- I should’ve had more caffeine
- It takes a special type of person to be able to do this every day
The day began at 4 am. I woke up, packed my bag, and drove to the Bronxville Studio. Monique’s first class is at 5:45 am, where she has a group of dedicated roosters ready to start their day. As a newly retired rooster, I was happy to sit this first class out and take a quick power nap.
I soon found out how foolish it was to think a power nap would be enough. Mo’s Friday schedule includes her 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th class of the week and she powers through it all. Meanwhile, I was trailing behind, trying to keep my eyes open and formulate coherent thoughts.
When looking at the SoulCycle app, riders don’t register the amount of time an instructor spends in the room, exerting energy to not only ride the podium but also motivate a class full of people. To us, it just looks like four opportunities to sign up for class and we have the luxury to choose which ones we will/won’t ride.
To give you an idea of how an instructor prepares, performs, and recovers during a day of classes, I put together a recap of our day:
Song: Madonna – Queen Of Pop MEGAMIX, by Robin Skouteris (Edit version)