Cycling in South Beach

Soul Cycle is one of the biggest names in the US right now in indoor spin classes. We loved our classes at 1Rebel and since moving back to The Bahamas we have been longing for those intense spin sessions.

Our weekend trip to Miami was the perfect way to get our dose of high intensity spin. We’d been during the Christmas break to our first Soul Cycle class at the Merrick Park location and learnt then they were opening up in South Beach.

Soul Cycle continues to get mixed reviews, it’s one of those either you love it or your hate it kind of trends.

Our last class in South Beach however we loved! We took the Soul Survivor Class with Willie and it was one of the best 60 minute classes we’ve taken.

We provided below some handy details about the class and Soul Cycle:

The Studio: the studio is located on Collins Avenue in the heart of South Beach. The space is quite compact when we compare it to 1Rebel or Psycle in London. But that may work for the commuter environment in Miami. There aren’t any changing rooms and just 2 showers and 1 male and 1 female bathroom. So if you visit prepare to queue for the showers or shower back at your home/hotel.


Courtesy of Soul Cycle

The class: For an early Sunday morning, the class was full but not full enough that we couldn’t get seats as walk-ins. There were also a few other walk-in guests to the class and if you happen to want to try out the classes but have no gym kit with you, Soul Cycle sells a wide range of merchandise from Lululemon to Nike all with their insignia printed on the front.

Willie was a great instructor, he was energetic, motivating and the music just kept you pedalling to the beat. Definitely will be back to another of his classes. 

The important details: so thinking of trying your first class and what to know how much it costs, what to bring, what to wear? The first class is $20 and the bikes use cleats so if you don’t have your own biking shoes rental is $3. Dress in something that you are comfortable for work outs, we like to wear exercise tights and sleeveless tops to help keep cool during the workout. There are two locations in Miami and numerous locations throughout the US. 


Tell us about your next Soul Cycle class!


Kara & Kendra


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