Think it’s one-size-fits-all when it comes to studio cycling? Think again. Portland offers a variety of classes for cycling fans, from fun dance-centric workouts with popular beats to mindful classes that spin vinyl records. These local studios offer something new to try. Whether it’s a yoga and cycling hybrid, an intense core-focused workout, or a trendy candle-lit studio, you are sure to sweat, burn, and pedal to your heart’s content at these PDX classes.
YAS Fitness Center
YAS pedaled its way into Portland. This hybrid fitness center combines cardio and strength-training with therapeutic stretching and alignment. It fits nicely in Portland’s trendy Pearl District. Creator and founder Kimberly Fowler is no stranger to the fitness world. The studio offers several classes, including Yoga for Athletes and their high-energy spinning class. Try their signature YAS class for a half hour of both, which Self Magazine deemed “Zen on Wheels.”
StarCycle‘s Cedar Mill and Lake Oswego studios are a great location for your next “energetic, inspirational, and balanced cardio ride.” Written on the walls, you’ll see some pretty good advice: “Turn ‘I wish’ into ‘I will.’” Created by two busy, driven moms with a passion for fitness, StarCycle understands that sometimes life can get in the way. That’s why the studio offers child care services at both locations and convenient online booking.
Be prepared for a full-body workout at Pearl District’s BurnCycle. Locals love the intensity of their classes and the convenient downtown location. Classes are focused on the upper body, obliques, and core, and blast fun beats to get you pumped. Burn boasts that “it’s like going to the best dance club in Portland— with a life coach.” Classes are 45 minutes and encourage a positive, non-judgmental environment. Easily book your class and reserve your bike online…and get ready to sweat!
Another Pearl District gem, Revocycle, is a little different than your average spin class. Their website reads, “Portland’s 100% organic, craft spinning workout with no harmful additives.” Clever. Don’t expect loud club music or intense yelling for motivation. Instead, instructors guide you strategically through the workout and emphasize form and muscle toning while using their freewheel bikes. They do this in a style that’s similar to yoga or barre. But, don’t be fooled—you’re in for a fierce workout. Several different style classes are offered, including RevoSculpt and RevoFlow. RevoSculpt combines cycling and off-the-bike core and strengthening while RevoFlow merges pedaling with mindful stretching. Try to show up for their monthly Vinyl Nights, where you can spin while the DJ revolves it.
Like cycling? Like Pilates? This Eastside studio has you covered. This gym is run by husband-and-wife team Kirk and Jenny Whiteman. Kirk is a World/National champion track cyclist, and Jenny is a certified CycleOps and Pilates instructor…you’ll be in good hands. Whether it’s private instruction, group classes, or coaching, Tempo can help you become stronger, fitter, and faster. If you love spinning or Pilates, they’ve got it. For a bit of both, try the Combo class. Bonus: New clients can take advantage of their awesome introductory class package.
With low lighting and loud music, Vortex Cycling classes will both pump you up and relax you at the same time. Lose yourself in the beat and sweat away the day’s stresses with one of Vortex’s 50-minute classes. Great for beginner and experienced cyclists alike, this Southwest studio encourages every cyclist to take the class at an individual pace. End this class with hand weights and stretches for a well-rounded sweat sesh.
This killer class will leave you in a puddle of your own sweat — and we mean that in the best way possible. The 45-minute MobCycle classes at their NE studio incorporate cardio drills that will make your lungs burn and legs ache. Finish with a five-minute arm and core burner. It should go without saying these classes are tough, but that endorphin high is so, so worth it.
Industrial Ride’s motto is that the classes are “indoor cycling reinvented.” We’d have to agree. This Sellwood spot—formerly known as RidePDX—is much more than your typical, stationary ride. Prepare for hills (the best and worst), quick sprints and tough pushes that will boost your endurance and condition every part of your body. The feeling of accomplishment you will have upon leaving this class is what will keep you coming back for more.
Northeast’s Honest Training declares that “nothing in life is more precious than health and wellness.” We agree. This community-focused training studio provides a holistic approach to health and fitness. There’s weight training, kickboxing, yoga, kettlebell classes, and cycling. And we mean it when we say the cycling classes are fun, heart-pumping, and intense. Their classes mimic a true cycling experience to give you a muscle-toning, total-body sweat. They also offer combo classes (such as power spinning and circuit training) and even host fun themed rides.