Thanksgiving weekend just passed and we’re now in full holiday party and holiday dinner mode! It’s time to add some health and wellness to the mix. Welcome SoulCycle, a premier full-body indoor cycling and lifestyle brand, is opening of its first Pacific Northwest location in Bellevue this January. With studios along the West Coast, SoulCycle will bring the joy of movement into the greater Seattle area with a brand new location in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Expansion.

I had never taken a spin class before this. Something about it always intimidated me. I’ve halfheartedly biked at the gym for a few minutes a handful of times and I’m an occasional summer bike rider, but that’s it. I’d heard good things from multiple people about Flywheel for a while now. I even signed up for a class three years ago, but ended up ditching last minute. I never got around to going again until a few weeks ago. This is not a sponsored post—opinions are my own.