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 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!