Meet Melanie Whelan: 39 years old and steering SoulCycle to Victory

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Founded in 2006 with a mission to bring joy to fitness, SoulCycle is a rapidly growing lifestyle brand that empowers riders and offers an immersive fitness experience.

SoulCycle introduced the innovative model of boutique cardio fitness to the marketplace and reinvented indoor cycling.  The SoulCycle experience is a high energy, results-oriented, community based workout.

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In 2015 the company appointed Melanie Whelan as its CEO.  Building a company means investing in staff so that they can succeed.  Whelan believes that great leaders are great listeners.  Under her leadership, SoulCycle opened its 58th location in February of this year.

When asked if she always knew she would be running a company someday Whelan replied, “My father was as entrepreneur.  I wouldn’t say I knew I would end up here but it’s something I’ve had in my head since growing up. (Fortune online)

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