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Ruth Zukerman is the co-founder of SoulCycle and Flywheel, both wildly successful companies that innovated the studio cycling movement. Ruth pioneered the boutique fitness industry by creating the “studio” with a specific, highly curated offering and a pay per class structure, modeling them after the dance studios she would frequent when she was pursuing her dance career. Over the last decade with these companies, she has come to realize that her passion is greater than simply cycling or fitness. Her mission is to connect people to each other as well as to their own inner strength, and empower them to carry the positive, powerful attitude they have on the bike on into their lives and their careers. She speaks around the country, inspiring people to get unstuck and find new paths and new passion for a successful second, third or even fourth act in their careers. Ruth is following her own advice and left Flywheel at the end of 2018 to pursue her next great adventure. She lives in New York and is very close with her grown daughters. Her memoir, RIDING HIGH: How I Kissed SoulCycle Goodbye, Co-Founded Flywheel, and Built the Life I Always Wanted, was published in October 2018.
When something moves you, consumes you and you just can’t let it go…that’s tru passion. When you realize and accept the fact that it holds a permanent place in your heart and in your life, you have found a tru passion. When your approach to it is filled with so much excitement and energy that there are those moments when it suddenly dawns on you that no matter what iteration it takes, it never ever feels like work.
Attend in-person classes with me at Comeback Cycle.
My passion extends beyond fitness to helping people find their own passions—no matter the stage in life.
Riding High: How I Kissed SoulCycle Goodbye, Co-Founded Flywheel, and Built the Life I Always Wanted