New business: A workout that breaks away from the pack
by Mariko Lamb
Published - 08/22/12 - 04:02 PM | 5620 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Breakaway Cycle provides an intense choreographed workout in a unique atmosphere. Courtesy photos
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For some serious calorie burning in the form of a low-impact workout that will push you to your physical limits and leave you with an adrenaline rush like no other, hop on a bicycle — but not just any bicycle. For this intense conditioning, you’ll need one of Breakaway Cycle’s brand new Schwinn AC Performance cycles, housed at La Jollans Jonathan and Stacy Halberg’s new boutique indoor cycling studio.

Breakaway Cycle takes indoor cycling to the next level by creating a stimulating space where riders feel energized, inspired — and even addicted — to the highly effective, muscle-toning aerobic workout.

“Our energizing instructors lead you through an incredible indoor-cycling experience like you’ve never imagined, featuring awesome music, stunning visuals and state-of-the-art equipment,” said general manager and head coach Adam Schepps. “We transform your ordinary big-box gym’s stationary bike cardio class into a carefully choreographed and highly addictive workout designed to invigorate your body, mind and spirit.”

The studio supplies amenities, like complimentary towels and bottled water, and its facilities include fully stocked showers and bathrooms to create a luxury environment in a workout studio.

“Upon entering the studio, you will always be greeted with a smile. Our receptionists can help you out with everything from reserving a bike if you did not do so in advance, fitting you with rental cycling shoes if you wish to try them out or left yours at home, and are always willing to give you a tour of the beautiful studio,” Schepps said. “Once inside the cycle room, finding your bike is quick and easy. Our talented instructors can help you get set up and properly fit on our bikes.”

Once everyone is set to take off for the ride, ambient overhead lighting dims and glows in various colors accompanied by a plasma screen display that showcases different visuals, like professional riders sprinting at the Tour de France or a rock concert put on by The Rolling Stones.

“It’s all up to the instructor to set the mood for the class,” he said. “As the music starts up, our certified instructors will take you through a warm-up and then lead and motivate you through a carefully choreographed indoor cycling experience designed to challenge even the fittest riders.”

As the class nears an end, the instructor slows things down a bit with a cool-down and optional stretches.

“And, saving the best for last, they will pass out a cold eucalyptus-infused aromatherapy towel to help you cool off after the tough ride. It’s our way of putting the cherry on top of an already amazing experience,” he said.

For more information about Breakaway Cycle, visit or call (858) 454-BIKE (2453).

Although cycling shoes are recommended, the bike pedals can also accommodate toe cages for those wishing to ride in tennis shoes. The first Breakaway Cycle is always free for new clients. Create an account online to reserve a spot and select a bike.

The Breakaway Challenge

Breakaway Cycle will celebrate the launch of its studio with The Breakaway Challenge, a fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Benefitting the Challenged Athletes Foundation, the event invites riders to participate for $50 per rider per hour, with the goal of raising $10,000 for CAF. Teams can register at

Registration includes a T-shirt and reusable water bottle, as well as access to live music, food, beverages and freebies before and after the ride.
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