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Best Spinning Classes In Los Angeles

May 5, 2012 6:00 AM

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Fans of indoor cycling, also known as spinning, will say that there is no other workout that burns calories like it. Others just present their steely buns as proof positive that these workouts, well, work. Cyclists who love the outdoors appreciate the convenience of a ride safe from winter weather. Indoor cycling is becoming a regular feature throughout Los Angeles, but nothing beats the personal attention provided at the area’s best studios dedicated to this intense exercise.

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Defy Gravity Studio
3100 E. Pacific Coast Highway
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
(949) 719- 2900
www.defygravitystudio.com

Prices: $23 per class and up
Click here for schedule of classes

Defy Gravity Studio, a modern, clean and open space unleashes the power of bands in its spin classes. The best workouts around come together here and give birth to unique spin classes with a little Pilates influence: Bands hanging from the ceiling offer cyclists an arm workout while they spin. Instructors incorporate the bands for a low-pressure arm workout that’s gentle on joints. Movements, between the bands and the spinning itself, work core muscles as well for a full-body workout.

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YAS Venice
1101 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 396- 6993
www.go2yas.com

Prices: $18 per class and up
Click here for schedule of classes

In 40-minute sessions, the spinning classes at YAS are upbeat, coordinated to music, and provide an excellent mental and physical challenge. Skip the oms and granola, but reap all of the benefits of working with a yoga and spin instructor who beat an inoperable brain tumor and near-fatal sports injuries with a mind-over-matter approach to athletics and healing. First timers are welcome, as is anyone with or without cycling shoes. The studio has everything athletes need to enjoy one of the best calorie burning workouts ever.

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Burbank Athletic Club
226 Palm Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502
(818) 954- 0021
www.burbankathleticclub.com

Prices: $10 per class and up
Click here for schedule of classes

The Burbank Athletic Club is one of the most affordable places to spin commitment free. Its sunrise ride starts at 6 a.m., promising to help spinners feel alert and full of energy while the world sleeps. The club is open to members and non-members, and also offers yoga, boxing and assorted training packages. Skip commitments with a pay-as-you-spin option, but be sure to reserve your spot in class as they fill up fast.

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Pedal Spin Studio
266 Monterey Rd.
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(323) 550- 1501
pedalspinstudio.com/

Click here for schedule of classes

Close to the heart of South Pasadena, the newest Pedal Spin Studio fills the week with options including beginning, intermediate and advanced spinning classes. In addition to heart-pumping workouts, this studio’s big heart sponsors pedal-a-thons for charity, so spinners’ hard work is never wasted. Enjoy hard-hitting spin classes without the pressure of big studios. This little shop offers athletes a boutique feel created by the professionals who brought four Pedal Spin studios in the area.

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Ketchum YMCA
401 S. Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 624- 2348
www.ymcala.org/

Membership prices available at the branch
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There are plenty of YMCA branches around the southland, but Ketchum in particular features an extensive schedule of fitness classes that includes indoor cycling. Ketchum is an 86,000-square-foot structure, part of this famous non-profit organization that is dedicated to keep people healthy and fit. A membership is required to enjoy the spinning classes, and prices are available upon request at the branch.

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Dena Burroughs is a freelance writer living in Azusa, CA. She is a CSULA graduate with specialties in Creative Writing and Communications. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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