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DEMI'S TIP OF THE WEEK-GIVE UP THE POP (Diet Soda aka Diet Poison)

So, I'm going to start this blog off with a quick story. This past summer I went to the Drive-In movies (yes, the Drive-In-haha) with some friends. We packed our snacks and our adult beverages and got all set up outside our car. Next thing I know, up pulls a car directly next to us, smoke pouring out the windows, and three little kids getting out of the car (all under the age of 10). Much to my dismay, a child who is approximately six years old pops open a 2-liter of Mountain Dew and starts chugging it. My best friend looks at me and says, "This is your worst nightmare, isn't it?" I couldn't even laugh as it truly was. As I grow older, I try to be LESS judgmental each day. I try...so hard. However, a girl's got her limits. Especially, when it comes to children who are unable to make good choices for themselves. These children were at a Rated R movie, with smoke filled lungs who are pouring liquid poison into their bodies all due to their parents poor choices. Bah.

Here's my advice-Do your best to put that soda down. Try to stop your loved ones from drinking it. Take action and throw it away and don't buy it anymore. Try to retrain your brain, your taste buds, your bad habit. My goal is for all of us to live happy, healthy lives.

I have read a large amount of studies, articles, journals, etc. regarding how bad soda is for our health. Almost all of the science link the consumption of diet soda to weight gain, higher BMI and a bunch of other health problems. Let me reiterate-Diet Pop=Weight gain. Labeling stuff "Diet" is such a bad trick. We all probably know that…right? Maybe that info isn't quite enough to cut it out because we workout and eat clean otherwise…right?  Well,  here’s some more super news. According to Noelle Larson, MD, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, diet soda leaches calcium from our bodies. Over the course of two days, Larson had 20 healthy Young women drink 24 ounces of diet soda while the control group drank only water. After three hours , Larson analyzed the women’s’ urine: The diet soda group lost on average 6.85 milligrams more calcium and 41 milligrams more phosphorous than the water control group. Ok. Super-just super. Diet pop sucks the calcium and phosphorus out of our bones. If that’s not enough to make us stop here’s some more news. Soda is horrible for us. HORRIBLE! You and I both can live without the "fizz!" It causes headaches, mood swings, dizziness, and memory loss.  If you think that’s bad, Sharon Fowler, MPH, a researcher at the University of Texas Health Center at San Antonio, found some real danger long-term effects of drinking the artificial sugar substitute. Studies have linked high intake of aspartame to developing lymphoma, leukemia, cancerous tumors of the liver and peripheral nerves and nerve cell death within the brain.  Huh? To me-it sounds like diet soda causes cancer and potentially alzheimers. Cancer? Alzheimers? Really? Is that sucky or what?! Last but not least lets chat about metabolic syndrome. According to studies, drinking diet soda increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome by 34 percent. Metabolic syndrome is a group of symptoms that includes extra weight around the midsection, elevated insulin levels, and increased blood pressure. In other words, if you drink diet soda you are at a greater risk of diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. 34 percent people–that’s a high percentage. I think about child obesity all the time and these kids who have lived on soda all of their lives. 

I believe that life is about taking care of each other. So, let me take care of you-My goal this week is to encourage you give this crap up. Drink Spark. Drink Coffee. Drink tea. Drink WATER and lots of it!

As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, kindly let me know. I am so grateful for your great energy everyday you walk into Cycle614. I hope you all have an AMAZING week!

Warmly (literally-the weather is awesome! Amen.),




Hey guys! At Cycle614, we are about making your experience with us the best it can be. In that regard, I want to make sure that you don't get towed during your ride as that would be a total bummer.

In that regard, I am sending out a quick reminder not to park at Firestone at any time. He has threatened towing whether he is opened or closed and we would HATE that to happen to you. Also, please make sure that you don't park directly behind the apartment complex beside our studio (they have a rocky lot). They too, will tow you without notice. 

Please let us know if you have any questions. In the meantime, if our lot is full, during the morning you can take advantage of the Donatos lot and/or street parking (including but not limited to Chesapeake Ave.). After 5:00 p.m. you can use our awesome ally neighbors lots (down the ally on the left past apartment lot).

As always, if you have any concerns, kindly let me know. I hope everyone has a great week! I hope to see you soon!





People have been asking me if we have private rides in our studio and I have good news, we do! All you have to do is reach out to Mark@cycle14.com and/or Demi@cycle614.com and we will be more than happy to assist you . Our private rides are so much fun! Think about us for birthday parties, office gatherings (we call it-"sweat-working"), bachelorette/bridal parties, sorority/fraternity parties, sports teams, etc. etc. You get it! It's a not only a blast but a great bonding experience as well! Come RIDE ROCK & REJUVENATE just with your crew! We can't wait to see you! 

As always if you should have any questions, kindly let me know. In the meantime, I wish you all a great week!