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 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. John Lennon said “Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans”. Everything she was working on came to a sudden halt when the pandemic hit the US in March 2020. Refusing to abandon her community she came up with her latest venture, tru community (tru-community.com) as a way to keep her 20 year and still growing following connected virtually. Through fitness classes, seminars and discussions on health and wellness she and her team encourage sharing thoughts by providing a safe space in which to do it. Ruth 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.Read more Read less
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