I love my running, on a treadmill in the rain, in the snow, in the heat, anytime anywhere I love to RUN! So when I saw a new Running Studio open in Boston I HAD to go! It’s located in the North End of Boston on the wonderfully busy Hanover St and it’s called My Stryde.
Being an avid lover of running, and not minding treadmills I signed up for their Stryde Class.
This class is for all levels, from run/walkers all the way up to advanced runners. You can run at your own pace! Trainers will introduce sprints, hills, and long intervals to maximize your calorie burn! Measure your improvement by challenging yourself to higher speeds each week.
Each treadmill has a card with recommended ranges for different abilities on it, which made it so fun to run with friends of all different abilities next to you, not to mention you were not worried about slipping on the ice, extra bonus in the winter. Also my friends that don’ love treadmills loved the class and it truly flew by!
The studio itself is great, it has showers, they give you a towel (trust me you are dripping sweat) and need it. The owner taught our class, and as a runner herself gave perfect motivations to “embrace the pain” and continually remind us that we were here to sweat and give it our all! The music was great, and the vibe was dark, and they cover the treadmill clocks so you have to just embrace not knowing how long you have and trust in your body which I loved! Only hard part is parking in the North End so take the T or Uber it, the North End is too stressful for parking.
I like running with the lights low so this vibe was perfect for me, we went to a 7:25pm class which is LATE for me, and honestly I loved it, however, it’s hard for me to eat after I sweat so I think I would do better with a morning or lunch class, so I could let my stomach settle and then eat later, whereas with this even class I wasn’t hungry after, but woke up starving the next day. The main “Climb” similar to a spinning studio of this class was a ladder:
30 seconds fast sprint with equal time recovery
60 seconds fast sprint with equal time recovery
90 seconds fast sprint with equal time recovery
2 Mins fast sprint with equal time recovery
2.5 fast sprint with equal time recovery
3 Mins fast sprint with equal time recovery
Then down the ladder, and then we did a similar Hill ladder. I like ladders because you know how far you pushed it for 3 mins so you know coming down you can push it harder for 30 seconds, and the teacher was amazing, and so motivating!
It was great to go with friends, and get a healthy mid week energy push! It was also great to check out a new local studio and I would 110% recommend anyone who wants to get in a fun class, with friends of all abilities to check out MYSTRYDE.