Every since the founder of Indoor Cycling Magazine got threatened by Stephanie Delis, a SoulCycle manager in Vancouver, BC, we started to see the connection between the skull & crossbones which is a SoulCycle symbol.
SoulCycle rooms are hot and sweaty. The music is deafening, and it’s almost pitch-black. Spinning may sound easy—it’s only riding a bike, after all—but you rarely get to sit in the seat, or “saddle,” as they call it; your body hovers over the bike like a jockey on a horse. After 45 minutes of this, things start to get weird. It’s like a Native American sweat lodge: everyone is in a stunned, near-hallucinatory state,
On the topic of hallucinatory state and SoulCycle staff. They must be in a hallucinatory state when we witness how they treat leaders in Indoor Cycling community.
We at IndoorCycling.ca, who are considered “Social Influencers” and even leaders in the Indoor Cycling World and also own @IndoorCycling for Instagram and Twitter with 1000s of followers, plus, over 3000 followers on Facebook. And. We can’t forget Pinterest (again @IndoorCycling)
Stephanie Delis, a SoulCycle manager in Vancouver, BC threatened and banned the founder of Indoor Cycling Magazine (Johnny Zakharia) from attending classes for writing an honest review. which is crazy. Were you aware of that in the past SoulCycle banned one of the top fitness leaders in USA?
His name is Joey Gonzalez. Here is the story which Indoor Cycling Magazine published.
What do children think when they see Soulcycle “cult members” wearing skull and crossbones?
Their mother taught them that it means poison, or death. However. Soulcycle confuses these children into thinking that Soulcycle members are poison or hazardous.
However. Soul Cycle says that it just means one is a “bad ass”. Even if that is the case, do we need to encourage kids to be “bad asses”? According to Dictionary.com a “bad ass”
After learning all this anyone will agree that a developing child to see clothing with skull and crossbones can lead to many negative effects.
According to Wikipedia:
A skull and crossbones is a symbol consisting of a human skull and two long bones crossed together under or behind the skull. The design originates in the Late Middle Ages as a symbol of death and especially as a memento mori on tombstones.
In modern contexts, it is generally used as a hazard symbol that warns of danger, usually in regard to poisonous substances, such as deadly chemicals.
It even gets worse for SoulCycle. In Canada the government founded the “Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System” (WHMIS) which is Canada’s national hazard communication standard. Under that system a skull and crossbones means “can cause death or toxicity”
Just recently the founder of Indoor Cycling Magazine experienced hazardous and toxic conduct from SoulCycle Management
Ever since we heard the heavy-handed action when a soul cycle studio banned a top fitness leader because they were afraid of losing customers, many of us stopped visiting SoulCycle.
However. Soulcycle did again. Within hours of Indoor Cycling Magazine broke the story that their Vancouver location has the cheaper bikes without computers, the founder received a threatening phone call from an “anonymous” number from the manager of Soulcycle vancouver threatening the founder of Indoor Cycling Magazine. The manager was so angry that she left the threatening message on the voicemail, how unprofessional and mean.
That is why we need to support our community centers who offer Indoor Cycling classes.
You may also recall that recently we wrote that their are mixed reviews about SoulCycle coming to Vancouver. Such as the 30 dollars classes and cult like activities.
We also spoke to business owners in Yaletown who told us that it is “crazy” to pay about 30 dollars for a 45 minute class. If you make that 3 classes a week that gets expensive. More than a monthly car payment, and there is no equity being accumulated.
As such. Were you are that TEEN VOGUE also wrote about the adverse effects that Soulcycle might have on teens? We quote Teen Vogue:
One final troublesome fact is that SoulCycle Vancouver decided to deprive customers of a very important and helpful feature which is the computer that is supposed to come with their bikes. We repeat. Indoor Cycling Magazine broke the story. That SoulCycle Vancouver bikes have NO COMPUTERS.
To conclude. Indoor Cycling Magazine and 1000’s recommend that you support small Indoor Cycling Studios.
(If you want to read more. Below is more info on the features of the bike that SOULCYCLE bikes in Vancouver DO NOT HAVE. For all the money you pay for one class, why did Soulcycle not offer these features? No soul?)
Here is the info about the computers that usually come with the STAGES bikes but for some reason, SoulCycle Yaletown choose not to include them. Why?
This is what is SUPPOSED to come with the STAGES BIKES that SoulCycle has in Yaletown. It is called the STAGES Power Console. But Soulcycle decided to go with the cheaper option. This is what YOU WON’T SEE:
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We encourage you to contact Stephanie Delisi, the Soul Cycle Manager at Yaletown, and ask her why did they pick the cheaper option when they know that Yaletown is known for high quality and the latest technology. [email protected]
Indoor Cycling Magazine tried to contact Stephanie Delisi, the Soul Cycle Manager at Yaletown for a reply, but we guess that Indoor Cycling Magazine was unworthy of a reply. Was it because we don’t promote their 30 dollar classes. OR because we revealed that their bikes have no computers which usually come with STAGES bikes, however they choose not to include them? If we are wrong let us know, here is her email [email protected]
We also reached out to the Soulcycle management to request a conversation regarding SoulCycle coming to Vancouver. We sent emails to a senior SoulCycle manager called Mia Jacobs. And you betcha, we experienced the same hallucinatory state. Mia Jacobs, acted like a cult-member, and was afraid to communicate with Indoor Cycling Magazine. Which we, and many, thought was strange, anti-social and weird. However, when we told Ms. Jacobs that we plan to write about SoulCycle a few days later we got an email from Julie D’Uva and Carolyn Beaudry, from ASC Public Relations, who handle Soulcycle public relations company who offered to answer questions; but, did not answer one question. Which was consistent with the description of a cultic, hallucinatory, movement.