Cathy and Anne Marie were two self proclaimed “couch potatoes” sitting at their desk every day until SoulCycle opened in their building. Cathy could not ride a bike and Anne Marie had never taken a cycling class before. They had little confidence in their abilities but figured they had very little to lose in trying it out. This is Cathy and Anne Marie's story…
When Ali Horowitz first started taking SoulCycle classes she thought it was going to be nothing more than a way for her to lose weight. What Ali quickly realized, was that SoulCycle was helping her gain more in life than she was losing on the scale.
When we came across this picture, we just had to find out the backstory. Here's how SoulCycle became a part of San Francisco's Bay to Breakers!
On a family trip to Eastern Europe, KATHLEEN HYMES had a realization while listening to a radio talk show. At the age of 49, Kathleen was the heaviest she had ever been and needed to change her approach to weight loss in order to succeed. Today, Kathleen is happier and healthier because of her new mindset and the continuous support she found from the SoulCycle community. Here’s Kathleen’s Soul Story…
When JEN STARR'S husband told her he was going on a 500+ mile bike ride -- all by himself -- she started to panic. But in the midst of worrying, a SoulCycle class taught her the importance of bravery and brought her closer to her husband. Here's Jen's Soul Story...
At SoulCycle we have riders of all ages, but there's something really special about our teen riders making their way through high school. BRADEN BOCHNER'S transformation at SoulCycle has been nothing short of amazing, losing 20 pounds in just 3 months. We can't wait to ride with Braden through his senior year and right into college!
When CHERYL KLAUSS had a serious bike accident, she panicked the next time she tried to ride. Read how SOUL gave her the confidence she needed to get back in the saddle.
Cheryl riding in Central Park (photo by Paul B. Goode)
We all have our favorite studios, favorite instructors, favorite bikes. But this Soul Story from BRIAN HWANG, reminds us why switching it up can be a good for the SOUL!
When SoulCyclist, JESSICA GOLDBERG, welcomed her new baby boy, her 5 rides a week were replaced with the joys of motherhood. Now that the Barney's Senior Social Media Manager is back in the saddle (which she did on the first day possible!), she's not only riding hard to achieve her pre-baby weight, but also to acheieve a much needed sense of calm.
Read her tips for getting back in the saddle and learn what surprised her most about returning to SOUL!
There's nothing we love more than a SOUL transformation. But we're not (just) talking about weight loss. When a rider starts to feel happier and healthier as a result of joining the pack, we can feel good about what we do day in and day out. A big thank you to this anonymous rider who was willing to share her Soul Story.
There's nothing we love more than an outiside rider turned indoor cyclist. SoulCyclist STEWART MANGER was a dedicated road cyclist, but last summer he added Soul to his routine in a serious way. Now Stewart says he's in the best shape of his life. And it shows. The Soul Blog speaks with Stewart about how he was able to get down to 5% body fat, the mental effects of riding and what keeps him motivated when he just doesn't feel like exercising.
We love a good Soul Success story, so when rider and fashion guru ELI MIZRAHI tweeted this before and after picture, we knew we had to get in touch with him. SoulCycle talks to Eli about why he started riding, why he continues to ride and advice for others looking to transform their bodies.
Eli's before and after picture: "70 lbs in 9 months. Thank you @soulcycle!"
This Thanksgiving we're so thankful for our riders and the amazing Soul Communities formed in each of our studios. Year after year, we're blown away by your generosity, compassion and camaraderie. This letter from Los Angeles rider ABBY DRAPER perfectly illustrates the special bonds created when you take your journey and join the pack. Happy Thanksgiving, SoulCyclists!
In class, Stacey Griffith often talks about being prepared for the unexpected. "You have to be ready for anything!" she recently chanted as her riders did synchronized push-ups. And thankfully, when the time came, Linda Tosti was. Linda's Soul Story goes to show that you never know when your Soul skills will come into play. So be ready rockstars!
Athlete. Legend. Rockstar. Warrior. These aren't just words we put on our wall - it's who we become when we clip in, turn off the lights and ride. GINA ILARDI experienced this kind of empowerment as Soul helped her through post-partum depression. She says when she's riding she feels like she can do anything. And sooner or later that feeling becomes true.