If you’re not an avid indoor cyclist, you might assume the scene is the same at every spin studio, with sinewy drill sergeants barking at sweaty masochists. But at Cyc Fitness at the Forum Athletic Club, riders are encouraged to support each other, and the teacher pounds a kettledrum and flicks on colored lights to amp up the energy. In the sculpting portion, riders hold weights and move through motions inspired by sports—think dribbling and landing an uppercut. Lenox Square, cycfitness.com
This article originally appeared in our March 2016 issue.