Sunday’s Instructor. Meet Earl.

Sunday's Instructor. Meet Earl.
What (if anything) scares you the most about moving to Seattle?

This is the furthest I’ve ever been away from my family. It’s scary to go to a brand new place and star over, not knowing what to expect. I knew I would regret at least not trying, and so far, I could not be any happier with this giant leap of faith.

What are you most excited to explore in Seattle?

HIKING. I want to climb all of the mountains, hills and slopes in the area.

What do you like about being a SoulCycle instructor?

I get to share inspiration with people daily and build a community with like minded individuals. I love music and how it unites people of all cultures, backgrounds and experiences. We create magic in these rooms and get stronger together. That is what I call a dream job.

What made you want to become an instructor?

I honestly would have never pictured myself leading on a podium at SoulCycle. I was working as a journalist in NYC and was not happy with the direction my career was heading. I did not feel fulfilled and was not sure what my next steps should be. I took my first SoulCycle class in 2013 and I remember walking out wondering why I hadn’t discovered it sooner. It was a life changing moment and I became a regular rider from that moment. Switching careers was the scariest and most rewarding risk of my life. I think life is too short to wonder “what if?” and faith should always outshine fear.

What’s the luckiest thing that has happened to you?

I don’t believe in luck because I am firm believer in fate and God-given destiny. I will say that I feel extremely blessed to be a pioneer instructor at SoulCycle in Bellevue. There are no words to describe how incredible this community is.

What passion will follow you throughout your career?

I’m open to whatever at this point. My focus is on creating meaningful experience for each individual that walks into the studio at SoulCycle and anything that comes along with it that will be the added bonus.

What do you read or watch?

I am huge on non-fiction books that detail inspiring stories. I love reading about how people overcame various obstacles in life. One of my favorite books is Sky Lantern. I am a big movie person as well. I don’t really discriminate but I am obsessed with thrillers and detective shows.

What trait do you value most in others?

Kindness. I admire people who put others before themselves.

What food best describes you?

Lasagna. I’ve got a lotta layers.

If you are a trainer, coach, studio owner or in fitness retail, sign up for our SoulCycle ride with Earl on Sunday, February 26 at 2pm to benefit Mary’s Place, a homeless shelter for families. Sign up here: