Harvey Spevak

Executive Chairman + Managing Partner

Harvey Spevak Zell lurie Institute University of Michigan Ross

Harvey Spevak is the Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of Equinox Group – a high-growth collective of the world’s most influential and differentiated lifestyle brands. Grounded in his vision to empower people to maximize their potential and their lives, Mr. Spevak is responsible for fueling continued success, building long-term strategy and identifying growth opportunities for Equinox Group’s portfolio of brands including Equinox, Equinox Hotels, SoulCycle, Precision Run, Blink Fitness, Furthermore, PROJECT by Equinox, E by Equinox, Pure Yoga, Equinox Explore, and Variis by Equinox.

Since 1999, Mr. Spevak has led the creative vision and strategic growth for Equinox – transforming four NYC fitness clubs into a global lifestyle brand and THE authority on high-performance living. In 2000, he led a management buyout of Equinox to two private equity firms, North Castle Partners and J.W. Childs. In 2006, he partnered with Related Principles to acquire and secure a significant minority investment from global consumer-focused private equity firm Catterton in 2017.

Under Harvey’s leadership, the company acquired SoulCycle in May 2011 with only six locations, having since grown its thriving community to nearly 100 studios globally today. In the same year, Mr. Spevak launched Blink Fitness, a premium and value-oriented fitness brand with over 100 locations now open or in development in the U.S., and the first American outpost of Pure Yoga, Asia’s premiere yoga studio.

In 2019, Equinox opened its first US iteration of its most exclusive offering E by Equinox, first stand-alone Precision Run studio, co-working venture Industrious at Equinox, bespoke travel experiences Equinox Explore, and the Group formalized its venture arm, Equinox Ventures. That summer, the brand celebrated its 100th club milestone at the iconic Hudson Yards location, followed by the unveiling of Equinox Hotels’ first property in the same neighborhood. Conceived to offer an entirely new luxury hospitality experience to meet the needs of the high-performance traveler, Equinox Hotels is poised for category disruption with plans to open 50 new properties over the next 10 years.