best spin workouts
With high energy, low impact routines set to pumping soundtracks that work your body all over and burn hundreds of cals, it’s no wonder people swear by spinning. You can even spin at home now, and no we don’t mean sitting on one of those exercise bikes from the 90s in front of the telly. Peloton lets you join live rides as well as stream over 10,000 on demand classes from the comfort of your own home. Getting set up with a bike is pretty spenny but you can try out the service for free at Peloton House. If you don’t mind sweating with a studio full of people but don’t know which one to go for, we’ve picked out three of the best spin classes in London for you to try.
Psycle is one of the OGs of spinning. The classes, led by top instructors, are super energetic thanks to their blend of cardio, weights and choreography, and thumping playlists and flashing lights in the studio. Obvs your body gets put through its paces but the sessions are also designed to help boost your mood and give your mind a workout too. And if you’re a spin pro, you can take on the challenge of 60 and 90 minute rides.
Mortimer Street, Shoreditch and Canary Wharf
If you’re the competitive type then Digme is the spin studio for you. They use Keiser M3i bikes to track your stats and feed them into a display board, so you can turn it into a race. All your data is recorded onto your own personal account too so you can monitor your progress over time. They even offer a more technical Perform class, which is ideal if you’re training for something specific.
Moorgate, Blackfriars, Fitzrovia, Richmond
It’s spinning with a side of mindfulness at FirstLight, which boasts an immersive cycling experience with a difference. The studio is home to a massive 30ft screen, so you can ride looking over the desert, the streets of NYC or Ibiza at sunset. The screen also simulates the journey of the sun, so you can tap into some of that solar energy.