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

Meet Willa!

Willa came to Boston from New Orleans where she had developed a healthy little addiction…spinning.  She recently completed the RS Mentorship Program and is now ready to take the stage.  Willa’s debut ride will be this Saturday at 4pm at RSSE.

Meet Willa…

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…b4b8bcb3-9178-4fc4-9617-231ee9d57357
Walking my dog around Fresh Pond, exploring the Seaport district during coffee breaks at my job at an energy intelligence software company, browsing the cheese samples at whole foods, gchatting with my sister or best friend, visiting my alma mater in my second home New Orleans, or having a glass of wine out with friends!

If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…
My uniform for fall/winter is black skinny jeans, a gray sweater, and boots (but let’s be honest, the jeans are stretchy and feel like spandex….)

My favorite drink on a night out…
There is never a bad time for a glass of red…specifically Cabernet! (Unless dancing is involved – then vodka-anything).

If I had to make a single artist playlist…
I wouldn’t choose a specific artist but if I could do a single genre it would be a Motown ride!  Stay tuned for that…it’s on my list of things I want to do now that I am teaching.

If I had to pick a favorite move…
I love climbing out in third– especially when the whole class is lost in the music and totally in sync. Nothing pumps me up more than seeing everyone moving and sweating together.

My favorite pre-workout snack…
Whole wheat toast with peanut butter and banana. I love working out in the morning so I’ll usually have a few bites before class then finish it off afterwards to get some protein.

My goal for my rides…
For everyone to have fun and SWEAT. I want people leaving with a smile on their face, knowing they left it all on the bike. Whoever says you can’t have a tough workout that’s also fun clearly has never been to Recycle.

My goal for myself…
To be a little more self-forgiving. I’m my own toughest critic and it’s easy for me to lose sight of how far I’ve come, or where I want to go, by focusing on small hiccups along the way.

Quote I live by…
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” –Leonardo DaVinci

Best advice I’ve gotten…
Follow your bliss. My mom always tells me this when I’m feeling a little lost, and it has never failed – it’s also the reason I decided to take a risk and try out instructing!10335827_10202131191981302_2058849710_n copy

Meet Our Newest Recyclista, Erin!

10253820_10203410301520854_7946175476863967255_nErin recently completed the RS Mentorship Program and is ready to rock the stage.  Get to know her and then join her Fridays at 5:30pm!

If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…Running! Running here…there… and everywhere! If you don’t believe me check out my Instagram handle: 30miles_b4_6am fitness is a passion.

If I’m not in spandex and cycling (or running) shoes…I’m popping my collar working at Brooks Brothers! If I’m home its leggings a warm XL sweater and fuzzy sock!

My favorite drink on a night out…Jameson and Ginger! Extra Jame-o ;)

If I had to make a single artist playlist…FOO FIGHTERS ALL DAY! Oh, and 30 Seconds to Mars is a close second!

If I had to pick a favorite move…Sprinting in the saddle or position 3. Especially on an aggressive rock song. I get so lost in the moment and I love the feeling of pushing through that threshold right when my body starts sending signals to stop! It’s where you can really test yourself and find out just what you’re capable of mentally and physically.

My favorite pre-workout snack…If I have a snack its usually 1-2 hours before. Either an apple or Cool Mint Chip Cliff Bar (YUM!). I can’t stand feeling full before a workout so I keep it simple and light!

My goal for my rides…I want riders to feel like they were motivated to give 110% so they leave knowing they got an ass-kicking mental and physical workout. I hope everyone ends class breathless and sweaty — looking like they just jumped in a pool. A smile on the rider’s face is another must because obviously they had a blast too!

My goal for myself…My goal for myself is to continue my journey as someone who wants to motivate/inspire and help people better themselves. I want to be that person that people feel is not only an instructor but someone who can help them find what it is that drives them. When you find your passion it makes you want to work hard and bust your ass everyday — sometimes it’s just a matter of digging it out!

Quote I live by…“Drown out the voice of uncertainty with the sound of your own heartbeat.”

Best advice I’ve gotten…Believe that you have something to offer people.. let it come through in your routine and let your personality and message shine.10734179_10204937989992111_5615736581202144830_n

Drink Pink: Pamplemousse Juice

As we enter Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are ecstatic to announce a month long fundraising initiative with The Ripe Stuff. We are carrying a very special Pamplemousse Juice in the studio for all of October. Proceeds of this kale, spinach, cucumber, and grapefruit blend will benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Young Women with Breast Cancer Program. The inspiration for this juice was a brave friend of the studio named Erin. We caught up with Erin in hopes that sharing her story would help raise awareness of breast cancer in young women and encourage all of our female riders to remember to do a self-check exam.


1. When were you diagnosed with breast cancer?

I was getting dressed the day after my 34th birthday and felt a lump in my breast. I called my gynecologist and she immediately referred me to get a mammogram and ultrasound, which ultimately revealed a mass. I had a biopsy a week later and got the results while on vacation with my mom and sister in Paris. While I was away, new patient coordinator, Judy O’Brien, did an amazing job assembling my ‘dream team’ to take care of me as soon as I got home.


2. How did you get involved in the Dana-Farber Young Women with Breast Cancer program?

I was introduced to the Program for Young Women with Breast Cancer on my very first appointment there. I used it at first primarily as a sounding board for questions (they have an online community) and then attended their annual Forum. There I met a friend Judy who has been my buddy ever since- someone who had my same diagnosis and was a year ahead of me in treatment.

3. What advice do you have for young women?

Know your body and be proactive about getting something checked out when things seem off! The fact that I felt a lump, got diagnosed two weeks later and had surgery 4 weeks later contributed to my great prognosis. 

4. Has fitness or nutrition played a role in your recovery?

I have always kept really healthy- exercising and eating well- but after my diagnosis that became more and more important. Food is my medicine and exercise keeps all my cells strong. It was hard after I was diagnosed when people would ask “are you going to change anything drastically?” I kept saying and thinking- no, I was pretty darn healthy. Some friends would say “the healthiest person they knew”. But even still, I knew I could make better choices about a few things- taking fish oil and Vitamin D every day, hydrating, drinking a few cups of green tea every day, being more careful about dairy and meat and ingesting hormones, getting good sleep, and changing up a few things in my home- lessening my use of plastic, choosing more organic skincare, and more natural cleaning products. I figure I better not put more stress on my body. I need all the fighting power I can get!


Erin and her team have been all-star fundraisers the past few months, already raising just over $24k through their participation in the Jimmy Fund Walk. Let’s help them smash their goal of $25k!