This is the first time I have been to two different fitness studios and taken the same type of workout, so now is the time to compare. Here is my verdict on cycling at DEFINE body & mind versus Revolution Studio; Revolution Studio wins hands down and here is why.
Let’s start with staff. This is the most similar between the two. Both staffs were super friendly, energetic and supportive, so really I have nothing bad to say about either of them. I took Alison’s rev class at DEFINE body & mind on Saturday morning with a friend and she was a great instructor, but the overall class wasn’t as energetic and intense as Revolution Studio.
The atmospheres were completely different between the two. Revolution Studio makes it feel like you are in the club with blacklights and everybody is woohoo-ing and you are constantly doing something other than just pedaling. At DEFINE the room had little lanterns of just yellow light that dimmed and got brighter with the intensity, but overall I just felt like I was in my living room with a dimmer switch instead of the intense atmosphere of Revolution.
I also felt like overall workout was better at Revolution. They both followed the same jist of things, but like I mentioned early, at Revolution you are constantly doing something along with riding, like tricep dips or push-ups or touch backs or something whereas at DEFINE I felt like I was just pedaling more. There were tricep dips and push-ups and what not, but it just wasn’t the same. Both did incorporate arm weights and both arm workouts were equally as intense!
Now, I will say this. My friend Montana came with me and said this was exactly what she was looking for. She has been looking for a high intensity, energetic cycling class and she was thoroughly pleased with rev at DEFINE. She has not tried Revolution though so I’m going to get her to try it out and see what she thinks. I am not saying I didn’t get a good workout. I mean I was drenched from head to toe and my legs and arms were burning. I am just giving my opinion between the two and my opinion is Revolution wins this round.
So overall, I would pick Revolution Studio over DEFINE body & mind for cycling, any day. BUT keep in mind that Revolution only offers cycling and yoga whereas DEFINE offers cycling, yoga, bounce, body and one more that I can’t remember and am too lazy to look up. So that is definitely something to take into consideration.
Last 3 quick things to mention. 1) I was still never approached to join DEFINE or even shown what the pricing and packages are…I find that strange. 2) I feel like even though the instructors are really nice and attentive at DEFINE, the overall comradery is nothing compared to what I feel like during a Revolution cycling or yoga class. 3) Both studios are REALLY GOOD about interacting with you on Social Media if that is your thing. I have been posting pics from my workouts on Instagram and both Revolution and DEFINE always like, comment or share which is really nice!
DEFINE body & mind
To find the location closest to you, visit: http://definebody.com/fitness-studios/
I went to the location at West University here: http://westuniversity.definebody.com/
West University Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Define-Body-Mind-West-U-295810803833845/
West University Instagram: @define_houston
To find the location closest to you, visit: https://www.revolution-studio.com/
River Oaks Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/revolutionstudioriveroaks/