At Revocycle it’s all about the workout. Our program is rather more sophisticated than your typical spin studio, and our instructors reflect that.
Certifications: 200 hour Namaspa yoga, Revocycle Power and Heart Rate Training. Half-Ironman finisher. Note: Allie began a Ph.D. program at Princeton this fall and will be back several times a year. We already miss her very much!
How would you describe your teaching style? Athletic and empowering, balanced by inspiration and mindfulness. The true teacher is the person on your bike; I am just a guide!
Why Revocycle? I love and wholeheartedly believe in Revocycle’s vision of mindful movement and placing happiness at the fore of exercise. Revocycle honors and respects the body in ways that many in the fitness industry have forgotten. You’ll be hard-pressed to find more genuine, kind riders and teachers anywhere else. Plus the sound system just plain rocks.
Describe, in three words, how you want people to feel when they leave your class. Embodied. Inspired. Alive.
Certifications: ACE, AFAA, TRX, Stott Pilates, Tribal Massive and 8 Elements Belly Dance, Johnny G Spinning, Revocycle HR and Power Training
What has fitness changed in your life beyond your body? I have better focus, am more disciplined, and have great energy throughout the day. If I’m having a rough day, my first instinct is to go for a run or take a class, instead of desserts or retail therapy. Exercise is so effective at making a person happier and more energized.
How would you describe your teaching style? Energetic, athletic, and a little goofy. I love to put together an eclectic playlist that includes lots of musical styles and songs with a great beat. I really try to balance motivating my fellow riders with enough cues and feedback to keep them going, but also give riders the chance to “zone in” on their own workout and enjoy the music.
What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Frozen yogurt and boots.
Describe, in three words, how you want people to feel when they leave your class.
Joyful, energized, sweaty.
Why Revocycle? I began teaching cycling in 2003 and when the trends changed to include movements on bikes that were unsafe, I quit teaching cycling and focused on other fitness and dance formats. Revocycle was a breath of fresh air because of the focus on form, proper body mechanics, and on the high quality of the bikes. It’s no fun to get to a class and then figure out that most of the bikes are broken due to poor maintenance. I love the other instructors and the students as well, and you can’t beat the location.
As you can see, Ashley is a multi-talented movement instructor. She is also a professionally-trained opera singer and a world-famous belly dancer. Once a year or so Ashley goes out on tour with the band Beats Antique, maybe you’ve seen her in concert! Or perhaps cruising around town on her 1200cc Harley!
Certifications: NASM-CPT, Crossfit Level I, Skogg Kettlebell, Johnny G Spinning, Revocycle HR and Power Training
Dana has been teaching spinning and strength training here in Portland for years. She is well-known around town for her work at Energy Training and has a wealth of knowledge around fitness, health and nutrition.
How would you describe your teaching style? My teaching approach allows people to have freedom to challenge themselves in a way that works from them. Traditional mind-body cycling classes are in my roots. My class gives people space to find their ‘zone’, and push their individual goals, every class. The music is a key factor in my class experience and the playlists are definitely eclectic. I cross genres from EDM to Indie to Classic Rock. You can expect the unexpected song every now and then.
Why Revocycle? It does not get any better than Revocycle for indoor-cycling classes! It’s a real pleasure to teach on premium, free-wheel bikes and have an exceptional quality sound system to pedal a long with. After I took my first class here, I knew I wanted to become part of Michael’s team.
What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Serial watching British Crime Dramas on NetFlix.
Certifications: Johnny G Spinning, Revocycle Heart Rate and Power Zone Training. IronMan 70.3 finisher.
How would you describe your teaching style? I want my students to feel empowered to push themselves in a positive, encouraging environment. I aim to create a safe space where everyone feels welcome and leaves the class feeling strong, energized, and centered.
Why Revocycle? It pains me that the fitness world tends to focus on body-shaming and guilt as motivation for exercising. We are built to move, and I love that Revocycle defines exercise as an expression of both physical and mental wellness. This unique philosophy cultivates strength, confidence, love, and kindness among both clients and instructors. At Revocycle, we empower and encourage each other to maximize health and happiness through exercise, self-love, camaraderie, and respect.
Certifications: Revocycle HR and Power Training
What is it you love about indoor cycling? I love being able to listen to great music and feed off of the energy of a collective group. When I ride outside – commuting within the city – it’s more about getting from point A to B safely and less about the joy of cycling and the energy that results from a collective, moving meditation.
What has your fitness changed in your life beyond your body? For me, it’s been a great way to relieve stress and keep my “monkey mind” in check. I find that when I am physically active, I have more emotional energy as well as clarity to bring into situations.
How would you describe your teaching style? I try to harmonize athletic performance with moving meditation by combining interval-based, invigorating rides with carefully crafted playlists.
Tell us your go-to song/artist for getting pumped up during a workout & why? There are so many! The first few that come to mind are: 1. The Mike Snow Remix of Sabali by Amadou & Mariam, 2.) Zero by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and 3.) On’n’On by Justice (the Rick Rubin remix), and 4.) One Life Stand by Hot Chip. If any of these songs come on, you will find me moving!
Describe, in three words, how you want people to feel when they leave your class. Energized, connected, and accomplished.
Why Revocycle? The mission and values of the studio really resonate with me: cycling for health and wellness and fostering more of a connection with the mind and body. Also, the Revocycle community is fantastic – we are all there to have fun, have a great ride, and connect with our bodies. It’s a truly real and authentic community.
Certifications: Revocycle certification, Barre3
Katie has taught fitness classes for years and is a well-loved instructor at Portland’s famous fitness franchise Barre3. She also has a background in classical ballet. Katie holds an MA and MAT in Spanish from (PSU and Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
What is it you love about indoor cycling? First and foremost, I love indoor cycling for the music! I grew up with rigorous classical ballet training. From an early age, I learned that the more I connected with a particular piece of music, the more power and stamina I had. I love riding indoors because it is a safe setting in which both movement and music can reach their maximum potential.
Why Revocycle? At Revo I am able to find my zone of flow and stay there the whole class. I have a lot of experience riding both indoors and out, including a few years as a strict bike-only commuter. This sense of flow is achieved through our bikes, sound and simplicity. To achieve fluid form on these machines, you will get quite strong. The sound quality is the best I’ve heard in ANY studio. I am a total music/beat junkie and this makes all the difference. Cycling in its pure, unadulterated form is highly satisfying and challenging. There is no choreography or extra chatter from the instructor. At the end, I feel fully worked AND de-stressed.
Certifications: ACSM CPT, Mad Dogg Spinning, USA Cycling Level I, Revocycle HR and Power Training. Ironman Finisher.
What is it you love about indoor cycling? I love being able to get a really great workout in a short amount of time. Indoor cycling is a simple, effective, and safe way to stay healthy. Also, I am a triathlete and huge fan of cycling, so I live to be on a bike, inside or outside.
How would you describe your teaching style? Thorough and challenging. I try to make my class accesible to everyone while at the same time including as many options as possible so people can work at their level.
Tell us your go-to song/artist for getting pumped up during a workout. Lord Huron – She lit a fire
I love everything by Lord Huron, but this song is particularly beautiful, and moves at a pace that is perfect for the beginning or middle of a ride. The song is full of complexity and joy.
Why Revocycle? I’ve taught Spin and indoor cycling for a while, and Revocycle is the place that fits me best. The environment is welcoming, the teaching experience is always rewarding, the clients are friendly, balanced people, and I love the bikes. I think people should come to Revocycle because it is simply so wonderful on so many levels. Everyone is welcome here, they will have a safe, enjoyable experience, they will get an incredible workout, and the environment is truly something special.
Lara is one of our newest instructors. She has taught yoga in Portland for years and brings that same kind of body awareness and attention to form to her classes at Revocycle. The Beatles are her favorite band by far, but they aren’t on Spotify!
How would you describe your teaching style? Fun with lots of alignment cues and encouragement. I ask students to listen to their bodies and stay mind-body focused.
Why Revocycle? Mindful exercise is very important to me. From years of teaching yoga with mindful body alignment to giving massage to many injured athletes I have learned to find workouts that are mindful of good body alignment and form and Revocycle excels at that.
What has fitness changed in your life beyond your body? My mind lets go and I surrender to the moment I’m in. Yoga and mindful Revocycle had taught me to be to be truly in the moment and not get stuck in my head. I like to feel what is happening in my body and how my mind is responding to it.
Describe in three words how you want people to feel after your class. Exhilarated, challenged, welcomed.
Certifications: MS (Exercise Science) NASM-CPT, AFAA Group Fitness, NASE, Keiser M3 cycling, TRX, Revocycle HR and Power Training
Lindsay is one of our most loved instructors. She holds an MS in Exercise Science, is certified in TRX, Spinning and is currently working on her Pilates certification. Lindsay’s classes are an amazing combination of technical expertise and super hard work.
Michael is the founder of Revocycle and teaches most of the RevoBasics classes that introduce people to our freewheel pedaling, good bike fit and beautiful cycling technique.