Our ‘In My Gym Bag’ feature is one of our readers’ favorites when it comes to fitness, and we love this version from the queens of cycling themselves, Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, co-founders of SoulCycle. SoulCycle has transformed the way so many of us workout and we love the turn toward a more mindful mind-body experience the studios have inspired across the board.
Pick up tips and top picks from Elizabeth and Julie below and join us all month inside each Pressed Juicery location for a sweepstakes and celebration of wellness – including a year’s worth of juices and a ten-class pass to a SoulCycle near you!
Moment I fell in love with fitness:
Julie: During a spin class in LA when time disappeared and I had my first “aha!” moment.
Elizabeth: On the bike.
5 things always in my gym bag:
Julie: Socks, bottle of water, dry change of clothes, a banana and face wipes
Elizabeth: Cycling shoes, perfume, bra, tank, tights
Fave fitnesswear brands:
Julie: SoulCycle, Stella McCartney
Elizabeth: SoulCycle, Under Armor, Sweaty Betty
Favorite time of day for a class:
On my workout playlist:
Elizabeth: I leave that to the professionals!
Gear that changed my practice:
Julie: Lululemon run inspire
Elizabeth: a bike!
On my feet:
Julie: Adidas high tops
Favorite way to hydrate:
Favorite post-workout fuel:
Julie: Banana, egg white omelette
When I’m not spinning I like to…
Julie: Shop online, see art, go to Broadway show
Elizabeth: Do yoga
What I wear when I’m feeling adventurous:
Elizabeth: Hiking boots
Most unexpected item in my gym bag:
Julie: An Elsa doll (my 4-year old daughter’s)
Elizabeth: I use my purse….no gym bag!
I stay inspired by...
Julie: Spending time with my husband
Elizabeth: “The pack”
Craziest gear I own:
Julie: Zip up Y3 silver hoodie and harem pants
Elizabeth: I’ve tried every gimmick – too many to say
Must-have studio tool:
Julie: Indoor cycling shoes
To stay organized on the go:
Julie: Clean out bag every day, pack night before
Elizabeth: Keep it simple
Braids or pony:
My best gym-to-street tips:
Julie: Tom Ford perfume, Moroccan Oil for sleek post-pony, great coat to throw over tights and sneakers
Elizabeth: A good jacket and eau de something – have to smell good! (S. Maria Novella – orange blossom water)