SoulCycle Dedham

4.7

BostonSpin,

Review:

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byJessica Tepper, September 4, 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 heard Annie was an ex-college athlete and we totally got that vibe. Although a bit on the fast side, her class offered a nice mix of choreo, speed and hills. Annie gave very clear directions throughout the entire class, all while being super motivating and energetic. But like other SoulCycle instructors, don’t expect Annie to spew motivational quotes at you all class. She focused on providing us with a fun, but super challenging workout. And she delivered just that!

SPACE

Like all SoulCycle studios the Dedham space is sleek and clad in the recognizable yellow and white that has now become synonymous with stationary bikes and sweat. Since the location is outside of the city it’s got a bit more space to spread out making the changeover between classes more chillaxed. It actually feels a lot more open and loft-like which is a nice change from the studios in town. Lockers are available to stash all of your things with built in phone chargers inside. Bathrooms and showers are conveniently accessible too.

SoulCycle Dedham
4.7

214 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026
Suburbs Spin $$$

SoulCycle Dedham

Suburbs Spin, $$$

214 Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026