Cyclub hosts Cycling Under the Stars

Nicholas Poblete // Contributing Writer

After its debut in fall 2016, Cycling Under the Stars returned this semester, providing participants with a workout, accompanied with upbeat music and synchronized neon lights.

Hosted by the CyClub, and instructed by Sara Holtzman and Vicky Mendez, the workout was held outside FIU Arena and included two classes at 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

Holtzman, a coordinator of fitness programming at MMC’s Wellness and Recreation Center, began the class with a warning.

“Your butt is going to hurt tomorrow,” she said.

With both classes sold out, Holtzman attributes the success of this event to its unique setting, with the music and lights creating a club-like ambiance.

“It’s a great workout,” she said. “[It’s] something you can do that is easier on your joints and body, compared to running.”  

Krystal Conde, a senior studying psychology, participated in her first cycling class.

“I liked that it was outside, hearing music, while cycling,” she said.

Cycling Under the Stars had a fee of $7, and all proceeds went pulmonary hypertension research. Between the two classes held, CyClub raised around $400.

Although Cycling Under the Stars is held only once a semester, CyClub holds indoor cycling classes every Monday and Wednesday at 6:30p.m. at MMC’s Wellness and Recreation center.

The indoor classes are equipped with music and neon lights as well to give students the atmosphere they’re looking for.

Ilyssa Steinlauf, a senior studying public relations, who had participated in another CyClub class, came out for the first time to “Cycling Under the Stars.”

“It was fun,” she said. “I liked the atmosphere, [and] proceeds go to a good cause.”

To learn more about CyClub and the classes it offers, visit FIU’s Student Affairs website.

Watch a video of Cycling Under the Stars here: