SoulCycle partnership offers 'intimate group getaways'

Equinox, SoulCycle boycotts will be ineffective: Anthony Scaramucci

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on the backlash facing Equinox and SoulCycle over their owner’s ties to President Trump. Scaramucci also reacts to Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) tweeting out a list of donors to President Trump.

Tens of thousands of people let SoulCycle guide their exercise routines in its candlelit stationary bike classes each month.

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Now, the company is ready to guide their vacations, too.

SoulCycle has partnered with travel company Black Tomato to offer Retreats by SoulCycle, which the companies describe as “intimate group getaways curated to help you reflect, recharge and reconnect with what moves you.”

They’ve already organized one retreat, a trip to Austin and Texas Hill Country, according to the companies’ joint website. The event included “mindfulness meditation, healing workshops, morning movement sessions, SoulCycle classes and s’mores by the campfire.”

Guests on the Retreats by SoulCycle trip to Austin and Texas Hill Country roast marshmallows. (Credit: SoulCycle)


SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan told Forbes that the retreats are designed to be similar to the company’s classes: “physical, musical, emotional and community-based.”

Each retreat is multi-dimensional and offers participants the opportunity to "find their center through one-of-a-kind experiences in amazing destinations — while also connecting with a like-minded community,” Whelan told Forbes. “The experiences are specially curated by our incredible, top instructors and include activities that focus on community building and bonding, movement, nourishing food and, of course, SoulCycle.”

The next retreats will take place in the winter of 2020, Forbes reported. Details on the destinations, lengths and cost haven’t been released yet. Anyone interested can find more details on the Retreats by SoulCycle website.


Guests on the Retreats by SoulCycle trip to Austin and Texas Hill Country pose for a photo. (Credit: SoulCycle)


SoulCycle became the target of a boycott earlier this year when Stephen Ross, the CEO of SoulCycle parent company The Related Companies, hosted a Hamptons fundraiser for President Trump’s re-election campaign.

The first SoulCycle studio opened in 2006. It has grown to more than 90 studios since, and considered an IPO in 2015 before canceling plans to take its stock public. SEC filings at the time showed SoulCycle’s revenue shot up from $36.2 million in 2012 to $112 million in 2014. The company said it had 235,000 unique riders that year.


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Airbnb offers dream stay on the Goodyear Blimp

Airbnb offers college fans sleepover in Goodyear Blimp

Airbnb is partnering with Goodyear to offer college football fans the chance to spend the night in the Goodyear blimp. FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone with more.

For $150 dollars, college football fans will have the chance to spend the night aboard the Goodyear Blimp.

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Airbnb is offering three separate one-night stays from Oct 22-24 in advance of University of Michigan-Notre Dame game on October 26.  Reservations go on sale October 15.

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The Goodyear Blimp began flying over games in 1955 offering aerial coverage for college football and floating above major sporting and entertainment events more than 2,000 times since then.


Included in the Goodyear-Airbnb joint offer is access to the 2.6 football-field-sized hangar, a football lounge, a fully-equipped lakefront tailgate spot, tickets to the University of Michigan  game, and official college football gear.

Goodyear’s newest airship, Wingfoot Two, in Mogadore, Ohio. (Malcolm Porter/WEWS-TV via AP)

Goodyear and Airbnb will be donating $5,000 to the Cotton Bowl Foundation to celebrate this event. The funds are meant to support the organization’s goal of impacting college football players for the better.

Reporting on the Airbnb offering, FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone noted, “the disappointing part of this story is you don’t get to go up in the blimp.”


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Boris Johnson offers UK scientists up to £1bn-worth of overseas aid in bid to tackle climate change – The Sun

BORIS JOHNSON is offering UK scientists up to £1 billion-worth of overseas aid to help tackle climate change.

The PM will unveil new plans for a fund to use taxpayers’ cash to help save the environment at the UN General Assembly in New York.

But in a marked change, scientists will be able to bid for the cash to develop cutting edge technology – rather than the money going straight to NGOs in-country.

One official said: “It’s British aid for British scientists.”

The new ‘clean energy fund’ will be named in honour of British physicist and suffragette Hertha Ayrton.

Her research into the flow of water and air inspired the Ayrton fan used in the trenches in WWI to dispel poison gas.

Scientists will qualify for the cash as long as their work is going towards projects in other parts of the world.

Downing Street said the work could go on…

  • Providing affordable access to electricity to some of the 1 billion who are still off grid
  • Developing battery technology to replace polluting diesel generators and store ‘clean’ energy
  • Designing ‘clean’ stoves like pressure cookers for some of the 2.7 billion who rely on firewood
  • Making low-emission and electric vehicles to cut pollution and make transport greener.

Mr Johnson said: “I have always been deeply optimistic about the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

“If we get this right, future generations will look back on climate change as a problem that we solved by determine

The PM has been a long-term critic of the aid budget – saying it should be put to better use in helping Britain do business and strike trade deals around the world.

In February the then backbencher backed a report which called for Britain to ignore international rules which set strict limits on how the Government can spend the money.

Former Aid Secretary Priti Patel demanded a rule change two years ago when she was told she couldn’t use the aid budget for disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Irma.

The Sun in 2017 revealed the aid budget was being used to help farm coconuts in the Carribean and saving eels in the Phillipines.

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