Soul Rooster MARY HAWKINS brings up another good reason to workout in the morning: the feeling of accomplishment before the rest of the world is even awake. Ask yourself - what did you do before 7AM today?
With unpleasant memories of early morning car rides, MIREYA D'ANGELO has never considered herself a morning person. But the Soul Roosters have given her a new reason to rise before the sun. And the energy in her class has given us a reason to rise right along with her!
Although Soul Instructor BEN TURSHEN is brand new to the early morning circuit, he already has a lot in common with the Rooster crowd. A lawyer-turned-instructor, Ben knows a thing or two about juggling work and workouts. And when he leads the pack with the no-nonsense intensity often used to describe a typical Rooster, we know he's gonna fit right in.
For MELISSA IORIO, Soul Rooster classes are not just about fitting rides in early, but also about the community you find when you get there. We couldn't be more pleased to have Melissa as a member of the Soul Family. And Melissa, since we're family now, we hope you don't mind that we're planning on stealing your Rooster quote.
Melissa (left) with fellow Soul Roosters Jackie and Glynis!
ANDREW VOGEL makes a good point: you should sign-up for Rooster classes early, rather than walk in. When you've made a commitment and paid for the class then you're less likely to press that snooze button. Plus, with the Rooster following growing, that might be the only way you get a bike!
Andrew takes Rooster classes so he can still see his kids in the morning!
Iffie, Jackie Kern, Gloria Gaynor, Sue Molar, and Jillian Acord in Soul TriBeCa.
Kaili, rocking the SC gear in Los Angeles.
This picture of JONATHAN KLEISNER says everything you need to know about the Roosters: fit, determined, hardcore. And in typical guy fashion, Jonathan's description of the morning pack cuts right to the chase: "Roosters Rock." We'd have to agree.
Jonathan running in the NYC Triathlon!
Instructors, you better watch out for Soul Rooster JAMIE ANGEN -- if your class doesn't kick booty first thing in the morning, she won't consider it a true Rooster class! A mother of two with a full-time job, Jamie needs to those AM classes to pack a punch. And based on her devotion to the Roosters, seems like they do!
Jackie, in the middle, rocking the rooster tank with Soul sisters Melissa and Glynis!
SC Instructor ELLEN ABRAHAM just recently joined the Rooster circuit. And while pre-dawn classes may not have been her first choice, her riders have convinced her otherwise. With three extra hours to her day and extra energy from a strong pack of riders, Ellen is yet another convert to the Rooster way of life!
SoulCycle instructor RIQUE URESTI is new to the Rooster circuit. Although he's a self-proclaimed "evening person," Rique says it's worth getting up extra early for his morning riders. We say give it another month and Rique will be waking before dawn on his days off!
SoulCycle owes a huge thank you to GLYNIS KARP for helping to create the Soul Roosters (see story below). What started out as just a few riders has now turned into a full-blown Soul phenomenon. And Glynis is still leading the pack.