Leave it to the OG cult-favorite fitness craze to take spin class to the next level. Last week, SoulCycle posted a mysterious Instagram that put fit chicks in a tizzy. Now, we can finally announce what we know.
Today marks the official launch of SoulActivate, an upgraded, 60-minute class for riders who've been tapping it back like pros. Recommended for Soul enthusiasts who've taken 10 classes or more, this intense new workout is a way to get even more out of your time in (well, mostly out of) the saddle.
The dynamic ride incorporates aspects of threshold training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) to truly push your limits. Heart rate variation, a mix of light and heavy weights, and bursts of energy are met with active recovery times to fire up the body's multiple systems. The atmosphere, somehow, becomes even more team-oriented, so riders are encouraged to look to their neighbors for motivation.
The experience is no joke. Trust us, we got an exclusive preview of the class and it left us panting, sweating, and slightly ecstatic - which is really all you can ask for from a fitness routine.
According to SoulCycle, SoulActivate burns anywhere from 150 to 300 more calories than the tried and true core class, and riders leave with their bods still buzzing. Since it's super energizing, it's the ideal way to start your day, no coffee needed.
[Photo via @kimiboocha, SoulCycle]