In a perfect world, everyone would look their absolute best without moving a finger, but because this is real life, we suggest an alternative option: spinning. The hottest workout trend of the moment and certainly one of the best full-body cardio exercises one can do, spinning has endless benefits to the body and soul, plus with an experienced instructor, it’s super fun! Some of the great reasons you should become a spin fanatic are: it is a fast and incredibly effective way to burn calories, it is low impact (which is great if your knees are sensitive), it tones your muscles and it increases your cardio endurance! We think you’re convinced, but another key reason why spinning is the best is the fact that it can be done all year round. Whether it is sunny or snowy out, indoor spinning can be done from any haute gym in the world or even from your house – if you’re up for it. Check out our top spots for spinning in the city and try it out this weekend; it’s never too early to start getting ready for summer.
226 E. 54th St., #600
New York, NY 10022
We cannot recommend Pablo’s spin class enough. Designed to push you to your limits, this fitness class will have you burning between 400-700 calories in 45 minutes! Not only will it strengthen your lower body muscles and tone your quadriceps, hamstrings, back and hips, it will also give you the most exciting workout of your life. You’ll just want to keep on going! With perfectly choreographed upbeat music and Pablo’s professional enthusiasm you’ll become a spinning enthusiast and expert in no time. Ride with Pablo and get the athletic bod of your dreams!
- 1 Class: $30
- 5 classes: $140
- 10 classes: $270
- 20 classes: $510
555 E. 90th St.
New York, NY 10128
Using top of the line Schwinn Authentic Cycling Indoor Bikes, Asphalt Green’s spin classes will provide you with an intense cardio-conditioning workout. The enthusiastic and highly-trained cycling instructors will guide you through a challenging ride in one of the studio’s 23 high end professional bikes. These haute spinning machines feature:
Schwinn MPower Console V2: provides RPM, stage and total time measurements, heart rate (with compatible heart rate strap), speed, distance and calories burned based on watts.
Triple Link Pedal Compatibility: pedals can accommodate most cleats to simulate outdoor climbing, or the pedals can be converted to snap-in locking clips for regular athletic shoes.
- 1 class – $15
- 10 classes – $145
- 20 classes – $290
700 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10036
We would like to say that this may just be the most well-rounded spinning class in the city. Yes it tones your muscles and burns away all the excess calories in our bodies, but spinning at Cyc is a lot more than just exercise, it is health and wellness Cycology. Get it? Here is why:
The Cyc Method: Created by spinning all-star Keoni Hudoba, this method combines cal burning endurance intervals with weighted sectors and sport-specific movements – this way you are not only toning your legs and butt, but your entire body!
The Cycologists: These spin experts are much like real life psychologist, but better because apart from making you into a happier, healthier version of yourself, they make you look amazing too.
Ride for Change: They’re philanthropists too! For every mile you ride, Cyc will donate to the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation.
Cyc Social: In their own words, “Cyc Social is a great new way to connect with friends and turn your active social life into a social active life.” Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
Keoni Hudoba is a fitness guru, that is all.
- 1 class $28
- 5 classes $130
- 10 classes $240
- 20 classes $430