Meet Caitlin!

Caitlin Barrett has been a regular around the studio for a while so you might already recognize her.  She worked as a member of the Recycle Studio sign-in staff but we quickly noticed she belonged on the stage!  We were proven correct and she is now dominating, even as one of our newest instructors.

Take a look at Caitlin’s Q&A then join her on Wednesdays at 5pm!

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If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…in school! I work at an education nonprofit and am placed in different schools each semester, so I’m constantly moving from school to school. When I’m not at work or at the studio, you’ll find me running along the Charles, or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe.

If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…I’m usually in some variation of skinny jeans, boots, and a flannel or denim shirt or big sweater. I’d describe my style as comfortable and casual.

My favorite drink on a night out ….It depends on the night! I love a big glass of red, but my go-to cocktail is a gin and tonic. If I’m trying something new, anything with tequila, elderflower liquor or grapefruit juice catches my eye.

If I had to make a single artist playlist… It is so hard to choose just one! I love to play a mix of classics with some new tunes I find on Spotify, but if I had to pick one single artist, I’d go with Beyonce. She’s the queen!

If I had to pick a favorite move… I would definitely quick booty taps out in third. This was the hardest move for me to learn as a rider, but once I was able to get the hang of it, it became my all-time favorite! No matter how many times I do it it’s still a challenge, and that’s what I love about it.

My favorite pre-workout snack… I usually don’t eat before I work out, since I’m usually up early to sneak a sweat in before work. If I have time to eat, my favorite snack is toast with nut butter (I’m on an almond butter kick right now), sliced banana, some honey and cinnamon. If I’m on the run, I’ll reach for an apple to snack on during my walk to class.

My goal for my rides… Is for my riders to sweat out their stress and have a kick-ass time doing it! I want riders to get so lost in the beat of the music that everything else simply melts away. If they can leave class with a huge, sweaty smile on their face, I’ll feel like I’ve done my job.

My goal for myself… Always, always, always challenge myself and improve as an instructor. There is so much still to learn about teaching, and I’m excited to be surrounded by and learn from our amazing team of instructors and riders!

Quote I live by… “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday.”

Best advice I’ve gotten… Don’t sweat the small stuff! It’s cliche, and I’m sure it’s printed on a cheesy mug somewhere, but it is so important to remember AND practice.

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Meet Erin F!

Erin Fucigna is the newest instructor to join the RS team! She’s got a feisty intensity on the stage that will surely rub off on you.  You’ll ride hard, sweat hard and leave feeling like you worked hard.

Check out Erin F.’s Q&A, then join her every Sunday at 4:30pm to sweat out the weekend and start the week off right!

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If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…Tearing up the slopes on the New England ski circuit (I was an internationally ranked ski racer until I graduated college!), hanging with my family (I’m the third of 5 sibling), Sunday brunching, or curled up on my couch watching whatever is on Bravo.
If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…I’m wearing black skinny jeans, black booties, and some sort of black/grey/white top…I swear my personality is more colorful than my wardrobe :) You’ll also likely never find me in a pair of heels. Although I’m pretty short, I prefer to wear flat shoes – makes it easier to start the dance party.
My favorite drink on a night out…Vodka soda with a splash of grapefruit or a spicy margarita.
If I had to make a single artist playlist…JAY Z. You can’t NOT feel like a badass riding to HOVA. And I think it would be fun to make a playlist with all of DJ Mustard’s hits. Anyone else go years thinking it was “Buzzard on the beat” like me? I’m notorious for never getting lyrics right.
If I had to pick a favorite move…I love alternating booty taps and runs during an endurance song. It’s so challenging trying to keep up when you’re riding to a quick beat, but it feels so good when you can stick with it and really nail each tap back.
My favorite pre-workout snack…Iced coffee and a KIND bar. A little caffeine for a boost of energy and a little nourishment in my belly to power through those heavy hills and quick sprints.
My goal for my rides… Leave the studio feeling just a little bit stronger – whether it’s physically, mentally or emotionally.
My goal for myself… Inspire my riders to go for it and push their limits – on and off the bike. We can always tap up the resistance a little bit more and you can always sprint a little faster. We are all capable of so much more than we give ourselves credit for, so I want to remind my riders to never lose sight of their potential.
Quote I live by…Work hard and be nice to people.
Best advice I’ve gotten…The good is only good relative to the bad. 9 times out of 10 you’ll fail, but when you nail it on the 10th time it makes your perseverance through the failures worth it.

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Meet Claire!

Claire is the latest instructor to complete the RS training program. She’s got a feminine style with seriously good taste in music. Join her this, and every, Saturday for her REHEARSAL RIDE at 3pm.

Insider tip: Use code Claire10 for a $10 class with Claire during her REHEARSAL RIDE!

Q&A with Claire

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me… In the candy aisle. Post-spin gummies are a full-blown addiction. OtherRecycle-082815-16wise I’m working as an Account Executive at a PR agency in the North End, running along the esplanade, checking out new restaurants with friends, or spoiling my bulldog Dexter.
If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes… I’m hoarding heels I’ll rarely wear (most of the time you’ll find me in sneakers). In the fall and winter, I live in skinny jeans, sweaters, and big scarves.
My favorite drink on a night out… I’m a craft beer girl – I like to think I earn those carbs on the bike. I’ll also never say no to a cocktail with vodka or tequila and grapefruit juice.
If I had to make a single artist playlist… Just one? I like to play anything with a good beat: pop, country, rap, throwbacks… you name it. I’m always looking for new remixes of old favorites. But if I had to pick a single artist, Beyoncé is my girl. And I’ve been loving Ellie Goulding’s new album.
If I had to pick a favorite move… SQUATS! I love that they really force you to focus, and require your legs, core, and glutes to work together. With just a small and controlled movement and enough resistance, you can feel an immediate burn and challenge yourself to get stronger.
My favorite pre-workout snack… Any time of the year, you’ll see me heading to the studio with an iced coffee in hand. I usually keep it light before a ride: I’m a big fan of a banana with a little peanut butter, or half a protein bar for an extra boost of energy.
My goal for rides… To push riders outside their comfort zones and to help each person in the room improve with each ride (whether it’s getting a little stronger on arm songs or cranking the resistance just a little more on heavy hills). I want my classes to be a place where riders can come to sweat, to take some stress off, and to push themselves physically and mentally – and, of course, to spend 45 minutes kicking ass and having fun doing it.
My goal for myself… To work hard to constantly improve as a coach and an instructor. I want to strive to give my riders the best workout possible and always look out for opportunities to challenge a class in new ways.
Quote I live by… “If it’s both terrifying and amazing, then you should definitely pursue it.” -Erada
Best advice I’ve gotten… Someone once told me that to be successful, you have to fall in love with the process. It’s easier – and more fun – to reach your goals, in fitness or otherwise, if you find something that you genuinely enjoy doing. Find what you love, focus on the ride, and success will follow. Claire

Meet Heather!

Yup, two new instructors in one week! Crazy good vibes.

HeatherPost_v3Heather is fresh from the RS Mentorship Program and ready to take the stage in her Community Class Fridays at 6pm in the South End!

Don’t forget Community Classes are just $10 cash.  Sign-up online and pay when you arrive!

Q&A with Heather!

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me… conquering the Ad Tech world as an Account Manager during the week.  On weekends you can find me working on my tan at the beach (usually in Maine), planning my next trip (Thailand!), or fundraising for breast cancer (my mom is a 5-year survivor!).

If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes… I’m in jeans and heels on the dance floor, most likely with my Shazam App open so I can catch any new songs.

My favorite drink on a night out… anything with tequila, but my own concoction of silver tequila, fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, soda water, and lime is my favorite!

If I had to make a single artist playlist… Calvin Harris – I saw him live in Vegas and it was magical! Also, he collaborates with so many different artists (Ellie Goulding, Rihanna, Florence Welch, Ne-Yo, Gwen Stefani, etc), so you get an awesome mixture. I am crossing my fingers for a Calvin Harris – Taylor Swift collab soon!!

If I had to pick a favorite move… quick booty taps during an endurance song; it is the most challenging movement for me, but also the most fun because it really feels like you’re dancing when you get right on the beat.

My favorite pre-workout snack… whatever bar is floating around in my gym bag since I’m usually on the run. That said, Larabar’s are my go-to because they have the cleanest ingredient list, so I feel good about eating it. And before I teach, I usually grab an iced coffee from Starbuck’s with a splash of coconut milk for a quick boost of energy.

My goal for my rides… to have fun! I want my riders to get to the point where they truly enjoy working out and feel the rush of a good sweat. When you actually have fun doing something, it becomes more of a lifestyle, and you will in turn see better results.

My goal for myself… to continue to grow as an Instructor so that I can challenge my riders with each class; I am of the mind set that you can always improve and push yourself to the next level.

Quote I live by… “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” -Mark Cuban

Best advice I’ve gotten… Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle; focus on where you are in your own personal journey and don’t get discouraged if you are not where you want to be right from the start.

Meet Morgan!

Morgan recently wrapped up the RS Mentorship Program and is taking the stage Wednesdays at 5:30pm for her South End Community Classes (just $10!).

Get to know her, then sign up for one of her rides ASAP.MorganPost

Q&A with Morgan!

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me… soaking up the sun at any beach, R&R at Lake George, visiting family back home in Rhode Island, going to concerts, or navigating my way through the South End where I live, ordering Giacomo’s

If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes… you can usually find me in skinny jeans and a loose top with either my Converse or sandals.

My favorite drink on a night out… depends on the night. I either do a BL Smoothie or a Vodka, Soda, with a splash of Ginger Beer.

If I had to make a single artist playlist… Oh tough one! I love all kinds of music from different ends of the spectrum. Dave Matthews, Fleetwood Mac, Luke Bryan, but it would most likely be T-Swift or Beyoncé. Both artists have great beats and are so fun to dance to on the bike.

If I had to pick a favorite move… it would definitely be booty taps! Heavy and slow or light and quick, they never get old! Seeing a class in sync, going up and down to booty taps gives me the chills!

My favorite pre-workout snack… would be a banana or a LARABAR. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip is the winner. Oh and a GinGin! Definitely can’t forget that!

My goal for my rides… is for my riders to get lost in the music and sweat it out. I want riders to forget about their busy lives, to-do lists, work, leaving it all outside the studio door. My favorite classes are when I forgot I’m working out, getting into the energy of the people, the beat of the music, and really giving it my all.

My goal for myself… is to give myself more leeway and not be so hard on myself. I’m my toughest critic but I have to remember that sometimes it’s ok to make a mistake or not be so perfect. It’s how we learn.

Quote I live by… “Be the kind of Women that when your feet hit floor each morning, the Devil says, “Oh crap, she’s up!”

Best advice I’ve gotten… is simple. Just be yourself.

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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