CARLY HANDLER has hit the ground running! Week one, full of healthy eating habits and consistent workouts, was a complete success. If every week is as productive as this one, Carly is on pace to reach her goal early. Go Carly!
POUNDS LOST – 3
This week I set the pace for my journey, focusing on how I am
Now that you're a master at cutting up beginner t-shirts, MELANIE is back with a more complicated design. Check out this video to see how you can make your own unique Soul shirt!
Here on the Soul Blog, we'll be starting a new new section called SOUL TRANSFORMATION, where we'll be checking in one rider weekly to track their SC classes, nutrition and weight loss. For the next few months, we'll be following with the amazing CARLY HANDLER and posting her updates every Monday. Be sure to say hello when you see her in SoulCycle's around the city!
To lose 15-20 lbs in 12 weeks (Carly's 25th birthday).
Introducing DANNY KOPEL, the hair-flipping, eyewear-collecting, puppet-wielding SoulCycle instructor. Shy? Not sure we believe you.
5 things you may not know about me...
1) I am a crazed perfectionist. It’s not always fun, but it keeps me pushing myself to the next level.
2) I am shy but come alive with a good crowd and good music. When all the elements are in place, something comes over me. I’d say that I’m fairly laid back – bookish, even! -- but I have stores of animal energy that a sick beat can unleash.
3) I have a different job and different life every day. Teaching, writing, performing, sculpting, and more recently -- styling. My senior thesis in college was a puppet show.
4) I’m a bit of a misfit… which is why I know New York is my town. Here, nobody cares who you are. It’s so freeing.
5) I collect eyewear.
My class is unique because...
It’s a raucous party and intimate one-on-one conversation, all at the same time. My main goal is to give people permission to be their true selves, if only for 45 minutes. We don’t realize how repressed we are... I try to lead by example, riding my bike as hard as I can and rocking out like there’s no tomorrow.
My favorite artists are...
Merce Cunningham, Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Yves Saint Laurent… I could go for days. I’m an art nerd.
If I have an hour to myself, I'm...
Making the next playlist. I think of it as curating, really. I take it that seriously and devote that much time to each class. If I don’t wanna get off my bike, dance around and smash some guitars, then I have to start the playlist over again.
A sense of humor is very important to me.
Otherwise it gets dull and dreary pretty fast, right? I think this is key for living in New York. You need a good pair of legs for walking, a little bit of attitude, a smartphone, but more importantly, a sense of humor. This place will bring you down otherwise.
My friends know me as...
The creative one.
Guest blogger INGRID SKJONG tells SoulCycle about marathon running and learning from tough experiences. Ingrid is the executive online editor for all 10 Niche Media publication websites. She writes the monthly fitness and wellness page in Gotham, and is an avid runner, who has completed five marathons and several triathlons.
It’s the rare race—be it a one-mile fun run, 5K, marathon or triathlon—that unfolds exactly to plan.
KERI GLASSMAN, MS, RD, CDN and author of the O2 Diet, speaks to SoulCycle about antioxidants, portion control and feeding her kids! Keri is also one of our panelists atthe SoulCycle Wellness + Nutrition Panel.
SC: How does Keri Glassman, Nutritious Life differ from other health plans out there?
KATIE LEE, celebrity chef and best-selling cookbook author, has graciously offered to be our guest-blogger for the day. Katie will also be one of our panelists at the SoulCycle Wellness + Nutrition Panel. Take it away Katie...
Mom was right -- breakfast is the most important meal of the
TANYA ZUCKERBROT, creator of the F-Factor Diet and founder of Skinny in the City, talks to SoulCycle about fiber, eating out in NY, and working with the Ms. Universe organization. Tanya is also one of our panelists at the SoulCycle Wellness + Nutrition Panel.
SC: What are the basic principles of the F-Factor diet?
Introducing Elisa Niemtzow, founder of living épanoui™, a wellness and lifestyle firm which provides easy, pragmatic solutions to feel good, French style. Elisa is also one of our fabulous panelists at the SoulCycle Wellness + Nutrition Panel.
SC: What does it mean to live épanoui?
Don't let her size fool you. LINDY FLOWERS may be small, but she's fierce. Don't believe us? Just ask her riders.
5 things you may not know about me...
In this SoulCycle video, MELANIE demonstrates how to cut T-shirts into new cute designs! This first installment is for beginners, but intermediate and advanced options are coming soon!
Meet MELANIE GRIFFITH: a music lovin', booty shakin', hula-hoopin', free spirit, mother of three with a law degree. And we know her around SoulCycle as the easy going one.
Here on the Soul Blog we're starting a series called SOUL MUSES to highlight riders who inspire us. And first up we have... Isabel Cheren.
NAME: Isabel Cheren
SoulCycle can't stop watching this video! This guy has the right attitude.
SoulCycle talks with KATE TEMPESTA about her Urban Golf Academy and how she fell into professional golfing.
SC: What is the Urban Golf Academy?
KT: It’s a program where I teach golf to kids as young as 4, 5, and 6. My goal, much like Super Soccer Stars, is to bring golf to the urban environment.
Introducing KAILI (pronounced Ky-Lee) STEVENS who leads a double life as a SoulCycle employee AND instructor. What would we ever do without her?
1. I am ADDICTED to reality television.
Introducing our newest SOUL instructor Lauren Bruker, or as we like to call her, LB.
Here on the blog, SoulCycle will be starting an interview series with each of our instructors. Now riders can find out everything from what makes an instructor's class unique to which artists inspire them. First up... Jenny Gaither!
This is what they can do with their bikes. What can you do with yours?
SoulCycle interviews its very first intern, MAYA ELIAS. Maya tells SC about the internship, why she started spinning and her father's mid-spin yelling.
SC: So how did this internship come about?
Now that the summer is here, instructors are taking their SOUL TRAINING PROGRAMS outside! Check out these pictures from Nick's SOUL CHALLENGE.
For more information or to reserve a spot in our next round of training programs email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have enough silver SoulCycle bags to last a lifetime? Well make room in your closet for these new summer soul bags. Free with any retail purchase.
Check out this video of SC instructor BETHANY LYONS explaining how to prepare for your first ride at SoulCycle!
Few things are more satisfying than a brand new set of stationery. Just looking at those untouched note cards makes you feel like life is full of possibilities: maybe you WILL be the kind of person who regularly writes thoughtful letters.
And no stationery makes us more hopeful than our new SOUL note cards, purchased at paper monkey press.
The benefits? According to the website, you get "The TASTE of chocolate without the calories" and "the chocolate never touches your fingers." Uh huh.
I think we'll stick with the real thing.