We Love... SoulCycle

Photo Courtesy of SoulCycle

Photo Courtesy of SoulCycle

We love… SoulCycle.

So many people say they are afraid of what happens in the studio or that they think it’s a cult.  We aren’t true believers and neither of us would say that SoulCycle changed our lives, but we do love it.  It’s an awesome and challenging 45-minute workout that’s also fun and never boring.

If you’re new, here’s what to expect:

-Get there early to sign a waiver, get shoes and get setup on your bike.  You will need water and lots of it.

-Expect the staff to be nice to you; tell them you’re new and they will pay extra attention to make sure they show you around and make you comfortable.  

-When you get in the studio, it’s dark, it’s loud, it’s going to get hot - it’s supposed to be this way, don’t panic.

-When class starts, you will have no idea what’s going on.  Think about dancing and keeping the beat, not spinning as fast as you can.

-Do not worry about looking silly; the room is dark and no one can see you.

-About two thirds of the way through class, there is an arms workout; the weights are under your seat.

-You will be drenched in sweat by the end. Feels. So. Good.

We’ve tried these SoulCycle locations:

Washington, DC - 14th Street, Georgetown, Mt. Vernon, West End

NYC - 19th Street, East 63rd Street, Financial District, NoHo, SoHo, Tribeca, Union Square, West Village, Williamsburg

Northern California - SoMa

Southern California - Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Manhattan Beach, Santa Monica, West Hollywood

New Jersey - Short Hills