things to do in boston: soulcycle

Guys. I think I'm officially addicted to cycling. If I could, I'd be at a cycling studio at least three times a week getting my spin on. And Boston recently upped its spinning game with the addition of SoulCycle in Chestnut Hill.
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Living in Brighton, Chestnut Hill is right up the road, so heading over there on a Sunday is super easy. I dropped in with a bunch of other Boston bloggers to find our soul and get sweaty.
SoulCycle 4
The studio is ridiculously clean, and the staff is beyond accommodating. Unlike some studios in Boston, SoulCycle's bikes clip in, so you'll either need to bring a pair of your own cycling shoes or rent a pair from SoulCycle. Your first time there, you don't have to pay for the rental, but afterward rentals are $3. They also have bottles of water handy for you to purchase if you've forgotten yours, and they also have a fountain of filtered water to refill.
SoulCycle 3
The studio has bathrooms and lockers, but more importantly it has showers. Legit showers. Showers outfitted with everything from shampoo and conditioner to razors and hair dryers. And each stall gets cleaned and disinfected in between uses. So you don't need to worry about anything being gross. In fact, the studio is also cleaned out after each class, so everything is all set when you walk in.

The class itself is challenging, but in the best way possible. The class is only about 45 minutes, so it doesn't feel like the class is dragging on. But our instructor Todd was encouraging, motivating and really pushed me to my limit. Spinning is something you control, so your classes are only as hard as you make them. There are also weights with each bike, so you do a bit of arm work toward the end of class.

SoulCycle is geared toward more advanced spinners; the instructors aren't really hands-on, so you should know proper technique before you get there. But once you're there, it's really just amazing. I can totally see why people become addicted to it, and you can bet I'll be heading back super soon.
SoulCycle 5
jenna, lindsay and me! //via lindsay of lindsay jean design
Overall, I highly recommend checking it out! First time riders can take a class for $20! So worth it.

Have you tried SoulCycle yet?

SoulCycle Chestnut Hill
200-230 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

I was provided a complimentary SoulCycle class by Boston Bloggers; all opinions are my own.

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