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SoulCycle Founder Was Told 'Spinning Is Dead'

Glamour magazine EIC Cindi Leive and SoulCycle founder Elizabeth Cutler, via Getty
Glamour magazine EIC Cindi Leive and SoulCycle founder Elizabeth Cutler, via Getty

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When you're venturing out from the norm in any way, whether it's acting on a business idea or changing brands of peanut butter, you're going to have to deal with nay-sayers. But, thankfully for all the SoulCycle freaks out there, co-owner Elizabeth Cutler wasn't about to let that deter her, as she explained during a panel hosted by Glamour magazine at 92Y last night:

"I actually have this good friend of ours who, right as SoulCycle was starting, sort of took me aside and said 'Elizabeth, don't you know spinning is dead?'"

Now, that's a well-deserved "I told you so" moment.—Erika Graham

Update: An earlier version of this story reported that Culter's friend told her that "spinning is gay." Our reporter misheard Culter. The actual quote is, "Elizabeth, don't you know spinning is dead?"
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