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Best Spinning Classes In Detroit

Whether you're looking to increase cardiovascular endurance, get in better shape, or train for an event, cycling offers a multitude of excellent health benefits. Cycling is also a low-impact form of exercise, and done inside, it's a year-round way of avoiding ground-pounding runs or court sports. Since the early 1990s, indoor cycling, also known as spinning, has been growing in popularity. With this increased popularity has come great strides in the functionality of equipment and techniques used to make indoor cycling an enjoyable form of exercise. Now it's set to music with overly enthusiastic instructors piping out instructions and encouragement. The best part of indoor cycling is that outdoor weather conditions are of no concern and cyclists are not required to purchase their own equipment, but at Detroit's best studios, athletes get so much more.

Go Cycle Studios
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Go Cycle Studios
413 N. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 376-2774

Price: first ride free/from $13 to $160
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Go Cycle Studios has been serving metro Detroit since the spring of 2010. Its trendy urban-loft atmosphere and décor are well-suited to its Royal Oak location. While the studio's owner-instructors ensure every class is suitable to cyclists of all fitness levels, it offers an intro to Go Cycle class on the first and third Sunday of each month. The club provides two changing rooms as well as lockers for use by the riders in attendance. Additionally, the studio offers towels and water available for purchase in the event you forget these items prior to arriving to the studio. A studio that specializes in indoor cycling, Go Cycle is also located close to Royal Oak's shopping and dining district, making it a great option for those who want to get a great workout and enjoy one of the area's cultural hubs without having to move the car in between.

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Great Lakes Athletic Club
3800 Baldwin Rd.
Lake Orion, MI 48359
(248) 393-3085

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Hours: Mon to Fri – 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sat, Sun – 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Click here for a spinning class schedule (Studio C)

Great Lakes Athletic Club is an 80,000-square-foot, full-service club that provides its members with a wide variety of fitness classes and amenities. It offers indoor spinning classes in Studio C, with a number of instructors and class times available. For a complete workout, consider following up a thigh-burning cycling class with an upper-body resistance training circuit, then spend a few minutes in the sauna to help loosen up those muscles. After hitting the showers, members may recharge with a protein shake or healthy meal in GLAC's Vitality Café. Classes are suitable for people of all fitness levels and all group classes are included with club membership. GLAC also offers a child care center for busy parents on the go.

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Real Ryder Revolution 
6716 Orchard Lake Rd.
West Bloomfield Plaza
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
(248) 737-6450

Price: $16 per ride to $1,299 for one year unlimited
Click here for a class schedule

Real Ryder Revolution is the first studio in Michigan to offer an indoor cycling experience that more accurately provides the feel and benefit of an outdoor ride. Another studio that specializes in indoor cycling, what sets the Real Ryder experience apart from others is the use of the cyclist-designed Real Ryder bike. The first indoor stationary bike to offer lateral movement, riders can actually turn, lean and steer. This allows riders to more accurately achieve the feeling of outdoor racing and hill climbing. The result is a more comprehensive cardio workout that provides benefits for both the upper and lower body. It offers classes suitable for both beginners and advanced riders daily. Real Ryder Revolution also has studios in Birmingham and Ann Arbor.

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RydeOn Cycling Studio
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RydeOn Cycling Studio

450 E. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI 48176
(734) 316-2356

Price: first ride free / $8 to $14 per ride depending on package
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RydeOn Cycling Studio is a newcomer to the greater Detroit area. Its location makes it an especially attractive option for those who live in the downriver area as well as the western suburbs of Canton, Wayne and Westland. RydeOn specializes in indoor cycling only and strives to be an active and significant supporter of the local community through charitable fundraisers and support for local organizations. Featuring Keiser M3 spinning cycles, RydeOn offers a number of specialty classes to help cyclists of all levels achieve their individual fitness goals. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, riders may even grab a cup of Bearclaw Coffee Company coffee to go when their morning ride is through.

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Boll Family YMCA
1401 Broadway
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 309-9622

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Hours: Mon to Fri – 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Click here for the group exercise schedule

The Boll Family YMCA is the place to go for spinners in downtown Detroit. Located on Detroit's historic Broadway Street, most areas of this YMCA offer breathtaking views of the downtown Detroit skyline, helping to inspire and make the overall experience more enjoyable. Indoor cycling classes at the Boll Family YMCA are offered at early morning and early evening on most days, making this an especially attractive option for those who work in the downtown area. Adding to the convenience of this venue, the YMCA is located next to the Detroit People Mover's Broadway station.

Jim Troeger is a native "Michigander" and avid automotive enthusiast. An ASE certified Master Automobile Technician turned engineer and freelance writer, Jim's articles reflect a passion for Metropolitan Detroit and the many things the region has to offer. His work can be found at

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