First Indoor Cycling and Fitness Boutique Opens in Kenya

Nairobi-born attorney Saloni Kantaria collaborated with Indoor Cycle Design to open Reform Cycling and Strength Studio, Kenya's first dedicated multi-fitness boutique located in Nairobi's prestigious Westlands neighborhood.

Jan 04, 2016, 07:02 ET from Indoor Cycle Design

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Saloni Kantaria, a former lawyer and top-ranked tennis player with residence in the United States, Australia, and United Arab Emirates, has opened Nairobi's first dedicated indoor cycling boutique. Offering the world's most sought-after fitness experiences under one luxurious roof, Reform Cycling and Strength Studio features online class scheduling, digital lockers, spa-quality showers, Schwinn Carbon Blue cycles with performance tracking, BOSU, Pilates, circuit and barre classes.The studio boasts a complete mind/body experience at an affordable price for fitness enthusiasts in Kenya.

Kantaria called upon Barbara Chancey Hoots, owner of the US-based consulting firm Indoor Cycle Design, to orchestrate the project and provide a turn-key, upscale studio that would fit her budget and timeline. Kantaria imported bikes, flooring and soundproofing material from the United States, and master instructors from Paris and London certified her team of local instructors. Kantaria believes clients will notice significant improvements in their strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular performance by exercising in an exhilarating environment with classes led by highly-qualified, motivating trainers.

In the past five years, the boutique fitness studio has become a global phenomenon that is disrupting the mainstream health club industry. The IHRSA 2014 Health Club Consumer Trend Report shows that boutiques now comprise 21% of the $22.4 billion U.S. health club market. Boutique studios are here to stay, and Saloni Kantaria is a pioneer in Kenya and East Africa's budding new fitness industry.  

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