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.
Spotify: Nicole Murray
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
Spotify: Eric Lawrence
Why BYKlyn: BYKlyn is like a second family to me. I came in as just an Indoor Cycle enthusiast, but I loved it so much I joined their training program to become an instructor and the rest is history.... BYKlyn embraces all people from any walk of life, which makes it so special. You never know who you are going to meet, but you do know you will sweat it out together. It’s a place to have fun, work hard, and walk away feeling better than ever.
Life Beyond Byklyn: I am an overall wellness fanatic! I’m typically helping those closest to me come up with healthy eating habits or just becoming a better them.
Anything else we should know: This is a secret(not really), but alongside Amy, I am co-founding the BYKlyn non-profit! We are bringing that BYKlyn swag to areas across Brooklyn. My goal is to empower any person to live a healthy lifestyle regardless of their background. Stay tuned!