Local fitness fiends, hang on to your spandex: SoulCycle, a New York City–based indoor-cycling studio known for its full-body workouts, motivational instructors, and community of diehard members, is opening its first Vancouver location at 1122 Mainland Street this July.
Stylized as SoulCycle YLTN—that's Yaletown, abbreviated—the 3,518-square-foot space will feature a 57-bike studio that offers a variety of cardio-based classes, including the company’s signature SoulCycle workout. The 45-minute to one-hour sessions take place in a candle-lit room, where riders are able to “let loose, clear their heads, and empower themselves with strength” as they pedal to the beat of pounding music.
A small lifestyle boutique situated at the studio’s entrance will offer visitors a selection of SoulCycle-branded performance and athleisure wear. Amenities, such as men’s and women’s locker rooms and showers, will also be available onsite.
L.A.–based SoulCycle veteran and model, Daniela Dib, has been tapped as SoulCycle YLTN’s first instructor. She will be joined by other “inspirational” spin leaders, many of whom curate their own playlists for each class.
Single classes are $30 with cycle packages starting at $75. A first-time rate of $20—with free shoe rental—is available for those looking to try out a SoulCycle class. SoulCycle YLTN is expected to open in mid-July, though an exact date has not yet been set.
Founded in 2006, SoulCycle operates 70 locations across the U.S. and one studio—with a second one to come—in Toronto. It counts stars such as Lady Gaga, Oprah, and the Beckhams amongst its clientele and is often credited with launching the indoor-cycling trend, which has helped spawn spin studios such as Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary and Ride Cycle Club in Vancouver.