The countdown is on! In just 11 days, SOULCYCLE BELLEVUE will be open!

That’s right. On Friday, January 20th, SoulCycle is kicking off the cardio party at the very first Seattle-area studio at 500 Bellevue Way in the Lincoln Square expansion. And with a rockstar instructor lineup (learn more HERE and below!), lockers with USB ports, showers, signature SOUL retail and our one-of-a-kind rides, we can’t wait for you to check it out.

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.

November is here and winter is coming. While a season of hibernation (and holiday overeating) is tempting, it’s also a great time to get started on those fitness and lifestyle goals we’ve been putting off since New Year’s. I’m a firm believer that it’s better late than never.

We had a chance to chat with Lane Hobbs, a registered dietician at Virginia Mason, following a study published in September that found people who use fitness trackers don’t necessarily lose more weight when compared to their counterparts. Lane talked with us about how to effectively utilize those fitness trackers as well as general nutrition, exercise, and de-stressing tips.