Christine Atkins, better known as CHARLEE, joined Soul last month and is already making a big splash. A recent LA transplant and self-proclaimed nomad, New York riders are hoping that the big apple will be Charlee's home for a long time to come!
With two Bens on the schedule (Ben B. and Ben T.), sometimes it can be hard to keep track of who's who. So we thought we'd help by introducing you about the men behind the name. Meet the Bens!
Both Bens sporting the same shirt!
Packaged in a yellow Pop Glass vessel, the SoulCycle candle looks and smells so fresh you'll never want to leave. Except for rides of course!
You know it well... the grapefruit aroma that fills our lobbies and reminds you of SOUL.
Now, with the SoulCycle by Jonathan Adler Candle, you can take our signature scent home with you! Designed exclusively for SoulCycle, and packaged in a whimsical co-branded box, the SoulCycle by Jonathan Adler Candle is the perfect blend of pink grapefruit, white grapefruit rind, green vine accords, pink freesia, and passionfruit.
Retailing for $42, this limited edition item will be available for purchase starting December 15th at all SoulCycle locations and on the soul shop. The best part? SoulCycle will donate a portion of the proceeds to Action for Healthy Kids, an organization that works to prevent childhood obesity through healthy eating and routine physical activity.
Do good and smell good? We call that a win-win.
When KELLY WALLACE tweeted that she lost a significant amount of weight since starting at SoulCycle, we immediately asked to hear her story. Kelly graciously offered to share her workout routine, lifestyle tweaks and a sample menu of what she eats on any given day! It is not easy to change your daily habits and we're so grateful that Kelly has made Soul part of her new life!
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.
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!
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?
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!
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!
Kaili, rocking the SC gear in Los Angeles.
Iffie, Jackie Kern, Gloria Gaynor, Sue Molar, and Jillian Acord in Soul TriBeCa.
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!
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!
Jackie, in the middle, rocking the rooster tank with Soul sisters Melissa and Glynis!
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.
Have a friend* who wants to try Soul, but needs that little extra nudge? We've got just the thing. The SOUL STARTER KIT includes a 5-pack of classes, free shoes and water at each session, a pair of socks, a bandana and a T-shirt (for men) or sleek tank (for women).With all the necessary accoutrements in tow, the only thing left to do is rock it out on the bike.
And that's when the fun really begins.
Riders are always asking us what they should eat before and after class, so when Master Instructor -- and recent LA transplant -- CLARE WALSH shared her routine with the Soul Staff, we couldn't wait to pass it on. Check out Clare's suggestions for how to eat when you're riding. And after teaching as many as 15 classes a week... she should know!
SoulCycle Instructor BETHANY LYONS MURRAY was a yoga instructor long before teaching indoor cycling. Over the years, Bethany's discovered that the two practices enhance and complement one another in surprising ways. Read about how Bethany uses both cycling and yoga to change her mind and body. And learn some yoga poses that help stretch the muscle groups we work the most at SOUL!