IT’S TIME TO GET COMPETITIVE AT ONE OF THE TOUGHEST SPIN CLASSES WE’VE DONE. BURN BABY BURN…
WHERE: 709 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 5UL, London.
TUBE: Parson’s Green.
THE DEAL: A boutique fitness studio dedicated to competitive cardio-pumping spinning. The spin room is the real-deal with premium bikes set-up facing a big screen with weights, water-bottles and towels.
THE WORK-OUT: High intensity spinning for forty-five minutes non-stop. Crazy fitness junkies can go for the sixty minute class (we weren’t that brave). Here you’ll be pushed to your limits with the Ride Republic “Burn Board”, which tracks the whole class and posts the top ten performers on-screen and live. This is definitely the competitive motivation you need to push harder. But, if this isn’t your style then you can choose to opt out of the whole “Burn Board” thing altogether, and see your results at the end of class. As you ride you’ll move through sprint intervals with recovery time in between. Watch your progress live on the board as you go. Thankfully there’s a track dedicated to upper body with hand weights (which gives your burning quads a break). The studio also runs themed rides set to specific music (think 90s, hip-hop etc.) and rides where instructors go head-to-head to compete for the “Burn Board” title. They’ve even been known to spread the love with a spinning and dating events - you never know, the love of your life could be the sweating mess next to you :) Shower-off in the airy changing rooms and maybe even grab a smoothie on your way out.
THE PRICE: First-times can buy three classes for £30. After that its £20 a class or £95 for five.