December 2016

Stacey Griffith of Soul Cycle:
Best Health and Fitness Tips from Celebrity Spin Guru

SoulCycle, the now-famous workout where spinning meets spiritual enlightenment, has a ton of celebrity followers including Nicole Kidman and Brooke Shields. It’s always difficult to get into one of Stacey’s classes, but we were lucky enough to steal a few minutes with the popular instructor! Keep reading for some of the talented trainer’s thoughts on the worlds of beauty and working out.

Melissa Meyers: In terms of exercise, what is a nice complement to spinning?
Stacey Griffith: Power walking and swimming.

MM: What do you like to wear when cycling?
SG: I’m weird about what I wear to ride in. I usually wear Free City’s SoulCycle bra and tank top. It is a little on the hot side, but I love to sweat!

MM: What do you eat for breakfast?
SG: I am a big sucker for a bowl of cereal in the morning! I love granola, fruit and skim milk, but if I’m running behind I’ll usually grab a low sugar-content protein bar. Cliff [bars] in any flavor are tasty and filling!

MM: What do you eat before and after a workout?
SG: I actually very rarely work out for myself, because I teach 18 classes a week. However, I try to eat half of a protein bar before, and a balanced meal afterward. (It doesn’t always line up balanced!)

MM: Favorite workout music?
SG: I love all music! All of the playlists in my classes are mixed by my girlfriend, and I love all of the music she chooses: hip-hop, dance, electronic, deep house, etc.

MM: Must-have beauty products?
SG: Oil of Olay. (My grandma Stella’s favorite)

MM: What is your post-workout beauty routine?
SG: Shower and, if there is time, a long spiritual bath with candles and Epsom salts!

MM: Which celebs work out at SoulCycle?
SG: A LOT!

MM: What do you drink to stay hydrated?
SG: My GrifFiT Green Juice, bottled at East Hampton Gourmet on Newton Lane (by the EH studio, [containing] green apple, kale, celery, cucumber, lemon). Phytonutrient heaven!

STACEY GRIFFITH is a 15-year veteran and AFAA and ISSA-certified personal trainer who combines dancing, athleticism, mind-blowing music, and spirituality in her unique SoulCycle® full-body workout. She studied Ashtanga Yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Joyce in India, and was one of Schwinn Cycling’s first master presenters. Stacey has inspired a loyal following, including celebrity students Kelly Ripa, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Brooke Shields, and Kim Raver. Stacey is a fitness expert for Brooke Shields’ Colgate Total Healthy Upgrade team, is based in New York City, and spends her summers in the Hamptons.SoulCycle’s studios attract everyone from editors, celebrities, and socialites, to outdoor cyclists and fitness enthusiasts. Brooke Shields, Kelly Ripa, Anderson Cooper, Jeff Probst, Kyra Sedgwick, Edie Falco, Katie Lee, Tory Burch, Kevin Bacon, and Jane Krakowski are just a few of the familiar faces in the studios.
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One Response to “Stacey Griffith of Soul Cycle:
Best Health and Fitness Tips from Celebrity Spin Guru”
  1. Helen says:

    Enjoyed the article. From Orange County California.