BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Old Colony Avenue in South Boston is loaded with old warehouses. But lately, one has been sounding a little different to all the others from the outside.
Mark Partin, the co-founder of B/Spoke Indoor Cycling Studios, told WBZ NewsRadio that once he realized his gym was too small for pandemic-friendly workouts, he decided to think big.
"Our initiative was to try and create a space designed for Covid, in order to allow people to move their workouts indoors but still feel safe while working out," Partin said. "It's a 12,000 square foot workout room, and there's a minimum of 14 feet between all the bikes."
Upon arrival at B/Spoke, participants are required to use hand sanitizer, undergo a temperature check, and fill out health declaration form. There are electrostatic sprayers used inside the 25-foot tall warehouse, they've upgraded the HVAC and air purification systems, and there are separate entrances and exits to avoid two-way traffic areas.
B/Spoke's website says anyone working out is asked to "Mask Up" for the duration of the experience, and masks can only be removed during the actual class, "if you so choose."
The walls of the warehouse are decked out with murals from some of Boston's most talented street artists, the flashing lights give it a nightclub vibe, and from the sounds of the classes, the instructors do not mess around.
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:
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