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average girl in constant motion
keeping life in balance

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Coming Soon: CYked™ teacher training! Follow pedalsandposes on instagram for updates or email us with your interest!

what is pedals & poses?

now and down the road

Pedals & Poses was born out of my love of fitness, particularly of yoga and cycling. As a fitness student, I constantly sought balance - both physically and mentally. Spin provided the intense, heart pumping cardio rush I enjoyed while yoga allowed me to strengthen, lengthen, and quiet my mind. After many years of practicing yoga and attending cycling classes, I started to dream about opening my own studio - a space where students could achieve their fitness goals in a balanced, supportive manner. As my first step towards achieving that goal, I began teaching a variety of fitness classes and expanding my knowledge of health, fitness, and exercise science. Today, I teach several resident classes around the Iowa City area, as well as lead private events, workshops, and everything in between. Be it in the studio or through a blog post, I love supporting students on their fitness journey.


Wherever you are on your fitness journey, I'm so glad you're here.  Welcome to the Pedals & Poses community.


Keep life in balance. 

community and philosophy

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resident classes and events

Yoga on Deck

adding balance to communities

Pilates Stretches

add fitness for fun

Pilates Stretches

philosophy and mission

recently from the blog...

meet cara

mom - 500 hour ryt - cycling, barre, and werq instructor- actor
creator of CYked!™


cara is an iowa city, ia based actor and fitness instructor/blogger/lover. when not on stage or in the studio, cara enjoys spending time with her husband and baby daughter, fine food and wine, reading, nights out with friends, and house projects. 
keeping life in balance.


Cara is a terrific spinning instructor who motivates those in her classes using great drill routines and well-chosen playlists as well as her energy and personal warmth.  As someone who's been spinning for several winters and likes to work hard, I heartily endorse Cara as one of my all-time favorite teachers! - Jason


"happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony."

thomas merton

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Iowa City, IA, USA

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