What to Know Before You Take Your First Ride at SoulCycle, Including the Price

Grab some SoulCycle gear because it's time to clip in. If you've somehow managed not to try this Spin workout yet, we've got all the details you need to remedy that immediately. Here's your first tip: this class does wonders for your health and, well, your soul. It's a high-intensity cardio workout that will tone your body from top to bottom while lifting your spirits. Here's all you need to know before adding SoulCycle to your routine, including how much a class will cost you.

What Is SoulCycle?

SoulCycle is the Spin class everyone is always talking about, with its signature yellow bikes and grapefruit-scented studios. No, really — the scent is a thing. The classes themselves are like any other Spin class, in that it's a 45-minute workout that's high on cardio while you sprint through flatlands and climb hills. It's also well-loved by many a celebrity, including Katie Holmes and Lea Michele.

What Is a Typical SoulCycle Class Like?

SoulCycle is less competitive than other Spin classes. You're riding for the workout, not to beat the other riders in the class or even yourself. In fact, SoulCycle encourages the class to ride as one team to accomplish a goal together. It doesn't focus on the numbers as much as the journey. You're in a dim (and well-scented!) room surrounded by your fellow riders. The pounding music narrates the warmup, the sprints and climbs, an arm workout, and a cooldown and stretching session. SoulCycle throws a little more choreography and coordination into your workout, though, unlike some other Spin classes you might have tried. You'll do push-ups on your bike handlebars and tap it back to the beat of your soundtrack.

How Much Do SoulCycle Classes Cost?

Prices vary by region, but there's one thing you'll find everywhere: a deal on your first class, with some cities offering a deeper discount than others. In New York, your first class is $25. One regular class will cost you $36, or you can buy a variety of class packs, including a 10-pack for $340. In Los Angeles and Miami, your first class is just $20. A single class is $30, and a 10-pack is $265. In Chicago, your first class is $20, one class is $32, and a 10-pack is $280. You can find all the price breakdowns on the SoulCycle website.

What Else Do I Need to Know?

SoulCycle is one of those workouts that once you start going, you kinda can't stop, so be prepared for that! There are also studios all over the US and Canada so you can find your Soul no matter where you might be.