Keeping fit whilst having fun can sometimes be difficult. Especially when the outdoors are getting chilly and motivation is v. low. Enter spinning, a cult like activity sure to kick that butt back into gear. Say hello to Saskatoon’s most coveted cycle houses, including classes with killer playlists to distract from the insane amount of sweat, and Friday night classes where proceeds are donated to a new charity each month. Not in Saskatoon? Click here for all the best spin studios across the country.
Breathe Cycle & Yoga
Find it: #140 – 1804 McOrmond Dr., breathecycle.com
The atmosphere: Breathe allows members to feel free to experiment with their fitness routines, thanks to positive instructors, a killer playlist and unique combo classes.
The classes: A variety of classes are available, including Ryde and Yoga, where a yoga instructor takes you through a Yin Yoga practice following your cycling, targeting the hips, pelvis and lower spine. Along with strengthening your muscles, each class also incorporates techniques to help you to reconnect with your breath.
Cost: Single class passes are $22, doubles are $42 and a six-pack is $120. Monthly unlimited passes are also available for $220.
Find it: 705 Broadway Ave., rydeyxe.ca
The atmosphere: Saskatoon’s first cycling studio, Ryde takes you through a total body experience—focusing on not just your bod, but helping to clear your mind by offering up a distraction from the outside world. They also like to give back, donating the 100% of the proceeds from Friday night classes to a different charity each month.
The classes: Each high-energy 50-minute class is filled with music and a sense of team work—thanks to synchronized movements—to get your heart pumping.
Cost: $18 for a drop-in ride, 5-20 ride passes range from $75-$225. One-month unlimited ride passes are $155, and 6-month unlimited is $135 a month.
Find it: 1002 Broadway Ave., lifecyclespinstudio.com
The atmosphere: Classes take place in a dark studio, which allows riders to dance on their bike like no one’s watching. There’s also a gratitude track during each class—riders spent the duration of the tune in reflection, and the goal is for everyone feels motivated and empowered to be the best they can be, both inside the studio and out.
The classes: The 45-minute session delivers a full-body workout with choreography and weights.
Cost: The drop-in rate is $16; 8 or 16 spin packs are available from $110; a one-month unlimited pass is available for $140, or 3 months for $380.