SoulCycle Back Bay

4.7

BostonSpin,

Review:

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byTori Scott, January 14, 2018

Everyone has heard of SoulCycle by now and if you haven’t you’re living under a rock. SoulCycle is an inspirational workout experience on a spin bike. The workouts are what you make of them. You can coast through or you can take another turn on that dial and get uncomfortable. The resistance wheel is all on you. You control your own destiny which is empowering and at the same time if you don’t know how far you are capable of pushing you may walk away wishing you had pushed a little harder.

SoulCycle ain’t cheap and it is a scene. See and be SEEN. We like to think of SoulCycle like a dessert. It is a great treat every once in awhile but eat a pint of ice cream every day and you start to…not like ice cream so much. It is a good workout don’t get us wrong and it is cheaper than therapy but it isn’t realistic as an everyday fitness routine. So when you want a little Soul in your life to do “you” indulge.

RUNDOWN

WORKOUT

For the most part all SoulCycle classes follow the same formula. Saddle up, warm up and then a combination of sprints and climbs. Throughout the class will do a lot of tap backs, sometimes even a double tap. You will do push ups and sit ups on the bike. Get ready to engage that core. Your hands will  bounce between 1st (near handle bar), 2nd (middle bar) and 3rd position (side bars) and sometimes you will even go around the world. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Good luck with that one.

After you are tired out you slow your legs and work your arms with small dumbbells (1, 2 & 3 lbs available). After arms the music slows down the candles are lit you just ride. No words, no rap music, quiet songs with only sounds of the wheels turning together as the “pack” becomes one. It’s your moment to breath, relax and be one with your thoughts. After one song of therapy the music kicks back up and you finish the class out with one last push.

INSTRUCTOR

We have a mild obsession with Charlotte. We may even stalk her from time to time (We don’t think we are the only one). She is a wind up bunny on a spin bike. Not only does she bring the heat to the workouts; she has an inspirational way about her too. Her words and mantras have the ability to push you to a place that makes you stronger not only physically but mentally as well. (Added bonus! Her music is a solid A+)

SPACE

From the moment you walk in the doors of any SoulCylce studio you are greeted by mantras on the walls along with smiling front desk staff and the space takes you in. The studio in Back Bay is a vast improvement from the Chestnut Hill location. Read, more space less bumping. It is only one studio with 56 bikes (nicest bikes around). The women’s bathroom has 3 bathrooms and 4 showers (less lines!). Plenty of space to put on make up, dry your hair or just stare in the mirror.lockers and a retail shop (to buy the latest and greatest apparel).

SoulCycle Back Bay
4.7

500 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Back Bay Spin $$$

SoulCycle Back Bay

Back Bay Spin, $$$

500 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116