Wasn't even going to do one, but saw this new concept of spinning class and thought I would share.
- Soulcycle. Found a new concept of exercising, and this is called soul cycle. It doesn't have any studios near where I live, and the closest one is in Chestnuthill in MA. I decided that it's too far away from me and too much hassle just to go experience it. But there are a good number of studios in New York, so maybe the next time I go home I will try a class. It's basically a spinning class with a lot of other workout added to it, such as yoga-like stretches, and strength training involving weights. They also emphasize the importance of upbeat music, and the fact that the classroom is lit not with lights but candles, to make you feel private about what you are doing. Upon first glance it felt very hippie and pretentious, but I think it can be a much better workout than just a boring spinning classes (which I've never attended). And as far as I know it doesn't require extra, novel equipment. Maybe in the near future our school's PE classes will introduce a soul cycle class in addition to the traditional spinning classes it already offers.