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Major new cycling studio, Rukus, opening in Tampa at Sparkman Wharf

A spin studio with multiple bikes and green lighting
Photo via Rukus Cycling Studio

Tampa-based real estate development firm Strategic Property Partners,  LLC (“SPP”) announced the signing of a new retail lease for a national cycling studio at Sparkman Wharf. Rukus Cycling Studios will join the waterfront retail, dining and office destination in Tampa’s Water Street neighborhood. The new location at Sparkman Wharf will be Rukus Cycling Studios’ first studio in Tampa and will add to the wide array of fitness, wellness, food and  beverage, and service-oriented retailers throughout Water Street Tampa. 

“Water Street Tampa has continued to attract innovative retailers that see Tampa’s promise and want to  establish roots in the city’s most forward-thinking new neighborhood,” said Lee Schaffler, Chief Portfolio  Officer for SPP. “We’re proud to partner with a national brand like Rukus Cycling Studios that serves our  growing community and promotes our wellness-focused values.” 


Rukus Cycling Studio changing the wellness game in Tampa

Rukus is based in Orlando, and has locations throughout Florida, Atlanta, Nashville and Charleston. The concept features high-intensity cardio sessions and strength training classes led by world-class cycling instructors. Premium boutique amenities include cycling shoes, pH balanced filtered water and lockers, along with private showers, changing rooms and toiletries for before and after classes.

This cycling studio offers classes and add-ons exclusive to its members. Riders can take heart rate-based classes and measure the effectiveness of their ride using state of-the-art technology to display Power, Mileage, Rank, and Leaderboard Points. Catering to any  schedule, riders can choose between several live classes throughout the day or select a pre-recorded class from an exclusive on-demand library.

Rukus Cycling Studios members also benefit from the  company’s corporate relationships with lululemon, Peloton and Celsius. The studio is slated to open at  Sparkman Wharf in late 2022. 


Sparkman Wharf elevates the fitness scene along the Riverwalk

“As the most technologically advanced and premier cycling brand in the industry, we sought out the most  prestigious location to make our entry into the Tampa market,” said Joe Wheeler, CEO of Rukus Cycling  Studios. “We’re thrilled to be part of Water Street Tampa.” 

Rukus Cycling Studios joins other fitness and wellness-focused retailers at Sparkman Wharf, including  BODYROK, The Covery and F45, which echo Water Street Tampa’s mission to promote health and well being across all aspects and areas of community life as the first WELL Precertified Community in the  world. 

Retail leasing has continued to boom at Water Street Tampa. To date, SPP has signed leases with over  30 retailers throughout the district, including with national, regional and local concepts ranging from a full service grocery store to national restaurant brands to a locally owned boutique. Water Street Tampa is  drawing national companies to expand to Florida for the first time, and will be home to the first Florida  location of international restaurant brand Wagamama and national fitness franchise BODYROK

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