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Boston Cycling Studios We’re Dying to Try

The B/Spoke cycling studio opens in Kendall Square on July 9.
The B/Spoke cylcing studio opens in Boston’s Financial District on July 9. Jarrett McGovern

The indoor cycling craze has been sweeping the country for a while now, and Boston’s finally catching on. High-end cycling studios have been opening across the city this year and two more¬ are set to open in July.

Here’s a look at Boston’s newest cycling studios:

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B/SPOKE Studios Opens July 9!

Boston’s Financial District is getting its first indoor cycling studio July 9. Actually, it’s not just a cycling studio, it’s a cycling and lifestyle studio. The studio’s owners, one a Boston native, another an MIT graduate, believe that exercise provides more than just a physical workout. B/SPOKE’s classes are designed to provide a challenging full-body workout while also cleansing the mind and spirit.

The B/Spoke cylcing studio.
The B/Spoke cycling studio.Jarrett McGovern

The 45, 60, and 75-minute classes combine intense cardio, hand weights and core work to ensure that you leave looking healthy and toned. With its “industrial zen” vibe, the studio hopes to cater to both men and women, distinguishing it from other studios with more obvious gender biases. The studio is equipped with showers, changing rooms and lockers.

To celebrate their grand opening (and to get you hooked) the high-end studio will offer 30 complimentary classes from July 9 to July 15 then they officially open July 16. Sign up now to try one of their free classes, they’re filling up fast!

Cost: $20 -$27. Student and corporate discounts offered.

Hours: Monday — Friday 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekends 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Address: 101 Federal Street; Park Street or Downtown Crossing T Stations.

Turnstyle Cycle - Opens July 14!

The Turnstyle Cycle studio in Kendall SquareRich Downing

Cambridge is getting its first indoor cycling studio on July 14. The Kendall Square studio will offer three signature classes: Turnstyle Cycle, Turnstyle TRX and Turnstyle Abs. The cycling class is a 45-minute cardio blast while the abs and TRX workouts use suspension training to strengthen muscles.

Turnstyle is unique from other cycling boutiques in that it uses RealRyder bikes rather than stationary bikes. RealRyder bikes mimic the side-to-side movement of real bikes, engaging the upper body and core more than stationary ones.

The studio offers a new-client special so you get two free classes when you purchase your first class.

Cost: Walk-in $25; one month unlimited: $190 (3 month minimum commitment)

Hours: Monday – Friday 6 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., weekends 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m..

Address: One Kendall Square, Suite B3002 (directly beneath West Bridge Restaurant); Kendall Square T Station.

SoulCycle

SoulCycle Studio in Chestnut Hill
SoulCycle Studio in Chestnut HillSoulCycle

SoulCycle is the glammest of the indoor cycling studios. Made famous by its celebrity riders (Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen were spotted at the Chestnut Hill studio in June) and posh locations, the studio came to Boston in March. The 45-minute fat-burning, full-body workouts are sure to whip you into shape. With dimmed lighting and top-40 playlists, you’ll almost forget you’re working out.

Cost: $28—$34

Hours: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Weekends 8:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Address: 200-300 Boylston Street

The Handle Bar

The Handle Bar’s Fenway Studi
The Handle Bar’s Fenway StudioThe Handle Bar

The Handle Bar opened its second studio in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood this April. The original Handlebar opened in South Boston in 2013. The studio offers 45 and 60-minute cardio intensive classes that are sure to make you sweat. The fun, music-driven classes use weighted bars to work the upper body, too.

Dedicated to their motto “sweat, inspire, transform, and raise the bar,” Handle Bar classes encourage positive personal growth in their riders rather than just a physical workout.

Cost: $20

Hours: Weekdays 6 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Saturdays: 8:30 a.m to 11:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m

Address: South Boston: 141 Dorchester Ave; Fenway: 1336 Boylston Street

Recycle

Recycle’s Boston Common Studio
Recycle’s Boston Common StudioMolly Dwyer Photography

Due to popular demand, Boston’s original cycling studio opened its second location on Boston Common this March. Recycle offers a variety of classes designed to cater to the rider’s “intention” (i.e. reascend, rebalance, reboot.) All classes are cycling-focused but some combine yoga and strength training with the typical spinning class.

The studio opened its first location in the South End i 2010.

Cost: Single class: $17- $22; 1 month unlimited : $190; 1 year unlimited: $1,650

Hours: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Saturdays 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; Sundays 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Address: Boston Common: 9 Newbury Street, Fifth Floor; South End: 643 Tremont Street

Flywheel

NEW YORK - JULY 16: FLYWHEEL SPORTS INTERIORS on JULY 16, 2012 in New York City. (Matthew Peyton)
Flywheel Sports Interiors on July 16, 2012 in New York City. Matthew Peyton

This high-end cycling studio was on the front-end of Boston’s cycling craze, coming to the city last November. The 45 and 60-minute cardio-intensive classes provide a full body workout by using weighted hand bars to work the upper body.

A huge perk to Flywheel is its stadium seating. You don’t have to worry about craning your neck (or falling off your bike) to see the instructor. Riders with a competitive edge can opt into the Torqboard, which ranks the top riders.

With no lights and blasting music, this workout makes you feel really, really cool.

Cost: $21-$28

Hours: Weekdays 5:30 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sundays 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.

Address: 800 Boylston Street at the Prudential Center; Prudential Center T station

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