Burn is a new workout facility near Creekside Gahanna. It shares a building with Sandbox Gahanna, and the companies also share an owner, Chris Lottridge. The space won't hold its grand opening until next month, but through Aug. 31 all classes, which include spinning and yoga sessions, are $5 ($5!).

Burn is a new workout facility near Creekside Gahanna. It shares a building with Sandbox Gahanna, and the companies also share an owner, Chris Lottridge. The space won't hold its grand opening until next month, but through Aug. 31 all classes, which include spinning and yoga sessions, are $5 ($5!).

The Happy Hour Cycle is every Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and the shtick is that after the class, participants get a coupon for specials at some Gahanna restaurants' happy hours.

Granted, you may wish to save that coupon for cheap margaritas until after you've caught your breath and taken a shower (actually, yes, please shower first), but here's what I thought of this fun class.

The atmosphere: There's plenty of space in the front and back for parking. Inside it looks like a dance studio. Strategically placed fans pump cool air through the room, a perk I didn't notice until I was swimming in sweat.

The workout: During the hour-long class, we did a few rolling hill cycles and added full resistance to the ride several times. I enjoyed the sprints, where we cycled at maximum speed under medium resistance to the choruses of songs like "Crazy Train" by Ozzy and "Lithium" by Nirvana.

The aftermath : The bike averaged my calorie expenditure, and I had lost more than 600 by cool-down.

Pros: The Burn bikes allow you to choose your level of resistance, and the instructor isn't obtrusive. Riders can pick their pace. A person at any fitness level could thrive in a class like this without feeling held back or overwhelmed. Oh, and there's that drink special. One of the deals for Burn bikers is at Maya Grill: Buy two meals and two margaritas and get another two margaritas free. Other participating restaurants include J. Gumbo's and Rick's Coaches.

Cons: Toward the end I was praying to ride the "hills" so I could stand up on the bike. The seats are hard. Be prepared for your bottom to burn, but not from the workout.