Chandler Edition - September 2021

The spin roomat Flo Yoga & Cycle is a place where people come together and ride stationary bikes whilemusic blasts and lights ash to create a fun environment. (Alexa D’Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)

BUSINESS FEATURE

Eddie and Debbie Davis own and run Flo Yoga & Cycle. They can be found behind the front desk.

Flo Yoga&Cycle Fitness studio aims to create connection, community O n any given day, customers can nd Debbie and Eddie Davis behind the counter at Flo Yoga & Cycle. They are there to check their BY ALEXA D'ANGELO

BUILDING COMMUNITY Owners Debbie and Eddie Davis are proud of the community they have created with their members. They even let them write on the studio walls.

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across the city and working to build connection and community among gym-goers. “We set the tone by being here every day,” Eddie said. “One of us is always here. Nobody will repre- sent Flo like us. It matters how you are greeted when you walk in somewhere. It’s culture building.” The studio oers spin classes, strength training classes and yoga classes at various times throughout the week. “We are dierent, and our

members in, hear about their days and make sure they have everything they need for their spin, yoga or strength training class. Eddie is known as the “front

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desk guy”—an inside joke between him and longtime members. He is also the go-to guy for tightening spin shoes. Most people at the studio know each other, the Davises and the instructors. “People look out for one another here,” Debbie said. “It really is a community, even though that sounds kind cliche, it really is true here.” The couple wanted to turn their shared passion for tness

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FLOYoga&Cycle 71 E. Frye Road, Chandler 480-907-5645 www.oyogacycle.com

members see that,” Eddie said. “People of all races, creeds and colors and body types come here.” Flo has pivoted too many times for Debbie and Eddie to recall after the coronavirus pan- demic closed down gyms last year and then limited capacity for months. They did classes outdoors and worked with other

Hours: Mon . 5 a . m . -8:30 p . m . ; Tue . , Thu . 6 a . m . -7:30 p . m . ; Wed. 5 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri. 5 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-noon, closed Sun.

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into a business and leave their corporate jobs. In January 2018, they opened Flo Yoga & Cycle in a redeveloped downtown Chandler space. Since then, the duo and their business have become a staple in the Chandler community—bringing pop-up events

local business owners to do events and pop-ups. “It’s exhausting howmuch we pivoted, but it worked, and ultimately it was what got us through everything,” Debbie said. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our members.”

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CHANDLER EDITION • SEPTEMBER 2021

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