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FITNESS SPOTLIGHT: Durrell Brown

November 12, 2015

 

MEDIA PRINCE: When did you begin in the world of fitness?

I begin my lifestyle change to live a healthier and fitness focused life in 2008. 

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What made you want to begin in fitness?

In the summer of 2008, I made a (promise) with myself to running a mile, a day, 

everyday. I kept my word.  Also, changing up some of my eating patterns.  So no 

chips/goodies, only drink water, and nothing fried.  By the end of the summer that 

commitment proved many results.  So after seeing the results of just committing to a 

healthier lifestyle for those three months it made me want to continue on with it.  Like 

any human being when we see the results it inspires and motivates us to do more. 

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What inspired you to begin to help others in their fitness journey?

Along the way in my own fitness journey many people(Friends, strangers, family 

members) would reach out to me for advice asking how I am sticking with the journey or 

simply inquiring  how they too could change their bodies which in return changes your 

life.  It’s a lifestyle change.  You have to commit to changing your WHOLE life, or else it’ll 

be a diet.  Here today gone tomorrow (get it DIE-t).  

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What is your motto?

Small decisions lead to big change.  

 

MEDIA PRINCE: You have your own personal gym?

Presently, I do not have my own personal gym.  Currently working out at the gym in my 

residential building. 

 

MEDIA PRINCE: How did your journey to SoulCycle come about?

I found SoulCycle about a year ago through a wonderful friend.  She mentioned that her 

and I should take a class  with her friend who was the Instructor.at the West Hollywood 

studio. My first ride was so magical I had to keep going back.  Until it got to a point 

where I felt the most liberated when being clipped in on the bike at SoulCycle.  That’s 

when I knew I had to do this for a living.  I too wanted others to feel that freeness.

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What is Soulcycle?

SoulCycle is 45 min unique cycling experience.  My classes’ area high-octane, spirit-

lifting, love and motivation infused celebration of life and the opportunity to seize your 

control, your health, your dreams.  Come ride! 

 

MEDIA PRINCE: How do people join you on your fit experience?

Make a yes decision today to live a healthier lifestyle.  It looks different for everyone.  It 

could simply be someone taking the stairs rather than the escalator.   Or someone 

commits to only bake his or her foods.  Whatever the decisions is commit to it and 

watch it push you to big change.  

 

 

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What are ways people can get up and get active without feeling like their 

body is being over worked?

One easy way to get up and active is doing an activity or workout you enjoy.  If you love 

doing it; it will then not feel like you are being over worked but just something that is 

fun and enjoyable.  If you love to dance, take a dance class, if you love boxing, take a 

boxing class.  We have to get back to the things we love. 

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What advice do you give the person that wants to work out but does not 

have the willpower?

You have to want better for yourself.  If not, you will stay in a lazy mindset and be 

unmotivated.  A person who wants better for at some point makes a decision to do 

better.  Like I said, it all starts with a small decision that then leads to big change.  

Commit today.  

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What advice do you have for the young man that wants to follow in your 

footsteps?

BE You. We have so much to offer the world when we simply are us and share it.  That’s 

how it was designed to be.  

 

MEDIA PRINCE: How can people become your clients?

If someone is interested in coming to an upcoming class of mine they can do so at soul-

cycle.com/DC or through the soulcycle app.

 

MEDIA PRINCE: Do you have a facebook, instagram, and website?

Facebook, Instagram, and twitter handle is @DurrellBrown

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What are your prices?

I’m free.  However, the class price for soulcycle in DC is $20 for your first ride and then 

$30 per class.  

 

MEDIA PRINCE: What is next for Durrell Brown and his brand?

Not sure what else is to come.  I am so present at the moment.  Living for now.  I am in 

the process of writing a book that I would like to have completed by Spring/Summer 

2016.

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