REFUEL: Pumpkin Parfait

During our hectic work weeks, finding time to make (and eat) a balanced breakfast can be tough. With a few ingredients from Trader Joe’s we were able to whip up this delicious pumpkin parfait in seconds. All of our favorite flavors of fall are in one little bowl and the protein packed greek yogurt is a great way to refuel after a morning ride!

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Ingredients:

  • 6 oz of vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tbs pumpkin butter
  • 1 tbs nut butter (we used cashew!)
  • 1/4 cup granola

Directions: Layer the yogurt, pumpkin, and nut butters in a bowl. Top with granola and enjoy!

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Recommendations :: Good Reads!

When planning your perfect weekend we have to assume there are a few must dos: book a ride at Recycle (obvi), book a drinks, dinner and/or brunch plan, book another ride at Recycle (duh), book a date with your pillow and then once in a while find a good book to enjoy on that lazy Sunday afternoon.

A few from our team want to share their current favorite.  Pick one up and then be sure to pick their brains next time you’re in the studio.  Hmmm…book club anyone?

Book Suggestions

Cate: #GIRLBOSS
“Nasty Gal clothing company—as red hot as its founder’s lipstick…even though owner Sophia Amoruso never set a spike-heeled boot in business school…[It’s growth] would be hugely impressive for any 6-year-old start-up. But Amoruso isn’t your typical entrepreneur…Amoruso is, employees say, the ultimate nasty gal.”–The LA Times

Elyse: Big Little Lies
“Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.” —Amazon

Anni: Think Like A Freak
“Their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally — to think, that is, like a Freak.” –Bookreporter.com

Julie: The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair
“Stunning . . . Fast-paced, tightly plotted . . . From page one, you’ll be hooked on this fascinating mystery of love and deception.”–National Examiner

Lindsay: Divergent
“Divergent” clearly has thrills, but it also movingly explores a more common adolescent anxiety — the painful realization that coming into one’s own sometimes means leaving family behind, both ideologically and physically.” –NY Times

Now, book those rides!

Get (h)Appy!

With new apps coming out each and every day, it can be easy to start filling up your iPhone screen. But which health and fitness apps are worth your precious storage space? Our phones are constantly in our hands, and technology is making it even easier for our health to be too! We asked our staff to weigh in on the wellness apps they love to use.
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Ounces: Studio Manager, Anna-Ruth, uses this simple app to track her daily water intake. Just choose a goal, track your progress, and get reminders to keep hydrating throughout the day!

 

 

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Map My Run: Instructor/marathoner, Kelly, swears by this running app. The GPS helps to track your mileage and pace, telling you exactly how fast you are going every mile. Of all of the running apps out there, this just might be the most accurate one.

 

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Rise: Director of Team Relations and Registered Dietician, Katie A., recommends the Rise app. A personal nutrition expert provides feedback on your diet, habits, exercise, and overall lifestyle through pictures of your meals and real-time chat.

 

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Nike Training Club: Instructor and trainer, Katie B., loves the 15, 30, and 45 minute workouts on this free app. Choose from over 100 full-body routines (complete with step-by-step demos) as a complement to your indoor cycling routine.

 

 

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Recycle Studio: The best health and fitness app out there (we may be biased) is our very own! This app allows you to access class schedules, read descriptions, and get studio locations and contact information. Save time and effort by signing up for your favorite instructors’ rides at the touch of a fingertip!

 

All of these apps can be found in the iTunes app store… and the best part: they’re free!

#Gearup: Good Vibes Crops!

Hitting the retail shelves are our brand new #goodvibes crops. These high-performance spandex from American Apparel’s new athletic wear collection are the perfect addition to your workout wardrobe…if we do say so ourselves!

The stretchy fit allows you to move and the high waist keeps everything covered (even while booty tappin’)! The waist band even has a pocket for your keys and cards, allowing you the freedom to leave your bag or wallet at home. Plus, they are the perfect length for indoor cycling – not too long, not too short.

These crops are so comfy, you may never want to take them off. That’s okay, feel free to spread those #goodvibes everywhere you go!

 

#PositiveSpin: Pumpkin Spice Latte

Looking for a way to enjoy all of your favorite pumpkin flavored treats without all of the added sugar? We tried this #positivespin on a fall favorite, the pumpkin spice latte. Save calories AND money on this delicious drink!

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Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces brewed coffee (or 1-2 shots of espresso)
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond or soy milk
  • 3 tbs pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 packets of stevia
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a mug, mix together milk and pumpkin puree. Microwave for 35 seconds.
  2. Stir in vanilla, spices, and sweetener. Pour mixture into a blender to froth the milk.
  3. Pour coffee or espresso into a mug and top with frothy milk. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

(Recipe adapted from Eating Bird Food)

Monday Motivation

It’s a new week, Recyclists, and today we are rolling out our fall schedule changes! We listened to your requests and have added in some fantastic new time slots. Now you have a dozen different chances to feel those #goodvibes in our studios!

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New Classes // New Instructors:

Monday

  • 6:30am Reboot @ RSSE w/ Julie
  • 5:30pm Reboot @ RSSE w/ Kelly
  • 6:30pm Rebalance @ RSSE w/ Denva

Wednesday

  • 7:00am Reboot @ RSSE w/ Kelly
  • 7:00pm Reboot @ RSBC w/ Katie B.

Thursday

  • 6:30am Reboot @ RSSE w/ Anni
  • 5:30pm Reboot @ RSBC w/ Kelly
  • 6:30pm Reboot @ RSBC w/ Katie B.

Friday

  • 5:30pm Request @ RSBC w/ rotating staff

Sunday

  • 10:00am Reboot @ RSSE w/ Kelly
  • 6:00pm Reboot @ RSSE w/ rotating staff