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Are there enough spinning enthusiasts in Boston to warrant a new crop of studios? National leaders FlyWheel and now SoulCycle seem to think so, feeding the needs of those who know the two from pop culture, residence in another city, or friends elsewhere who rave of the chains. SoulCycle, the latest to confirm a Boston location in its growth plans, has NYC roots that make it a familiar destination for boutique fitness. Where SoulCycle also captures fans is its selection of workout gear—think slub jersey, neon accents, and inspirational messaging.
Meanwhile, Boston-born Recycle has a devoted following with two convenient downtown locations (it was of course the first spin-specific studio to open in the area) and newbie The Handle Bar is building its own client base over in Southie. Do you these big guys will pull away clients from our homegrown studios or are there really hoards of spinners looking for an open bike? Weigh in on the matter in the comments.
· SoulCycle [Official Site]
· The Handle Bar, Southie's New Spin Studio, Is Now Open [Racked Boston]
· Recycle Studio Encourages 'Social Sweats' [Racked Boston]