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.

Many of our instructors have adorned themselves with their very own wearable art. For all of you wondering what the stories are behind these bodily masterpieces, we give you Tattoo Tuesday.


Katie Barrett‘s elephant tattoo is a constant reminder that the world is only as big as you let it be. After her freshman year of college, Katie took her first international trip to Scotland to visit her older sister who was there getting her master’s degree at the University of Edinburgh. In the heart of Edinburgh is a little coffee shop called The Elephant House. Inside, there are elephant figurines and pictures from every country. Katie and her sister went for brunch one day and sat at a table by the window with a view of Edinburgh castle. All of the furniture at The Elephant House are mismatched antique pieces. The table that the Barrett sisters sat at had a drawer full of letters and postcards from people every corner of the world. Katie wrote one and left it in the drawer and decided that she wanted a constant reminder of the feeling she had whenever she visited a distant place by getting The Elephant House logo on her wrist. It has served as a good luck charm ever since!

Sunday Yummy Sundae

Looking for an easy sweet treat to impress guests after your next #socialsweat? We’ve got just the cool, refreshing dessert for you. Try this simple sundae made with ingredients found at some of our favorite local stores! It’s even vegan, gluten free, and dare we say it… guilt free!


Strawberry Gingersnap Sundae

- 1 Tate’s ginger snap cookie (found at Snap Top Market)

- Local strawberries (snag some at the Copley farmer’s market!)

- 1 scoop Fomu avocado coconut milk ice cream (made in Watertown and found at Foodie’s)




This Recyclista has been stylin’ since her toddler years. We think she got it from her Mama.

Come celebrate Denva’s birthday and a whole new year of badassness at 6pm tonight at the South End!

Many of our instructors have adorned themselves with their very own wearable art. For all of you wondering what the stories are behind these bodily masterpieces, we give you Tattoo Tuesday.


Kelly Whittaker‘s anchor is a tribute to one of her best friends who passed away too soon.

“We always used to say “just keep swimming”, which is why I picked an anchor. It’s a daily reminder to me that no matter what happens, just keep swimming – things will get better!”

Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be. -Shel Silverstein


Ever wonder what our instructors are doing when they aren’t steaming up the studio? Our Recyclistas are social media butterflies and love to connect with riders on all levels. Follow these gals for the latest news about their rides and a little peek into their lives!


Aly Raymer

Twitter: @AlyRaymer

Instagram: @raymies



anniAnni Lierhaus

Twitter: @anni_lierhaus

Instagram: @anni_lierhaus



briannaBrianna Conroy

Twitter: @BriannaConroy6

Instagram: @briannaconroy



denvaDenva Jackson

Twitter: @missjackson725

Instagram: @denva725



elyseElyse Winer

Twitter: @elysefaith

Instagram: @elysefaith



emEmily Susen

Twitter: @EmboSlice

Instagram: @emboslice



julieJulie Hochfelder-Webman

Twitter: @JulieHochfelder

Instagram: @juliehoch



katieaKatie Andrews

Twitter: @katietherd

Instragram: @katietherd



kbKatie Barrett

Twitter: @kt_bee

Instragram: @kt_bee7



kellyKelly Whittaker

Twitter: @kweeezy227

Instagram: @kjw227



bucciLindsay Bucci

Twitter: @boochiewallie

Instagram: @boochiewallie



lydLydia Quinn

Twitter: @lydiaaarmstrong

Instagram: @lydiaaarmstrong



stephStephanie Hendricks

Instagram: @stephhersh19




recycleRecycle Studio


Instagram: @recycle_studio



This Recyclista has been tough as nails since age two and she certainly won’t let you slack off in the saddle now. Guess who!

REPLAY of the Week: Reboot w/ Anni

When you’re teaching at 5:30am, your playlist needs to give people more energy than a cup of coffee. Recyclista Anni wakes us up better than any Starbucks barista ever could. Here are some of her latest jams to get you through your hump day!

Restyle Your Workout

It’s Monday. We think that’s as good an excuse as any for a little afternoon retail therapy. Check out the newly launched Net-A-Sporter for looks that allow you to sweat in style. This fab site carries all of our favorite brands, including Nike and Live the Process, with sections devoted to every activity from running to sailing. We know you dress for success every day, so restyle your workout wardrobe and look chic in that saddle!


Emily is Hitting the Reset Button

You’ve heard me say it a million times in class going into a big sprint or a hill… “hit the reset button”. Mentally, physically, take a second to take a deep breath in and focus on what’s coming your way and how you’re going to tackle it. I find myself hitting that button every day… if I’m stressed about rushing around, if I’ve lost my keys, if I’m about to unleash my road rage on some innocent pedestrian or biker (still usually happens)… take a step back, hit the reset button.

Summer time in Boston is the best, but it also sneakily ends up being the most unhealthy time of the year for me. There’s more temptation to go out and grab drinks, dinner and ice cream, plus I’m back and forth between the Cape, my apartment is too hot to turn on my oven to cook.. the list adds up and it’s easy to get out of my normal healthy routine. Don’t get me wrong- apres spin Pinkberry is one of my favorite indulgences, but I’ve been doing it a littttle too often, and it’s time to hit the reset button on nutrition and get back on track with clean eating.

A few weeks ago, I met two very inspiring ladies, Ashley and Jody, at a WeWork women event (where our Owner and Operator Cate Brinch was also speaking). Ashley and Jody make up Team J&A, two nutrition coaches on a mission to change lives through the power of food. They’ve come up with a 14 Day Whole Food Detox, which helps men and women lose weight, gain energy, sleep better, stabilize moods, reduce sugar cravings, and overall teaches a lifestyle of eating clean, whole food, without deprivation. In other words, you eat the whole time (YAY!) – no fasting, no juicing, no pills, powders or potions. Just real food.

I decided that this detox is exactly what I need to get back into my groove of cooking and eating healthy. I signed up to do the detox not to lose weight, but to genuinely feel better. When you are fueling your body with good food instead of treating it like a garbage disposal, your bod shows you the love right back. You have more energy, you sleep better, you don’t feel bloated or lethargic after meals, you avoid the dreaded “food comas”- and your jeans fitting better is just an added bonus.

The next detox is starting July 20, and I’m prepping my kitchen and trying to recruit some buddies to hit the reset button with me. If you are looking to get back on track or hop on board the clean eating train for the first time to see the amazing things food can do for your body, I would love if you joined me! Registration ends July 13th, and you can sign up here: http://www.wholedetox.co

Y’all better gear up… I told you I’d have more energy, especially on the saddle.. don’t say I didn’t warn you ;)



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