The women of New York City—including Kelly Ripa and Chelsea Clinton—have a cult-like obsession with SoulCycle
. The spinning studios are the brainchild of Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler. Both had careers in the non-fitness world and came up with the idea for SoulCycle because they personally felt something was missing from their workout choices. They've since built quite a community around those 45-minute full body workouts (crunches and arm weights included...while you ride!). With beautiful studios, great customer service and committed teachers, clients feel like they're getting way more than the average spinning class each time. The good news is expansion is in the works! Two new NYC locations and one in Roslyn, NY will be open by the end of the year. And the first Los Angeles studio will open in January 2012, with two more following later in the year.