SoulCycle-Obsessed Kamala Harris Silent on Boycott

Liberals boycott fitness studio over owner’s support for Donald Trump

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August 8, 2019

Notably silent amid the liberal outrage over SoulCycle owner Stephen Ross hosting a fundraiser for Republican President Donald Trump has been Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), who attends classes at the posh fitness studio multiple times a week.

Harris, once heralded as the 2020 "candidate for the SoulCycle moment," said last year that SoulCycle was part of her typical morning routine.

"Usually it’s half an hour on the elliptical or SoulCycle, and on the weekends Soul Survivor [a longer and more intense SoulCycle class]," she told the Cut. She also told the San Francisco Chronicle she "love[s] SoulCycle" because "it’s like going to the club."

Yet amid mass outrage over support for Trump from SoulCycle's owner, Harris has been silent. Her campaign did not respond to inquiries on whether she will continue to attend its classes.

SoulCycle has said it "in no way endorses" the Trump fundraiser, and that Ross "is not involved in the management" of the company, but that hasn’t stopped the backlash from liberal commentators and celebrities.

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said she "will never go there again," and left-wing film producer Michael Moore said he canceled his membership.

Liberal celebrities Chrissy Teigen and Billy Eichner also both said they would no longer attend classes at SoulCycle.

It is unclear exactly how much money Harris has spent on SoulCycle classes over the years.

Though Moore pledged to cancel his SoulCycle membership, the company actually doesn't offer them. Customers can either buy entry to single classes for around $30, or get discounts by bundling—the most cost-effective package currently offered is 50 classes for $3,500.

Former first lady Michelle Obama, who was known to take Secret Service along with her to SoulCycle, also is yet to comment.