In honor of our co-founders Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power’s new book, The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($12), we’re running an interview series featuring 17 questions (to parallel the book’s 17 chapters) about the work lives of inspirational female leaders who are at the top of their fields. We last spoke with inspiring entrepreneur Rian Buckley. This week, a creative co-founder is sharing how she turned a simple need into an empowering business—meet Ruth Zukerman, co-founder and creative director at Flywheel Sports.
For most of us, just waking up every day and getting to work on time is a daily struggle, but we all know perfecting your morning routine is the secret to a happier, more productive day. Don't believe us? Just ask Ruth Zukerman. In just five years, the fearless co-founder and creative director of Flywheel Sports built an entire industry around it, empowering others to get up and ride to change their lives.
The leading fitness instructor and indoor cycling pioneer has become an unstoppable force in the boutique fitness space. The secret to her success? Fun. Zukerman fused her background in dance and exercise physiology to make fitness so enjoyable, you don't even realize you're working out. Since the Manhattan flagship launched in February 2010, Flywheel has opened another 36 studios across the U.S.; more are planned for later in the year. It seems there really is no stopping this multitasking mompreneur who continues to teach several sold-out classes every week. Now that's motivation.
Ready to tap into her driven psyche and inspire some of your own? Take note of Zukerman's inspiring routines for career success.