The Best Spinning Classes in Toronto
Spinning in Toronto is seeing a resurgence in popularity as the fitness movement continues its cult-like devotion. With diverse studios all around the city, there's no shortage of places to climb the hills and get those RPMs high. Whether you're into the new age spin class of choreographed playlists and soul on a bike, or a traditional spinner, there's a spin studio for you.
Here are the best spinning classes in Toronto.
Torq is all about the Leslieville community vibe and keeping it fresh, clean and simple in the studio. With one studio and 36 bikes, Torq pumps you up with a great playlist and brand new high end bikes. The 50 minute classes are high energy and low impact, and the best part of a Torq ride is the ability to see your progress in real-time on the bike console.
Spokehaus definitely delivers on its promise as a "party on a bike." The 45 minute ride goes by so fast you don't even notice how profusely you're sweating. Spokehaus invites you to re-think the traditional spin with a choreographed playlist and spinning in a candle lit room. Owner Christine Tessaro's classes incorporate a full body, high energy workout.
RPM is a total fitness gym in the Junction that does spinning really well. Each class has a variety of spin styles to choose from and offers a challenge for all fitness levels. The popular gym has undergone a facelift to focus on personal training and a TribeFIT Team Training Program.
Spynga is a staple in the spinning community. People go for the signature Spynga workout, a mixture of spinning and yoga, aka Spynga! The workout combines intense strengthening spinning intervals, and 'aaahhh' moments of stretching. Owner Casey Soer is a pro at yelling out instructions to push harder, then relaxing you into a deep yoga pose.
CYKL is the only studio in Toronto to use the Realryder indoor bike, allowing riders to bank and turn giving the spin a more dynamic 'IRL' feel. With the bike tilting, you get that critical core strength as you engage your abs. The instructors are known for engaging with you throughout the ride while pushing you to the limits.
This big fitness studio in Forest Hill offers a 44-bike room for spinning as well as studios for yoga, rowing and popular barre classes. With four storeys to build on your fitness, each floor offers a different class, and the teachers are known for pushing you while making adjustments. Members are treated like family, and the spin classes usually fill up fast!
At Energia, you may come for the spinning, but you often stay for the yoga and running club. The Danforth studio's high intensity spin classes incorporate a unique screen that projects HD motion video made to feel like you're riding the European Alps or the Coast of California. Ensuring you get a challenging and stimulating virtual ride every time.
Ultimate Athletics is a small, boutique full-service gym with a packed schedule offering ultimate spin, pilates, yoga and conditioning classes. Located in Summerhill, the individual attention from the instructors to each student is a welcomed advantage to getting your spin perfected! Owners Paula Ryff and Vlad Radanovic are both teachers and trainers with a long history in the fitness industry.
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