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So Rachel visited a few times before she officially joined the MIA tribe and all I kept hearing was, “Dude, she did a handstand–IN CLASS.” I knew I had to try her class the next time she visited. I had so much anticipation for her bubbly personality from what I had heard and I was not disappointed. Rachel is so fun to be around and you feel that while in class. Her themed rides every Friday night start the weekend off right and are so incredibly energetic. I have never left her class feeling anything but happiness– seriously only happiness because I can’t feel my legs from the challenging sprints and climbs!

What is your favorite song to play in class?

Anything by Major Lazer. Gets me going EVERY time.

How has your class changed from being in Miami, coming from Long Island?

Long Island and I grew together as a team and family. We started together raw and “new”. It took two and a half years to create what we did in Long Island and it’s pretty hard to put that into words. Moving to Miami has given me the opportunity to start that again with a completely new group of people. I need to remember it takes time to take things to that level, however even in a couple months, Miami has grown so much. It’s beyond inspiring to see how strong and brave these riders are. It’s super grounding to “start over” and be the new kid on the block.

How has your life changed as a SoulCycle instructor?

It has changed in more ways than I can even describe! Unless you are an instructor, it’s hard to understand the physical and mental demand. Learning how to balance life as a SoulCycle instructor took some time for me. It was the best decision I ever made. I have never loved a job in my life, and I absolutely LOVE what I do. I always had such a connection to music and fitness, but I never could find that right place for them together. SoulCycle was that “ah-ha!!!” moment. I truly believe in what we all have and experience in that room!

How do you feel you make an impact?

We all are coming into the room with completely different backgrounds and things going on in our life. I am lucky enough to be the one who can bring these people together and hopefully let them feel comfortable enough to connect mentally and physically. I do feel as though I lead by example by challenging not only my riders, but myself. I cannot expect them to go through this if I don’t join them as well. That included in and outside of the studio.

You’re an inspiration to so many people, who is your inspiration?

That’s an easy one. My family, my friends, and of course my amazing, fearless riders.

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