( CNN) Let’s be real — Washington isn’t precisely a destination for celebrity sightings. But the shared pastime of the District’s most high-profile women, Michelle Obama and Ivanka Trump, has local indoor cycling studios abuzz.
Washington’s boutique indoor cyclers fall into two distinct camps, with minimal overlap: SoulCycle and Flywheel.
SoulCycle is a candlelit spin workout with dance moves aboard the bike and an emphasis on mantra. Flywheel features stadium seating with a technology component that tracks metrics and allows cyclers to compete for phases based on speed and resistance.( Full revealing: this writer is an limitless monthly member at Flywheel .)