Lisa Platnick conducts a class while an old Saturday Night Live skit plays in the background. Photo by Deb Lindsey​

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Best New Twist on an Old Favorite

At Pulse Fitness in Bethesda, you’ll walk away with more than a calorie-torching cycle workout. Every Sunday in the “Trivia Cycle” class you can test your music savvy, too. With the lights out and music blasting, riders work together to name the tunes, artists and years the songs were released, making the 55-minute class go quickly while working minds as well as muscles. Pulse Fitness founder Lisa Platnick started the Trivia Cycle classes in 2012, and themes have included songs mentioning the moon to mark the solar eclipse, and artists inducted each year into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Some classes also feature music videos. 

5110 Ridgefield Road, Bethesda; 301-656-0500;