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One of LA's newest indoor cycling spots does good for your body and your soul. Open as of mid-March, Dragonfly Cycling encourages fitness fiends to pedal in the name of charity at its colorful and modern studio in Sherman Oaks.
Landing at 1,500 square feet, the eco-conscious space boasts 30 Schwinn IC Pro stationery bikes, low-flow fixtures, water-efficient appliances (we're still in that drought life, yo), and totally paperless booking. Plus, $1 from every ride benefits non-profit org The Teen Project, which helps teens transition out of the foster care system. To help riders earn max karma, Dragonfly offers free classes to girls living at a local housing facility so paying members can offer them "motivation, inspiration, and self-esteem needed to keep on the right track."
Feelin' it? The studio offers free 30-minute intro classes every Sunday at 11:30am; single seshes are $23 (the first ride is $10), five-class series are $110, and ten-class series are $210. See more packages here and check out the sched here.
Dragonfly Cycling is open for classes Monday through Friday from 5:30am to 1pm and 5:30pm to 8:30pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am to 12:30pm.