Caitlin Barrett has been a regular around the studio for a while so you might already recognize her. She worked as a member of the Recycle Studio sign-in staff but we quickly noticed she belonged on the stage! We were proven correct and she is now dominating, even as one of our newest instructors.
Take a look at Caitlin’s Q&A then join her on Wednesdays at 5pm!
If I’m not in the studio you’ll find me…in school! I work at an education nonprofit and am placed in different schools each semester, so I’m constantly moving from school to school. When I’m not at work or at the studio, you’ll find me running along the Charles, or in the kitchen trying out a new recipe.
If I’m not in spandex and cycling shoes…I’m usually in some variation of skinny jeans, boots, and a flannel or denim shirt or big sweater. I’d describe my style as comfortable and casual.
My favorite drink on a night out ….It depends on the night! I love a big glass of red, but my go-to cocktail is a gin and tonic. If I’m trying something new, anything with tequila, elderflower liquor or grapefruit juice catches my eye.
If I had to make a single artist playlist… It is so hard to choose just one! I love to play a mix of classics with some new tunes I find on Spotify, but if I had to pick one single artist, I’d go with Beyonce. She’s the queen!
If I had to pick a favorite move… I would definitely quick booty taps out in third. This was the hardest move for me to learn as a rider, but once I was able to get the hang of it, it became my all-time favorite! No matter how many times I do it it’s still a challenge, and that’s what I love about it.
My favorite pre-workout snack… I usually don’t eat before I work out, since I’m usually up early to sneak a sweat in before work. If I have time to eat, my favorite snack is toast with nut butter (I’m on an almond butter kick right now), sliced banana, some honey and cinnamon. If I’m on the run, I’ll reach for an apple to snack on during my walk to class.
My goal for my rides… Is for my riders to sweat out their stress and have a kick-ass time doing it! I want riders to get so lost in the beat of the music that everything else simply melts away. If they can leave class with a huge, sweaty smile on their face, I’ll feel like I’ve done my job.
My goal for myself… Always, always, always challenge myself and improve as an instructor. There is so much still to learn about teaching, and I’m excited to be surrounded by and learn from our amazing team of instructors and riders!
Quote I live by… “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you’re still thinking about yesterday.”
Best advice I’ve gotten… Don’t sweat the small stuff! It’s cliche, and I’m sure it’s printed on a cheesy mug somewhere, but it is so important to remember AND practice.