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.
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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. Otherwise 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.