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Soul Maintenance in the Form of Spinning

I like spinning. I always get a good workout and my heart rate skyrockets. So in the back of my mind, I always knew I wanted to check out some of those fancy cycle studios. Cut to Saturday when I decided to finally try Soul Cycle. I L-O-V-E-D LOVED it!

To explain why, allow me to take you through the class at the Union Square Soul Cycle studio with Jenny.  I was nervous when I walked into the studio. I had never used the special shoes for spinning and knew this was a requirement. The people behind the counter were not only friendly they were also incredibly helpful.

When we were finally let into the windowless, candlelit, hot box of a studio I started to feel a little more comfortable. A nice regular showed me how to work my shoes just as a Soul Cycle rep walked over to introduce me to the whole process. I was doubley impressed that they actually took the time to make sure newbies were comfortable and set up.

Then Jenny got to work. Her energy and positive spirit was infectious as she took us through a series of sprints, climbs, core work, and even a quick on-bike arm-sculpting session with light weights. The music was fantastic and the workout was a super-intense, total body-toning workout.

They aren’t joking when they say you feed off each other. Watching the people around me made me want to do better and stick it out longer.

The words on the wall are just as inspiring as the feeling you get when you are done with the 45-minute workout. I could be in some serious trouble, since one word stuck out a little more…

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