Earl Benjamin was born and raised in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. When he left for New York City as a teenager, his plan was to pursue a career in journalism. Everything changed, however, when a friend took him to a SoulCycle fitness class. After that day, Earl changed his entire career trajectory to become a SoulCycle instructor and help people rather than being stuck behind a desk. Here’s how a simple workout class changed one man’s entire outlook on life.