Love it or hate it, it’s no secret that spinning burns more calories than you can count—we're talking anywhere from 400 to 700 in just an hour, which is enough of a reason why you should pay a visit to these handful of studios that keep the intensity high and your body in check. Below, the top cycling studios to check out in Miami.
Everything is better when games are involved, and with one session of The Pursuit by Equinox (only offered in Miami at their Coral Gables location) your every move is animated on a screen, as you rally off in teams, and ride against everyone else in class during a "Tour de Force" or "Avalanche." 370 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 786-497-8200
Warning: Beginners beware. You might want to start elsewhere before taking a spin at Flywheel Sports, where serious riders congregate on the daily, and everybody can see how you're measuring up on the TorqBoard (if you're brave enough to show your username, that is). 1919 Purdy Ave., Miami Beach, 305-763-8227
Themed nights (think Beyoncé vs. Katy Perry or Jay Z vs. Justin Timberlake) make going to RedBike akin to clubbing: the whole class rides to the beat of the music. But don't think it's all fun and games—weights, push-ups, and daily surprise combos keep your arms toned, too. 1399 SW First Ave. #102, Miami, 305-646-1499
So you think you can spin? Put your legs to the test by taking one of SoulCycle's spinning-on-steroids classes that fuse soulful moves and dancing into the mix. We guarantee you'll be hurting—and incapable of sitting down comfortably—for days. 2325 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, 305-740-3601; 360 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables, 305-740-3600
An hour of spinning can feel like forever, unless your senses are kept busy with immersive and larger-than-life high definition screens, glow in the dark black lights, and a live DJ that will make your head spin and melt time away during every speed class. 8790 SW 132nd St., Miami, 786-478-6652
Feel the great outdoors as you ride from the east to the west coasts thanks to a mega screen featuring road videos that are synchronized with your bike's hydraulic-like movement that has up to 20 inches of up and down flexibility for when you hit bumpy terrain—personal fans emulate winds to give riders the full experience. 2293 NE 164th St., North Miami Beach, 305-318-1213