Cycling is one of the best workouts around, but unfortunately, our Minnesota weather doesn’t always cooperate.
Enter the spin class.
Whether you’re looking to beat the cold or just enjoy a fantastic cardio workout in an awesome group environment, here’s our comprehensive guide to all the best places to take spin classes around Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Map of the Best Spin Classes in Minneapolis & St. Paul
CYCLEBAR has always advertised itself as the “World’s Best Cycling Class,” and it’s one of the elite cycling offerings in the Twin Cities. Premium equipment, studio lighting, professional instructors, customized playlists. While CYCLEBAR offers classes for all experience levels and caters to those looking to significantly impact their health and fitness when they ride.
The best recommendations are to start with their Foundations class to help you get to know their bikes and digital metrics and gradually move up to other courses as you learn the “rhythm” of a CYCLEBAR ride. The Classic Ride is the most popular offering on the schedule.
- Address: 3 Twin Cities Locations
- Uptown: 2927 Girard Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
- Woodbury: 265 Radio Drive E, Woodbury, MN 55125
- Ridgedale: 12401 Wayzata Blvd Suite 2085, Minnetonka, MN 55305
- Website: CYCLEBAR
The Firm is an an awesome gym with fantastic instructors and a supportive community. Their Cycle 45 and Cycle 60 classes offer a relationship-building approach to spin classes. Expect a motivational, “build-you-up” class and a “sweat out the stress” experience. Also, expect a dedicated group of 7 AM and a more eclectic, rotating mix at their mid-day and evening classes.
- Address: 1623 Park Pl Blvd, St. Louis Park, MN 55416
- Website: The Firm
Since practically the first Life Time Fitness location opened in Brooklyn Park, this Twin Cities gym giant has been a favorite spot to hop on a bike and pedal indoors through a Minnesota winter. Life Time offers 5 different spin classes at their 20+ gyms around the Metro. Their AMP, EDG, and PWR courses offer three different experience levels, from beginner to triathlete training. Several classes also add “flex” options that focus on full-body, strength-based exercises on the bike.
Equipment and coaches vary widely by Life Time gym. We recommend checking out each gym independently and seeking word of mouth to find the coach and location that best fits your needs.
- Address: Multiple Twin Cities Locations
- Website: Indoor Cycle at Life Time
LOCOFIT has gained a reputation in the North Metro as offering a whole studio club experience without the national franchise gym expense. Their spin classes are low-impact, high-intensity cardio balanced with stretch and yoga sections for a unique workout you won’t find anywhere else. The owners here will know the regulars by name and celebrate as a community when members accomplish fitness goals. The first month of unlimited classes starts at $59, similar to single day-pass or class fees for some of the other studios on this list.
- Address: 1714 Bunker Lake Blvd NW Suite 110C, Andover, MN 55304
- Website: LOCOFIT Cycle & Yoga Studio
One of the few spots to find a spin class in St. Paul, Stratera Fitness has an intimate cycling studio and one core instructor Lauren, who is a favorite among the gym members here. Drop-in classes start at $18, a perk for those with a hectic schedule but a solid pull to fit in a spin class every now and again.
Watch out for the Cyclosquat class when it pops up on the calendar. It’s a 60-minute spin class with 3-4 minute squat intervals on the floor, segmented between 12-15 minute cycling intervals that will give a whole new meaning to “legs day.”
- Address: 1025 Selby Ave, St Paul, MN 55104
- Website: Statera Fitness
Surge Cycling advertises its spin workouts as inspirational, perspiration, empowering, and, most importantly, fun. With locations in St. Louis Park and Maple Grove, this small independent spin studio focuses on having high-quality equipment, affordable and approachable classes, and options you won’t find anywhere else. That includes the Twin Cities’ only option for a 45-minute Hip-Hop/Funk/Rap ride and something called an Xplicit Ride, which promises all the foul-mouthed lyrics you can handle.
- Address 1: 5601 Wayzata Blvd, St Louis Park, MN
- Address 2: 6826 Hemlock Lane N, Maple Grove, MN
- Website: Surge Cycling
We’ve heard from many friends and co-workers in the Eagan area about the experience at Union Fitness. This community-minded club offers workout classes and indoor spin focused on accountability, results, and safety. It’s one of the few gyms on this list with a perfect 5-star Google review record, which says something about their instructors and equipment.
Cycle classes are offered 5-7 times per week and include a 45-60 minute customized workout or Cycle/Strength combo class offering intervals and strength.
- Address: 2905 Lexington Ave S, Eagan, MN 55121
- Website: Union Fitness
Veterans Memorial Community Fitness Center (Inver Grove Heights)
Let’s be honest. Not many community-center-style gyms make it on the list of top spin studios in the Twin Cities. It takes a lot of work for these places to attract high-quality instructors and maintain top equipment. That being said, the Inver Grove Heights Veterans Memorial Community Fitness Center is a well-kept secret among spin lovers for both quality and affordability. Their group cycle and triathlon training classes are free to members (or $8 for a daily drop-in rate), and specialty series offer 7-10 sessions of more customized workouts and accountability.
- Address: 8055 Barbara Avenue, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
- Website: Veterans Memorial Community Fitness Center
Xperience Fitness started as an Appleton, Wisconsin-area gym and has slowly expanded into the Twin Cities market in the past several years. Their “Gear Up” ride offers everything you’re looking for in an intervals spin class, and their “BeatBox” ride has a more casual style catering to BMX and mountain bike fans. Xperience has studios in the suburbs with few other spin class options, so convenience is definitely the biggest perk here.
- Address: Apple Valley, Coon Rapids, Roseville & Woodbury
- Website: Xperience Fitness
Last but definitely not least, when searching for the best spin class to fit your personal fitness goals and your budget, don’t rule out a membership at the YMCA. The Twin Cities is well-known for having some of the best YMCA locations in the country, including many that offer spin classes. If you’d rather skip the upper echelons of spandex and find a spot for a fun workout with various ages and experience levels, check out one of the 20+ YMCA/YWCA that offer spin.
- Address: 20 Twin Cities Locations
- Website: YMCA of the North