On the spot!



What do Lady Gaga, David Beckham and Lena Dunham have in common? All three of them really love going nowhere really fast. The fitness revolution indoor-cycling that started in the US has now come to Germany. And it’s about so much more than just cycling on the spot. The focus is not just on the sport, it’s on the common experience and the lifestyle. BECYCLE from Berlin turns the high-power cardio workout into an electrifying electro party in their first Studio in the Brunnenstraße. Beats by hip Berlin DJs are made to match the workout. Motivating instructors from LA, New York and London inspire to reach athletic peaks. And everybody goes: Yeah! So now you can even enjoy club feeling while being sporty and move your legs to the rhythm of the city. At BECYCLE, it’s almost like it takes over the pedals and fires us up with energy. Next to spinning, which forms the focus, you can also put your power into the newest trends in core training, barre training or yoga in its various forms. The courses are spread across the whole day and can be booked individually on the website. You don’t need a membership. The course fee includes rental of spinning shoes and also water, shampoo, towels and other goodies. And did we mention that the studio looks and feels incredibly good? Raw walls, wood, spa showers with Leogant-conditioned water and a modern sound system give it a design hotel flair. No question, that place is on a roll, er, spin.  And rightfully so.
BECYCLE | Brunnenstr. 24, 10119 Berlin | becycle.de | Photo: Mike Fuchs

Kategorien: Places | Autor: | Datum: 14. Juli 2016 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

André Hamann



André Hamann

The 2 Minute Interview

André Hamann is one of those guys you really should be jealous of. But you just can’t because not only is he brazenly handsome, talented in many ways and incredibly successful – to top it all off, he also manages to stay super nice, polite and humble through it all. He was discovered during his traineeship at H&M, made a career as a model, lived in Athens and Cape Town. Today, dear André has 1 million followers on Instagram (yes, that’s right: ONE MILLION!), his fashion label „Haze & Glory“ recently opened it’s first pop-up store at Bikini Berlin and right now, he’s launching his own fitness programme „Absolut André“ in New York. What, that’s all?! Nope. Last Thursday he made an appearance at Germany’s Next Top Model, where he introduced his new label and hand-picked some of the new faces for his show. This just sounds too perfect and gives us reason to launch a most thorough investigation. Seriously: where’s the catch?


Name: André Hamann
Age: 28
City: Berlin
Job: Entrepreneur
Shoe size: 43
Favourite label: Haze & Glory
Contact: absoluteandre.com

We’ve got to ask: are you single?
Unfortunately, I’ve been single for six years. I’m still waiting for her.


What’s the first thing you do after waking up?
Turn on music, check emails, and enjoy a glass of lemon water.


Isn’t it really hard work to always stay in shape?
No, quite the opposite. You just have to be willing to change a few habits, eat the right food and do the really efficient workouts.


Model, designer, fitness guru, musician…could you please make up your mind!?
That’s exactly what I’ve decided on. Best of all: all these things enhance each other and are sources of inspiration… so, I never get bored.


How do you keep almost a million followers on instagram happy?
With a positive attitude that I try to pass on to people with my photos and messages.


Who is going to Germanys Next Top Model 2016?
I have no influence on that. ;) But I do have a favourite.


What are you proud of?
My family, my friends, and what I’ve managed to achieve by myself.


What are you no good at?
I’m never really mad at anyone.


Share a magical place anywhere in the world.
I did a lot of travelling over the past six years and was able to see wonderful places. The most beautiful was Cape Town. Because of the lovely weather and the ocean there is an awful lot that has a magical effect on me.


What song makes you cry?
If I cry, then only tears of joy. For example when hearing City & Colour’s „Against the grain“.


Which super power would you like to have?
I’ve always seen myself as Spiderman – he’s extraordinary and does good.


What would you cook for us if we visited you at home?
One of my 100 delicious AbsolutAndre recipes.


What are you afraid of?


What would you change if you had the power to?
No wars, no hunger, no envy!


What should no one know about you?
That I feel really lonely sometimes.


Which question should we have asked?
What exactly do you do to stay in shape?


Last Words:
Let’s go!


Photo: Martin Becker


Kategorien: People | Autor: | Datum: 24. Februar 2016 | Tags: , , , , , Keine Kommentare

Reminder: Somuchmore Holistic Days


Reminder: Somuchmore Holistic Day

Hamburg and Berlin, get ready! This Saturday (Hamburg) and Sunday (Berlin), Somuchmore is inviting you to their Holistic Day – a whole day devoted to inspiration, sporty activities (don’t worry ­– no gym shorts required) and self-awareness. The Somuchmore-Team will be giving away all sorts of holistic details while talks and demonstrations on attentiveness, nutrition and fitness will encourage you to participate and share thoughts, give an interesting insight and provide you with useful ideas for your daily development of body, mind and spirit. Get your workout schedule put together on site, boost your energy level with smoothies and vegan snacks and get to know coaches and cooperating studios in person. Wow, just reading this already makes you feel good about yourself, don’t cha think?! Admission is free, just click here (HH) and here (B) for more info. It’s going to be awesome – see you there!
Somuchmore „Holistic Day“ Hamburg | 16.05.15, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Betahaus, Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg | Facebook | Somuchmore „Holistic Day“ Berlin | 17.05.15, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. | Generator Hostel (Entry via the magic elevator!), Oranienburger Str. 65, 10117 Berlin | Facebook | FREE ADMISSION


Can you feel it?


Can you feel it?

You know that moment when you are all there, completely at ease with yourself – content, grounded, balanced. The moment you free yourself from anything that keeps you small, feeling your greatness, your strength and your potential. The moment you truly feel your environment and feel connected. The moment you realize you can achieve anything and everything you need to do so already lies within you. This is exactly what Somuchmore is all about. It’s about unwinding, making progress, finding your true self. Earlier this year, Somuchmore launched their holistic platform for fitness, health, nutrition and mindfulness in Berlin. One single card gives you access to the city’s best gyms and yoga studios so you can choose from different coaches, classes and workshops and, and, and ­– without signing up or worrying about long-term membership contracts. Exercise your body, mind and soul – anytime and anyplace – try new things or follow your favourite yogi. This concept has been so successful, that Somuchmore’s service is now also available in Hamburg, Munich and London. More cities throughout Germany and Europe will follow soon. (The card grants cross-city admission, too!) And since everything has been happening so quickly, there’s not even been time to say hello properly. That’s no way to start an inspiring friendship, is it? Somuchmore wants to make up for that and is inviting you to the Somuchmore Holistic Days so everyone can get acquainted. Three days in three cities ­– devoted to inspiration, experiences and self-awareness (Munich – May 10th, Hamburg – May 16th, Berlin – May 17th). Mind-expanding activities and inspiring guest contributions about attentiveness, nutrition and fitness encourage to participate and share thoughts, give an interesting insight and provide absolutely useful ideas for a daily development of body, mind and spirit. The agenda follows Somuchmore’s principle that we can only fully reach our potential and truly find ourselves trough a combination of motion, mindfulness, a conscious diet and a certain joie de vivre. Have the experts put your workout schedule together for you on site, boost your energy with smoothies and get to know coaches and cooperating studios. We’ll be there too!
Somuchmore Holistic Days | 10.05.15 Munich, Zillertalstudios, 81373 Munich| 16.05.15 Hamburg, betahaus, Eifflerstraße 43, 22769 Hamburg | 17.05.15 Berlin, Generator Hostel, Oranienburger Str.65 (entrance via elevator outside) | Facebook | www.so-much-more.de