Fit Field Trip: Ricky Hodge Define 30/30
Define is a beautifully designed boutique studio just off S. Lamar and Barton Springs. Parking was a breeze, as was checking in, and getting into our 30/30 class. This class was led by a kick-ass super fit instructor Mel, who took us along a 30-min indoor cycling class followed by 30 minutes of barre. I was overall impressed with Mel's skill as a dual instructor of cycling and barre. In fact, I'd put her cycling instruction up there with the best of them in Austin. Her instruction was clear, the class's cadence was a great variety of heavy climbs to speedy descents all to a manageable rhythm. While I understand men tend to shy away from Barre, I'd highly suggest us dudes do more of this. There's no question, Barre is a beat down on your muscles. Those tiny movements that all you ladies make look so easy, burn to the core for me. All in all, Define, Mel and the whole team have a great studio with a great variety of classes that will make you sweat!
I love Define's space. It's modern, cute and clean. Mel was a great spin and barre instructor. Her music for spin was high energy and a good mix of new and old hits. Her barre class was challenging and I'm definitely sore from it today. I'd love to go back for just a barre or spin class. The staff was very friendly.
I loved the fun class at define studio. It was a 30 min spin and 30 min barre. The instructor was Mel and she was especially great the way she instructed the class. She did the class with us which is always great as it's nice to watch during the barre part to know I'm doing it correct. Loved the studio and the class was challenging and the best part is my abs are sore so I know I worked hard!!
If you come to sweat then DEFINE 30/30 is your class. 30 minutes of no messing around ride your bike to beat focusing on resistance and strength. The 30 minutes of barre focused on upper body and core. The class switch was seamless because of the great layout of the space. This DEFINE location is a hidden gem off of South Lamar with plenty of parking and easy entry and exit. I enjoyed it so much that I've come back for the REV class and going back to check out their BOUNCE class that incorporates individual trampolines. Lots of variety at this studio with strong instructors like we had today with the double threat Mel doing double duty with cycling and barre.