We live in bodies. So the moments we take them to the edges of physical capability can be powerful and revealing—moments that can radically distill a sense of who we are, what we're about, and what deserves our attention and energy. This in mind, Christine D'Ercole and I dreamed up a climactic way to welcome the New Year at Peloton Cycle. Part solemnization, part sweat fest, and inspired by Coach Jim Caldwell's version of SISU, we led a pack of riders in-studio and around the world on to articulate and embody intentions for the year ahead. #DreamRide2015. The best part? You can join in. I AM grounded in gratitude and joy. I CAN dwell in possibility. I WILL honor my wildest dreams. I DO creative, life-stirring work. And you? Happy New Year. Take Wing.
I am a hedonist when it comes to fitness, food, and my city. I work out because I love the feeling: power, endorphins, productive pain. I see movement as celebration and therapy, and food as art and love. New York City chants along generously to this kind of hedonism. There’s an energy on this island that unites body, mind, and spirit at a brilliant pulse. Here are some stories from that rhythm.