Meg and I researched the New York City fitness scene much like someone would the food. NYC is a fitness junkies dream, so we had to narrow down what we were going to try. We decided that a spin class at SoulCycle was something we had to do. As our sister-in-law puts it, if it is good enough for the Beckhams, it is good enough for us.
Not too long ago we did a spin class in Toronto at Spokehaus; we were looking forward to comparing the two studios. We jumped into a noon class at Soulcycle. Right away we were impressed with the facility. It was bright and clean, with plenty of lockers available and a bathroom stacked with any toiletries you may require, like deodorant for Meg. The staff were super friendly as well.
Unbeknownst to the two of us, when you sign up for class you are assigned a particular bike. Meg and I had randomly selected two bikes and a friendly instructor helped to adjust the seat and handle bars. Sure enough, once my bike was set a girl approached me and let me know I was on her bike. I didn’t want to move, but she also didn’t want to pick another bike (like the one right beside me). Perhaps her and the bike have a relationship that I can not comprehend. Anyway, we had to set up two more bikes. After that it was smooth sailing.
We worked up a wicked sweat and loved the music. If I had one criticism it would the constant bobbing back and forth; I don’t need to do triceps presses and push ups on a bike. Let’s just ride. Clearly, I am in the minority; the class was jammed and there was a wait list.
If you live near one, give it a go. We would love to know what you think.
Have a great, active weekend.