Jump on a stationary bike to ride your way to a fitness work out. Connecticut’s spinning classes appeal to all skill levels with heart-pounding workouts, enthusiastic coaches and fun, funky music. The state’s best classes, however, go above and beyond to provide a workout that won’t just keep athletes healthy, but excited to work out as well.
Body Temple Fitness
20 N. Plains Industrial Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06492
Price: $45 monthly unlimited sessions/$8 drop-in class
Hours: Tues – 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Body Temple Fitness will motivate you to develop a weekly fitness routine and reach workout goals by putting the variety and excitement back in your workout. Instructors guide students through a warm up routine followed by cadences, springs, climbs and a cool down. Bike resistance is at your discretion. Be sure to reserve your classes in advance and check online for cancellations as the schedule is subject to regular changes.
I Can Fitness
808 Stonington Rd.
Price: $100 monthly unlimited classes/$90 for 10 classes/$11 for 1 class
Hours: Mon and Wed – 9:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.; Tues – 8:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m by appointment only; Thurs and Sun – 8:30 a.m.; Fri – 9:30 a.m.; Sat – 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.
Fitness fans of any skill level are welcome to join spin yoga classes at I Can Fitness. Each 45-minute class fits your skill level by giving you control of your pace and bike’s resistance, and options to use adapted yoga poses. Instructors Heather Bessette and Elizabeth Johnstone know how to make working out fun and energetic. From the Olympics to the Yoga Alliance, these ladies share their fitness expertise in each class, personalizing tips and routines for each student.
Go Green Fitness
500 Boston Post Rd.
Price: First class free, $200 for 20 classes, $15 for 1 class
Hours: Mon – 9 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tues – 5:45 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Wed – 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thurs – 5:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Fri – 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sat and Sun – 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
This environment friendly fitness studio transforms your work out into energy. Its 24 bikes are connected to the building’s electrical grid, creating electricity to power the facility. Classes are an hour or an hour and 15 minutes in length. Cycling to work is great, but creating enough power to run 72 homes for a month in one class takes green cycling to the next level in exciting, upbeat classes with Go Green’s professional instructors.
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JoyRide Cycling Studio
1200 Post Rd.
Westport, CT 06880
Price: $199 monthly unlimited classes/$400 for 20 classes/$125 for 5 classes/$25 for one class
Hours: Mon, Wed, and Fri – 6 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.; Tues – 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Fri – 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.; Sat – 7:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sun – 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Experience the joy these three ladies work to bring to each class with legendary playlists, supplemental Pilates instruction and exciting classes taught by real, down-to-Earth women. Weekly sign ups become available Sundays at noon, but follow those schedules closely as they’re subject to change. Fifty-minute cycling classes combine intervals of aerobic and anerobic workouts, as do the studio’s select 90-minute classes. Each class differs in intensity, skill level and age with options for teens as well.
4 Sand Cut Rd., Unit 8
Brookfield, CT 06804
Price: $265 for 40 classes/$99 for 10 classes/$12 drop-in class/$165 unlimited for 3 months/$35 annual membership fee
Hours: Mon – 5:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Tues – 6 p.m.; Wed – 5:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Thurs – 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Fri – 5:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.; Sat – 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Sun – 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Drop in for any number of male- and female-led classes to test out your favorite instructors at Fitness Revolution. This studio has been in business for 10 years, and knows its spinning stuff, from which tunes motivate the most to how to get the most out of each workout. Each 45-minute class promises the best workout you’ve ever had on the comfort of a flywheel bike. Sign up here to simply spin, or join and supplement those cycle workouts with the studio’s awesome approach to Pilates.
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Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.