Motivational speaker, Peloton instructor, Founder of S.P.E.A.K. and newly minted author, Tunde Oyeneyin, has quickly become a household name over the last couple of years, developing a global audience who have been moved by her mission to inspire and believe that anything is possible. In 2022, Tunde will release her debut memoir-manifesto-guide to life Speak: Find Your Voice, Trust Your Gut, and Get From Where You Are to Where You Want To Be (Avid Press/Simon & Schuster), an empowering look into how she transformed grief, setbacks, and flaws into growth, self-confidence and triumph. Speak debuted at #1 on Amazon’s Movers and Shakers new releases category on the very first day it was available for pre-order and will be available on May 3, 2022.
Over the past two years, Tunde rose to fame on Peloton’s platform as her dedicated fan base would clip into their bikes and listen to words of encouragement and “Tunde-isms,” while pushing themselves to their limits both on and off the bike. From addressing human rights and racial injustice, to advocating the importance of “Soul Care,” Tunde’s rides quickly became among the most sought-after classes. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Tunde helmed the “Speak Up Ride” in June 2020 to promote change and remind people of their power and freedom to find their voices and speak up. Over 20,000 riders tuned in live, the equivalent of filling Madison Square Garden in New York City.
In March 2022, she added podcast host to her resume with Peloton’s debut podcast, “Peloton Presents: Fitness Flipped” which debuted at number one in Health & Fitness on the Apple Podcast charts. Each Tuesday, Tunde chats with special guests on topics centered around fitness, wellness and mental health. On Thursdays, she chats with Peloton members about the topic of the week. Guests include comedian Phoebe Robinson, actor Sterling K. Brown, Olympian Allyson Felix, Paralympian Scout Bassett, TV personality Desus Nice, and other Peloton instructors.
Tunde is a Texas native of Nigerian descent and began her career as a professional makeup artist and brand educator for some of the most coveted beauty brands in the world. Growing up, she struggled with her own body image and self-esteem, noting it took many years and hard work to finally get to a healthy place physically and mentally. Fitness offered Tunde a greater form of self-love, and she eventually realized it was her true calling to motivate people to join her in becoming the best version of themselves. In 2015, Tunde took her first indoor cycling class. From the dimmed lights to the beats of the music, she escaped to another world and at that moment knew indoor cycling had forever changed her life. She walked away from a lucrative career in beauty that she had built for over fifteen years, to become a cycling instructor in Los Angeles. She has been cycling ever since. With access to Peloton’s over five million members, Tunde’s fanbase, self-named “Team Tunde,” come to class motivated to achieve their wildest dreams.
Tunde is the Founder of S.P.E.A.K. – an Instagram Live series highlighting stories and voices of those who have thrived and shown resilience in the face of adversity. S.P.E.A.K. (Surrender, Power, Empathy, Authenticity and Knowledge) has hosted high profile guests including Venus Williams, Common, Cynthia Erivo, Allyson Felix, and Mel Robbins (to name a few), and has been featured in The New York Times. Through S.P.E.A.K., Tunde continues to shine a light on adversity – driven by one of her greatest missions in life: Create Great Change. Tunde is also a leader in Facebook’s “We The Culture” program, elevating Black voices.
In 2022, Tunde is emerging as one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country, quickly becoming known for her ability to command a room with her unparalleled energy and empowering an audience to discover a newfound hope, to go back into the world ready to incite change. Tunde was recently the first fitness instructor to ever be named a Nike Athlete. As a part of her work with Nike, she will share her unique story of personal development and growth (in fitness and in life) while working to make fitness more accessible and inclusive for young girls and women around the world. Tunde is also a Revlon brand ambassador. Tunde has been featured on The TODAY Show, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Shape, O Magazine, Access Live and more.
On the charity front, Tunde is a supporter of PowerPlay in New York City, a program which focuses on teaching girls fundamental skills in a variety of sports so they become confident in their athletic abilities and enjoy playing. Nearly 2,000 girls are served annually, with 35+ program sites and five boroughs served.
Tunde currently resides in the New York City area.
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