I am not ashamed to admit that since moving to San Francisco I have joined the SoulCycle cult. Now, my weekend does not feel complete without a ride. There is just something so invigorating about feeling like your part of a pack of people all striving for the same thing; to find our soul.
This past Saturday morning, I took Tirell's class in the Castro and left feeling so energized for the weekend ahead. For me, my SoulCycle class is much more than an intense 45 minute workout; it also gives me the opportunity to mentally disconnect from the world and focus on who I am, why I'm there, and how I'm bettering myself by getting on the bike.
SoulCycle has multiple locations around the Bay Area to suit your schedule and regardless of which studio I go to (I've been to Union Street, SOMA, Castro, and the Palo Alto location) I leave feeling better for it. In my experience lots of water, multiple hair elastics, tight clothing (even just a sports bra), and a good attitude are the keys to success. You get what you put into the class and at $30 a class, believe me, you work for it.
SoulCycle is a 45 minute dance party on your bike. Forget looking at your RPMs and your heartbeat; we are concerned with finding the beat of the music and letting that take us on our journey. I love the feeling of having accomplished something mentally and physically at the end of a workout and SoulCycle gives me exactly that.
Unnaturally attached to the bike, take your journey, and find your soul.
If you're in the GTA, Rocket Cycle on St Clair is just as amazing.