We’ve all heard of the US-based cult fitness phenomenon that is Soul Cycle, but it’s this group of cool boutique spin-only studios that have recently cropped up here in Australia, which have us excited.
These aren’t just any old regular spin class. Each is an expert-led, high-intensity workout with a twist that will help you get fit, tone your derrière and have fun in the process.
Want a piece of the action? Here are our five favourite cycle class studios in Sydney and Melbourne right now…
Fancy cycling through the snow-capped French Alps or busy Manhattan streets without setting foot on a plane? Well that’s now possible, thanks to this brand new studio located in the heart of Sydney’s central business district. Scenic Cycle has revolutionised the humble spin class, thanks to the breathtaking scenic posted across two massive screens during the class. You’ll refresh your mind while you burn around 3000 kilojoules during every 45-minute class.
With more than 30 classes per week and original soundtracks for every class, Body Cycle is one of the best spots in Australia for indoor wheel spinning. It is also Australia’s first studio with the innovative Performance IQ system that tracks performance during class so you know exactly how you are progressing and see what areas need improvement. We love!
Sydney’s first indoor studio dedicated solely to cycling has designed a unique fitness program focused on exhilarating music. With 80s-themed classes and hard rock-themed ones as well, there’s certainly something on offer to suit every taste. There’s a plan to introduce live DJ sessions very soon, plus endurance and technique workshops to help you get the most out of each class.
Fusing elements of traditional cycle classes with upper body and endurance training for a high intensity, 2000 kilojoule-burning workout, KX is a must-try. The modern, 45-bike studio is conveniently located in Richmond and offers a full service locker room with amenities from the Sukin haircare range to provide guests with a luxurious experience post sweat sesh.
This boutique fitness studio provides a sanctuary-like setting with controlled lighting and refreshing imagery, so you can experience the spiritual side of cycling as well as the full body workout. There are no contracts or upfront membership fees, allowing you to train when, and for as much or as little as suits you.