It’s no secret that cycling is one of the best workouts you love to hate. Once the class starts, there’s no unclipping. But it’s low-impact, burns a ton of calories, and, like all workouts, boosts endorphins, so it’s actually a good place to be.
Instead of running miles and miles on a treadmill staring at a wall, cycling gets you movin’ and groovin’ to the beat. The lights are dim, the music is bumpin’, and the instructors are inspiring AF. It’s moments like this we’re pumped we live in a city that has it all. So, grab a sweat towel, a bottle of water, and head to one of these high-energy cycling studios.
With classes ranging from ‘beginner’ to off-bike workouts like STRENGTH: long and lean, it’s obvious this Westlake studio created classes with everyone’s needs in mind. The instructors are intense, the bikes are state-of-the-art, and signing up for a class is a snap. Check out their Facebook page for schedule updates and monthly deals!
If you’ve never ventured into one of Harness’s classes before, you’re missing out. This studio started off in the trendy neighborhood of Hingetown before expanding to East 6th and Euclid downtown. Every class is filled with full-body workouts, sweaty forearms, and instructors who walk the talk — they get it. Make sure to view their schedule weekly to see what fun rides they have going on (like their Battle Rides, where they split the room up to go head-to-head with the music).
GrooveRyde in Woodmere has way more than just cycling. They have boxing, Buti yoga, bootcamps, and classes that actually make you want to workout. The proof: their themed classes are second-to-none, as they host a variety of fun weekly classes like their TBT or battle classes. We’re not going to lie — GrooveRyde is where it’s at, and now you have twice as many times to catch a class with their studio downtown.
Is there anything Lakewood doesn’t have? Ride + Workout has some sweat-worthy cycling classes, rowing, TRX, and bootcamp workouts. But if you’re asking us, the best part about Ride & Workout is their combo classes where they mix cycling with strength — or, as they say, Ride and Workout. Ride TRX 75 is a 45-minute bike ride mixed with a 20–25-minute lower- and upper-body strength session.
The Edge is a studio that has a mixture of daily full-body classes, but let’s shed some light on their indoor cycling, shall we? With 60-minute classes that simulate different types of terrain, you’re going to forget you’re inside a studio in Broadview Heights. And just in case you’d rather get your workout in before work starts, their earliest class goes down at 5:45am. Yup, there’s no excuses here. Log onto their site to reserve your spot.
It’s not always easy to just throw a cycling workout right into your busy schedule. But we have the answer for Mentor: SolSprint. Their studio hosts morning workouts, late afternoon sessions, and after-work combo workouts ideal for some on- and off-the-bike fun. With their state-of-the-art (read: loud) sound system, club-like lights, and Schwinn bikes, you’re bound to fit in here. Plus, they offer new students their first class for just $5!
No one likes diving into something without knowing what they’re getting into — which is why CycleBar offers a free 30-minute intro class! Pedal hard in their CycleTheatre on one of over 50 bikes with personal data monitors, a sick sound system, and endlessly motivating instructors. They even share CycleStats with you, where they’ll measure how hard you worked during your session and email you the results! “Rock Your Ride” in Beachwood or Crocker Park.
Tucked away in Chagrin Falls, you’re invited to join the fun that’s going on at spyngaFlows. Choose a variety of different cycling classes that cater to whatever mood you’re feeling. They have a 60-minute strength class that incorporates both cycling and a strengthening, along with a 60-minute Cycle and Core class where you pedal like crazy before tightening things up with some core work. They even have a 60-minute Cycle Barre class for some extra focus on the lower half!
Right by Coventry Village, Confluence will hook you up with both yoga and cycling. Most classes begin with an intense ride and end with a enlightening, ultra-conscious yoga practice. Classes range from 60–75 minutes and start as early as 6:30am or as late as 7:15pm, so you’re bound to find a class that intrigues every type of rider (and yogi).
Elements Studios is a Cleveland newcomer. Their studio, open as of November 2018, offers yoga and climbing classes along with their indoor cycling. Leading up to their opening, their pop-up workouts around Cleveland proved their end-goal: to bring fitness and community together in one room. Stay up to date on their Facebook page as they break in their new studio.
**Updated by Layne Adams, October 2018