This year Robb O’Hagan’s book, Extreme You: Bring All of You to All You Do, will be published, and cycling chain SoulCycle, in which Equinox Holdings owns a 97 percent stake, will hold an IPO.
- 01 What are you reading?
Originals by Adam Grant. It has brilliant and surprising insights into how nonconformists shape the world.
- 02 Favorite city?
London. I spent 10 years of my childhood there, and I love the cool juxtaposition between the history and tradition and today’s modern, diverse economy.
- 03 How often do you travel?
Almost half the year.
- 04 Do you ﬂy private or commercial?
Mainly commercial, sometimes private. I’m an aircraft geek. The [Airbus] A380 is my preferred ride, but I am jonesing to try the new Air New Zealand Dreamliner when I go home this summer.
- 05 What do you never travel without?
My workout gear. The thought of being stuck in a great city and not being able to run around it ﬁlls me with terror.
- 06 What’s your investment philosophy?
Slow and steady wins the race.
- 07 Best investing tip?
Work with an advisor you really trust. Investing well requires expertise.
- 08 Your worst business mistake?
Joining Atari. I hate video games—it was just a really bad ﬁt. But I have no regrets. Sometimes the bad extremes help you understand where you thrive.
- 9 The biggest challenge you’ve had to overcome?
Giving birth to three kids, over four years, in three different states, across two companies and jobs.
- 10 Favorite movie?
Amadeus. The crazy, creative genius of Mozart has always inspired me.
- 11 TV show?
Modern Family. All of team Robb O’Hagan watch it together.
- 12 Beer, wine or spirits?
New Zealand white wines—best sauvignon blancs in the world.
- 13 Favorite restaurant?
Sunda in Chicago. Great food and an awesome atmosphere for a big group.
- 14 Your watch?
Apple Watch. I love it for the notiﬁ cations, the ﬁ tness tracking and the fact that it has my air-line boarding passes on it. I’m dying to get the Hermès version.
- 15 Favorite outﬁt?
A ﬂoor-length red Alexander McQueen gown that I just adore.
- 16 What do you drive?
BMW 5-Series, but I want the new Tesla SUV.
- 17 Favorite workout?
Running. It’s the most inspiring time of my day.
- 18 Best health advice?
Stop thinking about ﬁthing into your skinny jeans and start thinking about your body as the awe-some, powerful, beautiful machine that it is.
- 19 Favorite philanthropy?
I work to get at-risk youth into physical activity through the Women’s Sports Foundation. And I’m deeply focused on getting rid of cancer. Cycle for Survival is a giant indoor cycling event we host at Equinox with Memorial Sloan Kettering.
- 20 How would you like to be remembered?
As the most badass mom on the planet.
This article originally appeared in the February/March 2016 issue of Worth.