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Strap on your shoes and get ready for the ride of your life. You just entered the VORTEX: the new face of fitness.

Vortex is shaking up industry standards by bringing the best in holistic health lifestyles. Our customizable cycling theaters allow you to tailor your workout to reaching your goals, all while providing beats to get your heart pumping, inspirational instruction, and a community atmosphere. Ramp up your competitive edge in tour de force Performance classes through a combination of cadence and resistance, or smash your way through exhilarating, full-body Rhythm rides. Whatever your choice, the VORTEX integrated sensory experience takes indoor cycling to the next level. 

At VORTEX, we’re building a community and a lifestyle around the fitness journey. That’s why we partnered with the DC icon and local chef, Eric Bruner-Yang, and are serving up his hand-crafted snacks at The Post Café. Connecting with the community while enjoying spectacular terrace views is a luxury you’ll only find at VORTEX--we are the first indoor cycling gym to offer this unique experience. So, fuel up with a locally-roasted coffee or fresh squeezed juice, take in the stunning city views, and get ready to ride. 

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VRTX45

45-minutes of pure beats hitting your body.

Feel the music through the ride and leave everything outside the studio. You will feel the bass hit your body and the energy that your rockstar will provide will make you forget your troubles and bring you to Zen.

VORTICITY

Its about the NUMBERS

Numbers don't lie, which is exactly why tracking your bike's metrics is a surefire way to guarantee you're getting the most out of each ride. With this technology, you can know exactly how hard you're pushing your limits and chart how much you improve with each session--all with the goal of setting and achieving concrete goals. Your personal metrics are visible only to you, while the teams' overall scores are projected in the studio. These features will push you to dig deep and shatter your latest record, not only for yourself but for your teammates.  

Its about the GAME

Whether you come alone or with friends, VORTICITY's team dynamic makes sure to keep your head in the game. Riders are arranged into three teams that compete in a light-hearted but heart-pounding 45-minute race designed to motivate, support, and hold each rider accountable, without ever singling you out. Get your team's game plan ready and put your game face on for this ride!

Its about the TEAM

Realtime projections of your team’s FLOW POINTS build throughout class--the harder you ride, the higher the points rise. Our scoreboard technology displays how your team stacks up next to the competition, giving you the extra motivation to dig deep and take it up a notch for team victory. We know that when you work for your team, you work harder. And when you work harder, you see results.

Its about YOU

VORTICITY brings the latest in training techniques, technology, and good old fashioned fun to your workout. This high intensity interval training (HIIT) workout includes sprints, hills, and upper body exercises to help you reach your fitness goals, all while having a good time and building community. This incredible full-body workout is designed for all levels--we can't wait to see you there!

Studio

Designed with meticulous attention to detail, Vortex is an upscale studio with a down low attitude. Our friendly front desk staff thrives on making your life happier, and we offer complimentary cycling shoes, digital lockers with USB charging ports, and generous social spaces to meet new friends.

Our cycling theater fuses energy and emotion with awe-inspiring theater illumination, crystal-clear sound and custom-built Stages indoor cycles. The choice is yours: track progress with onboard computers that measure power and speed or get lost in the music and flip off the mental switch. Enjoy a refreshing shower after the ride in luxurious locker rooms stocked with fresh fluffy towels and vegan-friendly shampoo and body wash by Intelligent Nutrients.

PARKING: We have FREE parking in Mall garages accross the street (Lord and Taylors).  

Getting Started
 
It's my first time! How do I get started?

1. Arrive 20 minutes early before your first class. We will greet you for a studio tour and custom bike fitting. Don't be afraid to ask questions along the way—we want you to have a perfect first experience!

2. Bring socks & lots of water! Complimentary cycling shoes and towels are provided, and socks and bottled water available for purchase if you forget to bring your own.

3. Wear active, form fitted clothing—we going to get sweaty! Thick cottons will you down while you're trying to get in the groove!

4. If you are sensitive to loud music, we welcome you to grab some earplug at the font desk before you head in! The tunes are always rockin' in the VORTEX.

Do you have showers and changing areas?

Yes! Our fully stocked showers and changing rooms offer blow dryers and personal items you may have left at home.

Can I bring my own shoes?

Our Stages SC3 bikes are equipped with both SPD and LOOK cleat capabilities. Cycling shoes are complimentary, but feel free to bring your own. We also offer shoes for purchase if you want a shiny new pair!

How do I set-up my bike?

Our entire staff is trained to help set you up in a flash. After your first visit, you’ll receive a "Fit Card" with your bike settings in writing so that you them the next time you come in and ride.

What is the age requirement?

Children under the age of 14 are not permitted to create accounts or classes. Children between the ages of 14-17create their accounts in-store, and have an underage waiver signed a parent or guardian prior to registering for classes.

Do I have to register online?

You may register online, or in person at VORTEX. Registering allows you to secure your bike in advance and makes checking in fast and easy.

Do you provide ride statistics?

Yes, but it’s optional and up to each rider. The onboard Stages Power Meter measures wattage, RPM and calories, and you can track progress by logging into your online account.

Walk-In's

All bikes are released for walk-ins 4-minutes prior to scheduled class time. Please see the front desk to be assigned an open bike.

Wait List

Riders are offered admittance from the waitlist, a first come, first served basis, notified through e-mail.

Expiration

Ride packages expire 1 year from purchase and are non-transferrable and non-refundable. The 'free first ride' promotion expires 30 days after initial registration.

Cancellations

Reservations may be canceled without penalty 5PM the evening before the scheduled class. Upon cancelation within this time frame, ride credit will be returned to your account. Reservations not canceled 5PM the evening prior, will be charged to the member. Reservations can be canceled online by signed-into your account at www.beatbike.com, or by canceling over the phone with a beat bike staff member.

NOTE: ALL BIKES WILL BE RELEASED 3 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS. You arrive after the 3-minute deadline, you are NOT guaranteed your reserved bike. If there are open bikes, late riders given a 3-minute grace period after class start be escorted into the amphitheater to an open bike. Riders arriving after this 3-minute grace period are subject to the cancelation policy.

Safety

VORTEX is an intense workout, and like any new fitness routine, you may want a doctor’s approval before your first ride. Safety is our first and foremost priority, and our entire team is certified by Stages University and trained in CPR and AED.

Always ask a VORTEX staff member if you have any questions or concerns and notify them of any pre-existing injuries or illnesses. Before the ride, ensure your bike adjustments are correct and locked down tightly with cycling shoes clip in securely. Get familiar with your bike, especially the safety brake which is the black resistance knob in the center when pressed down. Our instructors are here to push you and give you a fun and energetic workout, but please listen to your body and work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Private Events

Our beautiful facility is the perfect place to host your next party, birthday party, corporate event, or team outing! We have a large patio for live music or a seated meal. Private rides can be scheduled after hours with your favorite instructor!

Stir Cafe can provide coffee, quick bites, and evening cocktails your special endorphin-filled event!

 

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Force4Change: Charity Ride

We are driven to be a force for change in our community. We nurture a studio environment of shared accountability for the welfare of each Vortex Cycling family members, and our local and global communities in need. Throughout the year we want to organize fund raising indoor cycling events to support select organizations such as Children’s Hospital, America’s Heart Foundation, and World Bicycle Relief.

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