Indoor Cycling

The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Cycling Studios Around Philadelphia

Including info on showers, shoe rental, pricing, and more at over 15 area spin studios.

When spin first burst onto the boutique fitness scene a few years ago, none of us could have predicted it’d take off the way it did. Nowadays, you’ve got your choice of spin studios — and your choice of ride styles. Want to spin and box? Want free shoe rentals? Want childcare? We promise you’ll find all of that — and more — at the Philadelphia-area spin studios in our guide below.

Body Cycle Studio

Photo via Facebook | Body Cycle Studio

Where: 1923 Chestnut Street (Rittenhouse Square)
Price for single class: $24
First class free? No, but their new rider special is a week unlimited for $20.
Shoe rentals? No; they have cages so you can wear regular sneakers, or you can bring your SPD-compatible cycling shoes from home.
Showers? Four showers and bath towels

Not into working out in a pitch black room where you can’t see your own hand in front of your face? We can’t blame you. At Body Cycle Studio, natural light keeps the room warm and inviting, as do the community-minded instructors, who reference the cyclists as “Body Rockers.”

BPM Fitness 

BPM Fitness. Photograph by Caroline Cunningham

Where: 1808 Spring Garden St (Spring Garden)
Price for single class: $25
First class free? Yes
Shoe Rentals? No; All bikes feature toe straps for sneakers, but are also SPD compatible if you feel like breaking out the cycling shoes.
Showers? Two men’s and two women’s showers, fully stocked with towels and amenities ranging from shampoo and conditioner to disposable razors

If you like mixing up your workouts with more than just spin, BPM Fitness’ fusion classes might be right up your alley. In their BPM Fit and BPM Strong classes, you’ll start with 30 minutes of cycling, followed by 30 minutes of their TRX strength training classes. Alternatively, you can sign up for a 45-minute all-cycling class.

Chestnut Hill Cycle Fitness 

Where: 89 Bethlehem Pike (Chestnut Hill)
Price for single class: $20
First class free? Yes
Shoe Rentals? No; riders can choose to wear either sneakers or cycling shoes
Showers? One shower and complimentary towels

Not a total cardio bunny? While Chestnut Hill offers 45-minutes-plus all-spin classes, they’ve also got some that work in strength training, like the Spin + Sculpt, which follows 30 minutes of riding with 15 minutes with heavier weights. Or there’s the Spin + Bootcamp, which ends with 15 minutes of bootcamp-style cardio or the 45-minute Full Body class, which ends with 15 minutes of mat work after 30 minutes of spin.

Cyclebar

First Rides at North Wales CycleBar studio | Photo Credit: HughE Dillon

Where: 500 W Germantown Pike (Plymouth Meeting) 1460 Bethlehem Pike (North Wales) 124 Woodcutter St (Exton)
Price for single class: $25
First class free? The first ride is free, only certain classes are free to first time riders
Shoe Rentals? Yes, bikes are compatible with SPD and LOGIK cycling shoes if you want to bring your own
Showers? Three showers and towels

We’d call Cyclebar the perfect mix of SoulCycle and Flywheel — it’s filled with good vibes, and even has candles (like SoulCycle), but it will also bring out your competitive side with in-class races (like Flywheel). It’s also got that high-end, club-like studio feel — I mean, just look at these locker rooms.

Cycle Brewerytown 

Where: 2800 B West Girard Ave (Brewerytown)
Price for single class: $22, $18 for students
First class free? Yes
Shoe rentals? No; they have cages so you can wear regular sneakers
Showers? No showers, but they do offer complimentary towels

Most classes are 45 minutes here, and they focus on three basic concepts, “community, good music, and a dope ride.” The rides are music driven, so if you’re one of those people who can’t handle being off the beat in class (same!) you’ll find your tribe — excuse us, “Brew Crew” — here.

Fit Ryde Main Line

Where: 1572 Wilmington Pike (West chester)
Price for single class: $19, $10 for students
First class free? Yes
Shoe Rentals? No, bikes are SPD compatible, but also feature cages for use of sneakers 
Showers? No, but they do offer storage cubbies and towels

So here’s the thing about most stationary bike classes: you expect the bikes to remain, well, stationary. But at Fit Ryde, the bikes are RealRyders, which means that they tilt and move with you — just like you’d experience riding outside on the road. If you prefer the feel and movement of riding a road bike, give Fit Ryde a try. We can guarantee it won’t be like any other “stationary” bike class you’ve tried before.

Flywheel Sports

Photograph courtesy Flywheel.

Where: 1521 Locust Street (Rittenhouse Square); 711 Lancaster Avenue #300 (Bryn Mawr)
Price for single class: $30
First class free? No, but they offer a $15 class for first time riders
Shoe rentals? Complimentary cycling shoes are provided
Showers? Showers and towels are available in the locker room area

Flywheel’s ride is one-of-a-kind, especially for those of us who like our fitness with a side of data. With a display on every bike that shows your rotations-per-minute (RPM), resistance, and power score, you can both track your progress in the moment during class and track your progress over time through the app — which gives you a report on how hard you worked during each class. And, for the competitive side in us all, there’s also a Leader Board at the front of the room, where you can race against others in the class.

Focus Fitness Main Line 

Where: 1111 E. Lancaster Ave (Bryn Mawr)
Price for single class: $22, $18 for students and senior citizens
First class free? No, but they offer two weeks of classes for $39 to first time riders
Shoe Rentals? No, but all bikes are SPD and sneaker compatible
Showers? Two women’s and two men’s showers fully stocked with towels and toiletries

This studio definitely has more offerings than just spin — and new parents, you’re gonna love it. For one thing, there’s the Studio K lounge for kids, which offers childcare during your workouts. For another, they have a boot camp program called Born to Burpee that’s just for new moms. And, duh, they’ve also got spin classes — including Spin Core (45 minutes of spin plus 15 minutes of core work), Spin Strength (30 minutes of spin plus 30 minutes of boot camp), and even Spin Yoga (45 minutes of spin plus 30 minutes of yoga), in addition to other fun fusion classes.

Fuel Cycle Fitness 

Where: 53 Rittenhouse Place (Ardmore)
Price for single class: $20, $18 for students
First class free? Yes, visit their website to receive your free class
Shoe Rentals? No; bikes are SPD compatible and come complete with cages for sneakers
Showers? No, but they do offer towels

This Ardmore studio revolves around two main types of exercise: cycling and boxing. Their class schedule reflects these two styles — plus just about every fusion of the two you could imagine, from Pedal + Punch (30 minutes of cycling and 30 minute of boxing) to Pedal + Pulse (30 minutes of cycling plus 45 minutes of a barre-inspired toning workout).

Revel Ride *coming soon

Photograph courtesy Revel Ride.

Where: 1632 South St (Rittenhouse Square)
Price for single class: $25
First class free? Yes, in fact they offer new riders an entire week of free classes
Shoe Rentals? Yes, free of charge and included in every class
Showers? Two showers and towels

Though it’s yet to open, we’re anxiously awaiting the chance to try this new Rittenhouse studio when it launches in early April. Why? Well, it promises to bring three styles of riding under one roof: music-driven, competition-driven, and a more general class. On the days we can’t decide if we’re a SoulCycle person, a Flywheel person, or neither, we know Revel Ride will have our cycling preferences covered.

REV Indoor Cycling & Fitness

Where: 3342 Limekiln Pike (Chalfont)
Price for single class: $24, teachers, students, and military get 10% discount
First class free? Yes, when you sign up online
Shoe Rentals? No, but all bikes are SPD and sneaker compatible
Showers? No, but they do have two changing areas

This 5,000-square-foot studio has one dedicated spin studio, plus extra space for fitness classes including barre, boxing, and strength training. On the schedule there’s a signature 45-minute ride, plus fusion classes that mix in circuit training, TRX, and ab work in with your cycling.

REVive 

Where: 225 Lancaster Ave (Frazer)
Price for single class: $18, $15 for students, teachers, military, or law enforcement 
First class free? Yes
Shoe Rentals? No, but you can order a pair through their store. All bikes are sneaker and SPD compatible
Showers? Yes, with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and towels

Another studio with a jam-packed fusion class schedule, here you can try a 45-minute all-spin class — or switch things up with their TRX and spin or boxing and spin fusion classes.

Ride Cycling Studio

Photograph courtesy Ride Cycling Studio.

Where: 225 2nd Street Pike (Southampton) *opens March 17, 2018
Price for single class: $18
First class free? Yes
Shoe Rentals? Yes, they also have double sided pedals if you prefer to bike in sneakers
Showers? A shower, two changing areas, and complimentary towels

When this studio — which has operated a cycling studio since 2012 — relaunches and reopens at a new address on March 17, it’ll be doubling in size and adding TRX and barre classes to its repertoire. In addition to fusion classes of spin, barre, and TRX, this new space will also have childcare — great for new parents looking to stay in shape.

Soulcycle 

Photo courtesy SoulCycle

Where: 113 South 16th Street (Rittenhouse Square) 2 Coulter Ave (Ardmore)
Price for single class: $30
First class free? No, but they do offer two classes for the price of one to all first time riders
Shoe Rentals? Free first time riders rent for free, $3 any time after
Showers? Eleven fully stocked showers, five women’s, four men’s, and two unisex, set with towels and everything you need to go about your day

The OG of indoor cycling boutiques, SoulCycle is all about riding to the rhythm. It’s a highly choreographed class, so you can plan on moving to the music the whole ride long, swaying back and forth with the class “pack.” You’ll also do a little arm work late into the class, while riding the bike, and you can bet you’ll come out of the class feeling motivated and inspired by SoulCycle’s mood-boosting instructors.

Torque

Torque’s spin studio. Photograph courtesy Torque Studio.

Where: 328 North Lewis Road (Royersford)
Price for a single class: $17
First class free? Yes
Shoe rentals? Yes, available for $2. Or you can bring your own SPD-compatible cleats, or just wear sneakers.
Showers? Yes, stocked with shampoo, conditioner, soap, and face wash — but you’ll need to bring your own towels.

This studio recently moved, expanding its dark, candle-lit bike room to accommodate 33 riders. At this studio, you can try spin, barre, TRX, plus fusion classes of all three. And if you’re new to cycling, they’ve also got a Spin 101 class, in which you can learn how to set up your bike, what the different positions are, and how to keep up with the class like an old pro.

The Wall Cycling Studio

The Wall Cycling Studio | Photo via Facebook

Where: 107 Cotton St. (Manayunk)
Price for single class: $18
First class free? Yes, first time riders can receive a free class if they visit The Wall’s website
Shoe rentals? No, but does offer shoe discounts for local shops
Showers? Three showers stocked with shampoo, conditioner, and towels

This spin studio comes with a side of two barre studios — which means you’re going to get in your heart-pounding cardio here, as well as all the lengthening and toning your heart desires. Their Spin & Sculpt class is a top seller: an intervals ride that’s got TRX training, free weights, ladders, and more mixed in for that extra burn.

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