Spinning is all the rage these days and for good reason. HELLO full body workout that incorporates cute fits and fun playlists to match. Forget the bros at your local gym and sign up for a spin. Whether it’s high energy you’re after or a focus on body alignment, we’ve got the studio for you. It’s time to Lulu up and get your spin on! Not in Ottawa? No prob. Click here for the best spin studios across Canada that will whip you into shape.
Find it: 123 Slater St. (and six other locations across the country, including Victoria, Toronto and Halifax), spinco.ca
The atmosphere: It’s all about monochromatic minimalism at this chic spin studio. The black ceiling dotted with lights, white walls and rows of floor-length mirrors offers an ultra-cool atmosphere to get your sweat on.
The classes: Choose between 40- or 50-minute classes, which include Spin x Run where you cycle and run in one sweat sesh, Spin-It-Forward where the proceeds go to The Butterfly Run Charity or Throwback Thursdays where all the tunes bring you waaaay back (we’re looking at you ’80s dance jams). Also, be on the lookout for fun musically themed classes like Beyoncé vs. Jay Z.
Cost: New riders get two weeks of unlimited classes for $50; 1-50 class cards are available from $20-$720. One month to six month unlimited passes are available from $120-$150.
Inner Soul Yoga & Cycle
Find it: 350 Viewmount Dr., innersoul.ca
The atmosphere: Don’t be deceived by its calm aesthetic, this studio’s spin sessions are high-energy. If you need to relax post-spin, give one of its rejuvenating yoga classes a try.
The classes: Inner Soul offers four types of cycling classes: a 40-minute beginner spin, a high-energy 1-hour spin, and two total body classes that incorporate hand weights—a one hour session, and a two.
Cost: Single classes are $15; 5-30 class cards are available from $55-$270. One month to one year unlimited passes are also available from $69-$799.
Find it: 1279 Wellington St. West, wheelhousecycle.ca
The atmosphere: Ottawa’s first boutique spin studio, this high-energy studio keeps the lights at a minimum and the music on blast.
The classes: The signature ride incorporates speed and endurance into a 45-minute full-body workout.
Cost: Purchase 1-20 ride passes from $20-$280, a one-month membership for $175, or a 3-month membership for $129 per month.
Find it: 203 Bank St., spin-city.ca
The atmosphere: Offering up a space to get fit and clear your head, they offer classes by candlelight lead by motivating instructors. If you’re looking to get outdoors, they offer a private road bike club that’s free to members who have been active for more than three months.
The classes: Its signature 45-minute class focuses on complete body muscle toning, suitable for all levels.
Cost: 1-10 class passes range from $20-90, while monthly unlimited spin memberships are $100.
The Dailey Method
Find it: 99 Fifth Ave. Unit 10, thedaileymethod.com
The atmosphere: One of five Canadian studios from the San Fran-born chain, The Dailey Method focuses on correct body alignment and training two different types of muscles for improved movement and overall fitness.
The classes: The 45-minute session aims to get your heart pounding for a high calorie burn. [the info about
Cost: A 3-class per month membership is $51, while a Core Cycle unlimited membership is $169.