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Best Spinning Classes in Chicago

By Rachael Dabkey

Spinning, or indoor cycling, on a stationary exercise bike allows athletes to cycle train year round on a specifically designed stationary bike with a weighted flywheel. Music, trained instructors and motivation make spin classes an intense workout, even for those who never cycle otherwise. Cyclists set their own resistance and work to keep up as instructors shout out commands to sprint or climb, earning toned bodies for their hard work. These, Chicago's best spin classes, take awesome over the edge with instructors who love the sport, prices that won't break the bank and stellar facilities.

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Go Cycle
501 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 878-4999

Price: $125 per month for unlimited classes
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The owner of this Old Town cycle studio, Emmy Rigali, has more than 20 years of teaching experience, and spin classes at Go Cycle studio provide an adrenaline-filled, total body workout. Members swear by the motivating music selection and love judgement-free coaching. Go Cycle offers classes that combine spinning and weight or abdominal workouts as well. Join your first class for $7. To make you feel more at ease on your first visit, Go Cycle begins each class with a lesson for newbies.

Fly Wheel Spin
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710 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 624-8485

Price: $160 per month for unlimited classes
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Located in the Gold Coast neighborhood, Flywheel offers stadium seating and personal performance tracking technology. Reserve classes online and even select the location of your bike. Towels, shoes and bottled water are all provided. It also offers themed classes featuring the music of popular artists such as Beyonce, Michael Jackson, etc. Flywheel has more than 10 instructors and members praise all of them saying that they make you feel comfortable, make the class fun and give you a great workout.

Fit Girl Studio
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Fit Girl Studio
1642 Maple Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 869-4475

Price: $165 per month for unlimited classes
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Fit Girl Studio, located just north of Chicago, offers women-only fitness classes, including barre, ballet conditioning, yoga and spinning. All of the classes are designed to improve cardiovascular strength, burn fat and provide toning and core conditioning. Fit Girl Studio encourages all women, no matter their shape or size to join. Members praise the studio's fun and friendly environment. Fit Girl offers a 20-percent, full-time student discount and a new client special.

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Core Chicago Pilates
2549 N. Racine Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 296-9660

Price: from $20 per class
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat, Sun – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Core Chicago Pilates, in Lincoln Park, offers small classes in an intimate setting. Classes, designed for all ability levels, make you feel welcome and comfortable, allowing you to develop a greater confidence and mental clarity. Core Chicago offers Pilates, spinning classes, gyrotonic and piloxing. Katy Wert, the spinning instructor, has more than five years of experience in leading spinning classes.

Related: Best Pilates Classes in Chicago

i.d. Gym spin class
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i.d. gym
2727 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 477-8400

Prices: $65 per month for gym membership
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri – 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat and Sun – 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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This Lincoln Park gym offers one of the biggest group workout studios in Chicago. Spin instructors fill each spin or spin and sculpt class with energy and a solid dose of cardio with upbeat classes and added resistance training. Classes include spinning, treadmill boot camp, body sculpting and fly yoga. i.d. gym also offers both one-on-one and small group personal training. Athletes here love the freedom from contractual commitment i.d. offers, and love the flexibility of using i.d. member cards in whatever way fits their schedules best.

Related: Best Gyms in Chicago

Rachael Dabkey has lived in the Chicago area her entire life. As a self-proclaimed foodie, she loves exploring the city to find good eats. Thanks to her savvy research and planning skills, she has snagged unbelievable deals on travel, including airfare, all-inclusive resorts and cruises. Rachael knows how to enjoy the best of life for less and loves to share this knowledge with her readers. Her work can be found at

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