Bringing Back Business: Black-owned fitness studio in Manhattan Beach looks forward to reopening

A black-owned fitness studio in Manhattan Beach is opening its doors for the first time in three months this weekend. 

This comes as the state is allowing the reopening of fitness studios, gyms, day camps, and other businesses, beginning Friday, June 12.  

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RydeFYR is South Bay’s only heated indoor cycling studio and just opened last November.

“We are so excited to be able to open this weekend. We were boarded up just yesterday and we are looking forward to the future. As a small black business owner, I am so grateful to the community of Manhattan Beach,” RydeFYR Owner Chevy Laurent said.

To stay connected to the community, Laurent has been participating in Fitness Fridays and offering free workouts on her Instagram page.

The fitness studio also has a unique UV filtration system built into its AC, Laurent said. The system kills 99.9% of organisms and germs, she said.

In wake of recent events and the social justice movement, the cycling studio is hosting a fundraiser with fitness giant Tone It Up. Proceeds will go to the NCAAP legal defense and education fund.

The fundraising is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Thursday on both Laurent’s and TIU’s Instagram pages.