Which is the better form of cycling: Peloton or SoulCycle?
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Which is the better form of cycling: Peloton or SoulCycle?

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Over the past few years, indoor cycling has gone from that 6 a.m. class that you were intimidated to go to, to the a trendy, competitive workout for both fitness devotees and hopefuls. Cycling studios like Flywheel and SoulCycle have spread throughout the country, but thanks to Peloton, cyclists don't even have to leave their homes to get that killer class experience before their morning coffee. A year ago, Peloton was unbothered by the competition posed by its studio-based brethren, but the tides could be turning. Which would you choose for your workout: Peloton or SoulCycle? 

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Peloton broke into the indoor cycling market in 2012, and it has only increased in popularity sense. The bike enables riders to have a high-intensity, indoor cycling experience, but now within the comfort of their own home. Although this might sound similar to those old bikes lined up at your local gym, this is not your grandma's fitness equipment. 

Peloton offers an "immersive" experience; users have 24-hour access to on-demand and live-streamed classes, produced in Peloton's only studio in Manhattan. Where most at-home exercise equipment leaves people feeling lonely and unmotivated, the Peloton bike ignites energy and competition. 

There is nothing better than climbing to the top of the leaderboard, regardless of whether or not your competitors are beside you or across the country. Peloton puts fitness, convenience, and motivation into a single, high-tech package. 

But what Peloton brings in competition, SoulCycle makes up for in personality. If you're lucky enough to live by a SoulCycle studio, you have access to candlelit workouts and a mind-body experience unlike anything you could find at a conventional gym, let alone your household. 

SoulCycle is more than a workout; it's a dance. The studio's instructors are top-rate, and unlike Peloton, attendees can actually form bonds with their coaches, who are genuinely devoted to progressing students' fitness goals. 

Peloton may tout group competition, but SoulCycle offers the true athletic experience: competition grounded in teamwork. 

Forget classes of 20 people, Peloton enables you to compete with the whole country. Imagine finishing in the top 50 out of a group of 1000–the high from that kind of accomplishment lasts much longer than a quick 45-minute session at the studio. 

Plus, when the stakes are that high and the bike is in your living room, there's no reason not to use is all the time. The benefits just keep building. 

There's no reason to sacrifice a team-based environment for the sake of convenience. Over the last 12 years, SoulCycle has done more than make fitness fun; it's forged a movement of people devoted to move than just bettering their bodies. SoulCyclists prove that connection is one of the strongest foundations to reaching health goals.  

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