For the past 17 days, Palm Beachers have gotten to experience the fitness craze that has taken the country by storm: SoulCycle. Only in Palm Beach until January 1, the exciting SoulCycle pop-up, Destination SOUL Palm Beach, is located at the Royal Poinciana Plaza, where we seem to find all of our favorite things lately. As fun loving locals with a flare for fitness, we would be remiss not to go and check it out. So, last week we decided to don our new Lilly Pulitzer Luxeletic apparel and went in to spin.
The fabulously decorated SoulCycle pop-up studio has taken up its temporary residence at the old Royal Poinciana Playhouse box office. Complete with a fun wall of faux greenery, Palm Beach pink paint, black and white color blocks and of course, pink palm trees, Destination Soul: Palm Beach seemed right at home. The studio itself boasts 46 bikes and a small stage for the fitness instructor, who is more like a fitness DJ, as they each play tracks of their favorite up beat music and dance around the room, hopping on and off their own bike, working to keep spirits high.
The staff were helpful and friendly, providing us with official SoulCycle shoes, SmartWater bottles for the class, and helpful information to get you started. Our class spanned 45 minutes and we loved every second! Our instructor was amazing at keeping us motivated, and in the end, it was one of the best workouts we've had in a long time.
Sadly, Destination Soul: Palm Beach will be leaving us tomorrow, January 1. While we're left hoping the SoulCycle pop-up was actually a test run on the Palm Beach market for a long-term set up, we enjoyed the opportunity to kick start our 2018 resolutions in style. All three of the closest SoulCycle studios to Palm Beach are located in Miami, however there are a few local studios you can check out if you missed the pop-up. Velocity Cycling Studio is located in downtown West Palm Beach, Momentum offers multiple spin classes each week in Palm Beach, and for our friends in the North End, check out Cycle Bar Palm Beach Gardens or KrankIt in the Jupiter/Tequesta area.