Bethany brings her Zen SOUL to SoulCycle via the yoga world. Bethany is an internationally featured fitness instructor and educator whose rides are a journey of letting go, facing resistance and embracing a meditation-in-motion on the bike.
In 2001, as a classically trained dancer, Bethany completed a Power Yoga certification and continues her studies today with Baron Baptiste. In 2004, on the West Coast, she found spinning. Proud to be one of the original SoulCycle instructors, Bethany educates with a mix of presence, authentic sharing and kick-booty energy. Constantly seeking ways to help others "turn the lights on," her work extends beyond the studio. Bethany happily resides in Chelsea with her multi-talented husband and partner John Murray (and their two felines, Mocha & Lily).
Madonna, Billy Joel, The Police, George Michael, Aerosmith...Can you tell I grew up in the 80s?
Kings of Leon, Sara Bareilles, Kate Havnevik, Goldfrapp, Keith Urban, Tinted Widows, Seal, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, The Killers, Hans Zimmer (and some sugar...Lady Gaga, Beyonce & Britney)
Savannah - a magical place (also where my husband & I got engaged).
3-way tie: THE MANDARIN ORIENTAL - the spa is heaven; the cocktail lounge perfection. BARNES & NOBLE - I could spend days there without noticing time pass. TIMES SQUARE - seeing wonder & amazement in people's faces never gets old.
Pasta & vino all the way.
I don’t play favorites; I love all music!!
Some old classic dance music from my old DJ years: Go Pal, Mario Castelli and Masterbeat re-mixes!!
India—it changed my life
Definitely the Hamptons with “the girls” (Debby, Jenna, Cloe, Lilli and our three dogs: Cassie, Jazzy and Shizzle)
Laurie Cole brings us her motivational SOUL all the way from the West Coast. Born and bred in Los Angeles, her dance background combined with her unique sense of rhythm and diverse taste in music make each of her awesome classes a true cardio party! Her focus on form, and ability to push SoulCyclist's to their limits take her classes to a whole different level. Formerly a competitive gymnast and dancer, Laurie is a certified cycling instructor and has been teaching cycling for twelve years. When she is not rocking-out on a bike, Laurie is also an actress with a background in Theater, Film and Television. Laurie resides in New York City with her pets Evie and Elvis.
Ahem, is this a rhetorical question: U2
Kings of Leon, New U2, My Morning Jacket, Arcade Fire
The Pacific Ocean: (it brings me back to nature and nurtures my spirit)
A cupcake from the Harlem Cupcake Bakery
Hip hop: K-OS; Rock: Led Zepplin; Blues: John Lee Hooker
Talib Kweli’s “Ms Hill,” Will.i.am, MGMT, Peter Bjorn and John the Knife, my dad’s old Motown records and Bon Iver (when I want to mellow out)
Cape Town , South Africa
The hammock in my backyard.
Ice cream. And why bother hiding? As long as I work it off!
Sue brings us her rockin' southern SOUL all the way from South Carolina. Living in Los Angeles, when her kickboxing guru moved away, she was forced by friends to try spinning. After her first class, Sue decided that spinning would REALLY ROCK if she could play her own music. So she got certified and ended up teaching spin at Gold's Gym in Hollywood for almost ten years, before heading East to SoulCycle. Sue likes to think of her cycling classes as Music Appreciation 101, rather than an "exercise class." She leans towards classic rock and pop, but anything goes in her playlists. She builds each class with specifically cadenced music so that the challenge is keeping up with the different beat of each song -- at varying levels of resistance. She encourages singing along, "hootin' and hollerin'," and enjoying the inspiring sense of camaraderie that can only be found in group exercise. Sue resides in New York City with her beloved cat, Jack.
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Washington Square Park
Medium Rare Cheeseburger with French Fries & Sweet Tea (and I never care if anyone is looking.)
Ayana brings us her singing SOUL all the way from...Long Island. She began teaching fitness 17 years ago during her summer break at college. What she thought would be just a summer job, soon turned into a fulfilling career! She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Science with a concentration in Physical Education. Her love affair with indoor cycling began 10 years ago. She still loves the music, the people, and the energy that happens in a rockin’ class! She is also an actress, and has performed in Off-Broadway as well as in regional plays, film and television. Ultimately she strives to live a healthy, happy & Soulful life.
The Black Eyed Peas
Central Park, it reminds me of growing up on Long Island. Watching and experiencing the seasons change is beautiful and calming.
Anything involving chocolate, yum!
Janet brings us her inspirational and rhythmic SOUL from Los Angeles with over 20 years of private training and leading group fitness. Her spinning classes are based on a foundation of discipline, focus, intention, rhythm, and dance. Janet creates an exhilarating atmosphere with her pioneering teaching style, her deep connection to music, and the ability to lead her students on an inspirational journey towards total self-empowerment.
"When you create your intention, close your eyes, and align your pedal strokes with the rhythm of the music…it’s like a dance. When you can learn to dance and breathe through the challenging moments in your life….all of life becomes a blessing. We are not training to become better spinners…we are training for this exciting journey we call life. I believe in dreams coming true one pedal stroke at a time."
Janet was featured in Vogue’s exclusive article “The Next Establishment of Women to Watch” and has been highlighted in Self, People, W, Allure, Women’s Sports and Fitness, Angelino, and LA Magazine. She is also known for her motivational speaking and seminars specializing in self-discovery through breath meditation. This work has inspired her to lead spiritual fitness retreats in magical destinations like Kauai, offering a transformation of both the body and the soul.
Cruel to make me choose! David Bowie, Eminem & Lady GaGa
Several SoulCycle classes & cocktail music like Pink Martini
Kauai's North Shore
The Sphatika Spa http://www.sphatika.com/index_desktop.html
The Corner Bistro in the West Village
Martha Kaplan brings her seasoned SOUL to SoulCycle with more than 20 years as a fitness professional. She is known for her dynamic, energetic and challenging rides. Martha has appeared on NBC’s “TODAY Show” and has written fitness articles for Woman’s Day and Redbook magazines and The Journal News. In her spare time Martha is an avid skier and runner, has completed three NYC marathons and has placed in her age group in several NY area biathlons. A native of Toronto, Canada she resides in Larchmont, NY with her two children.
The Rolling Stones, U2, Van Morrison
John Mayer, Joss Stone, Counting Crows, Nelly, Madonna
Toronto (Back to the comforts of home and family)
Cuba restaurant on Thompson Street (cozy with live music).
Guacamole and chips, chocolate covered anything.
Melanie’s class is inspirational, empowering and intense! Fueled by the music and the energy she brings to the room, her rides encourage you to embrace the moment and celebrate the strength of our community. She plays a wide range of music - from alternative rock to dance remixes - and loves to attach purpose and meaning to every peddle stroke.
Melanie is loyal to the original mantra of SoulCycle - mind. body. cardio. She began riding at SoulCycle in 2006 when there was one studio. In 2009, Melanie was the first rider to become an instructor and is now a Master Instructor. She is also a member of the Instructor Training Team and helps to lead the Instructor Development Program.
Melanie has three amazing children with her husband of nearly 20 years - and 14 tattoos. She is a cancer survivor, living with chronic non-hodgkins lymphoma and believes that each SoulCycle class can offer people tools to live life to it’s fullest.
Depends entirely on my mood . . . so many good ones!!
Everything and Anything . . . Neko Case, Citizen Cope, Blue October
Fire Island, New York . . . No place like it . . . (But St. Barth's in the off-season is pretty spectacular . . .)
Pinky's Nail Salon for a 30 minute back rub
Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies
Daniel brings his theatrical and enthusiastic SOUL to all his classes pushing his students past their boundaries and encouraging them to be their best selves. In college Daniel started teaching aerobics and discovered the then-new exercise craze of indoor cycling. Since then, Daniel has been an integral force of the fitness industry in New York. He has been showcased as a featured writer and personality in The New York Times, Newsday, Village Voice, and Fox. He can also be seen in instructional videos for SoulCycle featured on foxnews.com. Between teaching classes for SoulCycle, Daniel is busy beautifying the world. As a make up artist his work can be seen in national campaigns for Sephora, red carpets, galas, weddings, and print. He also specializes in make up lessons and lectures to teach women to empower themselves through beauty.
Tina Turner (Of course! Look at those LEGS!!!)
The new Mary J Blige album: Stronger with Each Tear. One of her best albums yet.
Montreal. A beautiful balance of city and nature.
My bathtub. My weekly ritual: bath bomb, bubble bar, candles and opera.
Haagen-Dazs Reserve Fleur de Sel Caramel Ice Cream. Clearly, this is the crack of all ice cream!
Christine brings us her passionate SOUL from NYC. Christine’s cycling classes are a form of 'inner-Olympics'. She guides students to explore a deeper emotional connection to their physical efforts. Christine is a true believer that we create change by stepping outside our comfort zone to cross our personal finish lines.
Christine is a competitive track cyclist and 2009 Masters National Champion in Match Sprints. She brings an authenticity to her cycling classes founded in her years of racing. In addition to her athletic approach and solid foundation in the biomechanics of cycling, she brings a musical precision to all her classes, rooted in 13 years of dancing. Christine resides in NYC with her family and hopes to soon have a French Bulldog named Goose.
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Snow Patrol- Just Say Yes, Heather Small- Proud
I don't associate guilt with pleasure ; )
Kaili brings us her athletic SOUL from the Midwest. Her journey to NYC began in Kansas City Kansas, where she developed her love of training and team sports. As an undergraduate standout NCAA Division I Volleyball player at Georgetown University, she developed the knowledge of core strength building and weight training for flexibility, speed and endurance.
Although Kaili started at SoulCycle part-time, she was quickly coerced into forgoing her post-graduate studies in medicine to join SoulCycle full-time!!! She also, comitted her SOUL to the pursuit of a Master's degree at SUNY Downstate School of Public Health. Kaili made the transition to instructor after lots of encouragement. On the bike, she brings her experience as a highly conditioned athlete and motivates riders to surpass their personal best. Kaili lives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.
Michael J. Jackson, The King of Pop
Lil Wayne- Rebirth , Fiona- The Bridge, Yeah Yeah Yeahs- It's Blitz, Jill Scott- Who is Jill Scott?, Kanye West- 808s & Heartbreak
Any place where there is a BEACH and the SUN IS BRIGHT
Prospect Park (Brooklyn!)
Cheeseburgers and Fries (and, I don't hide it!)
Lori found SoulCycle as a busy working mom of two boys. After making Soul her sanctuary, she knew she had to do the same for others. Leaving a career in television, Lori channeled her passion into cycling and her life has never been the same. With a deep love of music and an unparalleled appreciation for rhythm, Lori encourages her riders to become one with the beat, believing technique and skill will soon follow. With her huge heart, Lori loves welcoming new riders to the pack and gives each rider an inspiring, personally challenging ride. Her class is not only a super-intense workout, but a soul-enhancing, mind-clearing experience.
If I HAD to choose….maybe Stevie Wonder.
Right this very minute….I am LOVING Mumford and Sons, Spoon, and ALWAYS Jay-Z!
Petit St Vincent, The Grenadines. Anyplace with warm, clear, blue water...
Central Park! So many different spots in that oasis…. like pinnacle hill, the great lawn, and the boathouse cafe for a lovely summer cocktail al fresco.
For SERIOUS guilt, nothing tops the Levain bakery chocolate chip walnut cookie… it's MASSIVE. But for a less guilty pleasure…Pinkberry still does the trick!
Amy brings her grateful Soul to SoulCycle. A rider-turned-instructor, Amy combines her background in kinesiology and physical education with her talent for tapping into your inner strength. Amy owns her own company creating community outreach and donor development programs for non-profits, but her true passion is her three kids who add soul to her life each day.
I could not live without my Dave Matthews Band!
Listening to what is ever shuffling on my ipod.
Tel Aviv is my favorite place to nurture my body, soul and mind.
My kids are my rejuvenation everyday.
Cool Whip is my guilty pleasure and I eat it in anywhere and in front of anyone!
Julie Anne Quay has turned her love for exercise and sports into a full-time passion. An Aussie who came to NYC for "two years" in 1993, Julie Anne retains her own special sense of Australia in NY. A former college tennis player, fitness instructor, and triathlete with formal training in music, Julie Anne brings a unique song catalog and energy that continually draws riders to her classes.
Can't single one out!
Jamakepe, Yuulong, Australia
Central Park on my bike!
Nicholas Wagner brings his spunky SOUL to Soul Cycle. Born and raised in Baltimore, Nicholas began dancing and performing at the age of 4. He received a BFA in Dance from The University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign in 2009 and in moving to New York, found Soul Cycle. Wagner's classes are strongly supported by the rhythm of his music as he incorporates different somatic techniques into his ride. With an emphasis on body-mind techniques, Wagner will show you how to build lean, powerful and healthy muscles safely. Nicholas currently resides in Brooklyn.
Miike Snow, Vampire Weekend, and classics always.
Anywhere that has family and friends near by is a wonderful destination for me. A good sunset helps too.
My backyard. On the astro-turf, with a book in hand, a bright sky above, and a light breeze.
Ice Cream. Mint Chocolate Chip to be exact!
Singer-songwriters like Fiona Apple and Rufus Wainwright. And yes, Madonna: the myth, the persona.
Florence + the Machine, La Roux. Struck with a bit of the Bieber fever. Don’t judge.
Nuevo Café Barbieri, Madrid.
A long, aimless walk with my headphones on.
A native of "Sin City" Las Vegas, String brings us his urban SOUL. In search of health and community back in L.A, String took his first cycling class and the experience changed his life. 2,000 miles and 3 Aids Lifecycle rides later, cycling became more than just exercise. Intense, spirited, with a fire for life, String don't play! His class will challenge you, but never fear, he has a unique ear for music and his energy will guide you like only "String" can.
ELIANNA SABLE was born to ride. More importantly she was born to ride at SoulCycle. SoulCycle has nurtured her passion for fitness, first as a rider and now as an instructor. Riding a bike almost as soon as she could walk, Elianna is a certified personal trainer, lifeguard, and college athlete. And while she's able to put a positive “spin” on everything, Elianna has already developed a reputation for leading a tough ride. Always challenging herself to grow physically, mentally and spiritually stronger, Elianna completed this year’s NYC triathlon while simultaneously raising money for victims of terror. Elianna, a native New Yorker, is thrilled to empower others through SoulCycle.
My favorite artist is not famous is one of my close friends: Dayna Wiener.
My go-to is always Coldplay. It relaxes me when I need to chill, pumps me up before I go out, soothes me when I am sad, and keeps my heart full when I am happy.
Israel gives me inspiration that I can take back to New York with me.
My source for Soul in New York is the rear lobby of Soul-Cycle on W 72nd St.
Cookies and ice cold milk. Preferably my mom's chocolate chip biscotti (frozen).
A native New Yorker, Taye brings her creative SOUL to SoulCycle. Beginning at age 3, Taye took ballet, jazz, tap, modern, liturgical dance, cheerleading and step. All these forms of dance have developed her sensitivity for beat and rhythm, which are emphasized in all of her classes. From the moment Taye walked into Soul Scarsdale she knew that she found a new love and that she was there to stay. Starting off at the front-desk she soon trained to become an instructor. Taye feels like a modern-day Alice in Wonderland with NYC as her playground. Her motto is: “LIKE IT, LOVE IT, OWN IT!”
Jay-Z " Can't knock the hustle" and Kanye West " Good Life"
San Pradesh, South India, where my paternal side of the family lives.
Red Velvet cake
Louise brings us her pixie SOUL all the way from Neverland... just kidding, Iowa. It has always been her dream to be a Disney character, but she’s coming to terms with the fact that she’s not a cartoon. This psychological torment can only be eased by riding in a candlelit room on a stationary bike. Good thing she found SoulCycle! Since 2006, Louise has been riding in cathartic Soul classes and working behind the front desk of the Upper West Side studio. Transitioning into teaching just made sense. When Louise isn't pedaling, she pursues a career as a working actor. Louise wholeheartedly believes in honoring your inner child and smiling more. If we can do that together, maybe we can all ride happily ever after!
Hugo, Vampire Weekend, Ingrid Michaelson, Katy Perry, Queen, Cat Stevens, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Ben Folds AND SHOWTUNES!!!!!!!
Walt Disney World, of course! (and Capri, Italy)
Sheeps Meadow in Central Park
Kinder Happy Hippos
Emily brings her Ninja Soul to SoulCycle! After graduating with honors in "Rock Star Studies" Emily moved to NYC on Thanksgiving Day 2007. This "Texanese" (Japanese/Texan) was looking for an adventure, and boy did she find it! Emily first experienced SoulCycle when the Tribeca studios opened. She was 20 lbs heavier and in need of a change. After taking one class, she was hooked. And after several rides, she found another addiction ...SoulBands! With the combination of both classes, her body transformed. Never seeing herself as a "fitness person" before, Emily is now a proud member of the SoulCycle family! In her class, you can expect amazing energy, off the wall music..and yes, you will sweat! When not teaching at SoulCycle, Emily is taking classes at SoulCycle or relaxing in her apartment with her longtime love, Josh. Her other interests include the beach and sunshine!
David Bowie/Billy Idol/T.Rex/The Who
Metallica, the Eagles, Tom Petty, Ice Cube, Mastodon, Duran Duran (always), T.I and Eminem, Devo, The Pixies, Any Hot Mash-Up, and Prince.
It's a Tie..Tulum, Mexico and the swimming pool at the Four Seasons in Austin, Texas!
The Roof top of my apartment in the East Village!
Ice Cream Cake and Tex-Mex
He's Back! Rique is a long time veteran of the New York City Fitness scene. His martial arts disciplines, musical background and love for dance come together, bringing an element of fun and electric energy into his class. And his inspiring and creative nature keep his classes in high demand. Rique believes that resilience is within all of us and that determination is the most important element of a ride. He’s found SoulCycle to be a unique blend of strong New Yorkers, inspirational moments, and life-and-body changing mechanics. Rique is happy to be back and be part of this amazing and crazy family!
For me, artists that are willing to put themselves out there are my favorites.
Obviously a lot of music; but I also have Disney's "Ratatouille" for those long train/plane rides
Anegada.... find it, get there, and talk to me when you're back.
On my bed with my puppy Murphy when he sleeps on my chest!
Nutella on anything!! I mean c'mon!
Jolie brings us her latin SOUL from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She moved stateside as a teenager to start her career in Musical Theater and Opera and has since performed all over the world. Along the way, health and fitness played a huge role in her life. Jolie has been passionate about spinning since she took her first class at 17 years old. Passion became obsession when she discovered SoulCycle. She quickly realized that she had found the perfect place to combine her love for music, dance, performance and fitness. Most importantly, being a Soul instructor allows her to inspire people and change lives for the better. Jolie's classes inspire riders to challenge themselves as athletes, improve technique, and build endurance, all while having a blast - a cardio party on a bike. The choreography is constantly changing to keep riders growing to their maximum ability. Her playlists are filled with thick beats, hip hop and of course... SOUL. Jolie is happily married and blessed to be a first time mom to a beautiful son named Joaquin Benjamin, who came into this world with a good nine months of spinning under his belt!
I'm kind of obsessed with Eminem, Jay -Z, Pitbull, Rihanna, Macklemore & Lewis & Fun. I love so many different artists and styles of music, but the one thing I crave when I teach is a thick beat.
All of the above plus, B.O.B., Kanye, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Minaj, Adele, Guetta... the list goes on and on.
Bora Bora. It's heaven on earth. I went there for my honeymoon so it holds a special place in my heart.
I love the Hamptons. I can't wait to take Joaquin for the first time this summer. In the city, I love Riverside Park.
Ice Cream and anything with Peanut Butter. I LOVE a Hendricks Gin Martini. Dirty. Extra Olives. Perfection.
Jeremy brings us his versatile Soul by way of South Carolina. A classically trained singer and pop music fanatic, Jeremy's desire to emulate his favorite pop stars inspired him to get fit after being an overweight child. Jeremy started riding at SoulCycle after joining the front desk, and within months became an instructor. Jeremy loves losing himself in the music while working out and hopes to create that experience for his riders.
Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Ricky Martin, Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan.
BT, Lady Gaga, remixes by DJs From Mars and Bliix
The Piers on the West Side Highway
My daughter Sofia's cover of "Let it Be" and her original compositions.
Forte dei Marmi, Italy.
Bemelman's Bar at the Carlyle Hotel.
Watching old movies on Turner Classic Movies - Black and White through early 1960s.
Emma is over the moon to be joining the SoulCycle family. Coming from a theatrical background she was instantly drawn to the passion and vibrancy found in every Soul class. Within weeks of her first SC class, Emma knew she had to be an instructor. When she's not on a bike she can be found bonding with her pup Pete, coaching fellow actors and singers or performing on a Broadway stage.
Fave band of all time would have to be The Beatles, they taught me how to harmonize.
Nowadays I'm listening to everything from Adele and Florence and The Machine, to Rihanna and Eminem
It would have to be Red Fish lake in Idaho.
Riverside Park with my pup Pete.
Madison brings her sunny Soul to SoulCycle. Hailing from Santa Monica California, Madison spent her earliest days as an athlete - swimming, dancing and snowboarding. Following high school, Madison began a career at Intermix where she practiced as a personal stylist for six years. But this fashionista is discovering that her true passion lies in fitness. After riding at Soul for a year, she knew she wanted to give back what she received.
Love all music, but I'd have to say Coldplay, XX and old Incubus
Florence and the Machine, Watch the Throne (Kanye and Jay Z)
My mother lives in Tortola, BVI. Love it there.
Anywhere my family and friends are.
A spicy bag of cheetos and an ice cold can of coke!
Andrea brings her sporty Soul to SoulCycle. Born and raised on Long Island, Andrea has never met a sport she has not liked. As a young girl she enjoyed gymnastics, dance, water skiing, snow skiing, horseback riding and soccer. She played soccer competitively during her high school years and now enjoys playing tennis on several teams. This soccer mom walked in the SC doors almost 2 years ago when the Dale studio first opened and by the end of her first class she was hooked! SoulCycle has allowed her the perfect combination of her love for sports and music. As a rider turned instructor, she likes to channel her high energy to inspire others to have fun while working out and help riders find their inner woo hoo! When she is not hooting and dancing on the bike (or on the school pick-up line) you can probably find her on the tennis courts or jogging on the streets of Scarsdale.
Too many great ones I have loved over the years to pick just one!
I have anything and everything on my ipod from Opera (married into an opera family) to Disney and even country music which my husband loves!
If there is a beach I'm there! The water is so relaxing for me...
Rock Center – it’s where we had our wedding and there is no other place like it in the city during the holidays.
Oh there is no hiding it... if there is anything to celebrate Lulu's Brooklyn Blackout Cake is a must in our house (and btw the twinkies don't suck either!)
Gabrielle has danced her way through life and since joining SoulCycle she hasn't stopped! She spent her childhood as a member of a modern dance company, leaving it only to pursue her love of photography. After graduating from college, she spent years working as a photo editor at magazines including jobs at Vogue and People Magazine. Gabrielle now lives in her hometown of Scarsdale, where she and her husband live with their two young daughters. She was a rider at SoulCycle Scarsdale the first day it opened in 2010 and became the first rider from that studio to cross over and become an instructor. Her strong sense of community, her contagious smile and her love of dance are central to her class.
Too many! David Bowie, U2, Rolling Stones, Eminem, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Elton John, and, of course, Madonna and Aretha!
A million mashups, NeedToBreathe, Coldplay, Britney, Jessie J, Flo Rida, Usher... I never stop listening to music all day long!
Anywhere in Italy!
Anywhere in NYC makes me happy. I live in the burbs now!
Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate!
Ben T. brings us his loyal SOUL from right here in New York City. A lifelong athlete, Ben started working as personal trainer while attending Boston University where he graduated with a B.S. in Athletic Training. Ben returned to the city to continue his career in fitness, training elite-level athletes and obtaining a M.A. in Exercise Physiology/Human Movement from Columbia University. When Ben took a break from fitness to become a lawyer, he found refuge as a rider at SoulCycle. Ben's experience as a rider led him to develop the class he'd want to sign up for -- challenging, inspirational and always set to a killer playlist. A true SoulCycle devotee, when he's not teaching, you can often find Ben riding on a bike right next to you. SoulCycle even inspired Ben to take his passion for cycling outside where he now competes in local road races. Ben also trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and practices yoga.
Robyn, Lupe Fiasco, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Hoodie Allen, Adele, Wiz Khalifa...
Quiet meditation at home or the West Side bike path when it’s empty, riding “no hands” for miles.
I'm very much an exhibitionist when it comes to eating.
Julie's love affair with SoulCycle started early on. The yogi vibe, inspiring words, killer workout, and minimalist decor resonated with Julie and inspired her to make her way from the back row to the instructor podium! As an instructor, Julie inspires her riders to embark on their own personal journey, uncovering strength, confidence, and peace along the way. Julie believes each ride is a celebration of one’s potential, on and off the bike!
John Mayer makes me very happy. Always a Long Island girl at heart, Mr. Joel has been the soundtrack of my life.
Coldplay, can't get enough... I think we're witnessing musical geniuses at work! Enjoying Moby Radio on Pandora too!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I dream about those mountains.
Mandy brings us her upbeat, sexy SOUL. Determined to find a good cycling class on the East Coast, Mandy discovered SoulCycle and it was an instant love affair. With her background in dance, Mandy’s class emphasizes rhythm and movement and her love of sexy music (set to candlelight) makes each class a true dance party. Mandy loves the high you take with you after class and is proud to be a part of the Soul family!
There are SO many artists I LOVE but here are a few that come to mind : Citizen Cope, U2, David Guetta, Madonna, Florence + The Machine, Rihanna, Coldplay, Dave Matthews, Kanye West, The Rolling Stones and any hot new Mashup or Remix
I always keep my Ipod on shuffle to hear all my current and old tunes!
Big Island of Hawaii.
On the water circling Manhattan with my family.
Sunrise Pizza in Clear View!
Electronic mania combined with urban beats, mixed with indie house and a splash of pop. :)
My bed "naturally"
Ginger ale & chocolate chip cookies (normally not together)
Too many favorite artists. I would have to say that a couple of my faves are Fleetwood Mac, Florence & the Machine, Feist, and Keane.
Lately I've been listening to a lot of Phantogram, Scissor Sisters, The XX, and Sleigh Bells.
My "travel to soul spot" would definitely have to be Spain. I studied abroad there while I finished my Spanish Minor in college. I love the culture, people and language. San Sebastian is THE best city there. HANDS DOWN.
Ground Support coffee shop in SoHo. It's the place where I go to chill and it feels like the New York I always imagined.
hmmm.....I'm going to go on the pop-culture side of things for this question. I don't miss any Gossip Girl or Glee episodes. I'm too attached. I find fulfillment in cheesy dramas.
Hailing from Long Island, Lindsay brings her FUN Soul to SoulCycle. The summer before starting graduate school, Lindsay took her first ride at Soul and her life was forever changed. With a lot of encouragement and support, Lindsay made the leap from rider to instructor. Lindsay loves her Soul family and community and wants to inspire people the way that she was inspired. Lindsay likes all kinds of music, including hip-hop, classic rock (especially girl bands like Pat Benatar and Stevie Nicks), and fun dance remixes. She just wants to have a dance party on that bike!
I have always loved and will always love Madonna, Michael Jackson AND Janet Jackson.
Anything with a solid, fun beat like Jay Z, Kanye, Biggie, Eminem, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj or David Guetta equals a wild dance party on that bike!
Montauk! Summer fun at the beach and delicious BBQs or winter getaways curled up on the couch next to the fireplace.
My bed. It feels like heaven every time I lay down.
Emily L brings her gangsta Soul to SoulCycle by way of... SoulCycle. After having worked the Upper West Side desk and being influenced by nearly every teacher in the company, she is both thrilled and honored to take her new place on the instructor podium! As a trained ballet dancer and musical theater performer she has a deep understanding of the music that will make you want to MOVE (everything from classic rock, to the newest hip-hop, to the pop song you only just forgot about). Emily is dedicated to helping her riders tap into their inner strength and find power they can take right out the door with them.
tie! Jay z or Tom petty
ace of base. Jason Robert brown. Lupe fiasco.
Ohio! My family is the key to my soul.
a ballet class at steps on broadway.
I feel no guilt in finding pleasure from- good scotch, occasional massages, and sleeping in whenever possible.
Isabel brings her VIVACIOUS Soul all the way from NorCal. Born in Napa, Isabel moved out to New York for college and never left. Trained in classical ballet, Isabel danced her way through college, and now brings her love of music and movement to the bike. Isabel fell in love with SoulCycle after her first few rides, and after working briefly at the front desk, decided to make the leap from rider to instructor. While she loves to rock out on the bike, her ambitions run deeper than a dance party. For Isabel, SoulCycle is about being confident enough to find your own rhythm and dance on the bike, and being able to take that with you when you leave the studio.
Way too many to name but... Florence and the Machine, Kanye, Keane, Justin Timberlake (I'm not going to deny it) Gaga, Michael Jackson... The list is never ending.
The new Kanye Album - Good Music Cruel Summer, Santigold, Madeon Finale and The City, The Weeknd Wicked Games and High for This, The new Imagine Dragons Night Vision Album, Some Robyn Body Talk Pt. 2, and Porcelain by Moby.
Where I grew up in Napa there is a tiny canyon on the east side of the valley called Soda Canyon and if you drive up this little winding road and turn around at the top you can see the whole valley and all the way out past Sonoma and Marin almost to the SF Bay. Favorite spot in the world.
My fire escape. I love just sitting out there with my roommates on warm nights. In the winter, my bed is my soul spot. It's a beautiful place.
I know it's expensive and silly but I can't live without at least one if not 2 grande extra hot soy mistos from Starbucks every day. Other coffees just aren't the same.
An actress and stylist by trade, Nina discovered cycling while living in Los Angeles. It was apparent that big changes were happening when acting auditions and stylist clients started to "get in the way" of her cycling classes. During a visit home in NY, Nina was introduced to SoulCycle and was inspired to become an instructor. She believes the energy exchanged while riding in the pack can help carry riders through their journey outside of class. With humor and optimism, Nina shares the self determination, commitment and discipline she gained through cycling with each of her classes.
They say music is the soundtrack to your life. So at this moment... Florence + the Machine.
Coldplay, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, Robyn, The Black Keys, LCD soundsystem, The XX ...Coachella music festival lineup on any given year!
Rodin museum, Paris
Corner table in the garden at Gjelina restaurant in Venice, CA.
Jalepeno margaritas and guacamole
Emily brings her down to earth Soul all the way from the Midwest. This Kansas native moved to NYC to be a professional dancer after graduation. While trying to stay in shape for auditions, she completed her first half marathon. Feeling exhilarated and inspired from that first finish line, Emily knew she had unearthed a new passion for fitness and wanted to share it with others. Emily also enrolled her family in her fitness journey. Over the course of four years, "Team Turner" has shared and supported each other in countless marathons, half marathons, and triathlons across the country. Her journey led her to SoulCycle where she naturally fell in love. Now she is overjoyed to be a part of the Soul fam and is so grateful for this opportunity to inspire our riders each day through sweat, spirituality, and FUN!
Easy, Stevie Nicks.
Love this question, because it shows just how random I am...obviously anything Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Alex Clare, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Janet, Britney, Madonna, Jay-Z...told ya!
The North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.
My apartment. I live alone, so it's always exactly how I want it to be with lots of candles, cozy blankets, and tons of natural light.
My mom always had a subscription to People magazine and the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I can't wait for Fridays when I can catch up on all that's hot in pop culture! It's therapeutic in a weird way.
Sydney brings her party SOUL all the way from Miami Beach. After getting her undergraduate degree in business, Sydney moved to NYC and pursued a career in advertising and PR. Sydney found SoulCycle as her stress-relief from the daily dog-eat-dog world, and it dawned on her she was meant to be a SoulCycle instructor. Taking a leap of faith, Sydney followed her heart and has never looked back. At SoulCycle, she loves to have her class partying to a wild mix of tunes that drive sweat and inspiration.
Rihanna, Eminem, & Swedish House Mafia are my favorites. And Britney Spears - I will always love her.
Kaskade, Calvin Harris, Tiesto, Afrojack, Swedish House Mafia, Zedd, Steve Aoki, Avicii...yes, I love house music, guilty! Also some Rihanna, Ellie Goulding, Jay-Z, Diplo, and A$AP Rocky for some heavy beats.
I'm from Miami so I love going home to see my family and my boxers and to get some sun!
My bed...it's just like a cloud from heaven that I never want to leave, especially in the winter.
HGTV - I have no idea why but for some reason I am obsessed with House Hunters & Property Brothers - most relaxing shows on TV :)
A native New Yorker, Nick brings his charismatic SOUL to SoulCycle. Nick initially found SoulCycle as a college student working the front desk at the Upper East Side studio. Now an instructor, Nick S. has transformed his love for soul, music and movement into a passion for group fitness. His playlists include a variety of music and classic throwbacks from his top divas: Beyonce, Xtina and of course, a little Whitney Houston. A former cheerleader, Nick is known to throw a jump split into his class every now and then. His infectious energy is contagious!
Beyonce, Madonna, Coldplay, Lauren Hill
-My Love is Your Love (Jonathan Peters Radio Mix II)-Whiteny Houston
-Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais remix)-Lana Del Rey
-Stand Back-Stevie Nicks
-Groove is In the Heart-Deee-Lite
The Beach in the winter time(Long Island). Its quiet, peaceful, and serene.
The Great lawns in central park, in the summer time
Boxed Velveeta Mac N Cheese
Chanelle brings her hair-tossing charm to Soul all the way from Erie, PA. After graduation, she pursued a dance career, but always found herself being pulled in the direction of fitness. Fitness changed her outlook of what is healthy, strong, and beautiful. Once she started taking classes at SoulCycle she realized how good it made her feel from the inside out. Chanelle's classes are inspirational, form oriented, and core driven.
At this moment.... Alicia Keys
Ellie Goulding, Eminem, The Killers, Bon Jovi
Gummies! Love them, and also anything with chocolate!
Dana brings her quirky SOUL from Los Angeles. After playing ice hockey in college, Dana moved West to pursue her love for the arts, but while there, she found a love and appreciation for indoor cycling. After teaching indoor cycling for five years in Los Angeles, Dana moved to New York to join the SoulCycle family. Her eclectic taste in music and her ability to inspire the room helps bring out your inner rock star. Dana lives in Brooklyn with her two cats, Finn and Rafferty, whom she adores.
Elton John (voice) Bernie Taupin (lyrics)
Queen, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Leonard Cohen, The Pogues, Bonnie Raitt, Eminem, Scissor Sisters, CSNY, Mumford & Sons.
Lake Cachuma, California.
A spot down by the water in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Super cheesy soft rock. (But I don't really feel guilty about it.)
Tomas brings his international SOUL to SoulCycle. A Chicago born Lithuanian, Tomas has finally landed at SoulCycle after teaching group fitness and personal training around the United States. Tomas shares his knowledge of health and fitness with his students through a high energy and intense class with addictive music. His love for sweat, hard work, and a "no nonsense" style is strong and prevalent in every class that he teaches. Tomas resides in Tribeca with his soon to be husband and their "Ferocious" Toy Poodle Kaju.
I have many favorite artists from George Michael and Michael Jackson to Madonna and Annie Lenox
EVERYTHING AND THE KITCHEN SINK! I am constantly downloading music from all over the world. J-Pop is playing right now!
My Favorite spots have been Bali and Yogyakarta- Indonesia, The Maldives, Namibia and Botswana- Africa, and Mykonos- Greece
New York Hot Yoga Studio- UES and The Squeeze Vegan Cart in Union Sq and Tribeca.
SHOES SHOES SHOES… and Lululemon. Im a SHOPAHOLIC!
Michael brings his unpredictable SOUL to SoulCycle from San Diego. After years of sports, Michael always knew that fitness was something he was interested in; however, it wasn't until he hung up his cleats and walked away from the title of an NCAA athlete, that he really began exploring the physical, intellectual and emotional benefits that came with a healthy lifestyle. SoulCycle has been everything Michael wanted and most importantly everything Michael needed in his life. After spending time on the West Coast, Michael is ecstatic to be joining the New York SoulCycle Family.
Florence Jensen, better known as "G-FLO" started the chain of creativity that sparks Michaels passion for individuality on a daily basis.
Just added, as of today. Wobble, VIC; What Makes You Beautiful, One Direction (Acapella); Benediction, Hot Natured and Ali Love; Here Comes the Boom, Nelly; EVERYTHING ENRIQUE!!!
The House That Mom Built, E. 83rd st.
Brentwood / WEHO
In Poppa's words... His "WUBBY"
Noa brings his mentoring SOUL to SoulCycle from right here in NYC! Noa travelled the world seeking a spiritual path, but it was SoulCycle that finally helped him find his mind, body, and soul. As a third generation teacher, Noa finds teaching at SoulCycle the best opportunity to share his joy and help people through their struggles. Noa incorporates anything from Led Zeppelin and Steve Aoki to Mozart into his playlists. As an instructor, Noa wants his riders to smile, love each moment, love life, and love their destiny.
Chairman of the Board: Frank Sinatra
Foo Fighters, HAIM, Nightmare and the Cat, The Lone Bellow
Keiki beach (baby beach) Maui
a bench in almost any park where i can sit and read
Patsy's Pizza Spanish Harlem
Ryan F. brings us his transformed SOUL from the Midwest. As a former Wall Street investment banker and private equity investor, Ryan was working horrendous 90-hour work weeks, eating poorly, and not taking care of himself until he found his Soul (and lost 60 lbs) at SoulCycle. Ryan’s motivational coaching and his sick arsenal of tunes pushes riders to their physical and mental edge. Ryan's class is a journey that leaves riders feeling better than when they first clipped in.
Wow, the impossible question! There are so many given my broad taste in music...
A lot of new remixes of some of your favorites... Rihanna, Kanye, Benny Benassi...
Either back home to visit my family or somewhere in Europe... Paris and London are obvious favorites.
SoulCycle... No, seriously, when I'm not teaching I love taking other instructors' classes.
I guess it depends on how good I've been... I love pasta and pizza. Sour Patch Kids are my ultimate weakness... I have such a sweet tooth!
Conor brings his upbeat, party SOUL from Greenwich CT by way of LA. After trying his hand at the "corporate grind" in NYC he moved out to LA where he found his true calling during an unexpected early morning SoulCycle class in WEHO. It only took 45 mins to realize that he wanted to share that same feeling with the world. He moved back from LA to teach at SoulCycle Greenwich and loves showing his hometown what SoulCycle is all about! If he's not teaching class, you can find Conor scouring music blogs for the newest tracks or spending one-on-one time with his black lab Marley.
Dave Matthews Band
Everything from DMB to the newest EDM (electronic dance music) remixes (and everything inbetween)
In the U.S... Weekapaug, Rhode Island, my summer house since I was a kid. Outside the U.S., ANYWHERE!!!! I have traveled the globe and love an adventure
Driving up the PCH with the windows down, cranking music!
Food. All types of food! Did I mention I LOVE FOOD?!?!?!
Paloma brings her passionate SOUL from a little bit of everywhere. A classically trained dancer from the age of 3, Paloma studied dance and theater all around the country, and when she was just 17 made the big move to New York to join the Broadway company of The Phantom of the Opera. From her very first class at the original 72nd street studio, she knew that SOUL would be in her future. Paloma combines her love for music, fitness, dance and meditation all into one dark, sweaty, candlelit experience. Paloma is beyond excited to be sharing her passion of staying fit both mentally and physically with SOUL!
I would never be able to choose just one, and it changes almost every day. Today it’s a split between Iron and Wine and Thievery Corporation.
Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Rihanna I could go on and on! My music taste is all over the place. When I am on the bike its anything that gets me dancing, when im off the bike its anything that chills me out.
Switzerland overlooking the gorgeous lake, sipping on coffee and spending time with family.
Central Park in summer with my sweet pup Augie and a good book and good tunes.
Buffalo Wild Wings. Ben and Jerry's Half Baked. Good Cocktails somewhere secret on the Lower East Side.
Amanda brings her fashionable SOUL to Soulcycle. Although Amanda grew up playing sports, she never imagined a career in fitness. After a career as a buyer and personal shopper in NYC, Amanda finally transformed from a SoulCycle rider to an instructor. A mother of two boys, Amanda always found clarity and strength on the SoulCycle bike. She aims to make her riders feel good from the inside out. Amanda wants her riders to feel powerful and happy about the work they are doing, all with a smile on their face!
Kanye, Macklemore, Fatboy Slim, Joe Cocker & Emeli Sande
Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos, Perfection
Great Jones Spa... massage, water lounge, green juice. Best escape in NYC.
Chocolate chocolate chip cone from Haagen Dazs and RuPauls Drag race (it's amazing, get on that)
Halle brings her humorous and spiritual SOUL to SoulCycle. After running an event production company and working as a spiritual messenger, Halle joined the SoulCycle family. After many years as yoga teacher and spiritual leader, Halle is now rocking, rolling, and SoulCycling in NYC.
earth wind and fire or little feat
crystal method , chic gamine , David guetta, Sylvester mash ups , citizen cope
my tiny house on serifos Island in Greece
Malibu off big rock road and hike to the top
riding my horses while listening to my soulcycle playlists on my iPod
Krista brings her spunky SOUL from the other side of the George Washington Bridge...Old Tappan, NJ. Krista joins the Soul family after teaching group fitness for the past seven years. At SoulCycle, Krista shares her knowledge of the body with students who yearn to move, stretch, and strengthen their muscles. Krista’s classes are structured with a constant flow and she believes in rockin’ out during an innate jam session for your mind and body. Between the movement, the pedal strokes, and the music, it’s an environment where you can step away from normality and just be YOU.
That is the hardest question ever…
Two years ago I did an amazing Yoga & Surfing Retreat in Costa Rica, one of the best spots to release everything on your mind
Love me a dose of Central Park
Wine, cheese, and fruit
A Long Island native, Amanda brings her zealous SOUL to SoulCycle. A born and bred athlete, Amanda has always found the art in sports and was in love with SoulCycle from her first ride. She vows that catching the beat in class rivals her greatest victories on volleyball courts and soccer fields. Amanda strives to create a unique experience and community that allows riders to transcend the way they ride the bike into the way they walk in life. With a “celebrate every day” mentality, she teaches her class to ride through the resistance with grace and a head held high.
My second country-Brazil :)
SoulCycle and in the company of my loved ones
Jason brings us his true SOUL all the way from Miami, FL. With a background in Graphic Design and Biology, he is in touch with both the left and right side of his brain. SoulCycle has given him the ability to radiate at his highest frequency. His compassion, sense of humor, and high energy are present in each of his rides. He currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Michelangelo... and Beyoncé.
MNDR -Feed Me Diamonds, Rihanna - Unapologetic, Ed Sheeran - +
Anywhere, as long as I'm on a beach.
My best friend Mel's apartment, even though I have to transfer from the G to the 7 to the N to get there.
Rocky Road or Showgirls. Or both, at the same time.
Sal brings his well-traveled SOUL to SoulCycle via San Francisco, Nebraska, Wyoming, New York City, and now Los Angeles! The roads he has traveled helped him discover SoulCycle and the lessons he has learned along the way are communicated to his riders in class . Growing up "husky", Sal understands that riders might be at a different level, but as a community we can gradually push our limits to see the growth and change we desire. With Sal’s hip-hop, pop, and electronic music, you'll be dancing more than riding when you take his classes.
Rihanna, Beyonce, Britney Spears
All of the above + The Weekend, Daughter, Santogold, FUN., Mumford and Sons
Griffith Park hiking trails
I find my soul in the city by hiking one of the many canyon trails.
New York Super Fudge Chunk Ice Cream. YUM!
Anthony brings his passionate SOUL to SoulCycle from New Jersey. Always wanting to move to the Big Apple, Anthony came to NY to earn his doctorate of Physical Therapy at Columbia. With a lifetime passion for fitness and cycling, it is only natural that Anthony is now teaching at SoulCycle. Anthony’s class makes riders feel strong in mind, body, and soul as soon as they clip into those pedals!
Jeeeeeez!!! It is either between Jay-Z or Kanye West. I think Kanye just because he is so versatile and creative from his lyrics to his music composition.
Coldplay, Rihanna, Kanye, Florence Welch, and The Weeknd
Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
Riding my road bike up and down the West Side Greenway to the North Cove Marina on a hot summer's day! My true happy place.
Milk + Cookies
John brings his genuine SOUL to SoulCycle! As a former team captain, John found that the natural next step was to lead the pack. His background in drama influences his playlists with dramatic builds and beat drops creating the effect of a live concert or powerful scene in a film. John encourages his riders through demonstration and in John’s class it's not all about how you look, but how you feel!!
Tough one. Michael Jackson! But Jimi Hendrix is up there.. Jimi played his own music which is dope to me.. But Mike created the moon walk.... yeah... WHOA!! (love Billie Holiday, and Otis Redding too.. I'm an undercover blues/jazz fan)
DJ's!!! DJ's!! and more DJ's!! Diplo has been my favorite for a while, and Baauer, Bassnector, and RL Grime. I'm excited for SOULstep (soulful dubstep)!!
The Piers in San Francisco.
My spot in New York has to be my rooftop.. I love watching everything happen from a distance, or laying on my hammock when it's nice out.
Reading Astrology!!! I'm an astrology freak!! It's hilarious how into it I am. It's literally become a big addition to things I do in my spare time. I'm an Aries btw!!
Anthony brings his underdog SOUL to SoulCycle. At a young age, he found himself walking to the beat of his own drum and has since been encouraging those around him to lead their own authentic lives. Anthony’s unique ear for music creates a seamless journey, evoking truth and accountability. He empowers his riders to take control of their ride, challenges them to break through the walls of resistance and encourages them to ride free and dance unapologetically.
VOCALLY STRONG FEMALE LEGENDS, past and present.
Emeli Sande, Joss Stone, Sam Sparro, Ellie Goulding, Chaka, The Weeknd, Rita Ora, DJProject46, P!nk, Nicki Minaj, Angie Stone
Home: Early morning porch escapes, Wilson NY...I promise you have never heard of it
Aimless strolling and discovering, headphones attached.
Mark brings his smiling SOUL from Long Island. From a young age, Mark quickly found a love for athletics, practicing various areas of Martial Arts. For Mark, SoulCycle is the place where he can combine fitness and tranquility with a crazy party atmosphere. Mark creates a killer workout with catchy tunes that are sure to put a smile on every rider’s face. When Mark is not teaching, he is often running along the beaches where he grew up.
Calvin Harris, Maroon 5, Donna Summer, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Matchbox Twenty, Rihanna, etc...
A quiet, aimless run along the beaches of Long Island in the summer.
The Berkshire Mountains; reminds me of snowy winters while vacationing with my family.
Nachos (cheese, jalapenos, extra guac.....)
Eric brings his creative SOUL from Ohio. While studying fashion design in New York City, Eric was introduced to SoulCycle. At SoulCycle, Eric rediscovered his inner athlete and was instantly addicted. Looking for a way to become more connected to the Soul community, Eric joined the front desk at SoulCycle and became an instructor. If you don't see Eric teaching or taking a class, he is probably living out his other passion for fashion and accessory design.
Jay-Z. Its a hard one, but I grew up listening to him all the time.
AC/DC, Beyonce, Diplo, Eminem, Ellie Goulding, Madonna, Rihanna, Monsta, Frank Ocean…I could go on...
Hands down, Bali. I'm such a beach kid, but obviously for the scenic views, food, hotels, etc. But the true beauty is the local street markets. The colors, spices, and the best hand crafted goods you will ever see all lay there. It is just so good for the soul.
When I have time, I like to travel up to the New York Botanical Garden up by Fordham University. During the warmer months I go and roam around up there. It is just a great place to relax and zone out for a couple of hours.
You can sometimes find me half in a freezer at the local deli trying to find my favorite Ben & Jerry's favor, Chubby Hubby.
On the corner where Thunderdome meets Namaste is where you'll meet Stevie. Moving to NYC to become a SoulCycle instructor, Stevie fell in love with our beautiful caffeinated city and has now made it home. Stevie brings her contagious energy and experience as a celebrity trainer, practical nutrition expert, and lifestyle coach to every class. Her playlists include everything from rock, electro, dub, hip-hop, dance, and guilty pleasures pop hits. Stevie helps her riders find focus, balance, and breath on the bike.
Hell Yeah! Tiesto & Showtek; Head Like A Hole- Nine Inch Nails; What if the Storm Ends - Snow Patrol; I Love It - Icona Pop
Barcelona- Casa Batllo in the handmade glass elevator designed by Gaudi. (seriously, I wait in line a few times a day when I'm there just to ride in the beauty)
Riding The Trains
Vampire Diaries and Kesha
"Regret for the things we did, can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do, that is inconsolable" Sydney Smith
Christina brings her courageous SOUL to SoulCycle from North Carolina. As a lifelong dancer, Christina moved to New York City in 2005 to pursue her career as a dancer and actress. At SoulCycle, Christina hopes to inspire her riders to always work at the edge of their comfort zone and push to see the best version of themselves. When she isn’t tapping back, Christina is probably cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers or playing with her mini-dachshund, Wilmer.
Why make a girl choose just one...Billy Joel, The Who, Beyonce, Janet Jackson
Lots of new remixes mixed in with Billy, Elton, Queen, The Who, Tom Petty…. However lately- Tegan and Sara, Delilah, Diplo.
I haven't travelled enough to really know the answer but basically anywhere with clear blue water and a beach!
Either in a dance class or relaxing in the park with my husband Scott and my pooch, Wilmerding.
Cupcakes, Margaritas, & Guacamole. Not all at the same time. :)
Abby brings her fierce SOUL to SoulCycle from Greenwich, CT. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree in business and communications, Abby moved to New York City to pursue a career in public relations. Searching for an escape from the day-to-day monotony of her job, she fell head over heels in love with SoulCycle. After a year of riding in the pack, Abby took a giant leap of faith and became an instructor. Now, Abby combines her years of dance training with a firm foundation of fitness in order to bring her riders a rhythmic yet inherently rigorous experience. Abby strives to connect with her riders and bring forth within them an untapped strength they don't yet know is possible.
EVER?! That answer is always changing, but I’m VERY committed to my two main ladies, P!nk and Britney Spears – I’m a pop princess at heart.
Rihanna, Robyn, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Scissor Sisters, Ellie Goulding, Swedish House Mafia, Kanye West, One Republic – anything that gets me dancing on that bike or on the subway between classes!
Outer Banks of North Carolina – I cannot get enough of the ocean.
Riding in the front row next to my best friends and SoulCycle family. That bike is my happy place.
I am addicted to Law and Order: SVU marathons and chocolate! They just go so well together…
Akin brings his athletic SOUL to SoulCycle from Miami. Since the age of five, Akin traveled between Turkey and Florida, training to be a professional tennis player. Although an injury put his tennis dreams on hold, Akin continues to do what he loves, train. Akin strives to make a difference in people lives through fitness. At SoulCycle, Akin pushes his riders to discover their inner athlete.
I have tons…but my favorite tennis player is federer.
Closer by Tegan and Sara, little lion man by Mumford & sons, radioactive by imagine dragons, unlimited gravity (sail), started from the bottom by drake
Ce?me, Turkey is the most beautiful place I've ever been.
Usually with my sister or my close friends. Anywhere I am with them is my home soul spot in the city.
Don't really have a guilty pleasure, maybe smoothies or trail mix... Or probably honey & yogurt…a little boring I know but that's what I like... Obsessed with honey.
Karyn brings her charismatic SOUL from a small town in North Carolina. A love for performing carried Karyn across the country to LA, but she instead found her passion for teaching. After teaching a variety of fitness classes, Karyn found SoulCycle. Karyn’s energy encourages her riders to let go and ride from within on the edge of their comfort zone.
Foals. Ellie Goulding. Macklemore. Crystal Castles. Ben Howard. Nine Inch Nails.
Seabrook Island, SC.
I haven't been in the city very long, so that one's still undecided. However, I will say that walking through the city on a warm (this is important) and sunny day is pretty incredible.
Anything with truffle oil on it (maybe I'm just partial to the word truffle). Dirty Martinis and 80's movies... Specifically Teen Witch... If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend you get on that ASAP. Life changer.
Jaws brings her artistic SOUL to SoulCycle. In addition to being a Soul instructor, Jaws is a professional dancer seen in Broadway’s "Rock of Ages," a Wilhelmina model and an NYC deejay. Jaw's class gives her an opportunity to merge everything she loves: dance, music, and athletics. Jaw’s delivers the unexpected…just know the beats will be bumping, and your heart will be thumping.
That is almost an impossible question. Coming from a dance background, Michael Jackson. He was an innovator, a true performer, and years from now his music will still be relevant.
It is so eclectic, really whatever my mood is. It changes daily. Everything from kenddrick lamar (whole album), major lazer (bubble butt), Drake (started from the bottom), Ciara (all her jams)! D'Angelo (untitled "how does it feel"), and the Great Gatsby sound track...
I love snowboarding. So anytime I'm on a mountain
Sitting with friends outside on a beautiful day for brunch
Mantas brings his grounded yet cosmic SOUL to SoulCycle. Originally from Lithuania, Mantas was raised in sunny Los Angeles. Motivated by his yoga teacher mother, Mantas found a perfect combination of spirituality and fitness at SoulCycle. In class Mantas evokes something deeper than just sweat from his riders – mind, body, SOUL, and Namaste.
Everything you’d recognize but mashed up or remixed.
The most beautiful place I’ve ever been – Rodos Island, Greece.
In LA its Palos Verdes Coves and NYC its high city rooftops.
Drinking Kombucha till I feel buzzed…
Zack brings his hip-hop SOUL to SouCycle. With a background in theatre and hip-hop dance, Zack lives and breathes music and rhythm. When Zack moved to NYC six years ago he found his passion for fitness and love for teaching. He encourages his riders to let go and live in the moment. Zack believes that if you are empowered by the music it will take you on a journey of dance, sweat, power and soul.
Macklemore and Beyonce
Azalea, Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce, Ray J, Missy Elliot, Kanye West, Jay Z, Trina , T.I ,Tyga, Chris brown
Key Biscayne (where I am from)
Sour Patch Kids…well any sort of sour candy
Erin brings her vibrant SOUL to SoulCycle from Boston. A ballet dancer for most of her life, she made her way from the barre to the bike when she moved to New York City three years ago. Using her background in movement, her love of music, and her inability to be off the beat, Erin creates a dynamic class where riders can dance their way to their goals. When she’s not tapping it back, you can find Erin eating her way through the city at the fabulous restaurants NYC has to offer.
Fleetwood Mac = timeless. But following close behind for me are: The Black Keys (rock), Robyn (pop), Jay-Z (hip hop)
It’s definitely eclectic: MS MR, Emeli Sande, Daft Punk, HAIM, St. Lucia, Cold War Kids, OneRepublic, Crystal Castles, Paloma Faith, SBTRKT, Sky Ferreira, Of Monsters and Men…and of course some Rihanna
The beach! East Hampton in the summer, and Tulum, Mexico when the weather gets cold.
Live music! Seeing some of my favorite bands play at a local venue in my East Village ‘hood.
Massages, puppies, margaritas, and Andy Cohen.
Joshua brings his high-energy eclecticism SOUL to SoulCycle. His love for movement has opened doors around the world for him. A dancer since 13 he has performed, choreographed, and taught in 15 different countries spanning Europe, Asia, Australia and North America. From ‘fixing your weave’ to ‘twerking’ with random high kicks and splits, stay clipped in cause Joshua will have you on the edge of your saddle.
Ani DiFranco (i know i know, such a Lilith Fair kinda guy)
SBTRKT, MS MR, The Gossip, Steed Lord, JT Lake and pretty much ANY Diplo remix
Fell in love with Italy my first time!!! Now go back 2/3 times a year for work and of course PLAY!!!
NO MATTER what city, if I need to feel at home… I take a dance class
basil gimlets with gin with Kaili Stevens aaannnndddd anything on the CW
Kendra brings her energetic dance SOUL from the Midwest. This Ohio native has been dancing since age 3. While pursuing a BFA in Dance Performance, Kendra walked into a local fitness center and decided that teaching was her destiny. After graduating, Kendra moved to NYC and has since been an Instructor, Choreographer, and International Fitness Presenter. After years of telling herself that she would never teach indoor cycling classes, Kendra experienced SoulCycle and was forever changed. Kendra looks forward to sharing her passion for music and movement, while continuing her journey of inspiring and motivating others to be the best they can be.
Michael Jackson (My first album & favorite PERFORMER ever.)
Everything... from Hip hop, Old Skool, Dubstep, Classical, Jazz, House, Rock, Pop
Outdoor, walking my (female) Siberian Husky, Jinx!
Anything chocolate & Molly's Cupcakes
Maya brings her urban SOUL and innate musicality to SoulCycle. Rhythm and music are Maya’s lifeblood. Her love of music began early; as a kid on the school bus, Maya sparked lots of attention rapping over Eminem’s Real Slim Shady. Pretty soon, other kids looked to her for music advice. At 12 years old, Maya found her heart and SOUL on the bike at SC, connecting to all the different types of music she loved and others who shared this passion in the belly of their Urban Soul. Today, she channels the electricity of her city (with just a HINT of sass) to deliver a soulful dance party that is as much a physical challenge as it is a dare to “do you.”
Eminem - talent just oozes from that man… I mean, take some time and really listen to his flow on a couple of tracks then let’s talk.
My iPod has some sort of emotional whiplash. Every morning I make a “Now Bumpin” playlist. Here’s a taste: 5AM – Logic, Waste of Time - MØ, Messiah (Dirty South Remix) – MONSTA
Paris – as long as I have my iPod and a Paris metro pass I’ll take the train to stops I’ve never heard of before and go explore…
Anywhere there’s music…
The SUPER HEALTHY trail mix from Target (…and by super healthy I mean the one with chocolate & peanut butter chips, roasted peanuts, M&M’s, and raisins).
Olivia brings us her motivational Soul from all the way from Nashville, Tennessee. She started her career as a professional singer of country music. While performing on the road, her weight rose to more than 265 pounds and she was invited to compete on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. Olivia successfully lost 50 percent of her body weight — and, at 129 pounds, was crowned winner of the show’s Season 11. (Her younger sister, Hannah Curlee, came in second!) Once the show wrapped, Olivia moved to NYC and found her passion: SoulCycle. After only a few rides, she knew SoulCycle would be the key to her new healthy lifestyle and a way she could pay it forward to others. Olivia — now also an opera singer — strongly believes that fitness and wellness should be part of everyone’s life and she discriminates against no one. All fitness levels are always welcome in her classes!
How do you EVER pick just one?! I love everything from Michael Jackson to Mozart and everything in between.
I’ve actually been listening to a lot of the EDM genre lately...which is a VERY new for me. I’ve been loving Diplo, Zed, Lemaitre, Disclosure, Flume, Candyland, 3LAU, and Dillon Francis to name a few.
Anywhere where there is sand and water I am a VERY happy girl.
I live in Astoria, so I try to go down to the East River waterfront as much as possible. The view of Manhattan is stunning and it’s always a great spot for me to reboot.
I will always be a sucker for a good cupcake. I never met one I didn't like! I don't eat them often, but when I do I enjoy every bite! :)
Tiffany brings her limitless SOUL to SoulCycle. A lifelong athlete, she is no stranger to pushing herself and wants to teach her riders that they can do anything! After studying marketing, communications, and kinesiology at the University of Michigan, she spun house and hip-hop as a DJ in NYC and Miami. When she found SoulCycle, she discovered an experience that connected the chapters of her life. In her class, the beat of the music becomes your heartbeat and connects you to the pack.
'Ever' has limits, but I love Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Dave Matthews Band, Pearl Jam, Jay Z, Drake...this list goes on
Loaded with Trap, Dubstep, Hip-Hop, Underground House and dope remixes to any songs. I’m always on my music discovery.
Greece has been the most incredible country I’ve ever been to and want to return very soon!
My couch…I am re-charging my battery at every opportunity I get
Since my couch is my Soul Spot, it’s no secret that I’m a huge TV fan…I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance, Parks & Rec, Modern Family, Revenge, and The Big Bang Theory. There are more but that’s enough guilt for now….
Love brings her strong dance party Soul by way of the South. After spending her childhood in central Florida and Atlanta, Love moved to NYC to obtain a BFA in Theatre from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Once in New York, Love utilized her experience as an athlete and knowledge of health and fitness to change her life. After losing 70 lbs, she began teaching group fitness and dance. Love is so grateful she found SOUL and can't wait to help others transform their bodies and minds on the bike.
It's a hard choice but MJ would have to be at the top of the list.
R&B, Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, Jazz and lots of SOUL!
In the Fall, I shot an independent film on a little island off of Great Neck Mass., called Little Neck. Being completely surrounded by water and the changing of the leaves, I felt completely at peace.
Besides SoulCycle I find the most soul at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love walking through the exhibits and imagining I'm traveling around the world or through time.
My guilty pleasure would have to be going to the movies solo. I just love sitting in that dark theater with a bag of popcorn and escaping for a couple of hours.
Lily brings us her fashionable SOUL from Fairfield County, CT. After moving to the Big Apple to study English at NYU, she worked as a freelance fashion writer. When she took her first SoulCycle class, she was immediately hooked. Lily loved riding with the pack and found herself not just wanting to go, but needing to SOUL. Lily is excited to share her passion as a pack leader!
Van Morrison's "I'm Not Feeling it anymore" which is a perfect song. Lil Kim's "the Jump Off."
The lake town where I went to camp as a child, Freedom New Hampshire. Also, southern Italy.
Two of my favorite things are food and books, so I find my soul anywhere where I can sit and read for a long time and not feel guilty. Fanelli's in SoHo is perfect and no nonsense. The cafe at Bergdorf Goodman is also very beautiful. It has sweeping views of the park.
Taking cabs short distances
Anna brings her sassy SOUL from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College where she studied Dance & Media and Business. Living in New York, Anna was swept up in its fitness-obsessed culture. She is a certified barre and yoga instructor and now is jumping on the bike at SOUL. Anna is thrilled to join the SoulCycle team and aspires to inspire each and every SOUL riding in her class.
Tie between Britney Spears and Lady Gaga
Macklemore, Miley Cyrus, Kat Dahlia, Jay-Z, Kanye West
Jost VanDyke in the British Virgin Islands
My rooftop with a glass of rosé
I'm still a Midwest girl at heart! Anything deep-fried, breaded or with extra cheese!
Kiane brings us her cheeky SOUL from Sydney, Australia. She came to NYC for the first time at the age of 18 and knew the Big Apple was her big future. She first worked as a business strategy consultant, until she left the corporate fold to focus on her family. After the birth of her second child, she decided to try SOUL to see what the buzz was about. It was love at first ride. Kiane's SOUL purpose is to give back what SOUL gave her: joy from the moment you book your bike to that moment of heroism and strength when you walk out the door. Expect to push yourself hard, smile from ear to ear, and have an amazingly good time.
You just can't do that to me. Three tie for gold – MJ / Madonna / Gaga
Disclosure, Robyn, London Grammar, Scissor Sisters (always)
Australia – my homeland. It's hard to top Sydney during the holiday season: Summer, great parties, old friends, boating, beaching
Central Park (preferably during Cherry Blossom season)
That would have to be pleasures. Three go to classics – wine, cheese, and chocolate
Chorus girl turned cardio junkie, Erika Shannon brings her theatrical SOUL to New York from Pittsburgh. She discovered fitness as a way to fuse her passion for music and self-expression through movement. Erika brings her deep love for rhythm (and dirty hip hop!), her eagle eye for good form, and her belief in the profound mind/body connection to her classes at SoulCycle. She lives in Hoboken, NJ with her amazing husband Brian and baby girl Anna, and cannot wait to ride with you!
Michael Jackson. I also love Ani Difranco, Sara Barielles. Ingrid Michaelson. I can't pick just one.
The new Civil Wars album- I haven't even listened to it yet but cannot wait!
My grandma's cottage in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I love to get up early and sit on the dock, The water is like glass and it's so quiet. It's heaven.
I live in Hoboken so my favorite soulful spot is at the end of Pier 14, overlooking the NYC skyline across the Hudson. A quiet place to gain perspective, I used to journal there every weekend (before I had Anna, that is! Now we just go there and sit with her to enjoy the view).
Really good bourbon. I love Hudson Four Grain, neat, rocks on the side.