Cult, community, crazy - whatever you call it you're probably still talking about it. SoulCycle, the workout craze that has taken over the nation, is the number one cycling gym for everyone from average Joe to Karlie Kloss. If you're like me, the idea of paying $40 to ride a bike in a dark room while being yelled at doesn't sound like the ideal way to spend 45 minutes of your day. That is, until you give it a try. 

Now your first time can seem a little scary, intimidating, or like something you're not entirely ready for - um, are we talking about losing your virginity or a workout class? So for those of you getting ready to hop on one of those yellow bikes for the first time, here is everything I wish I knew before going into my first SoulCycle class! 

[Photo via @lisamoloshok]