I took my first spinning class in Maastricht, Netherlands at the Maastricht Athletic Club during a study abroad program in 2005. I didn’t know it at the time, but this experience would ultimately change the trajectory of my life. I fell in love with indoor cycling in a language that I couldn’t even speak or understand. What I could understand, however, was the music. Exercising to the beat of the music in a dark and sweaty room brought me joy beyond belief. I began spinning 6-7 days a week and was hooked. I returned to America with a changed body and mind. I knew then that spinning would be a part of my life. Always.
In 2008, I was on a path to becoming a professor of political science, living in New York City, while attending some of the best indoor cycling classes in the world. Once again, I was addicted to the music, the sweat, the dark room, and the motivating and inspiring instructors. Indoor cycling helped me through life’s toughest moments and provided me with some of my happiest memories. When I returned to Burlington, I struggled to find what I left behind in New York and Holland. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for, I decided I would build it from the ground up.
In 2011 I became a certified spinning instructor and began writing my business plan to open REV Indoor Cycling. I left my career working for the Federal Government and on November 12, 2012, I opened up a 1200 square foot studio with 20 bikes on Pine Street in Burlington. Its defining characteristics were no mirrors, total darkness, loud music, and a lot of love, heart, sweat and community.
Today REV has grown to a 3000 square foot studio with 35 bikes on Flynn Avenue in Burlington. REV is a place of joy and acceptance; we welcome every body and everybody. REV strives to give the best workouts and provide an uplifting experience on the bike, every session.
I no longer exercise to punish myself; I exercise because I love myself. I find daily inspiration in the heart and hard work of all who REV. I am so thankful for this community and I welcome everyone to begin or continue their own transformational journey with us.