SoulCycle Williamsburg

4.4

New YorkSpin,

Review:

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byCaitlyn O'Keefe, February 11, 2018

Tap back, oblique, tap back, push up, left, right, left, right. It makes us tired to just write that sentence, and these are just a few of the moves and sequences Alex incorporates into her sprint heavy, fast-paced class. You will sweat, that is if you can keep up! Her go-to mantra is “You get out what you put in,” and if you follow her lead, you will leave feeling damn GOOD. The studio is about the most “posh” place in Williamsburg, even with the influx of trendy workout spots opening around the area. From the abundance of included amenities to the calming candlelit spin studio, you will forget you are in a neighborhood dominated by warehouses and actual artist lofts (Williamsburg ain’t the UES or West Village), even though you’ll be surrounded by edgy/hip, Williamsburg residents.

RUNDOWN

WORKOUT

This class is a NON-stop dance party and at times bordered on chaotic. Whoever thought that sprinting your heart out while tapping back at the same time was possible? In Alex’s class, there is no shortage of difficult choreography. Her class begins with one warm up song, but that’s about all there is for easy. The majority of songs included 60 second sprints, with little recovery. We did increase resistance for one hill, but most of the class was medium resistance, out of the saddle, and fast-paced. We would’ve liked more of a balance between speed work and strength/conditioning. Alex eventually caved in and turned on the fans, but only when the pack was sweating so much that the mirrors had completely fogged – we recommend wearing a tee or tank to survive the heat!

INSTRUCTOR

Alex is a new addition to the SoulCycle Williamsburg roster and has quickly become popular. Her classes often have waitlists! Her energy is unmistakable: “Who’s ready to sweat”? “Who’s ready to dance?” These are just some of the questions she asks the “team” of riders. She also had us clapping for the newbies. The incessant interaction could be overwhelming if you’re just looking to get in the zone, but that said, we’d seek out Alex’s class when needing a little more motivation than usual.

SPACE

Like all of the SoulCycles, the space is exceptionally clean, the staff is helpful/friendly, and you are immediately immersed in the music pumping studio – can you say DANCE party?! The front desk is straight ahead, apparel is on the left, and bathrooms and locker rooms are right past the front desk. There is one studio (with 62 bikes) so, unlike the Tribeca or West Village locations that have two studios, there’s plenty of space and no need to throw elbows. The women’s bathroom has two stalls and four showers – plenty of room to do what you gotta do!

SoulCycle Williamsburg
4.4

196 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Williamsburg Spin $$$$

SoulCycle Williamsburg

Williamsburg Spin, $$$$

196 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211