Photo: Courtesy of Olivia Morgan of SkyCycle. SkyCycle is an open-air cycling studio in Dilworth, and it’s now under new ownership.
Classes are held seven days a week on the rooftop of Inizio Pizza in Dilworth Crossing.
Why it matters: Charlotte loves to cycle — the 2023 Best of ClassPass Awards named cycling as one of Charlotte’s top three workouts, in addition to yoga and strength training.
The intrigue: SkyCycle’s open-air setup adds a flair to the traditional cycling class. It’s also rhythm-based, meaning you focus more on the beat of the music rather than metrics like calories and distance. Most rides have a themed playlist, from house to country music. Upcoming themes include Taylor Swift and her exes, Y2K throwbacks and Beyonce vs Jay-Z vs Rihanna.
Context: SkyCycle is owned by Charlotte fitness instructor Olivia Morgan, who bought the studio in December 2022 from Jen Dufresne of Cross Conditioning Training and Tom Gallagher of SweatNET. Dufresne is a former Flywheel instructor who worked to acquire Flywheel’s bikes and other assets from its old Charlotte studio to use for SkyCycle after Flywheel filed for bankruptcy in 2020.
Morgan says she aims to give the Skycycle studio a community feel. “We’re all here to uplift each other — my members and my team, we’re all one unit.”
Olivia Morgan is the owner and one of eight instructors at SkyCycle in Dilworth. Photo: Courtesy of Olivia Morgan. Morgan shared a few tips for first-time riders: Bring water, you’ll sweat — a […]