For over the past 20 years, we’ve celebrated the Valley’s best. From the top businesses and professionals to the people who make it all happen, Arizona Foothills Magazine’s annual Best of Our Valley contest recognizes Arizona’s crème de la crème across more than 400 categories. From the best doctors and best resort down to the best cup of coffee you can find around town, each Best of titleholder is chosen by those who know the city best – our readers.
Each week, we’ll be highlighting individual winners from Best of Our Valley 2018, who share their advice, insights and thoughts on what it means to be a part of this exclusive list.
The Best of spotlight is on Reformed Pilates & Cycle, who claimed both the Valley’s Best Spin Class. Congrats, Reformed Pilates & Cycle!
AFM: In a brief 2-3 sentences, please tell us a little bit about Reformed Pilates & Cycle (RP&C)!
RP&C: Reformed is a boutique fitness studio that fuses pilates and cycling to provide its members with the BEST low-impact, high-intensity strength training and cardio work-out around. Reformed has 4 locations throughout the valley: Arcadia, Central Phoenix, Ahwatukee and North Scottsdale, with a 5th location opening in McCormick Ranch at The Grove (off Hayden & McCormick Ranch Parkway) this fall.
AFM: What does it mean to you to be a Best of Our Valley winner?
RP&C: Being a locally owned small business, we understand more than anyone that good things come to those who hustle. So being named a Best of Our Valley winner is an incredible honor and we’re excited to hold the title for Best Spin Class two years in a row!
AFM: What’s your favorite part about being the Best of Our Valley’s Best Spin Class?
RP&C: In our cycle classes we use the Keiser M3 cycles, which have individual computers on them to monitor your RPM, Watts and Gear. Our style of class is performance based as we focus on intervals to get your heart rate up and down to maximize results. Our classes are not always easy, but they’re fun and they provide results! Being voted Best of Our Valley’s Best Spin Class allows us to highlight and continue to bring awareness to what we do and how we’re different from so many other studios throughout the Valley.
AFM: What advice would you give to others to be the “best” in your field?
RP&C: Own who you are. As a small business it’s so easy to try to be everything to everybody, alongside so many other amazing businesses. We hope to continue to be nominated and awarded to continue to drive more new clients into our studios.
AFM: How do you put your “best” foot forward every day?
RP&C: We believe that being the best is really about doing a lot of small things well. We focus on one day and one class at a time, providing our clients with a clean and fresh atmosphere, amazing workouts and a community of instructors and clients that are always there to support you.
Interested in participating or want to recommend a business, professional or individual for Best of Our Valley? Best of Our Valley 2019 is now accepting nominations. Click here to find out more!