WALTHAM, MA– Vantage Builders, Inc., a general contracting and construction firm based in Waltham, Mass., announced that it completed the build-out of Upbeat Cycling’s first location, a 2,900-square-foot studio at 6 Schouler Court-Rear, Arlington, Mass.
The sparkling facility features a cycling theater with 32 Stages SC3 bikes, a yoga, Pilates and TRX suspension training room, and changing facilities. The design of the studio reflects Upbeat Cycling’s philosophy of keeping fitness fun.
“Upbeat Cycling is the only boutique indoor cycling studio in Arlington and while we feature state-of-the-art equipment and classes, we definitely cater to people of all fitness levels,” said Jackie Maurer, owner of Upbeat Cycling. “It was critical that the studio be both high-end and very welcoming so that no one feels unsure about taking a class. Vantage Builders helped us strike that critical balance.”
Brown Fenollosa Architects designed the studio, which is located in the former Arlington Lithographic Building, a well-known landmark in town. The project began with significant internal demolition to prepare the formerly industrial location for its new use. The bright, colorful reception area welcomes clients and visitors and features Upbeat Cycling’s branding.
The main ride theater is designed to motivate and encourage riders, helping them get the most out of their workout. Acoustical soundproofing in the floors, walls and ceiling enhance the sound system, creating an environment where the riders can hear both the instructors and the music, without either being overpowering. A lighting system keeps energy levels high, with more than a dozen programs, all with gentle changes rather than strobe effects.
The changing rooms are brightly lit, with plenty of privacy. There is new paint, flooring and tiling throughout. A new HVAC system provides dedicated temperature control for different parts of the studio. The high-end renovation of this 1940s-era industrial building along with thoughtful touches like the lightly-scented air and cool after-class towels gives the studio an inviting, pleasant vibe.
Upbeat Cycling is a woman-owned boutique indoor cycling studio in Arlington, MA. Upbeat was created and is operated by 30-year Arlington resident, Jackie Maurer. The studio, which opened in February 2018, features sensory lighting and high-fidelity sound that immerses our class takers and leaves them feeling energized and upbeat. The studio hosts cycling classes designed to deliver a fun, engaging experience that burns calories and brings people back for more.