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 fiery redhead instructor, Lindsay Bucci, who let us take a peek into her Lululemon tote and shared all of her essentials for her busy day as a Recyclista on the go.

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The goods:

  • A green C Wonder Gem Makeup Bag that is so big it fits everything she needs and more. Lindsay is a total planner (maybe one day you guys can take a peek at her color coordinated agenda!), so she makes sure that bag is ready to fulfill her needs: make-up (never leave the house without mascara ladies!), gel and hairties (that ginger mane can have a total mind of its own) and a pair of hoop earrings… Just in case!
  • Ole Henriksen Face Wipes are necessary after Lindsay’s Saturday morning ride, especially if she’s heading right to brunch after class. Her college roommate, Kim, (and fellow Recycle rider!) got Lindsay hooked on them because they are gentle and leave skin feeling so clean after a sweaty workout.
  • A ridiculous amount of headbands (no such thing as too much RS Swag) live in this girl’s bag.
  • Polar heart rate monitor helps Lindsay keep track of how hard she’s working in class.
  • A protein bar (ThinkThin creamy peanut butter is a Recyclista favorite!) Gotta fuel up to tap that booty back!

 

HAPPY EARTH DAY!

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“Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet.” - Thích Nhất Hạnh

Be sure to recycle today…

REPLAY of the Week: Reboot w/ Emily

This past Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Emily put together a playlist that had our riders feeling #BostonStrong as they jumped, climbed, and booty tapped along to these inspiring songs.

  1. Where the Streets Have No Name – U2
  2. Run This Town / Posthumus Zone (Medley) – Jay Z, Rihanna, E.S. Posthumus
  3. Bring You To Life (Transcend) – Steve Aoki & Rune RK feat. RAS
  4. Hey Brother – Avicii
  5. Get Lucky – Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams 
  6. Anything Could Happen (Alex Metric Remix) – Ellie Goulding
  7. Put On – Young Jeezy & Kanye West
  8. Legacy (Radio Edit) – Nicky Romero & Krewella
  9. Daft Collins (Vice & Sgt Slick Edit) – Daft Punk, Phil Collins, Skrillex, Feed Me
  10. I’m Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphy’s
  11. She Talks to Angels – The Black Crowes

While Emily claims to be “iTunes 4 Life”, Recycle has made the leap and is now officially on Spotify. Make sure to follow us for all of your favorite instructor’s playlists!

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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.

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