This class is taught by:

Eric Lawrence

Name: Eric Lawrence
Hometown: Westbury, NY

Why BYKlyn? BYKLyn is real:

-You’re going to be pleasantly greeted by a real person, not cheerfully assaulted by a fake happy person.

-You can wear a $300 outfit or the Kmart special, nobody cares.

-You will be treated with respect and dignity regardless of your experience and fitness level.

-You don't need to be cool, or try to be cool at BYKLyn. You just need to work hard and enjoy the tunes.

What’s your class really like: My classes are designed in a way that put you in charge of the intensity level. Depending on how you are feeling that day, you can easily customize your experience to be moderately challenging, difficult, or extremely challenging.

What’s your music vibe: A person once described my playlists as "Shuffle that's on shuffle." A single playlist can include Soulja Boy, Simon & Garfunkel, Rihanna, and something from a Broadway show. If you have very diverse musical taste, we will vibe well.

Life beyond the BYKbox: I'm a local, having lived in Park Slope since 2009. I also teach yoga and meditation. You'll find me in the park a lot with my Boston Terrier, Nelson. Being a dad to my 4 year old daughter keeps me quite busy (by always trying to keep her busy).


Anything else you want us to know:
In the early 2000s I appeared on the reality dating show Change Of Heart with a fake girlfriend. Before you ask, the only tape in existence has been lost.


Social Media info:
FB: Eric Lawrence
IG: EricLawrence316
Spotify: Eric Lawrence


Ifrat Syeda

Name: Ifrat Syeda
Hometown: Brooklyn (We go hard!)

Why BYKlyn? Did you know that BYKlyn is where I got certified to teach indoor cycling? It’s true! In that certification, I met Amy, other instructors like Kat, and Eric, and the ever so cute Penny! It was, as cliche as it sounds, love at first sight. I fell in love with the other instructors, the riders, the studio, the community as a whole. I couldn’t deny it, couldn’t stay away from it. Even after moving to Harlem, I’ll still do the commute down here to ride or to teach!


What’s your class really like: I truly believe that we are all athletes. And so we train like one! No push-ups. No tap-backs. It’s sprints, hills, and drills all to the beat of the music with some bad jokes thrown in. Please laugh. It makes it SO much less awkward for the both of us.


What’s your music vibe: Top 40’s, techno, trap. But hey! If you’ve got a song in mind…come slide in to the DMs ;)


Life beyond the BYKbox: I’m currently finishing up my degree in human biology and chemistry, with a minor in psychology and Spanish. On the very rare occasion I’ve got some free time, I love to go hiking upstate, play ultimate frisbee in Central Park, and check out new coffee shops.


Anything else you want us to know:
I collect books and succulents.

Social Media info:
FB: Ifrat Syeda
IG: @ifratsyeda
Spotify: eeefrat

Nicole Murray

Name: Nicole Murray

Hometown: Brooklyn by way of Trinidad :-)

Why BYKlyn? I like BYKlyn because this studio knows riders are diverse with different needs. So there are a variety of classes and instructors to accommodate that. Want a standard ride? You got it. Prefer a longer class? We got that too. Need a Total Body Conditioning component? Done. And the instructor team, while all committed to real ride, represents this diversity as well. Also, because it’s a smaller studio, you get a chance to know the riders personally - everyone feels like extended family.

What’s your class really like: I like my ride to feel like a party. Hills, drills and thrills. Laugh, have fun, make that weird face, scream if you need to. Whatever kind of day, week, or month you’ve had, use my class as your outlet to get it allllll out.

What’s your music vibe: Pop, rock, soca, reggae, hip hop and dance. I look to find ways to bring it all together, to take you on a musical journey while you ride.

Life beyond the BYKbox: I’m a runner. I was a racing fanatic from 2009 to 2014. Anything with a half a bagel, half a banana and a medal at the finish line and I was there. I’ve done Half Marathons in all 5 boroughs and the NYC Marathon twice. I even used vacation as an excuse to lace up. I’ve done Paris, Canada, and Jamaica races so far. The Great Wall Marathon is on my bucket list.

Anything else you want us to know:
M&Ms and Cheetos are my kryptonite.

Social Media:

FB: Nicolefitfocus
IG: Nicolefitfocus
Spotify: Nicole Murray

The 60 Minute endurance ride in our BYKbox to AMAZING music fitting the ride. Hills, intervals, sprints and serious sweat…it’s all there and more. You might be scared…but don’t be. Everyone loves the extra push! 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence
  • Fri Nov 03 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Ifrat Syeda
  • Sun Nov 05 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence
  • Fri Nov 10 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Murray
  • Sun Nov 12 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence
  • Fri Nov 17 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Murray
  • Sun Nov 19 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence
  • Fri Nov 24 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Murray
  • Sun Nov 26 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence
  • Fri Dec 01 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Murray
  • Sun Dec 03 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence
  • Fri Dec 08 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm with Nicole Murray
  • Sun Dec 10 10:00 am - 11:00 am with Eric Lawrence