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Even if you've been spinning for years, SoulCycle can be intimidating. There's the dark room, the loud music, the feeling that you are the only person in the world who doesn't own a complete workout ensemble of SOUL clothing. Then there's the lingo you hear your friends spouting over brunch. Jumps? Crunches? Tap backs? Suddenly, you're excusing yourself from the table at Perry's to yell "What the hell is a tap back?" into the restroom mirror while other diners rush through hand-washing and try to avoid eye contact.
Fortunately, the crew at SoulCycle understands that their interpretation of indoor cycling may need a little extra explanation. And they're willing to give you the time and attention you need to get front-row ready—at a discount—with a new SOUL101 series.
Here's the deal: The SOUL101 series includes three, 1-hour introductory classes, team-taught by three instructors for $85. That means riders get the extra tips and encouragement they need to learn the basics and perfect their form, for less than the usual $30 for 45 minutes fee. (For you non-mathletes out there, that comes to $0.47 per minute for a SOUL101 class, compared to $0.66 per minute for a standard SoulCycle class. Steal!)
The first SOUL101 classes in NorCal will be held in February at the Marin and Palo Alto studios. (Sorry, SF-ers, no intro classes on Union Street quite yet!) In Marin, the intro classes will be on Saturday afternoons, (February 22, March 1, and March 8) at 2 pm, while the South Bay crowd can learn the ropes on Wednesday evenings (February 26, March 5, and March 12) at 7:30 pm in Palo Alto.
Best of all, you don't have to scramble for your computer at noon on Monday to book a bike. SoulCycle is currently taking reservations for SOUL101 at both locations here. You may not walk out of SOUL101 in head-to-toe SOUL attire, but you'll definitely leave a more confident rider.
· SoulCycle [Official Site]
· This SoulCycle Instructor Will Make You Want to Join Her Cult [Racked]
· SoulCycle Instructor: Correct Form Will 'Change Your Body' [Racked}