UPDATED SEP 14, 2020
Let’s get real here: the whole reason Vancouver is blessed with such lush foliage, stunning snow-capped mountains, and gushing waterfalls is the rain — and lots of it. Luckily, we've got indoor cycling. No matter the weather, and whether you're in it for the fitness or training for the open road, there's a cycling studio in Vancouver for you.
If saddle-based dance parties are your jam, then Spin Society is the place to be. A location downtown, on the North Shore, and Mount Pleasant give you no excuse to skip this studio. Weekly theme rides on rotation keep things spicy — we love the Hip Hop mash-up in particular. And the family of motivating and empowering instructors will push you to ramp up those RPMs to the max.
Serious cyclers, meet your new BFF: Method Indoor Cycling. Based in the heart of fit and healthy Kitsilano (plus one in West Van, South Surrey, and Shipyards), Method has a philosophy that runs deeper than just pumpin' music — they pride themselves on elevating your sweat game to the next level. Two different class structures with targeted intervals will appeal to your inner athlete and get you across the next finish line in record time.
If you're looking for a sultry studio with bass-heavy beats, make sure to count the fun (and gruelling) workouts at RCC. When the lights get low, get lost in the music and let the energy of the team surround you. Want more out of your workout? A weights portion ensures your upper-body is as solid as your quads — it’s a true total-body burn.
If an hour on the bike is a little too much for your butt to handle, then fatigue those muscles in a slightly different way with The Dailey Method’s cycling class at F45. Thirty minutes on the bike, 30 minutes at the barre — it’s the perfect balance of high caloric burn and body sculpting. Plus, a deep focus on stretching and alignment will leave you rejuvenated and ready to take on the world. They’re expanding all over Vancouver, so you'll never be too far from your next workout.
Some people are motivated by numbers and stats, and if that’s what gets you out the door and pumping those pedals, then Cyklus in Yaletown is the sweat spot for you. Data is collected each ride and compiled weekly into a in-studio leaderboard. Not the competitive type? We guarantee you will be soon!
Beginners and seasoned veterans are all welcome here — community is at the heart of this South Granville studio, making it one of the friendliest cycling destinations around. No need to be nervous if it’s your first time in the saddle — top-notch instructors with clear, simple direction will have you moving your muscles to the music in no time.
Do we have Lower Lonsdale residents in the house? At Salted Cycle, passionate, inspiring instructors lead you through a heart-pumping workout set to the freshest new beats. Plus, their studio is sleek and spotless with all the mod-cons (“modern conveniences”) to get you polished post class.
Lights low, let’s go — as they say at this studio. Set up in South Surrey, SpinHouse features a full-on, exhilarating ride that will challenge your body and nourish your mind. But you get out what you put in, so make sure to fuel up or re-charge at the on-site smoothie and juice bar. There, count on juice made with fresh, all-natural ingredients that are designed with purpose by local nutritionists.
We obviously couldn’t leave this cycling powerhouse off of our list. SoulCycle is the heart and soul of the cycling world, and their Vancouver arm is situated in none other than the bustling and trendy Yaletown neighbourhood. Stop by to get your heart pumping and be prepared to sweat up a storm. Their engaging instructors will keep you going even when you feel like one more rep might be the last of you. They also have awesome themed classes featuring Beyoncé as inspiration. If Queen B doesn’t get you ramping up those RPMs, we don’t know what will.
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