July Studio Spotlight: Reload Fitness Studio
We are ecstatic to bring FITBENCH to a new country: Cyprus!
Adding Reload, the first studio of its kind in Cyprus, to this vibrant and busy neighborhood has already gained the studio quite a following. With state-of-the-art equipment, a truly innovative design, and highly experienced and motivating instructors, Reload is ready to make a name for themselves.
The new boutique studio will be offering two different group classes, JOY RIDE and HIIT&RUN, as well as personal training. Each JOY RIDE class gives the riders a unique indoor cycling experience, while HIIT&RUN athletes will be taken through a dynamic high intensity interval training class that is made up of 50% cardio and 50% strength. HIIT&RUN is the ultimate full body workout and utilizes FITBENCH ONEs.
Like the rest of the world, Reload was affected by COVID. With the global pandemic delaying their opening, the Reload team had to create a new game plan.
Reload’s Studio Manager, Antonis Christofi said, “the uncertain times had a big impact on our gym—we were set to open the gym in March. When Cyprus went into lockdown and all gyms were forced to close, we finally were able to open mid-June. We started operations after the three-month delay and have to follow several restrictions, but our priority is our members’ safety! With that, Reload is currently operating at half capacity as the government imposed social distancing guidelines. In addition, we take the cleaning and disinfecting of equipment between classes very seriously and ensure that the area is well-ventilated to provide fresh and clean air into the workout spaces.”
“We are extremely thankful to have gotten the FITBENCHs. Our members have their own personal bench loaded with dumbbells, kettlebells, a slam ball, and resistance bands to suit different fitness levels, making the benches both convenient and effective,” said Antonis.
“Moreover, in accordance with local COVID-19 regulations, each person currently has exclusive use of his own FITBENCH as well as their own treadmill. The individual stations mean that there is no equipment being shared by more than one person at any time.”
Reload is owned by brothers Antonis and Paris Christofi, who were inspired to open a new boutique studio after noticing a gap in the fitness scene in Cyprus. With over 20 years of experience in gyms and personal training, Antonis and Paris have crafted an iconic fitness experience with Reload.
Antonis firmly believes that the group classes are an incredibly effective way to work out and see the fitness results their members want to achieve. They have gathered five energetic trainers and together, the Reload team is ready to deliver demanding workouts.
The FITBENCH Team is excited for Reload to be Cyprus’ fitness trendsetters. Keep up the awesome work, Reload Fitness Studio!