Feel like burning off some extra energy before you pick up that smoothie from the new neighborhood Juice Press? You’re in luck, because another health-minded Manhattan chain with a cult-like following is set to open its doors here this week. Soul Cycle, the fitness studio that has become basically synonymous with high-intensity indoor cycling (aka “spin”), has taken up residence at 55 Court Street, and will begin offering classes this coming Thursday (3/26), according to an invitation passed along to us by tipster. Discerning residents will also note that the location of Soul Cycle Brooklyn Heights — the east side of Court Street by the new Yoga Works — could technically be considered Downtown Brooklyn, but it’s on the borderline, so why let a little thing like geographic boundaries get in the way of good marketing?
All gentle ribbing aside, the new Soul Cycle seems like a great complimentary addition to the neighborhood’s current collection of health and fitness offerings, including the nearby Equinox gym (parent company of Soul Cycle) and New York Sports Club. Located steps away from the Borough Hall subway stop and equipped with 66 bicycles and eight indoor showers, it’s sure to appeal to commuters looking to get in a workout before or after their workdays. A word to the wise from someone who’s dabbled in the dark arts of spin before: you need to pre-register for Soul Cycle classes online weekly, Monday at 12 p.m. sharp, when the new class schedule is posted. For many of the more popular Soul Cycle studios, classes sell out within a matter of seconds. It’s too early to tell whether that will be the case for the Brooklyn Heights Soul Cycle, but if it is, I wouldn’t be surprised.