At SoulCycle, we believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to feel like the best version of themselves. We provide a sanctuary where people can come as they are, unplug from their daily lives and experience the transformation that happens inside our studios. We feel it is our responsibility to extend this philosophy into communities and to individuals that may not have direct access to that opportunity, which is why we launched our SoulScholars program in 2015. This 12-week program brings the joy of movement and benefits of fitness, along with the motivational and inspirational messaging from our instructors to underserved adolescents in New York, Chicago, D.C., and Los Angeles.

We work with a number of local schools and educational partners to run our program, which is free for all participants. Students attend classes twice a week and throughout the program participate in health, nutrition and job readiness workshops. We provide them with transportation, complimentary classes, all necessary workout gear, and healthy snacks, so all they have to focus on is showing up and being ready to bring the best version of themselves to class that day.

We are inspired by the opportunity to bring fitness, nutrition and wellness programs to kids in cities across the country. For more information, please email


SoulScholars participate in our signature 45-minute SoulCycle classes twice a week during the program. Riding as part of our pack, they are welcomed into our community and they grow stronger, more confident and more motivated with every pedal stroke..


In addition to riding at SoulCycle, our Scholars attend workshops in nutrition, overall wellness, job readiness and college preparation. Each workshop is led by a SoulCycle employee with proficiency in these areas. We encourage an open dialog so Scholars can ask questions that help us tailor these sessions to meet the Scholars’ needs.

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We are grateful for support for our SoulScholars program. One hundred percent of all donations will be used to support the development of additional opportunities and growth of our program. Your funds will enable more students to participate in the program and ride in more studios.

SoulScholars is a project of the New Venture Fund (NVF), created in partnership with SoulCycle. NVF is a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs.