By Pamela Mermigas


A spinning workout is an excellent way to stay fit for this holiday season. Spinning has a reputation for being one of the most challenging but beneficial fitness programs.  There are numerous benefits to a spinning workout.


Burn Calories

A spinning workout of 45 minutes may allow you to burn around 500 calories. However, the amount of calories you burn will depend on the intensity of the workout, so make sure to adjust your bike to the intensity you desire.

Build Muscle Tone

The workout will focus on the core muscles, as well as the buttocks and thighs. If you maintain the correct position on the bike, you will also work on your abdominal muscles. When you pedal faster, you are likely to burn fat. When you pedal slower and have a higher tension, you will work your muscles.


Low Impact Exercise

A spinning workout is a low impact exercise. This means that it won’t put pressure on knees and joints, as other aerobic or running exercises do. The workout is also recommended for people that suffer from arthritis.

Relieve Stress

Any type of exercise is known to relieve stress. However, a spinning class can be a more efficient stress reliever than most types of exercise. This is due to the fact that the workout is intensive and it is a class where you can meet people and socialize.


Here are some amazing spinning studios in the GTA!



68 Bathurst Street

Best for: spin-virgins, serious yet uncompetitive spinners

CYKL is home to former RPM instructor Kim who branched out on her own with CYKL in February. CYKL is the only downtown studio using Real Ryders: bikes that tilt and “turn” just like your real crusier!


Quad Spin

580 King St. West

Best for: social butterflies, the before/after work crowd

Quad Spin is one of three Quad studios.. Themed music spins keep it fun, Quad also provides personalized weight management training.


RPM Spinning Studio

2109 Bloor Street West

Best for: moms, training (RPM is the official trainer for Ride to Conquer Cancer)

RPM Spinning Studio in Bloor West Village is a sunny, 3-level spinning studio. Conveniences like child care services and the RPM Card payment system eliminate excuses.