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Talking Top Tens: Stacey Griffith

Senior Master Instructor, SoulCycle

08.26.14

SoulCycle’s ultimate Senior Master Instructor, Stacey Griffith, has been hailed as a “miracle worker” by her cult-like band of indoor cyclists, as well as the press. A transplant from Los Angeles, Stacey’s motivational coaching style is uniquely her own, combining a passion for dance, athleticism and mind-blowing music—all set to the beat of her voice. Because of her extraordinary teaching and coaching skills, Stacey has become known as an inspirational fitness guru leading her to be featured in media outlets such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Self and more. She has motivated a loyal and dedicated following over the years as well, including many celebrity riders like Madonna, Chelsea Clinton, Deepak Chopra, Kelly Ripa, Molly Sims, Nicole Kidman and Hillary Swank. Follow SoulCycle on Twitter and Instagram for your daily dose spin-spiration! 

And more with Stacey Griffith…

Your biggest fashion faux pas, or a regrettable purchase:

A neon Nevica Puffy Coat from the 80s.

Your current Netflix addiction:

Orange is the New Black.

Your greatest achievement:

Being a founding instructor at SoulCycle.

What do you love most about your work?

I never feel like I’m going to work.

Go-to workout song on your most recent playlist:

Any Madonna that gets me or my class going.

Your motto in life:

Be Nice. Work Hard. Take Naps.

At 9 a.m. each day, you are…

Coaching on the Upper East Side.

A secret talent we should know about:

I can stay under water for 2 minutes.

You decompress each day by:

Napping for 20 minutes with the ringer off.

Your (real life) hero:

My 95 year old Grandmother, Stella. She owned her own real estate business until she was 85; she taught me my work ethic. And my Mom for raising me as a single mother who worked full time and provided for the two of us.