"I have been a huge fan of Monster Cycle ever since I got hooked on the monthly emo night rides with instructor Leigh Barton, and loved how inclusive and fun the indoor cycling workouts were. So when the pandemic hit and Monster Cycle's doors shut, I rented an indoor cycling bike from the studio and started streaming classes at home (including emo night!).
As the pandemic wore on, Monster Live offered more than just indoor cycling classes: Pilates taught by Ky Digregorio and more yoga and strength classes. I didn't work out in 2020 nearly as much as I would have liked to, but I always enjoyed the live Zoom classes from Barton and Digregorio, and always felt welcomed, yet challenged.
Although Monster Live is sunsetting its classes at the end of 2020, Barton and Digregorio partnered up to create a new workout platform launching Jan. 1, 2021: NuSweat. The platform will offer live cycling, yoga, Pilates, strength, and recovery classes. I'm looking forward to signing up for this platform and doing live classes from knowledgeable instructors who get to know you personally, can deliver personalized tips and advice (including modifications), and offer fun, alternative themes (fingers crossed for more emo nights!)." — Christina Stiehl, senior editor, Fitness