Fitness Companies Troubled By Trump Fundraiser Harold Fisher | August 8, 2019 at 2:57 pm in News Tweet (New York, NY) — Fitness brands SoulCycle and Equinox say they have nothing to do with Stephen Ross, who chairs the company that owns both of them. Ross is holding a re-election fundraiser for President Trump this Friday. That’s drawn calls for a boycott. The companies said in a joint statement they in no way endorse the fundraiser. They call Ross a passive investor not involved in management of either business.