Cycle your way to better health
Cycle your way to better health
- By Sharmaine Loh
- | Jul 13, 2021
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.
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. For now, keep a lookout for its latest ventures with Zouk as well as the reopening of their Peranakan Place branch.
Burn up to 800 calories at Aurora’s spin studios which are equipped with revolutionary surround sound and lighting systems. Just don your most comfortable activewear as footwear is provided; check out the fitness centre here—it even features a dual concept which allows them to offer more experiences to its spin patrons.
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.
Having recently relocated their spin studio to their new gym outlet at China Square Central, Ground Zero can now accommodate more 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 twin classes trial package at just $48.
Possibly the fastest-growing cycling studio in town, Popsicle Rhythmic Cycling has got two well-furnished gym studios for locals to choose from. Ride with seasoned instructors at either branches; both offer seamless, experiential spinning sessions which will leave you feeling energised and accomplished.
If you’re up for a challenge, consider R10T’s indoor cycling classes which are jam packed with sprints and climbs alike. Feel free to try a couple of lessons with their $50 trial package, or jump straight into two classes per week with their $55 per week fitness plan.
Join the revolution at CBD’s Cecil Street for a spin experience unlike any other. Promising a party on a bike, Revolution provides a world-class sound system and an immersive fitness studio to deliver a high-energy workout class. For 45mins, ride to explosive tunes with the pair of professional grade cycling shoes provided then hit the showers which are all within the spruce changing rooms complete with a full range of amenities.
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.