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We’ve always had a love-hate relationship with indoor cycling. Love the way it burns calories fast and makes us sweat like crazy. Hate the same old music, manic teachers and smelly studios. But don’t worry—there is such a thing as a pedaling happy place and we’ve found a bunch of them. Here, seven studios that have fitness junkies spoiled for choice.

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Aventura: RedBike

In addition to blasting calories, this feel-good workout class gets endorphins flowing with its never-ending positive energy. Bikes are free of screens, giving riders a 45-minute tech break (which we all know is usually very necessary). Plus, the studio hosts a handful of themed classes every week. Back-to-back playlist of Beyoncé, Bieber and Britney? Sign us up.

18725 Biscayne Blvd., #350, Aventura; 786-613-7561 or

18725 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 786-613-7561 or

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Coral Gables: SoulCycle

When class lets out inside Merrick Park, the workout high is almost contagious. But you have to try the class for yourself to get a taste of what makes this studio such a cult favorite. Let’s just say the infectious beats and butt-kicking sweat might get you addicted, too. Watch out, South Beach: There’s a second location that’s just as popular in your neighborhood.

360 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables; 305-740-3600 or

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MiMo/Upper Eastside: Element Aqua

Since most cycling classes make us look as if we’ve just stepped out of a pool, we couldn’t resist one that involves just that. At Element Aqua, expect aspects from traditional cycling—like the high-calorie burn, upbeat music and full-body engagement—but instead of a dark room, you’ll be riding in a waist-deep pool. The result: a low-impact sweat session that accomplishes the same toning and tightening while managing to feel like a trip to the spa.

6200 NE Fourth Ct., Miami; 305-570-5569 or


North Miami: FlyWheel Sports

If you have competition coursing through your veins, this is the cycling class for you. The workout is intense and the calorie-burning potential is wild (over 500, easy). The best part? You can plug into the big board to see if you are beating your neighbor. Oh, did we mention there’s a Raw Republic next door? Reward yourself with a post-workout acai bowl. Yum.

14861 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami; 305-901-1860 or


Wynwood: Wynwheels

Ah, Wynwheels. We go for the workout, but let’s be real, we stay for a Cubano from Enriqueta’s next door. Or maybe a slice of pie from Fireman Derek’s down the block. Don’t worry, we’re not judging. You just burned a few hundred calories anyway. That counts for something, right?

56 NE 29th St., Wynwood; 305-209-2201 or

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Kendall: Sensory Fitness

This powerhouse offers you a chance to cycle (and run and squat and basically just tone really hard). The plethora of calorie-blasting movements are all about power, so expect minutes of intense sweat with short rest intervals in between. Classes are also held inside dark rooms with glowing black lights and a live DJ. Club or fitness studio? Either way, we’re in.

8790 SW 132nd St., Kendall; 786-478-6652 or


Edgewater: CycleBox

Don’t shy away from this sweat party. Seriously. It will elevate your mood like whoa. The studio’s 45-minute class brings together the best of both worlds: dance and strengthening exercises for abs, arms and glutes. And if that’s not enough, there’s a 150-inch screen that plays scenes from recent music festivals and concerts. Once you’re done, you’ll definitely feel like you just saw Diplo and, ya know, had a great workout.

1756 N. Bayshore Dr., #119, Miami; or 305-978-3961 or

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