SOULBANDS BY SOULCYCLE. Spinning with Summer Sanders.


If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve heard about my obsession with SoulCycle. My friends and I take class all over the city, and always go to SoulCycle Tribeca for Emily Fawcett’s (@EmilySpinNinja) SOULBAND class!

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOULCYCLE VS. SOULBANDS: Normal SoulCycle classes involve a 45 minute indoor spin ride synced with a ridiculous playlist (genres vary by instructor preference/community influence) and includes a weight sequence (rider has a choice of 1lb-5lb weights). SoulBands is a 60 minute indoor spinning workout with a majority of the class focused on a theraband workout (bands are attached to the ceiling and held by carabiners) along with a short weight sequence.

SOULBANDS WITH EMILY: Emily Fawcett is a fierce instructor. Rocking a bandana, a braided side-pony and the latest in lululemon, Emily will take your ride to another level. Now that I am a seasoned rider, I love the way Em combines her theraband set flawlessly into the playlist, followed by a sparkle, wave, bodyroll and twerk sequence… and if you’re wondering what I just said and have given yourself the “advanced rider status”, do yourself a favor and sign up at noon for her bands class in Tribeca. You can thank me later.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK: Recently, I had the opportunity to workout with Summer Sanders (Olympian Swimmer and Childhood TV Host on Figure It Out) at a SoulBands Class with Kym Perfetto! Summer was hosting a Find Your Fitness Channel on MSN (and I’m kinda jealous she gets paid to sweat all over the city)!

Check out the video here to see what SOULBANDS is all about! #LiveLoveSweatSunday

After class my friends and I tried Mulberry & Vine. The space is super cute/clean and I like their concept (HuKitchen meets City Bakery). I ordered the chia seed pudding, but I felt like $4.95 for a small cup was way too pricey; instead I’m leaving you with a super simple Chia Pudding Recipe that 2 year olds can make!

CHIA SEED PUDDING INSTRUCTIONS: Put all of the ingredients into a container, shake and refrigerate it for 4 hours until thick and pudding like! ENJOY! #LMLeats

  • 1 Cup of Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Chia Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons of Raw Honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • 1 Tall Soup Container (Glass or Plastic)

*Footage provided by MSN, thanks for the ride Summer!


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