Cycling for the soulJuly 3rd, 2012
Do you like to spin? If yes, you MUST check out the latest fitness craze sweeping the US, SoulCycle. A clever fusion of intensive and inspirational coaching combined with high –energy music has witnessed a 21st Century revolution to Cardio workouts
Shortly after SoulCycle Co- founders Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler relocated to New York they began searching for some type of cardio exercise they could fall in love with. Both Women quickly realised there was many ways to burn calories in the city that never sleeps, however not one of these workouts that got them excited to tone up! It was with this realisation that the Julie and Elisabeth combined their creative minds to develop the Soul inspiring, Soul Cycle.
Each SoulCycle ride delivers an intense full-body workout with a fun and energizing atmosphere offering benefits to both the mind and the body. Not only do riders burn calories and get their hearts pumping, but using the SoulCycle Method, riders also work their core and use hand weights to tone their upper bodies.
SoulCycle offers a ride for any and every one tailoring different workout packages to a range of ages and fitness levels, classes include SoulSurvivor, SoulTeen, SoulBands and community ride.
SoulBands is a revolutionary (and seriously intensive!) class that challenges the entire body by using resistance bands that hang above each bike. The 60-minute workout includes several anaerobic intervals and trains the whole body, toning the abs, obliques, shoulders, triceps, biceps and back – all while maintaining fat-burning cardio levels. We can only imagine the sweat you would work up after this class, not to mention the pain you would feel the next day!
I have to say the most enticing element of SoulCycle is that it incorporates a mental component of inspirational coaching, SoulCycle sets an ambient mood for all its cyclers by keeping the lights low and riding by candlelight, SoulCycle creates a cardio sanctuary where riders can come to clear their heads. Perfect way we think to unwind after a long day!