RiSE and RiDE
RiSE and RiDE
The Early Bird gets the Bike! There is no better way to start the day than by hopping on a bike and clipping in early. For many SHiFTers an 8:00 or 9:15 a.m. class is early enough. But for others, while most of the world is still sleeping, our Guilford and New Haven studios are raging with sweat, hard work and motivation at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m!
So just how do our rock star instructors get prepared to inspire a group of riders that just rolled out of bed?
For GLFD instructor, Hannah the key is getting her SHiFT gear laid out the night before. Two alarms and a couple cups of coffee later she is ready to go! Hannah also suggests making a plan with a friend to ride. Inspire a friend and hold yourself more accountable by meeting each other at class.
NHVN instructor, Michael says his alarm goes off at 4:53 sharp! Michael’s dog Porter is the first one up, they go for a walk around Wooster Square. Always one to use the energy around him, some days Michael has his headphones in, jamming out to his playlist; but other times he likes to enjoy the peace and quiet. Michael says this extra hour and a half before class, his sanctity before he hits the Cycle Sanctuary, is key to getting him ready to welcome his morning crew.
Another one of our rockstar NHVN instructors, Kacey, tells us she keeps a book of inspiring quotes on her nightstand. Every morning she opens it to random a page and tries to incorporate the positive words into her class and into her day! Kacey’s positivity is infectious and she starts honing those good vibes by rocking out to her playlist in the car. Now she is ready to get every rider in that room hyped and sweaty!
Our instructors are devoted to starting their day right, so that you have the ride of your life. 5:30 a.m. GLFD rider, Mackenzie Dostie swears an early morning ride is the very best way to get her day started. She attributes that to the inspiration she finds from the instructors on the podium. Post class she feels ready to kick ass and take on the day…and also ready for a VERY large cup of coffee. The pre and post class rituals of our RiSE and RiDERs is an important component to their success.
So the next time you go to set that alarm set it and hour early and SHiFT yourself to our early morning party!
The hardest part is getting out of bed, the best part is knowing what you are capable of at any hour of the day.