The Best and Most Unusual Spin Classes in Leeds

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You only win when you’re spinning.

Spin Class at Puregym

Spin classes are a fabulous way to get fit, burn calories and exercise in a way that’s fun and interactive. Get ready to ride!

Whether you want to blow the cobwebs away before work, make the most of your weekend or lose weight for a special occasion, these spin classes in Leeds are the way to do it. With live instructors and a club-like buzz, you’ll find the motivation you need to take your fitness to the next level. This is HIIT exercise with a social element, so say hi to your spinning bike and goodbye to those calories.

Group Cycling at Village Gym

Spinning Class

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a frequent keep-fitter or aiming for short-term fitness goals, the group cycling classes at Headingley’s Village Gym will fit the bill. These 45-minute sessions are led by qualified instructors and will move between intervals of flat road, inclines and sprints to increase the intensity. They offer a variety of classes that are low impact but high intensity, with the Sprint Class burning up to 450 calories and the LES Mills RPM class upping that number to 675. For something a little different, join The Trip, which adds an immersive experience and virtual landscapes to your workout.

Village Gym, 186 Otley Road, Weetwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 5PR. There are two classes a day during the week, and one a day at the weekend.

Vibe Cycle at JD Gyms

JD Gyms Spinning

This 24-hour gym prides itself on its raft of modern equipment and has spin classes for both night owls and early risers – you can be in the spin studio from 6.15am on a Tuesday. Classes last 45 minutes and take you through flat terrain at high speeds, followed by the slower climbs as you increase the resistance on your bike. You’ll improve leg strength and cardio fitness, while sweating off those unwanted calories. Want a spin class with a twist? Book in for a vibe session where they use music, lighting and rhythmic moves help get you in the zone. You can join for £19.99 per month, with no contract.

JD Gyms, Industrial Estate, 1 Kirkstall Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS4 2AZ. Spin classes are held twice a day Monday to Friday, and in the morning on Saturday and Sunday.

Group Cycle at Nuffield Health

Spinning Class

Nuffield Health, tucked away inside The Light, is a thoroughly modern Leeds gym with up-to-date facilities and those all-important spin classes. If it’s your first time at one of these classes, the instructor will ensure your bike is set up for you – the aim isn’t to compete with the other cyclists but to improve your fitness and burn calories. That makes group cycle an ideal workout no matter your age or ability level, and you’ll have the motivational music you need to push on through the pain barrier and burn away the bad stuff. Gym membership starts at £41 per month for off-peak, and month-by-month options are also available.

Nuffield Health, The Light, The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8TL. Group Cycle takes place on Monday to Wednesday.

Cycle Studio at PureGym

Puregym Spinning

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If you’re looking for exercise classes in Leeds that won’t break the bank, take a look at PureGym. They have flexible membership options that range from £6.99 day passes to £14.99 for a whole month’s access, contract-free – it’s also open 24/7. The cycle classes are aimed at all abilities and range from 30 minutes through to a lung-busting 45 minutes. Loads of different factors impact how many calories you’ll burn – including your weight, height and fitness level – but they estimate that you’ll burn about 450 calories. This is, after all, an intense cardio activity and it will set you on the track to weight loss.

PureGym, The Merrion Centre, Merrion Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8BT. Cycle Studio classes are held every day.

Keiser Cycling at The Edge

The Edge

The Edge is based on the University of Leeds campus, but it’s open to all. They run hundreds of classes at their state-of-the-art facilities, and have a dedicated spin studio that uses modern Keiser M3i bikes. Classes use the Keiser Indoor Cycling Program, a HIIT exercise that has great cardiovascular benefits and can also help trim bums and tums. The instructor will lead, setting tempos depending on your ability and skill level – you won’t be over-trained. Apps help you track progress and you can set personal goals and landmarks. Monthly membership begins at £42.50 per month for the public or £23 for students.

The Edge, University of Leeds, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 9JT. Keiser Cycle classes are held seven days a week.

Spinning at Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa

Spinning Class

Fancy sweating it out in the serene surroundings of Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa? You’re in luck, as their spin instructor Jennie will put you through your paces over 45 minutes. You’ll be at the mercy of her playlist as she pushes you to cycle both standing and seated, with intervals of intense uphill pushes and faster flat ground. If you’re ready to go further, you can join Super Spin, which cranks things up to a whole new level. In the market for a total body workout? They run a ‘Spin, Circuit and Tone’ class which lasts an hour and combines spinning with circuit training. Gym-only memberships start from £45 per month.

Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, 1150 Century Way, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB. Spin classes are held Monday to Wednesday and on Saturdays.

Indoor Cycling at Snap Fitness

Spinning Class

Snap Fitness offers spin classes right in the very heart of Leeds – ideal if you want to get your blood pumping before or after work. If you’re new to spinning, don’t worry – you’ll be working with an instructor who’ll cover every aspect, from resistance to the ideal heart rate for weight loss. One of the great things about spin bikes as opposed to old-fashioned gym bicycles is that flexibility, meaning that you can get a low-impact workout that’s ideal if you’re prone to injury or, indeed, recovering from one. It’s a super-friendly and encouraging place, with membership at £24.99 a month, and free day-passes to give it a try.

Snap Fitness, Retail Unit 6, 100 Wellington Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4LT. Classes take place on Monday, Thursday and Friday.