Ah, SoulCycle. You go for the workout, but truth is, you stay for the people-watching. Check out our handy guide to the characters you'll encounter, and next time you go for a spin, see if you can spot 'em all. You'll forget all about your burning legs. (Almost.)
1. THE PRO
She will miss exactly zero cues from the instructor. You will be not-so-secretly jealous of her body.
#2. THE OLDIE BUT GOODIE
Beforehand, you might be concerned about this sexagenarian's health. (This place has a defibrillator, right?) Forty minutes in, she's wiping the floor with your sweaty, 30-years-younger butt. Go girl.
#3. THE SWEATER
No matter how bountiful the towel supply, this gal's dripping all over the place. Prepare to sanitize, but don't judge -- she can't help it.
#4. THE GROUPIE
She can be found front and center and is the grown-up version of the kid you hated in middle school for sucking up to the teacher. Be forewarned: She will most definitely push you out of the way to get face time with her idol the instructor post-class.
#5. THE SLACKER
Wearing a discolored T-shirt with more than a few holes, she'll choose a bike as far away from the instructor as possible and have the rhythm of a drunk toddler.
#6. THE LULU LACKEY
The outfit: Matched. The hair: Coiffed. The juice: Green.
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#7. THE KOOL-AID DRINKER
This person is having an experience, you guys. Symptoms include closing of eyes, swaying of hips and maybe even an amen or two.
#8. THE MIRROR WORSHIPPER
When confronted with her ceaseless staring, she will say that it helps her maintain perfect form. That is a lie, and you both know it.
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