Episode from the podcastRepeat Customer

How Flywheel Upcycled Boutique Fitness and At-home Classes

Released Monday, 15th July 2019
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When SoulCycle co-founder Ruth Zukerman abruptly left her groundbreaking boutique fitness company, the question became whether she could strike gold a second time with a similar spin class concept called Flywheel Sports. But then the challenge doubled when Peloton entered the market with a radical new at-home fitness option.

Zukerman describes the early days of boutique fitness and how her continued emphasis on the customer experience paid off for Flywheel. Stacey Artandi Seldin explains the integral role technology played in that success. Matt O'Connor outlines Flywheel's adoption of the latest trend: at-home streaming fitness classes. And fitness industry analyst Dana Macke provides an overview of how fitness has moved from big box gyms, to boutique studios, to interactive classes in our homes, and what lies beyond.