With new studios opening across the city offering a full-body, choreographed ride, spin enthusiasts in London are spoiled for choice. Whether you’re all about the fitness tech or fancy a more frills-free session, here are the classes you need to know.
Tempo-based intervals, sprints and hill climbs alongside upper-body work make Another_Space’s Cycle a London favourite. After you’ve worked up a sweat, the Cowshed-stocked showers and smoothie bar will leave you ready to tackle the day.
The ultimate ‘party on a bike’ experience, Boom is all about the music. Primed to deliver a serious endorphin hit, it’s no wonder spaces in these fast-paced classes sell out within seconds. Plus, they’ve just opened a studio in Battersea – one of the only spin spots south of the river.
The original and arguably the best in town, Psycle is a favourite among Londoners. The instructors are second-to-none, the curated playlists uplifting and the high-impact, low-intensity workout a full-body experience that’ll leave legs, arms and abs shaking. Spin enthusiasts will love the challenge of the longer 60- and 90-minute sessions.
You’re not a true spin addict if you haven’t tried 1Rebel’s Ride. The latest outpost in Victoria boasts the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre where you can expect weekly themed rides and live music from in-house musicians. Taking fitness entertainment to the next level, there’s even free prosecco on Fridays.
Unlike other spin classes, KXU’s U-Cycle is held on watt bikes, which are designed to feel more like the real deal. Ideal for competitive types, you’ll be pushed to the edge. Your power and speed are displayed on a leaderboard at the front of the room, so there’s no scaling back.
Consistently scooping up five-star reviews on ClassPass, Digme uses high-tech Keiser M3i bikes for an authentic cycle experience. Allowing you to track and measure your data, participants can set weekly goals to challenge and boost fitness levels.
This South London studio is a must for cardio junkies. With a strong focus on speed and endurance, their iconic BURN class will leave you feeling fitter than ever before. There’s also a leaderboard for those with a more competitive edge.
The latest addition to the capital’s spin scene, FirstLight Cycle uses simulation technology to mimic the sun’s natural rays to boost mood and motivation. With 68 bikes and a 30ft widescreen displaying backdrops from Africa, New York and Ibiza, it’s impossible to zone out.