Burn off extra holiday party calories and then check off your holiday shopping list at the second annual “Shop & Spin” on Thursday, December 6 at JoyRide Cycling Studio. The festive indoor cycling class, taught by the always-enthusiastic Mo Prester, will kick off at 6:30 pm. From 7 to 10 p.m., JoyRide will host a holiday shopping boutique, featuring seven vendors from Fairfield County and New York. JoyRide will donate a portion of the proceeds to Project Return in Westport.
Melissa Gladstone (Weston, Conn.) will sell one-of-a-kind jewelry from her line, Designs by Melissa; Erin Berk and Corri Neckritz (both Westport, Conn.) will offer fun kids’ clothing from their new store, Groove; Susan Kantor (Westport, Conn.) will show custom menswear from J. Hilburn; Maxine Wilson (Commack, N.Y.) will offer women’s clothing; Meryl Roesch (Plainview, N.Y.) will feature sunglasses and accessories; Aimee Rein (Westport, Conn.) will demonstrate anti-aging skincare and neutraceuticals from NuSkin; and Tulah Jems designers Sally Siegel and Ronit Tarshis (both Westport, Conn.) will showcase their unique collection of pave diamond jewelry. BMW of Bridgeport will also raffle off a Kindle.
JoyRide will donate a portion of the proceeds to Project Return in Westport, which provides a safe, structured, and nurturing environment for adolescent girls and young women in crisis. Their mission is to help these women develop “self-esteem, resiliency, respect and responsibility, effective communication skills, and critical thinking.” For more information on Project Return, please visit their web site: http://www.projectreturnct.org
"This time of year is so busy, so we wanted to help our riders take time for themselves, as well as help them check off their holiday shopping list. We figured why not combine a calorie-torching indoor cycling class with some shopping for an important cause?” said Debbie Katz (Westport, Conn.), co-owner of JoyRide. “Project Return is an exceptional organization, and we want to be able to help them create strong, nurturing environments for young women in need.”
Spots fill up quickly, so riders should reserve their bikes early, online. First-time JoyRiders are invited to take their first class for free; each subsequent class is $26. Discounted packaged are also available. Shoppers are also welcome to attend the boutique without taking the indoor cycling class. Shopping admission is free. For more information and reservations, please visit JoyRide’s web site at joyridestudio.com.
About JoyRide Cycling Studio
JoyRide is Fairfield County’s only fitness boutique dedicated to indoor cycling, or Spinning®, offering high-energy classes in a modern, specially designed space. JoyRide's exclusive training method combines core elements of Pilates with indoor cycling to maximize cardiovascular benefits and burn calories and fat.
Known for its cult following and dramatic results, indoor cycling has revolutionized the exercise world with expertly choreographed, full-body workouts set to heart-pumping music playlists. While JoyRiders can go at their own pace, the group fitness environment makes the experience come alive. Enthusiastic riders and instructors infuse an indoor cycling class with high-voltage energy that takes the experience from “just exercise” to an endorphin-surged and challenging workout.
JoyRide is located in the new fitness complex at 1200 Post Road East, behind Crate and Barrel, in Westport, Conn. For more information and reservations, please visit JoyRide’s web site at joyridestudio.com.