Spire is a boutique fitness studio and specializes in indoor cycling and indoor rowing. With its windows, white walls, and abstract paintings, the studio’s entryway has an open and modern atmosphere. The cycling practice room is bright with white walls, however during classes the lights go dim. The rowing practice room has a light ambiance, with a wall lined with windows and the others painted white.
Spire offers three different cycling classes. Spire Ride is a road-cycling inspired class; it provides a high-intensity and low-impact workout. The Rhythm Ride is a class that is choreographed to music, providing a full body workout. Ride(+) has music for inspiration and also uses hand weights to give a full body workout. All of Spire’s bikes are Schwinn A.C. Performance Plus and contain a console that keeps track of watts, speed, RPM and heart rate. The bikes are equipped with toe-cages for traditional sneakers and clips for cycling shoes (SPD or LOOK-style). Cycling shoes are available for $2 rental.
Spire offers two different rowing classes. Spire Crew is an interval rowing experience, set to upbeat music, with a focus on strength and technique. The Endurance Crew class provides a high intensity and low impact workout. This class focuses on cardiovascular benefits and improving stamina. All levels of rowing experience are welcome. Spire’s rowing machines are water-based, which simulates the resistance of rowing through water. The water also provides a soothing wave sound while rowing. The machines also monitor the rower’s exercise statistics, including watts, speed, stroke rate and distance.
Spire also offers a TRX and strength training classes. These classes will work your core, legs, arms and back.
Spire provides complementary towels, and there is bottled water for purchase. The studio also has one changing room, two bathrooms, two showers and lockers.
One class costs $20. There is a new client special of $85 for one month of unlimited classes.
Rowing classes are offered 2-3 times per day M-Th and 1-2 times F-Sun. Cycling classes are offered 2-3 times daily. Classes start as early as 6a and as late as 6:30p. Check online or call the studio for more information about the schedule.
Spire is centrally located near Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward and is a 15-minute walk or a few minute drive from a number of our recommend hotels. Plenty of street parking is available. Street parking is metered between 8a and 6p. There is also a parking structure available for a charge at 225 E. Chicago St.