Inside Pedal Spin Studio where music pumps and people glisten with sweat 15 minutes into their workout, instructor Cindy Bell demands the best her students can give.
Minutes into a recent session, Bell asked her students, “What are your goals today? What are your goals this week? This month? This summer? This year? We’re gonna get there.”
Before opening Pedal Spin Studio in Montrose three years ago, Bell and her sister-in-law had been repeatedly turned away from spin class at a gym that didn’t carry enough bikes for the weekend demand. On one such day, they ditched the gym, grabbed coffee and started dreaming. What if there was a studio that offered towels and online enrollment?
They now have locations in Claremont, Rancho Cucamonga and one coming in South Pasadena.
Bell, a mother of three, lives minutes from the Montrose studio. Originally from a small town in Kansas, Bell grew up on a dairy farm. She moved to California in 1999 and worked long days in advertising before turning to spin.