Cycle your way to The Pursuit, an effective new workout at Equinox Highland Park that allows you to channel your inner aggressive side. The immersive experience is different from a typical spin class. The Pursuit uses gaming and data visualization to help your competitive self come alive. The technology uses real-time performance stats that are displayed through leaderboards, allowing riders to attempt to beat everyone in the class or just hit a personal best.
With five stages of timed high-intensity intervals, the burn route lets you ride hard and fast. Looking to advance in distance? Take the build route with three extreme hill stages to expand endurance and increase strength. “Our instructors go through an extensive cycle training program. We perfect programming, coaching and connection to make each class effective by maximizing fun through music, camaradarie and competition,” says instructor Michael Wollpert. Monthly membership $160, 799 Central Ave., Highland Park, 847.681.7777, equinox.com/thepursuitbyequinox
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