I've Got Soul.

If you know me, or have followed me on social media, for any period of time, you will likely know that I am irrevocably in love with SoulCycle. No really. I love it. A lot. I have teamed up with Britta from Britta Marie Photography (who also happens to be my cousin) for a giveaway. That's right, $150 to SoulCycle could be yours! We both have our own journeys with SoulCycle and I wanted to share a little bit of mine with you. The giveaway goes until 11:59 PM (CST) on September 29, 2016, so be sure to go to our Instagram pages and check it out!

 

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When SoulCycle opened its first doors in Chicago, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have on me. Having previously lived in NYC, I knew what SoulCycle was. I had heard all about it and had friends that swore by it. Making the decision to try out a class was easy. I would go to the 45-minute class and if nothing else, I’d get in a good workout. Leaving that first day, I knew I had found something I enjoyed. The music was fun. The atmosphere was energetic and full of life. The instructor was encouraging and motivational. However, at the time I was working out at a local gym and running a lot, so an additional class was not on my list of things to add to my life.

Enter Jaclyn Mitgang. Every once in a while you come across someone who is so enigmatic, so full of personality, so full of energy and life. And if you are really lucky, you find yourself clicking with that individual. That was Jaclyn for me. It wasn’t about the music that she played or the choreography that we did in class. Jaclyn was so purposeful in connecting with each and every person in the studio, making sure that they knew they were valued and important.

I can, without a doubt, say that SoulCycle has changed my life. It has allowed me to feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. I have been able to walk into that studio, clip in, let loose and be a part of a community. A community that is loving, welcoming, encouraging and filled with some of the most inspiring individuals that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.

It's no secret that I'm in love with SoulCycle, so I have teamed up with @brittamariephoto for a giveaway perfect for anyone who is looking to get in shape and have fun doing it!!! One winner will receive a $150 gift card to SoulCycle - (good enough for a 5 class pass in Chicago, SoCal, NorCal, Massachusetts, Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Texas.) Please make sure you have a SoulCycle studio near you before you enter. Feel free to comment and tag friends you think might also be interested in winning too! TO ENTER: 1. FOLLOW @smakeats and @brittamariephoto 2. LIKE this post on BOTH accounts You are only eligible to win AFTER you have completed the 2 steps above. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on September 29, 2016. The winner will be announced at noon (CST) on September 30, 2016 This is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. The logos shown in the photo belong to the respective brands and no copyright infringement is intended. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Prizes must be claimed within 48 hours or they will be forfeited. Fake or giveaway-only accounts will be disqualified. Prize can not be exchanged for cash or any other product. Winner will be notified by public post and direct Instagram message. Winner must respond to DM within 48 hours with email address or the prize will be forfeited.

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TO ENTER: 

1. FOLLOW @smakeats and @brittamariephoto
2. LIKE this post on BOTH accounts

You are only eligible to win AFTER you have completed the 2 steps above. All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM (CST) on September 29, 2016. The winner will be announced at noon (CST) on September 30, 2016

This is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 18+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram's term of use. The logos shown in the photo belong to the respective brands and no copyright infringement is intended. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Prizes must be claimed within 48 hours or they will be forfeited. Fake or giveaway-only accounts will be disqualified. Prize can not be exchanged for cash or any other product. 
Winner will be notified by public post and direct Instagram message. Winner must respond to DM within 48 hours with email address or the prize will be forfeited.