Welcome to Being Recycled!

This blog is your source for all things Recycle Studio related. Here we will feature lifestyle tips from instructors, class playlists, product reviews and a glimpse into what makes us feel recycled inside and out.  Enjoy!

  Our bikes are stationary, but we are going places.

STUDIO SACK CONFESSIONS

Ever wonder what your favorite instructor is toting around in her studio sack? We caught up with pretty-in-pink instructor, Stephanie Hendricks, who let us take a peek into her monogrammed tote and shared all of her essentials for her busy day as a Recyclista on the go.

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The goods:

  • A change of (pink!) clothes is a must after working her booty off in class. And a recycled CVS bag is perfect for stashing those sweaty spandex for the commute home.
  • Stephanie wouldn’t think of teaching a class without a Recycle Bondi Band to hold the mic in place and prevent all of that hard-earned sweat from getting in her eyes.
  • On Wednesday mornings, Stephanie teaches way too early to make time to eat before class. That’s why she always has a high-protein shake on hand to refuel before heading to work. As a vegetarian, Boost shakes are a great supplement to her diet as they are loaded with protein, good fats, and lots of vitamins.
  • Kind Bars are another go-to for this gal. She doesn’t like to eat anything heavy before powering through her evening classes, and these fruit and nut bars hit the spot.
  • And of course, what Recyclista would leave the house without her iPhone and headphones? Stephanie makes her playlists on the go and always has upbeat tunes pumping through her earbuds during her busy day.

Redeux Ride: We are #BostonStrong

 

Next Monday, the city of Boston will witness thousands of runners exhibiting serious perseverance as they race towards the historic Marathon finish line on Boylston Street. This year, we remember not only the tragic events of April 15, 2013, but come together as a city that is stronger than ever before. This weekend, Denva and Lindsay will be leading a very special REDEUX RIDE to encourage riders to concentrate all of those positive vibes into some serious pedal pushing. Join us this Saturday at our South End location and show your strength.*

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*Class cost is $22. Existing packages can not be used for this special ride. Sign up here and make sure to select “REDEUX RIDE” under the services tab to snag your saddle.

Cast Your Vote: Summer Fridays!

We truly are a community at Recycle and the opinions of our riders mean everything to us. As the warm weather approaches, we want to make sure you get a chance to ride before getting out of town for those weekend beach trips! So tell us…

 

The New Happy Meal

You may have noticed some adorable, pint-sized beverages from The Ripe Stuff in our fridges at both the South End and Boston Common locations. That’s right, we are giving you a new way to refuel after your workout. After your next morning ride, treat yourself to a Firefly cashew milk and a packet of Purely Elizabeth gluten-free, all-natural, organic granola to keep you satisfied until lunch.

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If the cute packaging didn’t already get you, we picked the brain of The Ripe Stuff’s very own Rebecca Ferrel about the great benefits of cashews:

“We like to think of cashews as the perfect healthy snack! Like heart-healthy olive oil, cashews are rich in monosaturated fats (think oleic and  linolenic acids).  These healthy fats are helpful in lowering bad cholesterol and raising your good cholesterol.  Cashews are also known for their high mineral content.  Munching on a serving of cashews everyday can prevent deficiency in essential nutrients such as Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Potassium and Magnesium.  These minerals are high in antioxidants, help to build healthy bones, hair, skin and nails; and aid in digestion. Most important for us athletes would be that cashews deliver a high amount of magnesium. This mineral is essential to conduct nerve impulses from your muscles to your brain. Lack of magnesium causes muscles to contract, leading to painful cramps and muscle spasms. Eating cashews (or drinking Firefly cashew milk) after a heart pumping workout like rides at Recycle can effectively help you relieve those discomforts and promote faster recovery.”

Drive to your Ride!

 

 

Great news for all of you Recyclists that drive to our Boston Common location… we now offer affordable parking rates at the 500 Boylston Garage. Save those quarters for the gum ball machine and never have to worry about finding an orange ticket on your windshield after class again!

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Spring is finally in the air, take a moment and breathe it in!

REPLAY of the Week: Reboot w/ Katie B.

STUDIO SACK CONFESSIONS

Ever wonder what your favorite instructor is toting around in her studio sack? We caught up with spunky instructor, Lydia Quinn, who let us take a peek into her Pi Phi tote and shared all of her essentials for her busy day as a Recyclista on the go.

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The goods:

  • The old Pi Phi tote gives this Recyclista character. It even helped to spark early conversations with one of her closest spin sisters, mentee Julie Webman. It may be time to upgrade to a Recycle Studio Sack, though…
  • Lydia always has one of her collectable RS long sleeves on hand to warm her up pre and post sweat-sesh.
  • Multiple bondi bands are a MUST. They ensure that her microphone stays in place while she moves quickly around the bike throughout class.
  • Quest Nutrition bars energize this instructor before a ride and refuel her body after a sweaty, kickass workout. They come in yummy flavors like cookies and cream and cookie dough!
  • As a music enthusiast, her iPhone and earbuds are always on her. Lydia is constantly searching for new tunes and listening to recent playlists so that her choreography and cues are on point!
  • Face wipes, deodorant and aquaphor chapstick are the minimalistic beauty essentials to ensure a clean(ish) and comfortable Recyclista.
  • And who can resist… a few gin gins for the road! Admit it, we’re all guilty of taking a handful of these spicy little chews after a tough class.

Have you tried Reflex Yoga yet?

In case you haven’t noticed, we are now giving you 5 chances a week to stretch and flow with our in-house yogi, Aly Raymer. We wanted to give you a little more information about Aly’s journey and why Reflex is a perfect addition to your Recycle routine.
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Q. How did you first fall in love with yoga?
A. I first fell in love with yoga when I was facing sleeping issues my junior year in college. I sort of fell off of the practice until I moved home and started training at YAS in Orange County. I fell in love with the concept that yoga is truly for everyone. I loved the simplicity of power yoga and how it not only challenged me physically, but built up my mental strength.
Q. Why did you decide to get your teaching certification?
A. I decided to get my certification because I knew that this was a passion that was worth sharing and investing in. In order to fully offer my students the benefits of yoga, I needed to prepare and learn as much as possible.
Q. What do you want your students to get out of your classes?
A. I want my students to feel better mentally and physically. We are hard on our bodies and yoga really does a body good. From stretching in all the right places to mentally calming the senses, we can totally change our day and body through the practice of yoga.
Q. What makes yoga at RS different than anywhere else?
A. Our students will walk out feeling the same way they do when they get off the bike: recycled, renewed and better about themselves. I sequence my classes to cater to an athletes body (we are all athletes when we sweat!). I know what it feels like to push the body’s physical limits, so I can truly give the students what they need on the mat. Strengthening, core work and a good deep stretch are always on the agenda. We heat the room, turn up the music and light the candles. It truly is Recycle Yoga.

Study Break! Sweaty Break.

In need of a break from the books?  We know.  Recycle Studio is now offering $15 single classes for students!

All you need to do is purchase the ‘Single Student Class’ online and bring your Student ID with you when you sign into class.

STUDY BREAK!

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