Living in New York City is great for various reasons, but the ability to walk anywhere and everywhere is the best reason of them all. Due to the fact that I walk at least a mile everyday, I somehow think that my long walks from all points of the city make up for not going to the gym. However, after a stressful and intense period of exams, I wanted to get all my energy out through exercise, and taking a long walk wasn’t going to do the trick: that’s when I tried, and loved, Soul-Cycle.
Soul-Cycle is an indoor cycling 45 minute class that has truly changed my outlook on exercise. Although the class takes place in a zen/relaxing dark room where the only bit of light comes from soothing candles, don’t let that fool you, because the great instructors and blasting up-beat music makes the ultimate intense workout. The class is hip, fun, energetic, and lively: everyone walks out, in the end, completely drenched in sweat.
Now that I have survived my first Soul-Cycle class, I am ready to take more classes this and next week. When going to exercise classes, or even the once in a blue moon visits to my gym downstairs, I like to be comfortable, but still fashionable. My favorite sportswear brand is from Brazil: Track & Field. Track & Field has a store located on Madison Avenue in NYC and has everything from tight shorts, comfortable shirts, sneakers, yoga mats, bathing suits to sports bras, plus so much more. All Track & Field clothing is extremely colorful and high-tech looking, which is why I’m such a fan. The store has a very cool and sleek look considering all products are packaged in colorful capsules labeled by style number and size on the walls.
My favorite piece of clothing that I have from Track & Field is a long-sleeved thin white top with black sleeves and thin green trim on the neckline. The top is soft, comfortable, and matches perfectly with black leggings. I used to think that it was fine to wear any t-shirt when exercising, but there’s something about wearing clothing made for the purpose of working out that is more comforting and motivating. Prices at Track & Field start around $50: be smart about your purchases, and pick a few select items that you know you’ll constantly wear.
I’m excited to wear my workout clothes to my next class at Soul-Cycle: who knows, maybe in a few weeks I’ll be ready to take a Soul-Survivor class (just kidding).