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I had a suspicion the Kimmy Schmidt spinning episodes were modeled after SoulCycle.  I was correct.  Goodbye spin room black lights...hello candles.

Sway with me, Chicago!

A little over a year ago I was working in NYC when our hospital contact mentioned SoulCycle.  It was the first I'd heard of it.

Here we opened in Chicago several weeks ago and Karen & I happened across coupons for a free class so we figured we'd check it out.

Karen & I walking on Rush Street.  I look in Lululemon.
Lisa:  Looks like they're promoting SoulCycle.
Karen:  Ahh!  What!  Let's go in!
We went in just for the free class coupons and walked out.

Pretty much since then we've been trying to pick a class and we decided this was the weekend.  We tried most of the day Saturday - all the classes were full (with the free pass you can't reserve a bike in advance).  Sunday we tried and tried finally 5:00 had 12 bikes free a couple hours before the class so we thought we'd be okay.  Karen was determined.

By the time we got there, with my co-worker Justine, they had two bikes left and Justine went on the wait list.  Luckily we all got bikes and it was a very different experience!

While the three of us walked out and all complained about the bike shoes they make you wear.  Maybe we picked the wrong size.  Maybe we put them on too tight, but none of us found them comfortable.

They are all about community.  They want you to all be on the same beat (with the same leg) so you can "sway."  You do push-up type moves while spinning.  In the middle of the class you use hand weights...while spinning.  

The instructor dipped into some inspirational stuff, but without being annoying.  Good balance there!

I won't was hard.  If you can make it through the first 15 minutes can do it!  

We all walked out very sweaty.

I'd recommend giving it a try, but $30 a class...  Let's just say we were some of the youngest people in the room.


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