As winter rolls in, spinning may be just the adrenaline rush you need, fusing a hard-core workout with motivational coaching. Renowned for its intensity, each spin studio has its own style and specialties depending on whether you want to lose weight, get fit, tone up or improve your cycling skills.
For the uninitiated rider wondering where to start, there's no need to break a sweat—here are some of the best spinning classes in Sydney.
Sydney's first indoor cycle studio, Vicious Cycle has designed a unique fitness program focused on music, with 80s-themed classes, rock classes and live DJ sessions. Located at Bondi, Vicious Cycle also offers endurance and technique workshops utilising the best bikes on the market, Classic Supreme Body Bikes. There are no membership or joining fees, just 'pay per ride' pricing with an introductory offer of two rides for $20. Classes are open to beginners, hard-core cyclists and everyone in between, at Vicious Cycle, riders control their own intensity.
The Velofix spin studio in Rozelle offers classes that are perfect for those wanting to get fit and tone up fast. Decked out with Wattbikes, which deliver the authentic feel of cycling in the Trainer and Pro models, the former results in a high cadence session to get your heart rate up, whilst the later is preferred for those wanting to focus on strength. Instructors are skilled at keeping all participants working to their maximum level. Casual classes are $25 with discounts when 10 and 20 class passes are purchased.
Located in the heart of the CBD, Athlete Lab uses the latest Adjustabikes and riding software to re-create the open road within its indoor city studio. Professional coaches have designed a range of workouts to provide a balanced progression of power improvement and increased endurance—including 45-miniute anaerobic endurance classes, super strength power development sessions and real climbs. There are changing and shower facilities onsite allowing patrons to squeeze a session into their busy work life. Athlete Lab is renowned for offering some of the best spin classes in Sydney.
This state-of-the-art 55-bike studio caters to all types of cyclists. Word-class coaches will challenge and inspire you whilst Burn Boards monitor calorie loss and heart rate to keep you on track—you'll receive a personalised report after each ride outlining your achievements and progress. There are full-body options, as well as the use of professional cycling shoes with cleats on offer. With no joining fees or long-term contracts, and classes ranging from beginner to professional, this is a great studio to get started.
This one is for the more advanced riders, Turbo Studio is a premier indoor training facility in Sydney offering various session styles to suit your training needs. One-hour Power Sessions are the flagship of the Turbo Studio, but there's also 90-minute high-intensity training, performance tests and course rides, which can plot any course in the world for you to ride. There are various membership plans available with your choice of sessions, and each including the upload of session data to Training Peaks and Strava, allowing you to monitor your progress.
Rounding out our best spin classes in Sydney hit list is boutique studio Youtopia Spin, located in Rushcutters Bay. Youtopia Spin aims to break the mould when it comes to fitness, providing a calming environment that feels more like a day spa than a gym. Youtopia Spin specialises in 45-minute total body workouts, with upbeat tunes and motivating instruction as dedicated trainers help each client reach their personal health goals. There are no contracts or upfront membership fees, allowing you to train when, and for as much or as little as you like.