Monday, May 29, 2017


Dear gorgeous person, you! 

Happy bank holiday Monday lovelies. Looks like I'm making a habit of releasing blogs and videos on Mondays. You know, I quite like it. In my own teeny little way, it feels like I'm somehow contributing to the start of your week. In today's post, I'm teaming up with one of my most favourite people ever. Her energy is beyond electric and she just makes me smile so much. She inspires me beyond words and whilst some of you might remember Hilary Rowland (Co-founder and creative director of Boom Cycle) from our very first video together, I thought I should share 5 things you definitely need to know about Hilary.

■Hilary co-owns Boom Cycle with her husband Rob Rowland (formerly known as Hilary Gilbert, Hilary got married to Robert last year).
■This fitness queen was born in Kentucky but has lived in NYC, LA, Paris and now, London - of course!
■Hilary used to be a model (not hard to see why!) - she is super FIT!!!
■ Hilary still teaches classes at Boom. Book a ride with Hilary here.
■ Hilary does not take herself too seriously, she laughs a lot and is so much fun to be around! Filming this video below was sooooo much fun!


Boom Cycle currently has 2 fully functional studios. One in Holborn and another in Shoreditch. The latter was the original studio, started back in 2011 and it's not difficult to see why they've been so successful. So much so, they're opening 2 brand new studios in a few months time (Hammersmith and Battersea). As if this isn't enough, they're also starting up a clothing line, which Hilary casually drops on me mid-convo!  This is such exciting news and I don't know anyone who is more deserving. It's absolutely amazing how a couple so young have managed to change the face of cycling in London and they continue to grow from strength to strength.

Boom Cycle run classes throughout the day in both studios.  They even do 30minute lunch time sessions for a blast of intense-calorie burning happiness on your lunch break and offer some very tasty post-workout shakes too. You pay per ride. There's a current intro offer which is 3 rides for £29! Whaaaa!!! A single, standard ride is usually £18, 3 rides for £52 or 5 rides for £85. You can see prices more here.

During classes, the light is dimmed so as to allow people to get in the zone. It really is about you and your bike. Boom Cycle recognise that it's not just about fitness, rather, in addition - there is quite a lot to be said for the effects that exercise has on your mind. As a result, they have gone all out to create an environment that stimulates your mind, makes you feel the best you can be and at the same time, gets you as fit as you possibly can - all whilst partying on a bike. The beats are simply like you've never heard before. Night club quality sound system, it's unreal! Really feels like you have a real DJ in the room! BOOM!

There's just something about a Boom Cycle ride that only people who have been can really understand. If you're tired of working out in plain, cold, boring, poor quality, standard gym spaces then this is definitely for you! Good news is you're in LUCK! We're giving away 2 passes for FREE !!

To celebrate the release of this video with Hilary as well as me reaching 5k Instagram followers, Boom Cycle and I are joining forces to give away one lucky winner 2 FREE Boom Cycle rides for them and a friend. All you need to do is have a look on my Instagram post with the teaser video to the video Hilary and I filmed.


1. Simply like the post
2. Tag your favourite workout buddy
3. Make sure you follow me (@joyogude), @hdawgboom & @boomcycle

It's soooo easy!!! Good luck! xo

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