Amina Daniels knows first-hand how important exercise is to our overall lives.
While in physical therapy recovering from a bicycling accident, she talked with others on the road to recovery and saw a need to educate people on the importance of exercise and nutrition to lead to healthier lives.
She wants to share that with other Detroiters.
Her indoor cycling studio, Live Cycle Delight, will open on Friday, March 31 at 8019 Agnes St. in Detroit’s West Village. The winner of the 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest, it is Detroit’s first contemporary indoor cycling studio.
To celebrate the opening, Live Cycle Delight will offer specials for monthly and annual memberships and gift certificates throughout the weekend.
“While living in New York City, I fell in love with cycling as a complete source of exercise and eco-friendly transportation,” says Daniels. “After moving back to Detroit, I knew I wanted to create an inclusive, minority-owned business that also advanced the city’s boutique fitness offerings, and soon Live Cycle Delight was born.”
Live Cycle Delight offers three types of group exercise classes including TRX and core strength training, indoor cycling and outdoor social rides, and restorative yoga which aligns with the company’s three pillars of fitness – train, sweat, restore.
Train is the strength training classes in the form of TRX, free weights and core work offering the tools to establish and maintain a strong, healthy body.
Sweat is the high intensity calorie burn of indoor cycling and community bike rides.
Restore complements the strength and cardio classes, with a variety of yoga practices to help establish body restoration.
When you’re all done with the train, sweat and restore part or getting ready to start it, check out the mini juice bar staffed by Detroit-based Fresh101. It offers organic cold pressed juices, bottled smoothies, salads and vegan snacks.
Life Cycle Delight has a team of 12 instructors so, drop-in classes are available daily. It also offers a variety of class packages allowing people to mix-and-match TRX and yoga classes between cycling. Corporate wellness team building opportunities are also offered.
Classes average 45 minutes with hour-long classes hosted on the weekends and lunchtime 30-minute express classes during the week. The studio will be open seven days a week with classes offered from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“Amina continues to demonstrate the drive, determination and sheer passion for Live Cycle Delight that led thousands of people to vote for her business and ultimately crown her the winner,” says Vittoria Katanski, executive director, Hatch Detroit. “Live Cycle Delight will be a trailblazer for developing a strong fitness culture in Detroit and we are proud to continue supporting Amina as she sets a precedent for fitness in our city and paves the way for other minority women business owners.”
Daniels competed among 170 other applicants before taking home the $50,000 grand prize provided by Comerica Bank during the business competition. She will join Hatch Detroit on April 10 to accept the 2017 grand prize funding from Comerica Bank for this year’s Comerica Hatch Detroit contest during an on field check presentation at Comerica Park.
Entrepreneurs can begin submitting applications to the 2017 Comerica Hatch Detroit contest starting May 1.
For a complete class schedule and to sign-up for classes, visit LiveCycleDelight.com/classes.