July 3, 2015 By Michael Florio
The owner of a popular Astoria gym opened an indoor cycling studio on Steinway Street last year.
Lisa Eskenazi, the owner of Simply Fit Astoria, a gym that has been located at 37-16 Astoria Blvd for the past four years, opened a second fitness facility in the the neighborhood in 2014 that focuses solely on spin classes.
The establishment, called Simply Cycle Astoria, is located on the second floor of 30-69 Steinway Street, and has gained a lot of traction since opening last year.
“It is the only premier Spin studio in Astoria,” Eskenazi said, explaining why her business has gained many members. “Here we offer cycling classes with dance club lighting and a friendly atmosphere.”
The center has 20 spin bikes and offers complimentary shoe rentals and towel service to each customer.
The classes differ based on the level of intensity. Prices range from $16-$20, while rates elsewhere are reportedly more than double.
“These prices are a steal compared to Manhattan,” Eskenazi said.
Eskenazi opened her first establishment, Simply Fit Astoria, in 2011 after teaching at a number of Astoria health clubs and fitness studios. It began with the goal of offering a high quality center with instructors at affordable rates, she said. The center offers classes such as Zumba, Insanity, PiYo and Barre.
She said that Simply Fit Astoria had such a successful run that she decided to open a second center in the neighborhood, this time focusing on spinning.
Individuals can make a reservation for a class by going to simplycycleastoria.com