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This Rider Made a Commitment to Indoor Cycling and Now She Takes Six Classes Per Week

This Rider Made a Commitment to Indoor Cycling and Now She Takes Six Classes Per Week

Name: Chrystal Ceniza Age: 35 Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Occupation: Accountant Time Cycling: Consistently for three years Reason for Cycling: I feed off the energy of…

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Name: Chrystal Ceniza
Age: 35
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Accountant
Time Cycling: Consistently for three years
Reason for Cycling: I feed off the energy of those around me—the instructor, the music, the light, the dark. The leaderboard also helped motivate me early on!

I was always overweight growing up. I tried some diets , but I would give up after a couple of weeks. At one time I had a personal trainer , but didn’t feel like I was achieving anything with him. I then realized my body needed something more.

Almost every year I can remember, my New Year’s Resolution was to lose weight. It always went well for a month, maybe two—then I would revert back to my old ways. In January 2019 (when I was 32) I had enough. I weighed myself and was shocked that it was the heaviest I had ever been. I committed to start eating healthy and going to spin no matter what—at least three times a week. Video player poster image I had sporadically gone to spin classes since I was 22, but never stuck with it. And I knew I needed to do more cardio , but hated running , so I thought cycling would be the next best thing! I first tried it when I was still living in Highland Park, Illinois, 10 years ago. I saw that they had classes at the Recreation Center of Highland Park and spin classes were less than $10 per […]

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