In case you hadn?t noticed, there are practically as many spinning studios as Starbucks these days. And for good reason--it?s a killer workout that?s no longer impossibly exclusive anymore.
But there?s just one little problem: If you?ve never spun before, how do you even start?
Newbies, fear not: Now there?s Soul 101, a beginner?s program from the good folks at SoulCycle. Honestly, no one is born ready to stroll into a room full of sweaty, screaming New Yorkers. And whoa to anyone who doesn?t know how to ?tap back.?
Every Saturday for three weeks, you can attend a one-hour class and learn all the basics, from adjusting your bike seat to mastering the rhythm. (Yes, you have to actually pedal to the music.) But beyond just learning the lingo, the real takeaway here is confidence. You?ll be busting through cycling champion Kym Perfetto?s class in no time.
The inaugural program kicks off this Saturday and costs $85, which includes water and shoes. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot and arrive in normal workout gear. But if you?re not able to make this one, there will be another series in January.
Congratulations: You?re officially part of the sweaty-and-screaming set.
November 9, 16 and 23, 1 p.m.; SoulCycle, 1470 Third Ave. (at E. 83th St.) and 45 Crosby St. (at Broome St.); soul-cyle.com