A little over a year and a half ago, Om of Motion opened its doors on State Road in West Tisbury. The premise was a spinning class that brought a meditative aspect to a normally inert form of exercise. What could be a grind — pedaling in one place while staring at a wall or hyper-caffeinated talk show hosts and news anchors — became a way to wind down while still winding up the heart rate.
The small one-room spinning mecca is now a fixture up-Island. Regulars plot their entire schedules around a visit to Om of Motion, coordinating kid drop-offs, work schedules and the general busyness of life to make sure they don’t miss a spin.
Om of Motion has had many themed rides — football Sunday, the Artist’s Way, Halloween movie marathons — but mostly it’s a destination to tour the world as spinners cycle through the best routes the globe has to offer, watching the scenery pass by on a big screen in front of the cycles.
This year Om of Motion is joining up with Edgartown Bicycle to offer a winter training program. It is also teaming up with Cycling Fusion of Pittsburgh through internet and broadcast technology to offer a national caliber program. Coaching experts in the field of cycling and related disciplines will be leading classes via live broadcasts from the Cycling Fusion indoor cycling studio in Pittsburgh. Indoor cycling studios in New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon and London will be training together via internet broadcast.
Winter training begins the week of Jan. 5, and lasts for 12 weeks. There are several times available per week and on weekends. Each session includes classroom-style education, on-bike training and a yoga/pilates combination for flexibility and core strength. Free demonstrations of the winter training program will be held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m., and Thursday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m.
For more information and to sign up, visit omofmotion.com.