For many people, the last day of school marks the last day of working out and healthy eating routines. Between school being out, backyard BBQs and beach traffic, summer can wreak havoc on our health and wellness routines.

JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio, the premier fitness boutique dedicated to high-end indoor cycling and cross-training floor classes, is launching a unique Summer Wellness Program aimed at making it easier for people to stay on a healthy track over the summer.

“While the summer months should be more carefree, they shouldn’t be unhealthy,” says JoyRide co-owner Rhodie Lorenz. “Thankfully, we’ve teamed up with wellness experts/coaches Pam Byrne and Erin Wathen who can help guide our JoyRiders beyond the studio walls.”

Offered in JoyRide’s Wilton studio (as well as JoyRide’s Darien and Ridgefield locations), the 9-week program consists of holistic health coaching, curated workshops, support and unlimited JoyRide classes. The series will run from June 26 to Aug. 21.

“We created a summer wellness program so we can guide people with education, support and useful tools such as meal planning, exercise on-the-go, mindfulness, group support and weekly virtual meetings,” says Byrne. “Erin and I will get you to Labor Day feeling your best.”

Adds Wathen: “Because the program is virtual in part, participants can partake in it even while traveling.”

The two coaches say the program is highly individualized yet is designed to build a fun, team-like feel among participants, who will be connected via Facebook groups where participants can share updates, plan to meet for classes and build camaraderie around their collective goal.

The cost of the Summer Wellness Program is $499 for nine weeks ($8 a day for 63 days) and includes the following:

  • Unlimited JoyRide classes
  • Holistic health coaching
  • Three (3) curated workshops prioritizing mind/body, self-care and nutrition (on-site at JoyRide Wilton, Darien, Ridgefield)
  • Exercise suggestions for traveling clients
  • Private Facebook groups to provide support and community
  • Weekly “Zoom” calls for personalized guidance
  • Recommendations for simple summer meal planning and grocery shopping strategies
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Program contest

Byrne is has a Master’s Degree in counseling and a degree from the Integrative Institute for Nutrition. Wathen is a Holistic Health Coach and Food Abuse Counselor, as well as a fitness instructor for Spinning, Pilates, yoga and TRX.

Interested participants can get more information or sign up for the program online, or email Byrne  or Wathen.