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Get into fitness cycle at new studio


FAIR OAKS RANCH — Whether losing a little holiday weight or just staying in shape, Jelly Spin Studio instructors ensure you’re not just going around in circles.

The exercises are fun and never boring, said owner Teena Connell.

“We provide the atmosphere that (makes) people want to be here,” she added.

The business’ name derives from “don’t be jelly,” or jealous, a phrase written on an inside wall. The gym opened last fall at 9091 Fair Oaks Ranch Parkway, Suite 206.

It’s the first cycle studio for Connell. The Los Angeles-area transplant plans three more, in as many years, for the San Antonio market.

The establishment features top-of-the-line stationary bikes in a black-on-black floor-to-ceiling motif.

There’s also a graffiti-style mural of an unhappy Kim Kardashian.

“You’re ugly when you cry. We don’t want anybody to come in here and have that reaction,” Connell said. “I wanted to kind of incorporate her (Kardashian) in not only the ‘don’t be jelly,’ but the fitness aspect of it.”

Classes lasting just under an hour can burn 600 or more calories, while also releasing toxins, according to Connell. Motivational trainers, representing various fitness backgrounds, provide assistance.

“It’s more like a community in here. The other spinners that come in, they’ll help you and they’ll encourage you,” Connell said.

Theme sessions include a 1980s ride, or Sip and Spin weekends.

Book through Facebook, the ClassPass app, or jellyspinstudio.gymmasteronline.com.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.


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