Studio Spotlight: StarCycle Vancouver

StarCycle is a family of boutique fitness centers, from the East coast to the West coast and in between. While the overall experience of riding at StarCycle is consistent from studio to studio, each of our studios has its own unique vibe.

In this post, we’re shining a spotlight on StarCycle’s Vancouver, Washington location. We’ll share more about this incredible studio and the women behind it below.

Studio at a Glance
Who: Erica and Eryn
What: StarCycle Vancouver
When: May 2015
Where: 3215 SE 192nd Ave., #100, Vancouver, WA 98683

How It Started

Studio owners Erica and Eryn opened the Vancouver, Washington StarCycle studio on May 20, 2015. 

Erica and Eryn took their first StarCycle rides in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and instantly fell in love. They loved the hype energy, dark room, and excitement pulsing through the studio and knew they wanted to return.

Erica and Eryn, the Owners of StarCycle Vancouver

Erica and Eryn are no strangers to the health and fitness world. Both women have backgrounds in the athletic apparel industry, and Eryn also taught barre classes before coming to StarCycle.

Eryn chose to franchise with StarCycle because she loved our innovative approach to physical fitness and wanted to share the sense of empowerment it gave her with others. Eryn was also excited to give back to their community by hosting charity rides. 

Erica added that she simply loves bringing a kickass workout to their community. Both Erica and Eryn agree that the thing they were the most excited about when opening a StarCycle studio of their own was cultivating a great vibe at their studio and a supportive indoor cycling community both on and off the bike. 

How It’s Going

Today, StarCycle Vancouver has a tenured team of incredible instructors that support their community and one another. 

Erica and Eryn report that they have become more self-confident since starting their journey as StarCycle studio owners, and that they enjoy passing that self-confidence on to their staff and riders. Their favorite thing about StarCycle is that it offers everybody and every body the opportunity to get support, grow, and have fun.

Erica and Eryn’s favorite cycling song right now is “Rage” by Hyper Crush.

When they’re not at the studio, Erica and Eryn love attending their kids’ sporting events, cooking, going to concerts, and traveling.

Visit StarCycle Vancouver

BOOK YOUR BIKE at StarCycle Vancouver today, then head over to 3215 SE 192nd Ave., #100, Vancouver, WA 98683.

What to Bring

  • Water bottle
  • Athletic clothing (Spandex leggings or shorts are ideal)
  • Socks
  • We have cycling shoes available to rent in-studio, but if you prefer to bring your own pair, they should be Look Delta-compatible!

Follow StarCycle Vancouver

To learn more about StarCycle Vancouver, follow them on Instagram and Facebook!

The StarCycle 2020 Gift Guide

StarFam, it has been quite the year! After all our world has been through, we are looking forward to the holidays and the opportunity to give to those who mean the most to us. That’s why we put together a list of our top 12 gifts for the holidays this season! 

Even better? We are counting down to Christmas with our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Keep an eye on our Instagram all December long, because we’ll be giving away the items on our gift guide to 12 lucky winners– just follow the instructions on our Instagram posts, and we’ll be announcing the winners in our IG stories. Keep reading to know more about our top picks and snag them for your loved ones!

Fe earth to body holiday pack

Looking for the perfect gift to soothe, relax, and revive? Fe Earth to Body has created a perfect gift set for the holidays complete with the Hearth formulation for Mental Clarity and Focus, and the Ocea formulation for Nourish and Calm. It also includes a limited release topical, Reverence, which softens skin and soothes aches and pains, a bottle of Persian Rosewater Mist and a Beeswax Candle. Not to mention the bottles are beautiful and the packaging makes the perfect gift!

One month unlimited

Does your loved one prefer in-person classes? Surprise them with a month of unlimited classes at their local studio! Whether they use it now or months down the road, knowing they’ve got a month to sweat in the studio is sure to put a smile on their face!

Kris Nations necklace

We LOVE Kris Nations jewelry. They always have unique pieces, and they package them in the cutest glass bottles! One of our faves is this Starburst Charm Necklace, which comes in silver or gold. 

One month video on demand 

After these months of social distancing and working (out) from home, give the gift of a feel-good workout! StarCycle’s on- demand classes are peeeeerfect for your friends looking to break a sweat. This is the gift that keeps on giving, with unlimited access to on-demand classes for only $40 per month. 

Leef CBD holiday box

For your CBD enthusiasts, why not give a variety pack of Leef CBD products? The daily essentials box was made to rebalance and harmonize your body from the inside out. In this box you will find a daily dose of Leef’s thrival superfood tincture and a touch of topical with their Recover roller stick and Nooks + Crannies bar soap! 

Love Candle

Give a little love with the Love Candle by Laguna. This candle is delicately scented soy and coconut wax with a screw top amber glass jar. Its message on the front is the perfect way to say “I love you…” because it’s the greatest feeling in the world!

Gift card to online shop

Speaking of our online shop, why not treat someone to a gift card? There’s nothing better than picking out a new outfit, and a workout always feels best in something new! 

Herbivore Bakuchiol Serum

The Bakuchiol Serum by Herbivore is gentle enough for most skin types and helps with dull, uneven skin texture, fine lines and wrinkles, and dryness. This little beauty is a modern and clean bottle and is sure to make your loved one smile!

StarCycle Hoodie

Got a workout buddy? Help them stay warm these winter months with a cozy StarCycle hoodie! Perfect for throwing on after class or running errands, you can never go wrong with a zip up! PS- Did you know we officially have an online store? Shop all StarCycle merchandise here

Shimano Cycling Shoes

We use the Shimano cycling shoes in all of our StarCycle classes because they’re the best! Sleek and comfortable, these shoes are stellar at keeping you sturdy on the pedals so you can focus on your ride. You can purchase these at any StarCycle studio, and we’ll attach the cleats for you to make it the perfect gift! 

Goop “The Martini”

The Martini is an emotional detox bath soak by Goop. It “takes the edge off during turbulent times,” and we can all agree that applies to this year! Each bag contains 3 cups of epsom and himalayan pink salt with wildcrafted frankincense, myrrh, Australian sandalwood, nagarmotha, and vetiver. 

StarCycle leopard set: leggings and sports bra

This matching set has been flying off the shelves, and for good reason! The leopard pattern is fierce yet subtle, and the fabric is buttery soft. With our StarCycle icon on the waistband, your friends and family are sure to love this sweat-wicking set.

My Star Story – From Client to Director of Training

Take a look at this video I made for a project my senior year of college.

I stumbled upon StarCycle over 6 years ago, when a girl I danced with told me about this cool new spin studio that just opened in town. I so vividly remember walking in for my first class and wondering, “Do I need shoes? No, I have shoes on.” Ha! Little did I know I was about to clip in and fall in love with the ride. 

Instantly, I idolized every instructor. Sure I had my favorites, but they were all spin queen’s in my eyes. Coming from a strong dance background, I was drawn to the loud music, riding to the beat and the choreography. I knew I would find a way to make it up to the podium myself someday. 

Not long after, I left for college. I missed a lot of things that first year–my dog, my family, my town… but what I actually missed the most was StarCycle. After deciding to transfer colleges for many reasons, I scored a job working childcare/front desk so I could start to learn the ropes and hopefully get in on the next instructor auditions. A few months later, I began my training and was over the moon ecstatic. 

About two years into instructing, I developed an interest in training the upcoming instructors. I joined the training team as a Master Trainer, and always thought how cool it would be to make that my full-time gig. Literally, it was the dream job. I graduated college with a B.S. in Organizational Communication, and eagerly went into Corporate America two weeks after graduation. I was happy, but still thinking of that dream job…

You guessed it. This summer I joined the StarCycle full-time as their Director of Training and Franchise Relationships. To be in my mid twenties and be able to say I’m living my dream job is something I never take for granted. No, the dream job isn’t always easy, but it’s rewarding as ever. 

Has the dream stopped? Nope. One day I hope to have my own StarCycle Franchise studio. Till’ then, StarFam.