Sandra Dillard & Angelina Dillard
Mother-Daughter Duo & Co-Owners of CycleBar Stone Oak
By Alexis James
Sandra and Angelina, a motivating mother-daughter duo, started as members of CycleBar Stone Oak and fell in love with the community, environment, and cycling classes offered. In fact, it was after a ride at CycleBar that Sandra learned the studio was for sale and called her daughter right away. “Wouldn’t it be fun to do this together?” Sandra remembers saying to her daughter over the phone. And it was that phone call that sparked business conversations and led them to buy CycleBar Stone Oak and officially become business partners in December of 2021.
Sandra has taught cycling and workout classes worldwide, including in Hawaii & Japan, and she’s passed down her mission of keeping a healthy lifestyle to her children. Since taking over, Sandra has used her notable experience to make updates and procedures that have enhanced members’ experiences. “We have lived the experience and truly believe in it. Our family enjoys cycling together, and we’re passionate about the benefits of cycling. We want to give back to our community by helping people create a healthy lifestyle.”
Angelina is an endurance cycler and athlete but aspired to own a cycling studio that offered an experience more people could enjoy. She loves that CycleBar Stone Oak is a place where all can feel welcome. “This is a place where you can come, find friends, and find a community that supports you,” says Angelina. “You can’t expect people to start their fitness journey at an expert level, so even if all you can do is pedal, you can join a class and know that you’re welcomed and will have a great time!”
Walking through the doors of CycleBar Stone Oak, you immediately feel energized and welcomed. You’re greeted by a friendly host who gives you all the details you need to know about your class & gets you ready for your ride experience. The gym is spotless, and the atmosphere feels excellent. Don’t worry if you forget your hair-tie because they have essentials prepared for you! And if you’re catching a class before work or during lunchtime, they have lockers, showers, and an area for you to get ready in.
Rides at CycleBar are designed to meet the needs of beginners & advanced cyclers. Classes are 45 minutes and are taught by passionate trainers who love what they do and are determined to give you a great workout while having fun! With class titles from “’80s, ’90s, and 00’s” and “Wine Down Wednesday,” it’s easy to understand why they’re proud to say, “There’s no party like a CycleBar party!”
They pride themselves on being community-focused and celebrate their member’s accomplishments and life events. Sandra’s eyes light up when she says, “We truly love to help people and want to see them achieve their goals. We believe in people and cheer on our members and celebrate their milestones. Many people want to start a fitness journey and don’t know where to start. Our goal is to help our community start & build a fun fitness routine in their life.”
Sandra and Angelina enjoy working together and have an inspiring Mother-Daughter bond you can see as they talk with one another. “We make a good team!” they say at the same time and laugh. “We enjoy working with each other, and we do our best to hear each other out and make decisions together. It was a no-brainer for us to start this journey together,” says Sandra.
Angelina, a finance major, handles the studio’s finances and is an instructor at the studio, so you can join her for a fun ride! Sandra oversees the operations & communications, and you can often find her taking a class or greeting members. They both praise their team, who they agree make the day-to-day operations possible. “We love our team!”
They both agree that the CycleBar Experience is about you, the member. It’s about your body, mind, and soul and taking time for yourself. “We love seeing the incredible life changes that our members continue to make, and we want more people to experience it,” says Angelina. “Give yourself some time for you to get your head together, just 45 minutes!”
Sandra wants San Antonio to know, “The secret to fitness is finding something you enjoy. Find what you love and something fun.” And, of course, “All you have to do is ride!”
22602 US Highway 281 North, Suite 104
San Antonio, TX 78258