SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice met in New York City and were determined to find an alternative to the fitness routines that felt like work. Combining inspirational coaching with high-energy music, the pair designed a workout that benefits the mind and body. SoulCycle trains world-class instructors to teach the SoulCycle method which engages and empowers riders in a way that leaves them mentally and physically stronger than when they arrived. Now, SoulCycle is leading the fitness revolution with people everywhere demanding the Soul experience. Since 2006, when Julie and Elizabeth opened their first studio on the Upper West Side, SoulCycle has opened 45+ locations nationwide, with plans to open 50-60 studios worldwide by 2016. Riders of all ages have responded to the SoulCycle cardio party with approximately 20,000 people riding at SoulCycle every week.