Schwinn Bikes at CycleHouse Indoor Cycling
CycleHouse Indoor Cycling: Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

CycleHouse Indoor Cycling: Bringing The Outdoors Indoors

Nestled in a quiet corner inside Elorde Boxing Gym, CycleHouse Indoor Cycling is perfect for Ortigas / Kapitolyo / Pasig folks who are looking to sweat on a bike but are unwilling to struggle in the heat of the sun. I used to run trails on weekends. I always felt a little queasy seeing mountain bikers ride back to the city while struggling in midday heat. Biking is so much fun but Manila is not exactly the best weather and situation to do it. I totally get the allure of indoor cycling.

I’m not going to keep this long. I’ll tell you straight away why this is my favorite and most sulit cycling gym in Manila.

Schwinn Bikes at CycleHouse Indoor Cycling

The Good

  1. Can’t beat their price range.
    • At Php 350 per drop-in, this is as affordable as it gets
    • First-timers can get a 3-class pack that’s good for a week for only Php 1000.
    • At Php 4000 a month, you get unlimited rides
    • If you’re on Guavapass, you can book a class 3 times a month
  2. No frills. Their class types are well-defined. Their starter class is aptly called “Fun Ride”, so you know exactly where to start and what to expect.

The Not-So-Good

  1. Their sturdy Schwinn Indoor Cycling bikes (the IC3 model, I think) are pretty well-maintaned, but one thing they don’t have are monitors. Without monitors, you can’t track data like speed, cadence, and heart rate. The lack of monitor didn’t really bother me much, but I thought I’d mention it. I wear a watch to track my heart rate, but it sucks that I can’t track my speed and cadence. A tracker is ideal so you know how fast you are going – and this is key. It’s easy to overlook this once you’re lost in the music or in the heat of a sprint. Monitoring your speed puts you at a lower risk of spinning out of control and unclipping from your bike. I’ve found that this became less of an issue as I became more adjusted to different speed and resistance on the bike.

    Schwinn Bikes at CycleHouse Indoor Cycling
    Monitor-less Schwinn Indoor Cycling bikes
  2.  Paid shoe rental. While most, if not all, studios here in Manila grant this for free, Cyclehouse charges Php 50 per shoe rental.


  1. Endurance (lovingly dubbed as the “E-ride”)
    • For intermediate to advanced riders. Expect the usual weights (dumbbells), choreography, and a little bit of boxing drills (yes), but shorter recovery periods and longer rides.
    • Duration: 70 mins
    • Tip: If this sounds like an option for you, try and take Coach Mitch’s Endurance Class. Your arms and legs won’t regret it.
    • Image courtesy of CycleHouse Indoor Cycling
      The Endurance Ride gang with Coach Mitch (in white, middle)

  2. Theme Ride
    • Ride to the music of a specific genre or artist. I’ve never taken this class, but I’ve noticed that it’s a crowd favorite. Class is always packed.
    • Duration: 55mins
  3. Fun Ride
    • Great for beginners, good for all levels. Expect weights and choreography
    • Duration: 55mins

Need to know

Credit cards accepted? Yes
Shoe rentals? Yes, PHP 50 / pair
Showers? Yes
Towels? Yes, free.
Lockers? Yes, but bring your own lock.
Online reservation? None, but they are very, very responsive on Facebook Messenger and SMS. I reserve classes via FB Messenger.

8th Floor Padilla Building F. Ortigas Jr Rd (formerly Emerald)
Pasig 1605
0916 614 3888

See you there!

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