Amy Hochhauser is the Co-Founder and CEO of JoyRide Cycling + Fitness with six (6) locations in CT and TX, 100+ instructors and staff and approximately $5 million in annual revenue. JoyRide has been named Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut and Best of San Antonio for its athletic, fun and JOYful cycling classes.
Amy holds a BA with highest honors from Lehigh University where she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa, and a JD from NYU School of Law. Amy started her career as an attorney in NYC with Chadbourne & Parke, LLC, followed by eight years as Director of Business Development for American Lawyer Media (ALM), where she was responsible for strategic partnerships and digital marketing initiatives. Amy is committed to giving back, serving as Vice President and Board Member for The RMH Foundation, a family foundation focused on education and human rights.
As a “recovering” attorney living in NYC, Amy was balancing the demands of raising young children with her desire to create a fulfilling career doing something she loved. To channel her energy, she began practicing yoga, taking indoor cycling and studying meditation. She quickly realized that these disciplines had a tremendous positive influence on her ability to manage stress and physical pain. After moving to Westport in 2009, she sought a fitness community to help her continue her mind-body journey. While she found places to practice yoga, she couldn’t find a JOYFUL place to take an indoor cycling class. And then it clicked. She could combine her love of fitness, belief in the power of the mind-body connection, and her passion for business into a new career. And with that, JoyRide was born!
Amy is most proud of JoyRide’s strong brand culture and authentic community vibe that connects with clients from ages 13-80 in all shapes and sizes. In fact, Good Morning America recently called JoyRide one of the most inclusive fitness studios in America. Amy lives in Westport, Connecticut with her husband and two teenage sons.