Meet Alice!

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Alice comes to us with an amazing work ethic and steadfast determination.  She’s fresh out of the RS mentorship program and ready to take the stage.  Her rides are strong, intense and musically driven.

Alice’s Community Classes ($10) are every Sunday at 4pm at RSSE.  Keep an eye out for her subbing rides too.

Q&A with Alice!

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…
Working full-time as a Creative Manager in a web marketing company.  If I am not at the office or in the studio then you’ll find me spending time exploring new restaurants and concerts with friends.  Also, I am originally from Moscow so I love traveling the world. When the weather gets nice in Boston, you can find me at the nearest beach enjoying life!

If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…
I am dressed in a pair of super tight jeans and sleeveless/airy tops, proudly showing off my curves.  I work hard in the studio for this body.  I am proud of it!

Fun fact, Alice is from Russia and came to the US to play golf in college – now she spends most of her time off the course and in the saddle! 

My favorite drink on a night out…
Gin and tonic.  Or anything with mint and basil.. Mmm!

If I had to make a single artist playlist…
Aviici. He is seriously a musical genius! OH and on the bike, anything remixed by The Chainsmokers.

If I had to pick a favorite move…
I love rocking out to heavy resistance out at 3rd position.

My favorite pre-workout snack…
Any type of LÄRABAR. The beauty of the LÄRABAR is the simplicity of its ingredients. My personal favorite is their lemon bar. But then again, I love lemon anything.

My goal for my rides…
My goal for every class that I teach is to inspire riders to push themselves beyond their limits and leave the class feeling better than when they arrived. I want someone to look at me and say, “because of you, I didn’t give up”.

My goal for myself…
My goals for myself are to never settle, to trust my instincts, and when the going gets tough… just breathe it out!

Quote I live by…
“Don’t worry what others are doing. Do you!”

Best advice I’ve gotten…
My parents always taught me never to look back in regret, but to move on to the next thing. A setback is never a bad experience, just another one of life’s lessons.Alice 3

Valet Parking, Showers with Skoah Products, Ripe Stuff Juices

2015 is shaping up to be the #treatyoself to Recycle Studio year!

In addition to the current parking deals we offer at 500 Boylston garage, we now offer Valet Parking via The Taj Hotel!  Simply let the valet know you are going to ride at Recycle Studio and they will take care of you.  $10 before 8am/$15 after 8am.

We are also excited to announce that we have partnered with longtime friends Skoah to bring you the best shower experience possible at RSBC!  Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion are available in all showers.

Last but not least, we have teamed up with Ripe Stuff to offer you free delivery of your favorite juices.  If you would like to place an order for a Ripe Stuff cleanse or an a la carte juice pack select ‘Recycle Studio’ as your drop off location and you won’t pay the $5 delivery charge!

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RESPOND: Q&A with Channing Hoover!

Channing is a Cape Cod girl who comes to us with some serious moves.  She recently completed the Recycle Studio Mentorship Program and will take the stage for her first ride on January 10th.
Now, here’s your chance to get to know Channing then sign up for her ride!

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If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…
Wondering around my ‘hood, the South End, attempting to try every fabulous restaurant in the area (suggestions welcome)! I have been a dancer my entire life so you may see me in and out of Boston Ballet as well. On weekdays during the summer, you will find me having lunch by the harbor or strolling the Financial District in between meetings shopping trying not to shop.
If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…
I’m dressed up in business casual wear for work.  As soon as the work day ends I am running home to change right back into workout attire or sweats. OH, and I’m obsessed with fuzzy socks, especially in the winter!
My favorite drink on a night out…
Vodka soda with lime…but I will never say no to a margarita!
If I had to make a single artist playlist…
Hands down Justin Timberlake. Full disclosure, I’ve been in love with him since I was about 9 and I can’t let it go. He’s an amazing artist. His songs are so catchy it’s hard to not get pumped up!
If I had to pick a favorite move…
Booty taps!! They are just so fun and when you have a song with a good beat, its easy to get lost in the movement.  When the beat and the taps all come together it just feels like a dance party on the bike, and I love a good dance party.
My favorite pre-workout snack…
Ezekiel bread toasted with all natural chunky peanut butter.  I’m a sucker for peanut butter. Yum.
My goal for my rides…
Is for riders to get lost in the ride during the class. I want people to feel empowered by the strong music, me on stage and the other riders around them.  I want them to focus their energy on bettering themselves for those 45 minutes. Don’t think about work, to-do lists, or anything else going on… leave your problems and stress at the door.
My goal for myself…
Is to keep pushing myself to reach new goals both on the bike and off. As a longtime dancer I’ve learned there are always new limits you can reach both mentally and physically.  I want to make sure that I approach every day with the strength to break through those limits.
Quote I live by…
“Either I will find a way, or I will make one”
Best advice I’ve gotten…
To be unapologetic for the things you want and what makes you happy in 600468_10200443274264470_1949626556_nlife.

IF–

by Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!

Source: A Choice of Kipling’s Verse (1943)

Final Call for #Badasses : Denva is off to Italy!

It is the beginning of 2015 AND the beginning of Denva’s trip to Italy. Although we are sad to see her go we know she’s got work to do over there.

Some of you may know Miss. Jackson is a doctoral candidate in History of Art & Architecture at Harvard University, where her research has focused on late medieval manuscript production with an emphasis on southern Italian manuscripts.

Join us in sending her off with really, really #goodvibes.

Ciao for now, D!

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Meet Willa!

Willa came to Boston from New Orleans where she had developed a healthy little addiction…spinning.  She recently completed the RS Mentorship Program and is now ready to take the stage.  Willa’s debut ride will be this Saturday at 4pm at RSSE.

Meet Willa…

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Walking my dog around Fresh Pond, exploring the Seaport district during coffee breaks at my job at an energy intelligence software company, browsing the cheese samples at whole foods, gchatting with my sister or best friend, visiting my alma mater in my second home New Orleans, or having a glass of wine out with friends!

If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…
My uniform for fall/winter is black skinny jeans, a gray sweater, and boots (but let’s be honest, the jeans are stretchy and feel like spandex….)

My favorite drink on a night out…
There is never a bad time for a glass of red…specifically Cabernet! (Unless dancing is involved – then vodka-anything).

If I had to make a single artist playlist…
I wouldn’t choose a specific artist but if I could do a single genre it would be a Motown ride!  Stay tuned for that…it’s on my list of things I want to do now that I am teaching.

If I had to pick a favorite move…
I love climbing out in third– especially when the whole class is lost in the music and totally in sync. Nothing pumps me up more than seeing everyone moving and sweating together.

My favorite pre-workout snack…
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana. I love working out in the morning so I’ll usually have a few bites before class then finish it off afterwards to get some protein.

My goal for my rides…
For everyone to have fun and SWEAT. I want people leaving with a smile on their face, knowing they left it all on the bike. Whoever says you can’t have a tough workout that’s also fun clearly has never been to Recycle.

My goal for myself…
To be a little more self-forgiving. I’m my own toughest critic and it’s easy for me to lose sight of how far I’ve come, or where I want to go, by focusing on small hiccups along the way.

Quote I live by…
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” –Leonardo DaVinci

Best advice I’ve gotten…
Follow your bliss. My mom always tells me this when I’m feeling a little lost, and it has never failed – it’s also the reason I decided to take a risk and try out instructing!10335827_10202131191981302_2058849710_n copy

Meet Our Newest Recyclista, Erin!

10253820_10203410301520854_7946175476863967255_nErin recently completed the RS Mentorship Program and is ready to rock the stage.  Get to know her and then join her Fridays at 5:30pm!

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…Running! Running here…there… and everywhere! If you don’t believe me check out my Instagram handle: 30miles_b4_6am fitness is a passion.

If I’m not in spandex and cycling (or running) shoes…I’m popping my collar working at Brooks Brothers! If I’m home its leggings a warm XL sweater and fuzzy sock!

My favorite drink on a night out…Jameson and Ginger! Extra Jame-o ;)

If I had to make a single artist playlist…FOO FIGHTERS ALL DAY! Oh, and 30 Seconds to Mars is a close second!

If I had to pick a favorite move…Sprinting in the saddle or position 3. Especially on an aggressive rock song. I get so lost in the moment and I love the feeling of pushing through that threshold right when my body starts sending signals to stop! It’s where you can really test yourself and find out just what you’re capable of mentally and physically.

My favorite pre-workout snack…If I have a snack its usually 1-2 hours before. Either an apple or Cool Mint Chip Cliff Bar (YUM!). I can’t stand feeling full before a workout so I keep it simple and light!

My goal for my rides…I want riders to feel like they were motivated to give 110% so they leave knowing they got an ass-kicking mental and physical workout. I hope everyone ends class breathless and sweaty — looking like they just jumped in a pool. A smile on the rider’s face is another must because obviously they had a blast too!

My goal for myself…My goal for myself is to continue my journey as someone who wants to motivate/inspire and help people better themselves. I want to be that person that people feel is not only an instructor but someone who can help them find what it is that drives them. When you find your passion it makes you want to work hard and bust your ass everyday — sometimes it’s just a matter of digging it out!

Quote I live by…“Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat.”

Best advice I’ve gotten…Believe that you have something to offer people.. let it come through in your routine and let your personality and message shine.10734179_10204937989992111_5615736581202144830_n