“This is the second chapter, and it’s so exciting,” says Elana Liberman of her Cyclone Group Fitness’ brand-new location at 200-1717 Barrington Street. “I look at Barrington Street as growing up. I look at Cyclone that way too, it’s kind of grown up. We now know what the community wants and needs and we’re trying to offer that.” Moving into the bright space overlooking Parade Square—the former home of Studio in Essence—means floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, newly renovated changing rooms and an excuse to add more classes to the Cyclone schedule, which has added TRX, barre, kettlebell, pilates and yoga to its indoor cycling offerings. Liberman says she was planning the move for about a year before landing on the perfect location and after renovating the heck out of the bathrooms, and lugging all of Cyclone’s gear from its Salter Street location this weekend, Cyclone will officially re-open for classes on April 4.
“I sometimes feel like I’m in The Twilight Zone. It was four years ago that we signed the lease at Salter Street and it didn’t have floors or walls and somehow we built this incredible community around that space,” says Liberman. “If it wasn’t for my staff and this community downtown that’s embraced us, I wouldn’t be moving at all.”