Landlord retrofits UWS spinning studio following residents’ noise complaints

Exercise studio SoulCycle, at 350 Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, is a bit unconventional — you won’t find yogis mediating or chanting. Instead, SoulCycle melds rock music, cycling and yoga. But the other tenants of 350 Amsterdam, at 77th Street, don’t find this regime relaxing, the Wall Street Journal reported. Now, the landlord is closing the space for three days, to retrofit it with improved insulation in an attempt to placate neighbors while preserving SoulCycle’s basic mission of music-inspired fitness.

Spinning, as the stationary bike-based workouts SoulCycle offers are known, relies on music to motivate participants through exercise regimes that the Journal described as “grueling.”

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But as many as three floors above the SoulCycle, residents of 350 Amsterdam can hear pounding rock music, and some workouts begin in the early hours of the morning.

SoulCycle has seven other locations in New York City. [WSJ]