Breakaway Cycle has been featured in this month's edition of Pacific Magazine for having stationary bike classes that 'rock and roll'.
The article describes the Breakaway ambience as being an extrasensory experience, and makes the workout feel akin to being in a club and shaking it on the dance floor!
Check out the article online here or pick up one of their print editions to check it out!
On Monday morning, KUSI stopped by the studio to do a segment on the studio and our very own Giuseppe!
Check out the team at KUSI talking with Jon the owner of Breakaway Cycle.
As head Chef/Founder of Giuseppe Restaurants and Fine Catering, he explained what power foods are best prepare for a workout to ensure high energy and performance during exercise.
Additionally, Giuseppe promoted the PEERS Gala on October 13th at 6:30pm at the La Jolla Grand Estate, benefiting Just In Time For Foster Youth. You can now even pick up a ticket for the benefit gala during any of his classes!
The La Jolla Village News featured Breakaway Cycle in their New Business section as "a workout that breaks away from the pack".
Heather Ford with Fox Morning News here in San Diego was in the studio to check out our beautiful facilities and learn more about our upcoming grand opening celebration; The Breakaway Challenge.
Watch the full news clip here!
Breakaway Cycle Opens on Fay Avenue
"La Jolla's newest indoor cycling studio packs a caloric punch."
"Not everyone loves the idea of going to a big-box gym. Some prefer getting their sweat on in a smaller, more boutique-style setting. This is where Breakaway Cycle comes in. The cycle studio recently opened on Fay Avenue in La Jolla.
Shop owner Jon Halberg said there's a lot that differentiates his studio's classes to those you may find at a franchise fitness center. First, class-goers are invited to create a free on-line account that allows them to view class schedules, reserve space and even select the bike they'd like to use. Each guest is provided with a complimentary bottle of water and towel upon arrival and the end of the class they are handed a chilled, eucalyptus scented towel to wipe their face.
Halberg invites anyone, from beginners to avid cyclists, to take advantage of a complimentary session. The only thing you'll need to do to redeem the offer, he said, is to create a free account and sign up on line."
- Fun Fact: La Jolla's own Giuseppe Ciuffa leads classes several times a week. Chef Guiseppe helms the Museum Cafe and Caroline's Seaside Cafe in La Jolla and Giuseppe's Fine Catering. Class participants are provided a discount at The Museum Cafe.
Our instructor Giuseppe reflects on how Breakaway started and where it is headed.
"This year again I was able to complete a few more triathlons and stay connected with the sport. Then after signing up as a team sponsor for Breakaway-Training, another opportunity landed right in my lap.
In Italy we say “Catch the ball while the ball is bouncing,” which I would explain means take a new opportunity while you can. So where was the ball bouncing?
When one of my dearest friends and longtime clients, Jon Halberg, approached me about a year ago, he said “Hey G can we have coffee?” and, admittedly, I was thinking that this guy was about to hire me for another amazing party. [....] So with business coming my way and a great chance to have coffee and catch up with my friend, I was ready for a great start to my day.
Well that is Jon, a one-of-a-kind human being who was lucky enough to happily retire and move on in life with new ventures. So I was surprised when, once we sat down, Jon asked me, “G what would you think about opening a spinning studio?” I just said, “WHAT?”
It turns out he asked me because I’d been teaching spinning for a few years and my class on Sunday was always very popular, and he trusted my judgment as a business person. Most of all, he wanted some guidance on starting this new venture and getting away from the retired lifestyle. So to make a long story short, we grabbed a cocktail napkin, wrote some notes, drew a few schematics…and Breakaway Cycle was born. Isn’t that amazing??"
To Continue reading this feature about Giuseppe and Breakaway head over to his blog: Giuseppe Catering
Our General Manager, instructor, elite level multisport athlete and coach Adam Schepps was interviewed by NBC about the benefits of indoor cycling.
"The inspirational story of local athlete and four-time world champion Sarah Hammer is certainly enough gusto to get people on a bike.
You can take advantage of San Diego’s ideal weather by jumping on a bicycle and riding along the Silver Strand in Coronado.
Or there’s the option of the stationary bike. General manger of Breakaway Cycle in La Jolla Adam Schepps said the number one advantage of training indoors is safety.
“You see more and more incident with cars and bicycles,” Adam Schepps said.
The controlled environment of a spin class, in addition to the help of an instructor, can really help to increase the ability to maximize your training time. Plus, indoor cycling is a low-impact workout, said Schepps.
But unless you want to devote your whole life to cycling, it might be difficult to make it to pro-status.
“It’s basically their full time job,” said Schepps."
The high-powered indoor cycling studio trend has finally arrived in San Diego. Breakaway is a new cycling studio in La Jolla that encourages fitness fanatics to ‘ride outside the box.’ Breakaway upgrades the cycling experience with state-of-the-art equipment, paired with high energy music and visuals, as well as upscale amenities like complimentary water bottles and clean towels. Breakaway is now open, offering multiple cycling classes every day of the week. Learn more at breakawaycycle.com
Wanna spin? A new business opened June 28 at 7777 Faye Ave., Suite G 1 that caters to those who want to pedal away calories at an indoor cycling studio.
Breakaway Cycle used to house a fitness studio before new owners Jon Halberg and his wife, Susan, completely remodeled the interior.
“We built the whole experience for indoor cycling. The facility is unique to San Diego County,” Jon Halberg said, noting the boutique studio is outfitted with state-of-the-art lighting.
“The room itself is an amazing ambience to be in for cycling,” Halberg added.
The studio has 30 exercise bikes, and while participants “spin,” to upbeat music, the instructor can choose to rotate different colors of lights throughout the room.
At the start of each class, a fresh towel and bottle of water are ready for each guest.
Breakaway Cycle also has special latching shoes for rent or cages on the bike pedals to use for those who bring their own shoes.
The men’s and women’s showers are stocked with toiletries, and Halberg said the best part about ending the 60-minute workout is getting a chilled, scented-Eucalyptus towel.
He said that people who create an online account can get their first class for free. Registering online also allows people an opportunity to choose the bike they want.
For more details, visit www.breakawaycycle.com