Class Action: SoulCycle

Just because you’re giving up all of your other vices doesn’t mean you have to give up your Soul Addiction too.

Class Action: SoulCycle


Cost: $34 per single class (plus $3 shoe rental)

Schedule: Classes offered daily. Schedules vary at each location.

There was a time when all cycle classes were created equal. Sure you probably had a favorite instructor, but since SoulCycle entered the New York Scene in 2007, spinning became cycling, and cycling became an obsession. And with the endorphin addiction to this 45-minute full-body workout still flowing through your body during pregnancy, you might be thinking, “Do I really have to stop cold turkey?” According to our new friends over at SoulCycle, the answer is no. So keep on peddling to the sound of their customized playlist.


But before you do, read some more about what they had to say about cycling during pregnancy.

First and foremost, is it safe to cycle during pregnancy?

Yes, it is safe to cycle, however we always suggest that you check with your doctor before doing any type of physical activity during pregnancy.

How does the SoulCycle’s philosophy apply to an expecting mother?

SoulCycle isn’t just a workout, but a lifestyle and a community. You’ll find all types of people at SoulCycle – expectant moms, moms and dads alike....all who support each other through life’s journeys.

How can cycling (at Soul Cycle in particular) benefit a pregnant woman?

SoulCycle is a great way to stay fit during pregnancy as it’s a full-body workout, focusing on building both strength and cardiovascular endurance. In addition, cycling is a low-impact sport. SoulCycle is also a sanctuary to release stress, free your mind and find mental strength that goes beyond the 45-minute class.

Besides keeping your body and mind healthy while pregnant, how might your class help prepare women for the birthing process?

SoulCycle builds both strength and endurance to improve movements inside and outside of the four walls of the studio, including labor!

What are some modifications you might give a pregnant woman cycling in a class?

All of the movements at SoulCycle can be modified for pregnant women and various fitness levels. Riders are always encouraged to sit in the saddle when needed or modify the upper body exercises depending on your comfort level.

What are some precautions a pregnant woman should take?

We recommend that pregnant women wear a heart rate monitor during class and always check with your doctor before riding.

How late into a pregnancy have you seen a woman cycle?

We’ve seen pregnant women ride at 9+ months, even up until the day they go into labor!

How soon have you seen women come back to cycling after pregnancy?

Always check with your doctor before returning to any type of workout, however, we’ve seen moms come back as early at 6-8 weeks after giving birth.

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Customflow™ Double Electric Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's electric pump

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Hands-Free Pumping Bra

Dr. Brown''s hands free pumping bra

Especially in the early days, feeding your baby can feel like a pretty consuming task. A hands-free pumping bra will help you reclaim some of your precious time while pumping—and all mamas will know just how valuable more time can be!


Manual Breast Pump with SoftShape™ Silicone Shield

Dr. Brown's manual breast pump

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Nipple Shields and Sterilization Case

Dr. Brown's nipple shields

There is a bit of a learning curve to breastfeeding—for both mamas and babies. Thankfully, even if there are some physical challenges (like inverted nipples or a baby's tongue tie) or nursing doesn't click right away, silicone nipple shields can be a huge help. With a convenient carry case that can be sterilized in the microwave, you don't have to worry about germs or bacteria either. 🙌


Silicone One-Piece Breast Pump

Dr. Brown's silicone pump

When you are feeding your baby on one breast, the other can still experience milk letdown—which means it's a golden opportunity to save some additional milk. With a silent, hands-free silicone pump, you can easily collect milk while nursing.


Breast to Bottle Pump & Store Feeding Set

After a lifetime of nursing from the breast, introducing a bottle can be a bit of a strange experience for babies. Dr. Brown's Options+™ and slow flow bottle nipples were designed with this in mind to make the introduction to bottles smooth and pleasant for parents and babies. As a set that seamlessly works together from pumping to storing milk to bottle feeding, you don't have to stress about having everything you need to keep your baby fed and happy either.


Washable Breast Pads

washable breast pads

Mamas' bodies are amazingly made to help breast milk flow when it's in demand—but occasionally also at other times. Especially as your supply is establishing or your breasts are fuller as the length between feeding sessions increase, it's helpful to use washable nursing pads to prevent breast milk from leaking through your bra.


Breast Milk Storage Bags

Dr. Brown's milk storage bags

The essential for mamas who do any pumping, breast milk storage bags allow you to easily and safely seal expressed milk in the refrigerator or freezer. Dr. Brown's™ Breast Milk Storage Bags take it even further with extra thick walls that block out scents from other food items and feature an ultra secure lock to prevent leaking.


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