Calling all fitness fanatics and cycling enthusiasts! We have all the answers you need to your lingering questions about the popular fitness routine we commonly know to include a stationary bike and buckets of sweat. Even if spinning has never been a thought on your radar, there is no doubt that you will love it after trying some of these highly recommended cycling locations around the country. 

Why Is Cycling So Good for You? 

Cycling is mainly an aerobic activity, which means that your heart, blood vessels and lungs all get a workout. You will breathe deeper, perspire, and experience increased body temperature, which will improve your overall fitness level. 

How It Has Directly Benefitted Me

I'm not even going to lie, but at first, I was terrible at cycling. When I went to classes at my mom's gym, I couldn't keep up and took occasional breaks throughout so that I wouldn't be too exhausted by the end. I constantly felt the need to be competitive, as I looked around and wondered, "How can women twice my age be better at cycling than a 16-year-old?" (Plus, it certainly didn't help that a leaderboard was displayed at the front of the class with everyone's stats.) 

I continued to take more classes with my mom and friends and eventually grew to love it. Now, when I attend a class at my new favorite local spot, Cycle Bar, I can never stop peddling. Not only has my stamina increased, but I have become significantly happier as well. 

Cycling does not discriminate. No one is turned down from taking a class or wanting to become the best version of themself. You can walk into just about any cycle location around the country and feel like you belong in that inner circle of fit moms and health fanatics. Sounds appealing, doesn't it?

Here are some of the best spin studio locations around the country where you can kickstart your journey to becoming a happier, healthier you.


SoulCycle has revolutionized indoor cycling and taken the world of fitness by storm. Set in a dark, candlelit room to high-energy music, riders move in unison to the beat and follow the signature choreography of the instructors. The experience is designed to release any tension or stress you might be feeling at any given time, freeing your mind, body, and soul. With no frills, very basic bikes, and no competition, you can design and altercate your own personal experience to get the most out of your time at any location. So what are you waiting for? Go find a SoulCycle location near you!

Cycle Bar

Now, I might just have to be a little biased here because, as we all know, this is the place where I found my love for cycling. With instructors specializing in strength training, choreography, and genuine customer service, there is absolutely no way that you can't fall in love with Cycle Bar. The dark atmosphere leaves you to focus on your inner body and get in touch with your mind. Although, yes, a leaderboard is displayed in front of the class, there is no need to be competitive or force yourself to do things you may be incapable of doing. My favorite part of the class is after when you experience this rewarding feeling, knowing you did your body some good. (And not to mention the lavender infused towels and complimentary chardonnay at the Sunday morning classes for the guests above 18 *wink)


"One dark room. Three ways to ride. Infinite potential." That's the motto at Equinox. The road rides train you for real terrain, with rides composed of hills, intervals, and sprints. Competition rides allow you to go head-to-head with fellow cyclists in a competitive-driven ride. Beat rides allow your to loosen yourself in the rhythm. With three enticing, interesting options, you can completely customize your ride to maximize your full potential. 


Cyc Fitness takes spinning to a whole new level, with playlists that are sure to get you going. The instructors incorporate weights, jumps, and climbs so that you can get in your daily sweat. And the best part — they make their classes more affordable than competing gyms without compromising the experience that each person deserves. 


Offering a 45-minute rhythm ride, Swerve Fitness is sure to leave you satisfied after each class. The combination of teamwork and technology is what leaves riders returning again and again. With locations in Montauk and New York City, you are guaranteed to get the best workout possible with the well-trained and entusiastic instructors. 


Sync Studio in Brooklyn offers open level classes with options for new or inexperienced riders. The stand-up class focuses on synchronizing lower and upper body movement with the rhythm, providing an engaging and intense workout on the bike. 


Located all across the United States and even in Dubai, FlyWheel has something for everyone. Their boundary-breaking, performance-focused stadium cycling has an 8-year track record of results, proving that reliability and customer satisfaction are guaranteed. Personal stats are provided so that you can work up to becoming the best rider you can be. 

Aqua Studio NY

Aqua Studio is most likely something you've never seen before. Bringing innovation to the cycling industry, the state-of-the-art bikes are placed in a candlelit pool to leave you feeling rejuvenated and replenished. Cycling underwater effectively burns cellulite, enhances blood flow, is impact free on your joints, and you can burn up to 800 calories each class. And not to worry, the pools are cleaned regularly, as the company prides themselves on showcasing good hygiene. 

RYDE by Revolve

Located in NYC and Washington, D.C., Revolve Fitness specializes in the Ryde Method, a rhythm sport with athletic training, endurance sprints, drills in and out of the saddle, and team riding that will push you to your limits, all while enhancing your form and technique. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a beginner taking your first class, you are guaranteed to be challenged and motivated.


At Torq Cycle in Atlanta, riders can achieve a challenging, inspiring, and fun experience. Torq encourages and underscores the importance of paying attention to yourself — your abilities, goals and achievements, power, and energy. 

I hope that you all consider trying out a class at one of these amazing places and find your love for spin, just like I have. Always remember to make the most of your experience and refrain from frustration or stress. Let your mind be free, embrace the experience, work hard, and you're sure to succeed.