July 14, 2014

Find your #DCSoul with SoulCycle Essentials

Fitness Lifestyle SoulCycle Uncategorized Washington DC

SoulCycle is finally coming to Washington, DC! Their 30th studio nationwide is set to open August 2nd on M Street, and another SoulCycle studio is set to open in Bethesda, MD this fall. If you’ve only heard about SoulCycle (most likely from all of your trendy friends who live in NYC) here’s the scoop. Some of our favorite celebs are even SoulCycle regulars, including Madonna, Katie Holmes, David Beckham and Bradley Cooper. Here’s what else we’ve uncovered:

SoulCycle has fast become a national obsession – the 45 minute group exercise classes sell out in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. They are attributed to reinventing the game of indoor cycling, by making it a full-body workout, in candlelight.

Candlelight?! Dance music?! We’re SOLD. Erika and I already have plans to attend a class once the studio opens and we’ll be sure to let you know how it went and if its #TFBApproved! We’ve made fitness a big priority in 2014, and we’re thinking about sharing more about that with you on the blog. From what to wear, new workouts to try, we thought you’d enjoy hearing about another important aspect of our lives. (Feel free to let us know if you have any thoughts/comments about this!)

For now, we wanted to leave you with a few tips on prepping for your first SoulCycle class!


DO: Wear a loose tee or tank on top and form-fitting pants or shorts on the bottom.

DON’T: wear anything that will get in your way of riding the bike. Cool, sweat-wicking fabrics are key!

PSA: You’re no Serena Williams –ditch the hoop earrings and stacks of pearl necklaces.

SoulCycle DC will also have it’s own SOUL apparel boutique!! (These SoulCycle Bike Leggings are calling our names…)

Shoe rentals are available at all studios for $3, but you’re welcome to bring your own. SoulCycle recommends Look Delta clips, but pedals are also SPD compatible.

Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before your class. You want to make sure to secure and fit your bike!

If you are running late, you can give the SoulCycle studio a call (202) 659-7685. They will hold bikes for up to 10 minutes after class starts.

Calorie burn per class ranges from 500-700 per 45-minute workout so we recommend…

H2O: Drink, drink, drink! The key to a healthy body is staying hydrated. So be sure to have water before, during, and after your ride. Bring a Nalgene or basic water bottle – there are filtered water fountains at the studio if you need to fill up. SoulCycle also sells small waters for $2 and large for $3.

NOSH: Words to live by – be sure to eat a little something before you exercise. SoulCycle recommends eating a light snack 30 minutes before you ride.


Here are some beauty essentials that will take you from the studio to happy hour (or the office) in no-time:

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $7

Bobbi Brown Blotting Papers, $20

Deborah Lippmann Walking On Sunshine Crème Nail Polish, $18

Drybar’s Detox Dry Shampoo, $20

Are you as psyched as we are about #DCSOUL ?! Tell us what you think and be sure to share the news with your friends!

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