What is BEAT?
You all know that at Digme we love the technology we have in place to track performances and give detailed feedback on your classes and fitness progress.
We also know there are times when you want to completely forget about the numbers and immerse yourself in the music.
This is why we’ve developed our BEAT concept, which has recently arrived on the Richmond and Oxford timetables. It’s already proven hugely popular in Moorgate and Blackfriars, and we’re incredibly excited to be spreading it to all studios.
There’s something amazing when a roomful of riders is moving in sync with each other and with the music, sharing the experience in unison. We don’t dance on the bikes; we move to the beat.
Jamie Dobson, one of our superstar instructors who teaches in our Blackfriars and Moorgate studios, has helped create and perfect the BEAT concept alongside our Head of Fitness, Dan Little, and Master Trainer, Paola Carreno.
Jamie said: “BEAT is an escape from the real world. You go into the studio and are free with no limits.
“We forget all our problems in the outside world which cause us worry, stress or anxiety, and for those 45 minutes there are no cares whatsoever.
“The atmosphere we create in BEAT brings a huge sense of liberty. We encourage people to make noises of excitement, even when it’s hard and you are tired. It’s this that keeps you going for 45 minutes.
“We ride as one. Each pedal stroke is in unison. We ride with no regard for race, gender, height or weight. We understand that we’ve all been on different journeys, and a BEAT class is a crossroads where we all meet before carrying on along our own paths again.”
Soul Cycle in America are amazing at emphasising the feeling you get from rhythmical riding in a low-lit room. If anyone’s ever been to a class there, you’ll know what we mean.
Now we’re not Soul Cycle, but we know you’ll love our own take on a concept that’s just about the music. Enjoy!