A woman is suing SoulCycle after a particularly intense workout at the popular cycling chain allegedly sent her to the hospital.

According to TMZ, the woman, Kaila Cashman, claims that during her first ever SoulCycle class at the Rye Brook, NY location back in 2014, the instructor kept increasing the torque on her bike and instructed her to keep pedaling.

After the workout, Cashman says, she felt sick and went to the hospital. She was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, which is a condition that leads to the rapid breakdown of muscle tissue. (After some intensive medical research searching on Google, I have confirmed that intense exercise can be a cause of rhabdomyolysis.)


Cashman is suing SoulCycle for causing her to be permanently injured, both mentally and physically.

Yikes. Be careful exercising out there, folks. Maybe we should all just stay home and eat pizza instead.