Just when I thought I was too old for a club, I found one. The music pounds, the people are hot, you sweat as your body moves to the beat, and best of all, you burn about 800 calories while doing so. This hot club, this social hangout, it’s called Soul Cycle. I was able to share this intense workout experience with 25 of my closest and fittest friends (of which 23 had never tried it before). While the experience seems intense and daunting, once inside, you realize you’re only competing against yourself. The room is dark so no one can see you as you struggle to pedal like you’re in quicksand. The instructor is motivating and pumped up as he dances to the beat. You get really into pedaling and mimicking the choreographed moves and before you know it, the 45 minutes are up and you feel like you just showered in your sweat. I don’t know about you, but for me, that’s as close to a club as I’m going to get and if means burning off those donuts and macacrons, sign me up!
Soul Cycle at Fashion Island, 1177 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660