Jenny Gaither is one of my favorite SoulCycle instructors in the Bay Area. Her class was the first class I ever took and I have been drinking the Kool-Aide ever since. I love her anecdotes, her energy and all of the positive change she brings to the world around her. I have never left her class not feeling empowered and like I wasn’t able to conquer the world (the last part was taken from a mantra my grandfather gave me last week).

At the risk of sounding stereotypical, I have a lot of epiphanies at SoulCycle. Actually, I have a lot of epiphanies a lot of the time – running, walking down the stairs at work, hiking – so this isn’t that uncommon. I realized I wanted to be part of something that was empowering others to become the very best version of themselves.

Suddenly in class one day, Jenny mentioned that she had a non-profit, Movemeant Foundation. I immediately had to be a creep after class and ask her all about it and if she would be featured on AGIT since she is a cool person doing an incredibly cool, positive thing for young girls.

I never really talk about it, but I was a coach for Girls on the Run my senior year in college. I loved sharing my love of running with these little girls and watching how fitness made them feel better about themselves. Movemeant Foundation definitely tugged at my heartstrings. I am so excited to share my interview with Jenny today and hope you leave feeling as inspired by her as I am.

Read the full interview here.