How One Rider's SOUL Journey Led Her to New York Fashion Week
oronto rider Haley Rudolph started her SOUL journey in Toronto, and soon found her self walking the runway at New York Fashion Week. Read her story, ahead.
It’s hard to describe how Ty and SOUL have changed my perspective. The classes were a safe space for me to let go and push my body to its limits. It was because of these classes that I reached a level of peace with my body. I became less focused on what I disliked about it, and more amazed and grateful for what it could do. Each class was a competition — not against the other riders, but against myself — and Ty would never let me forget that. Ty pushes each of us to challenge ourselves to reach our personal bests every class. I remember telling Ty, “You are transformative. Thank you for making me feel like an athlete.” Today, I may not have a six-pack — which I am fully okay with — but I can keep up with the strongest riders. I’m proud of the hard work I’ve put in and am motivated to keep improving.
*sentimental post alert* 6 months ago I struggled (basically sat) through 60 minutes in the toughest spin class I'd ever attended with a particularly sassy instructor ????. I struggled to even try to keep up a beat. That day, a fire was lit under my ????, a passion was found, and I kept up with it. Today I hit ???? rides and slayed the podium, even if I almost collapsed after getting off the bike ???? To the beautiful human who brings me to #Tyland every week, made me do a #NYFW catwalk in the middle of class today ????????♀️, and who always pushes me to surpass my expectations, I hope you know how grateful I am for you. To my #Soulfam, I'm so thankful @soulcycle brought us together--you guys inspire me and I feed off your energy every class ✨ I've finally realized... you do not need to have a six pack to be an athlete. Thank you @soulcycle @tyrelldesean #SoulKING