Whether you’re looking to try a name-brand studio with multiple locations, a tried-and-true local favourite or a rising independent studio, Toronto’s indoor cycling scene is, quite frankly, on fire.
We pedalled our way through Toronto to create this list of our favourite spinning studios in the city. Check them out below.
This Kelowna, BC-born company landed in the city back in 2016, cementing their first studio uptown at Yonge and Eglinton. Today, SPINCO has three locations in Toronto, including downtown, uptown and in Summerhill. Riders can look forward to high-energy classes with a free weight portion to tone arms and shoulders for a true full-body workout.
SPOKEHAÜS in City Place is described as “musical and physical journey that will change your body and mind.” Riders have the choice of three different classes, including the signature 45-minute high intensity, low impact full body workout; the high ride, which is described as a rave on a bike; and the hot box, which is similar to the signature ride only in an 80 – 84° F room.
If you have yet to try this popular New York-based spinning studio that currently has two locations in the city, it’s time to slip on some cycling shoes and hit up your nearest cycling party that riders say changed their lives. At SoulCycle, you’ll get your sweat on in a dark room that’s lit up with candles, while an instructor empowers riders with uplifting mantras.
This St. Clair West favourite combines intense cardio and strength training, which is why riders can’t get enough of it. When it comes to pedalling, Rocket Cycle knows music can make or break a ride, which is why the studio has a state-of-the-art sound system that makes hitting the bike a little easier.
Quad Spin is truly one of the OG spinning studios in the city. Since opening its King Street doors in 2002, riders can’t get seem to get enough of the basement studio’s endurance, Tabata, and classic Quad Ride classes. But riders beware: their classes fill up quickly, so be sure to book ahead of time for a guaranteed spot.
Originally launched in Vancouver, Torontonians can get their pedal on at Ride Cycle Club’s Ossington location. Here you’ll find arguably some of the best playlists to ride to in the city in a dim, candlelit room. Riders can expect a workout designed to reboot and strengthen both their mind and body, by combining intense cardio, micro bike movements and full body toning.
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