“Canadians Spin Better.”
Before you enter SPINCO, you’ll know two facts about the class from the signage: “Beats High. Lights Low.” Enter the studio, walk past a display of apparel including the aforementioned capsule collection, and you’ll find another SPINCO credo in white neon lights on the white brick wall: “Work, Sweat, Achieve.”
Check in at the front desk, step into a pair of cycling shoes that will clip into the gleaming white bikes, and pass through the doors into the studio that announce this won’t be an average spin class; SPINCO is “Re-inventing the Wheel.”
Once inside and set up in prime spinning position on one of the 50 bikes, you’ll learn that there’s another mantra – and this one is the most important – inside the studio: “One Team, One Bike.” This will guide the format of the entire class as you and your fellow cyclists will spin, tap-back, and bend into pushups on the handlebars in unison (or at least with your best effort to stick to the beat).
You’ll find that the beats are indeed high, in addition to being current and expertly curated by the instructor (ours was the eminently energetic and uber-fit Marlie Cohen). With the flick of a switch, the lights weren’t just low, but set to the mood of each portion of the workout, including – to the delight of this writer and the founders of this website – a disco ball flicked on mid-class to keep the energy high through the finish line.
Do Canadians really spin better? The ones at SPINCO certainly do.
Big thanks to SPINCO for having the Well TO Do crew for an amazing Saturday morning spin.