Spin instructor turns east for second run

Boho will occupy the corner space of Patrick Henry Square in Church Hill. (Mike Platania)

Boho will occupy the corner space of Patrick Henry Square in Church Hill. (Mike Platania)

A Museum District fitness studio is pedaling uphill – up to Church Hill, that is.

Boho Cycle Studio is opening a second location this summer as the first confirmed commercial tenant in the new Patrick Henry Square development at 313 N. 24th St.

Boho owner AnnMarie Grohs said the new site will be similar to its first studio at 714 N. Sheppard St., which will continue operating.

“We have a big market there and I wanted to stay in the city,” Grohs said of Church Hill.

AnnMarie Grohs

AnnMarie Grohs

The new space will be 1,300 square feet and house roughly 20 stationary bikes, making it slightly smaller than the Museum District location.  It will offer the same type of spin classes, as well its nutritional counseling service.

Grohs said she aims to open in late June or early July, and will hire a dozen instructors and five front desk attendants.

Boho opened in 2013 and offers 20 hour-long classes per week. Grohs said the Church Hill location will run on a similar schedule.

Patrick Henry Square is a $4 million development project by developer Josh Bilder and his company Sterling Bilder. It’s taking shape on the site of the former Nolde Garage next to Patrick Henry Park and will encompass 6,500 square feet of commercial space, 19 apartments and a community center.

On the other side of town, a major chain is getting its wheels turning in Short Pump. CycleBar, an Ohio-based spin class franchise, is preparing to open at GreenGate this spring.

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