Eddie is known as the “front desk guy”—an inside joke between him and longtime members. He is also the go-to guy for tightening spin shoes. Most people at the studio know each other, the Davises and the instructors.
“People look out for one another here,” Debbie said. “It really is a community, even though that sounds kind cliche, it really is true here.”
The couple wanted to turn their shared passion for fitness into a business and leave their corporate jobs. In January 2018, they opened FLO Yoga & Cycle in a redeveloped downtown Chandler space. Since then, the duo and their business have become a staple in the Chandler community—bringing pop-up events across the city and working to build connection and community among gym-goers.
“We set the tone by being here every day,” Eddie said. “One of us is always here. Nobody will represent Flo like us. It matters how you are greeted when you walk in somewhere. It’s culture building.”
The studio offers spin classes, strength training classes and yoga classes at various times throughout the week.
"We are different, and our members see that,” Eddie said. “People of all races, creeds and colors and body types come here.”
FLO has pivoted too many times for Debbie and Eddie to recall after the coronavirus pandemic closed down gyms last year and then limited capacity for months. They did classes outdoors and worked with other local business owners to do events and pop-ups.
“It’s exhausting how much we pivoted, but it worked, and ultimately it was what got us through everything,” Debbie said. “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for our members.”
FLO Yoga & Cycle
71 E. Frye Road, Chandler