Cycle your way to better health

We gotta admit—indoor cycling, aka spinning, is pretty daunting to the uninitiated. After all, you’re set in a dimly-lit room, surrounded by insanely loud music while you exercise on a stationary bike. But the workout class comes with plenty of health perks, especially if we’re talking about cardiovascular health. Not only is it said that an hour of spinning can burn about 500-800 kcals, the workout also helps to train endurance and strength. So saddle up people, here’s where you should go to cycle your way to better health.
 

Absolute You
 

Ever-popular, Thailand-hailing spin and pilates studio Absolute You is a great place for beginners to start spinning. First-timers and even those relatively new to the workout will be provided foundation sessions ahead of classes (at no additional costs), so as to brief them on the exercises, how to catch the beats, and other spinning information like bike adjustments and more. Go for their four for $55 trial, where you can attend both spin and pilates reformer classes.
 

Beat X
 

Apart from their unique medley of rebounding, boxing and hybrid workouts, avant-garde Beat X (BXS) located at Raffles Place also offers spin classes. Be sure to listen closely to all the instructions laid out by the trainers, as you might get called out at anytime if you don’t hit the right moves.
 

CruCycle
 

Like most beat matching studios, CruCycle takes its music very seriously. They play an enjoyable mix of R&B, hip-hop, pop and more, to put you in the mood to ride it out. They’ve got a nice locker room situation too; find fluffy towels, shower essentials and even healthy snack choices available for purchase if you’re hungry before and after spinning.
 

Ground Zero
 

Having recently relocated their spin studio to their new gym outlet at China Square Central, Ground Zero can now accommodate 40 bikers in the sparkling new space. You can enjoy a luxe, post-workout pamper too, as Ashley & Co shower products, Dyson hair dryers and a large vanity are all available for use. Try their four classes trial package at just $60.
 

Sync Cycle
 

One of the more affordable studios to spin at, Sync Cycle is located at both Yio Chu Kang and East Coast Road. Teachers here are friendly, and will make an effort to get to know you and give you the help you will require. Go for their two for $40 trial to get a feel of their classes first before you commit.