Maybe you're avoiding SoulCycle or Flywheel because they're intimidating or maybe you just don't want to run into everyone you've ever met while you're pushing pedal to the metal. Here are some other places where you can move your feet in a circular motion.
Cycling in water is different from cycling on land in that water forces you to engage your core. It turns out that having a strong core is pretty fundamental to lots of fancy workout moves. It feels nice to be in water and it’s a good workout. Win win.
SYNC is a Williamsburg-based studio that offers training, yoga, and SYNCCYCLING®. The class takes place out of the saddle—or in layman’s terms, in a standing position with your butt above the seat. Bikes aren’t pre-assigned here, so be sure to arrive in time to nab your desired spot. This is a good spot to know about if you’re looking for a slightly more incognito place to spin in Williamsburg.
Chalk is an all-inclusive, affordable gym in Williamsburg. Classes are included in membership, though at $25 for a day pass, this is a good spot to know about if you're trying to budget around the L train (maybe, maybe not) shutting down. They tend to offer cycling classes everyday.
BYKlyn is a Park Slope based cycling studio that offers a variety of class types. Their trial membership—three classes for $25, including shoe rental—will allow you to try a few. This is a neighborhood studio best for Park Slope and Prospect Heights residents. Just make sure to bring any precious belongings into the studio. No lockers here.
Peloton probably requires no explanation. It’s a luxury in-home fitness experience. Peloton Studio on the other hand is a place in Chelsea where you can ride a Peloton bike with a live instructor. Relish in the fact that you can take a live class for $26 while your uncle in St. Louis had to buy a $2,000 bike to experience the same thing,