With Cardiolates, Psycle and AquaCycle gaining a huge fitness following last year, it’s safe to say your average spin class no longer cuts it with London’s workout set. Taking spinning to the next level is Edge Cycle, whose new Bootcamp workout promises results fast… Be prepared to sweat.
What Is It? Combining the cardio of spinning with the fat burning power of HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training), half the class takes place on the bike and the rest on the floor, with a mixture of weights and circuits.
Plenty of women avoid spinning due to the fear of ‘bulky legs,’ and the addition of a floor workout ensures this will not be a problem; weights and interval training give a full body workout with toning benefits.
Who Goes? Fashion editors and fitness bloggers alike have been spotted in the Holborn studios.
What To Expect? Your stamina will be tested - the cycling section includes lots of high resistance sprints whislt on the floor, the full body workout continues with push ups, burpees, lunges and squats.
Not A Fan Of Spinning? Fear not, this will be the class to convert you. Set in a studio that is more nightclub than gym - the energetic team, high-tech equipment, fun soundtrack and flashing lights ensure this hardcore session (you'll burn 1,000 calories in 45 minutes) is fun throughout.
What Are The Benefits? In the words of Edge Cycle’s trainers the workouts, “fuse indoor cycling and bootcamp style exercises that are proven to burn fat, increase metabolism, improve cardiovascular performance and give a total body workout for the body and core.”
It’s Not Just Spinning: Alongside regular spin classes, EdgeCycle offer a range of fusions from YogaCycle, combining high intensity with stretching to EdgeFight with elements of Tai Chi, ensuring you will never be bored.
Plus, the luxurious changing rooms contain a range of REN products, adding a touch of luxury to aching muscles after an intense workout.
How Do I Get Involved? Edge Cycle is located on Leather Lane Holborn, near Chancery Lane Tube and is currently offering SL readers an exclusive 30 days of unlimited classes for £30 simply email [email protected] and quote SheerLuxe.