SoulCycle Superstar Stacey Griffith’s Spiritual Spin on Healthy Living
Fitness is a theme, of course. But her many fans (and there are many) wouldn’t be surprised by the fact that she gets the most excited when talking about what motivates her—and how she then uses that supercharged stamina to motivate others.
“I care about every person’s experience in every situation,” she says. “I watch out for people as a general rule. It’s who I am.”
Griffith’s book is no fairy tale, either. It gets gritty about her past personal struggles—from drug problems to career stumbles—while painting a picture of how each failure drove her to succeed, both on and off the bike.
Here’s how the celebrity Soul instructor lives well—from spirituality to Skinny Pop.
How Does Stacey Griffith Live a Nutritious Life?
Your go-to workday lunch? Sweet potato, avocado, baby greens, one sunny side egg on top.
What’s the one food you always have in your fridge? Blueberries and Bai Bubbles.
The one food you’d never buy? Liver, ew.
The snack you always have with you when traveling? Skinny Pop popcorn, plain flavor.
Your favorite food indulgence? Too many to list: PIZZA, Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding, Bill’s Birthday Cakes.
How often do you exercise, and what’s your workout of choice? I teach 18 classes a week. After running around the floor, I have little energy for myself on the weekends to ride at SoulCycle, but I also love cross-training and doing Michelle Brugal’s studio workouts. Rumble is super fun, XPT training when I can get to it. And surfing now that summer is here and my ocean fear has passed…and lot’s of SUP boarding!
What’s your go-to tool for managing stress? Listening to Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle’s Youtube’s. They’re the best.
How do you pamper yourself when you need it? Facials at Tracy Martin, massages with Makaila and Lisa Hoffman, and baths with my spiritual bath salts SBbySG…coming soon in June!!
Do you have a favorite health gadget? I’m a gadget girl but not for health. I find them to sometimes to be disappointing. When you think you killed it and it says, “eh… you only burned 200.” I think we’ve gotten to the age where you rely on a gadget to gauge your performance, and sometimes it’s more rewarding to just know in your gut you really had a fantastic training session. It’s crazy how many people are addicted to that little thing. I personally think they get in the way and can be very distracting in a dark room.
Which healthy habit do you wish you had more time for? Working out. I’m so tired from my job, I don’t have the energy for myself. I give it to all of my students every day, 900 classes a year.
Meditation or massage? Massage.
A hot shower or a soothing bath? Bath.
Almond butter or peanut butter? Almond.
Coffee or tea? Coffee.
A long run outside or a dark spin class? Spin class.