Put the pedal to the metal and get ready to sweat the stress of the 6ix away! With classes dedicated to All Drake Everything, spin culture is alive and well in Toronto. Whether you want a place that feels like a party, or you want to turn, lean and steer your bike as if you’re riding the road, we’ve rounded up the hottest places to get your spin on. Clip in, join spin cult and be sure to check out our list of the best spin studios across Canada here.
Find it: 1163 Queen St. West, 6ixcycle.com
The atmosphere: The fun-filled classes are as much about the tunes as they are about the workout—they even have rides with themed-playlists, like Throwback Thursday and All Drake Everything.
The classes: Each 50-minute class always feels different because of the every-changing playlist, but you’ll sweat just the same in each and every one.
Cost: $25 for a single ride, and $225 for one month unlimited. They also order class packs ranging for 6, 10, 20 and 30 classes.
Find it: 435 King St. West, soul-cycle.com
The atmosphere: SoulCycle is known for its bright yellow branding, peppy instructors and cult-like celeb following; the King West location was the first Canadian outpost (though a second Toronto location recently opened in Yorkville).
The classes: They offer a variety of rides for every experience level, including teens. The signature SoulCycle ride incorporates hand weights and core work, too.
Cost: Classes are purchased in series, ranging from $30 for a one-off drop-in to $1,000 for a VIP 20-class pack, which allows front of the line class reservations, concierge service and waitlist priority.
Find it: 70 Dan Leckie Way, spokehaus.ca
The atmosphere: If you want a spin class that feels more like a party, this is the place for you. Each class features a curated playlist to set the tone.
The classes: Alongside their usual classes, Spokehaüs devotees can opt for Hotbox classes, which take place in an 27 to 29-degree room.
Cost: Class passes for 1-20 rides range from $25-$390.
Find it: 68 Bathurst St., cykl.ca
The atmosphere: Not your typical polished spin spot, Cykl’s rustic vibe touts raw concrete walls and exposed piping. If you don’t have your own pair of clip-ins, fear not—shoe rentals are complimentary.
The classes: This studio was Toronto’s first to exclusively use RealRyder bikes, which allow you turn, lean and steer like you’re actually on the road. These movements allow more dynamic workout, that activates more muscle groups than traditional indoor bikes for a higher calorie burn.
Cost: The Flex series, with options from 1-50 classes, ranges from $25-$720, while one- or three-month unlimited passes range from $160-$420.
Find it: 978 Queen St. East, torqride.com
The atmosphere: Decked out with sleek white walls, pops of orange, and high-tech bikes, this stylish Leslieville studio is outfitted with a serious sound system to pump you up all through your ride. After each session, your metrics are sent right to your inbox, making it easy to track your progress.
The classes: Torq offers a variety of classes, like its signature endorphin-raising Torq Ride, high-intensity Ride to the Max and endurance-building Speed and Strength.
Cost: 1-10 ride packages range from $22-189. They also offer two memberships—a four ride per month for $69, and an unlimited ride for $199.