Do it!’, we just do it,” says Liberman, about her businesses quick growth. “We’ve always wanted to be a community based business. The community supports us, we support our community.”
Cyclone Cycling: The Annex is scheduled to be class-ready by mid-January. Liberman says the new classes will be included with membership.