Not going to lie but when Rise Nation first popped up in my neighborhood I wasn't sure what to make of it. For a second there I thought it was a club. Mystery was solved when Bryna from B Fit invited me to a preview session before their launch in January. Let me emphasize that I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into. At one point I assumed that we would be actually climbing but it had elements of soul cycle in it. Its this rad machine, kinda like the stair master, which allows you to simulate climbing. As for our instructor, he was very peppy which was necessary with all the sprints we did on the machine. The music choice was excellent - m83 and tcl's no scrubs mash up anyone? Also if you can't tell from my blurry iphone pics (sorry) I had a flashback to the Aggro Crag on the show Guts. The ceiling would change colors as well as do this interesting lightning thingy to the music. I felt like I was in a 90's style fitness club situash and I'm very cool with that. Would I do this again? Yes. Would I recommend this to friends. Also yes.