Health and Fitness

September 13, 2016

HOUSTON (September 13, 2016) - Kickstart your fall indoor workout regimen and help save lives at the launch of CycleNationâ„¢, a cycling movement driving heart and brain health. On September 24, two pop up rides will hit the Houston and Katy area.  Each ride requires a $25 donation to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The $25 purchase for the event ride will also give riders a limited-edition tank, in addition to three free rides to use at a CycleBar location of their choice. Event location and times are as follows:

·         Who: CycleBar Vintage Park

o   When: Rides at 3, 4, and 5 p.m.

o   Where: Raven Tower, 310 North St., Houston, TX 77009

·         Who: CycleBar Katy

o   When: Ride at 1 p.m.

o   Where: La Centerra Shopping Center, 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd, Katy, Texas 77494 (The ride will be on the green in front of Dish Society. Weather permitting. If rain, the ride will be moved to CycleBar studio inside shopping center).

CycleNationâ„¢ is an American Heart Association/American Stroke Association health movement aimed at empowering the nation to use road bikes, stationary bikes and community indoor cycling classes to get healthy. Nationally sponsored by Amgen Cardiovascular and CycleBar, the program will raise funds to continue to support research and community programs that reduce stroke and heart disease.

More than 800,000 people in the U.S. die from cardiovascular disease and strokes. In fact, someone in the U.S. dies from stroke about every 4 minutes and from heart disease about once every 84 seconds. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases, including stroke, are largely preventable through education, simple lifestyle changes, and action. Cycling strengthens heart muscles, lowers resting pulse and reduces cholesterol and recent studies suggest that physical activity, like cycling, can help maintain strong brain function, processing speeds and mental sharpness.

"Cardiovascular disease is the cause of death in roughly 1 in 3 Americans, but the risk of developing heart disease and stroke can be reduced substantially by making simple lifestyle changes. We call it Life's Simple 7: managing blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, reducing blood sugar, getting active, eating better, losing weight, and stopping smoking," said Mark A. Creager, MD, president, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. "Through CycleNationâ„¢, national sponsors Amgen Cardiovascular, and CycleBar, are making it even easier for Americans get active, and keep their heart and brain healthy."

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About American Heart Association/American Stroke Association The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit or any of our offices around the country.


About CycleBar CycleBar is the only luxury boutique fitness franchise to date. As the preeminent indoor cycling franchise, it offers concierge-level service and premium amenities. The fueling energy of the CycleBar experience extends into each community in which it is located with intoxicating rides that promise to calm minds, elevate moods and revive senses. For more information about this luxury boutique fitness franchise opportunity, please visit