SoulCycle East 63rd Street

3.6

New YorkSpin,

Review:

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byAshley Lyddane Beberus, March 18, 2018

SoulCycle’s secret is out – it’s a 45 minute party on a their branded and uniquely designed spin bike. The degree of difficulty is up to the rider and their relationship with that resistance knob. Music is the life force at Soul, and sometimes it feels like you’re in a club rather than in class, but that’s the idea. The studios are pretty much completely dark, aside from some candles and small lights on the podium. The darkness allows each rider to disconnect from the outside world and the fear of judgment in the studio. No matter your fitness level, you can make each class work for you – you will leave SoulCycle inspired,  full of endorphins and super sweaty!

RUNDOWN

WORKOUT

Trammell’s motto for class was “Ride harder, ride smarter.” His biggest focus was the resistance wheel, telling us that the resistance we apply will lead to progress and make us stronger riders. With that, his class was all about the hills. There were only two fast “run” songs in his entire play list. Trammell’s arms series was pretty straightforward (much like his class), focusing on slow movement, full range of motion, isometric holds and boxing with the weights. For the last song, he split the room into three groups and we rode in rounds – on his cue, one group would sprint out of the saddle as the other two groups cheered them on. It was a great way to end the class as a unified team.

INSTRUCTOR

Trammell knows how to get the room going. Although he didn’t ride with us, he still managed to fuel the ride with his energy. During the first song (our warmup), he and the front desk/management staff had a full on dance party to get us going – they really got into it! Throughout the ride, Trammell pushed us to try harder, add a little more, etc. He would occasionally stop in front of a rider to give them personalized attention and encouragement. Trammell’s class was a heart pumping workout, urging us to test the boundaries of our abilities in a supportive and fun environment. Catch his class if you can.

SPACE

The East 63rd Street studio is extremely tight – seriously, claustrophobes beware. You are always in someone’s way, no matter what! The front desk staff is on point and at the ready to help you, so don’t be shy if you need something! The studio has a retail component with all the essential Soul swag. The lockers have numeric locks – no need to bring your own. The bathroom has all the amenities you could need – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, hair ties, q-tips, tissues, moisturizing cream….the works. However, there are only two showers, so the after-class crush is REAL. The circulation in the bathroom is also non-existent, so be prepared to sweat through your clothes even once you’ve showered.

SoulCycle East 63rd Street
3.6

140 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side Spin $$$$

SoulCycle East 63rd Street

Upper East Side Spin, $$$$

140 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065