You don’t have to be a pro on the bike! Work up a sweat and torch calories at the best spin studios in Singapore.
Spin bikes are our go-to equipment in gyms – they torch just as many calories as running, but like pilates, place far less impact on our joints. So when indoor cycling boutiques started popping up around town in recent years, we were thrilled. Today, there are several major spin studios in Singapore, including an aqua spinning specialist! So break a sweat and cycle away to high-pumping music at these trendy classes.
Looking to work out within the CBD (or Orchard)? We’ve got the perfect suggestion for you. This dedicated rhythm-based indoor cycling studio organises full-body workouts that centre on optimal cardio classes with movements, music and motivation. Somehow, being surrounded by neon lights and pumping beats amazingly helps you push through that extra mile (and up your metabolism). Its team of instructors will not only guide you through a 45-minute spin class but will also make sure that you’re having tons of fun while burning over 500 calories!
Absolute You, multiple locations including Downtown Gallery, Millenia Walk and Peranakan Place.
This chain is the go-to gym for many in the CBD – just imagine working out to the scenic view of the Singapore skyline! Sign up for its spinning classes where you’ll get to experience pumped-up choreography set to upbeat music, with routines crafted to emulate tough terrains and challenge riders to sprints, hill climbs and interval work. There’s even a session called The Trip, where you’ll watch sleek videos projected in the studio while you ride in sync to the music and graphics. Gliding through a space city or crossing a steep glacier in less than an hour? Sounds totally cool to us.
Pure Fitness, available at multiple locations including Asia Square, Ocean Financial Centre and Ngee Ann City.
Known for its high-intensity workouts, Ground Zero specialises in “Ride”, “Rumble” and “Resistance” classes – anyone working in the CBD area can pop by its studio to hop on a stationary bike and sweat off the stress. Once you’ve firmly positioned yourself in the dimly-lit, club-like room, wicked beats blare from the speakers to get your adrenaline going all through the 45-minute session. Each instructor comes with their own playlist and choreography, so you know things will never get boring here.
Ground Zero, #B1-120, China Square Central, 18 Cross Street, Singapore 048423
To sculpt those muscles and burn off the indulgent weekend feasts, head to this central gym founded by two Singaporean national swimmers. In what they call the Dungeon Studio, spinning classes take place to a high-energy soundtrack in a dark room lit by colourful flashes of lights. Here’s where you’ll get a full-body workout to rev up your metabolic rate even long after you’ve hopped off the bike.
BeatX Studio, #06-03, Plus Building (formerly GSH Plaza), 20 Cecil Street, Singapore 049705
A dedicated indoor cycling studio, Anthem works out the entire body with its high-intensity, low impact sessions. Ride in sync with everyone else in the class – but without anyone judging you because you missed a beat, since the lights go down once the music’s turned up. You’ve got a neat selection of options to choose from here, including exercises for foundational strength training, cardio and core, conditioning and more.
Anthem, #04-00, 17 Phillip Street, Singapore 048695
The Moving Body Group
This studio may be known for its physiotherapy and movement services, but it also offers spinning sessions at its East Coast location. The indoor cycling class aims to improve your cardio fitness levels while challenging your stamina and strength. Think burst rounds of speed and power that alternate with recovery periods.
The Moving Body Group, #05-02, Tides Building, 217 East Coast Road, Singapore 428915
CruCycle is all about togetherness, positivity and teamwork. Founders Calvin, Beatrice and Valerie are firm believers that there’s strength in numbers, encouraging new and seasoned spinners to “ride with the pack”. The studio is illuminated with deep blue light, perfect for feeling like you’re riding under the full moon. Each spin session lasts for 50 minutes and incorporates dance, dumbbell and abdominal exercises that are sure to fry calories and help you channel your inner big, bad wolf.
CruCycle, 68 Duxton Road, Singapore 089527
Get in sync at this heartland indoor cycling studio! Specialising in rhythmic rides, the brand organises spin classes set to pulsating music that will drive you into beast mode and motivate you while you sweat your butt off. The neon-lit classes are led by buoyant instructors who will guide you through a 50-minute cardio shindig on stationary bikes.
Sync Cycle, multiple locations including East Coast Road and Yio Chu Kang Road.
Your knee rubbing you the wrong way? Try spinning underwater. Aqua spinning is lauded for its myriad benefits, including the fact that it’s gentler on your joints and actually makes for a great recovery workout. But that doesn’t mean you won’t burn as many calories as compared to dry spinning classes. In fact, because of the water resistance, you could actually expend more than 800 calories in a session. Plus, studies have shown that spinning underwater can also break down cellulite and reduce the risk of ugly varicose veins… sign us up!
Aquaspin, classes available at Hotel Jen Orchardgateway, Conrad Suntec City and Swissôtel Merchant Court.
The fitness behemoth offers power-packed spinning classes amongst its extensive selection of workouts. Choose from multiple options – Pro45 hones your riding techniques through interval drills; RPM gets your blood pumping with its medley of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding; and Pro Cycling Triathlon Training pushes hardcore athletes to up your workout with moves adjusted to your fitness level.
Fitness First, multiple locations including Paragon, Marina Bay Financial Centre and One Raffles Quay.
This luxury gym pulls out all the stops when it comes to indoor cycling. Want to protect your joints while torching calories? Hit the bikes at the Virtual Cycle class, where you’ll experience hill climbs, sprints and flat riding without leaving the studio; or reach your endorphin high with the RPM class to the beat of thumping music. For a real challenge, the Sprint class smashes the limit with 30-minute high-intensity intervals.
Virgin Active, multiple locations including One Raffles Place, Guoco Tower at Tanjong Pagar and Holland Village.