Obviously creating a blog, I knew right away how badly I wanted to write about Soul Cycle.
If you know me, you know how much I love that place. Soul Cycle was the reason I fell in love with fitness 2 years ago. It was the jumpstart to me taking care of myself. In January of 2015, my Aunt had a gift card to take a class and we decided to go. I will never forget how nervous I was walking into that studio. I had heard so many things about Soul Cycle but I was always so scared to try. I didn't want to hop on that "cult" bandwagon.
During my first class, I was confused. Everyone was doing this crazy choerography and I was just sitting in the last row freaking out that my feet were clipped in and I couldn't get out. I made it through the class. I remember as the last song was coming to and end I was so excited that I made it through. I wanted to cry because I felt so vulnerable. I wanted to cry because I was exhausted & I wanted to cry because I knew right away that this was going to be become a crazy (expensive) obsession. :)
I was determined to learn the moves, to ride to the beat and build my stamina. I started to ride more often, taking many instructors and feeling so amazed by how different they all were- each making the class their own. OMG THERE ARE SO MANY BUT ( SABINE, JADE, CASI, JO, TRAMMEL, SUNNY, KARYN, ELLE-YOU GUYS HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE IN SO MANY WAYS. YOU INSPIRE ME BEYOND WORDS & YOU PROBABLY DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT)
Every class that I rode in, I allowed myself to get lost in the rhythm to get lost in the instructors words and to just escape from the outside world for 45 minutes. Soul Cycle became my therapy, it IS my therapy. It is the place that I go to when I am having a bad day. It is the place I go to when I want to celebrate and its the place that has made me such a stronger person.
Over the past 2 years, I have met some I N C R E D I B L E people. Every time I walk through that studio door my heart is flooded with love & I am overwhelmed by the amount of support that is there. It was definitely hard to explain the obsession with people who either hadn't tried it or maybe didn't feel the same way that I did about it. I couldn't put into words what I loved so much about a "cycling" class because you just had to experience it yourself to understand.
I was told I was strong when I felt like I was being knocked down. I was told that I was beautiful on the inside and out even when I felt my worst. I feel like I have this huge family that is there supporting me each and every day.
I can't sit and name all of you because it will take to long. So if you are reading this and our paths have crossed at Soul Cycle than you have changed me.
My advice for anyone out there who is hesitant to try something new ( not just Soul Cycle) do me a favor and just GO FOR IT & don't just try it once, go back a second time. If you don't like it after the second time than maybe it isn't for you but at least you can say you tried.
If I had listened to what everyone said about Soul Cycle and all the reasons why I shouldn't go than I wouldn't be where I am today. So go out of your COMFORT ZONE & TRY SOMETHING.
Be open to change, be open to possibility and be open to falling in love with something new.
So yes, I have an obsession & it's with a class that you ride a bike that goes absolutely no where but to me I go absolutely everywhere I want to be.
IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED SOUL CYCLE, PLEASE CONSIDER IT & LET ME KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE IT AFTER. YOU WILL THANK ME!! XOXOXO