To say that I was nervous before my first SoulCycle class is a total understatement - walking into the studio made me feel like a fish out of water. When I first heard about the SoulCycle craze, I wanted to run the other way. The idea of being clipped into a bike in a dark room absolutely terrified me. I thought I’d never be able to keep up!
Now, I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that Plum is the exclusive yoga partner of the brand new SoulCyle Preston Hollow studio.
If you aren’t familiar with SoulCycle, imagine a dance party on a bike. I took my first class last week and I’m totally hooked! Despite my initial fears, the front desk staff made me feel welcome immediately, adjusted my bike, and helped me get my cycling shoes clipped into the pedals (though I have to admit that it did take a few minutes to adjust to being attached to my bike!)
Once the lights went off and the music came up, we started to ride in sync and I was surprised to discover that all of the strength I’ve built through practicing at Plum has really paid off. The core stability that we focus on in yoga helped me maintain great posture while riding and made it easy to get a hang of the “dancing on a bike” choreography moves. By the end of class, I had shed all my fears and felt confident and accomplished. I couldn’t wait for my next visit!
SoulCycle’s cardio workout is a great complement to your yoga practice and PlumFIT routine, so I encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and give it a try. Be sure to tell us about your own first experience, and keep an eye out for your favorite SoulCycle instructors in class at Plum!