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Spynga is the mar­riage of spin­ning and yoga. The same teacher leads you through a spin class fol­lowed by a yoga class. All the pos­tures and flows you do on the mat in­volve length­en­ing and strength­en­ing what you have worked on the bike.

When you spin, you get out of your head and into the mo­tion of your body and breath, says Casey Soer, in­struc­tor and owner of Spynga stu­dio in Toronto and a fran­chise in Ohio. The lights are dimmed and at­mo­spheric mu­sic moves you through the phases of the work­out — from set­ting an in­ten­tion for the prac­tice, to sprint­ing, climb­ing hills and then cool­ing down. On the yoga side, the fo­cus is on bal­anc­ing, stretch­ing your body and calm­ing your mind.

While liv­ing in New York in the ’90s, Soer says she loved to spin, and her friend

Sari Nisker loved to prac­tice yoga; each would drag the other to their re­spec­tive classes. Then one day at a café in Hell’s Kitchen, they thought, wouldn’t it be cool to put the two prac­tices to­gether? Thus the con­cept for Spynga was born. The two trade-marked the word and copy­righted their teach­ing con­cept. The goal? To “con­vert the spin­ner into yoga and vice versa,” says Soer. To mix things up with a good sweat ses­sion fol­lowed by some­thing more re­lax­ing. It’s truly the yin and yang of ex­er­cise. The Sig­na­ture Class — 30 min­utes of spin, 30 min­utes of yoga — will leave you feel­ing good, balanced, and ready to take on the next chal­lenge that presents it­self in your day.

An in­tense jour­ney de­mands items as fo­cused as you are. Start strong with mois­ture-wick­ing ev­ery­thing, and con­sider high-waist bot­toms that main­tain a cov­ered rear view from bike to mat. A su­per ab­sorbent hand towel, cheeky cap and cool footwear will all pull to­gether to make it look like you’ve killed it. Which, nat­u­rally, you have.

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