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The Handle Bar 45


This class is taught by:

Elise Memmo

Elise is a Handle Bar MASTER INSTRUCTOR. She is among our most well-versed instructors in The Handle Bar method. She trains new instructors on our teaching style and is a master of her craft.
 
A born and bred midwesterner, Elise moved to Boston from Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2008 to pursue a dual Masters in Social Work/Masters in Public Health at Boston University. Elise has been a certified Mad Dog spin instructor teaching spin classes since 2007, and recently Elise became certified in Primary Group Exercise through AFAA. A competitive swimmer in high school, Elise has competed in an Olympic distance triathlon and multiple half marathons. Elise choreographs each of her rides to the beat , rhythm and speed of the music, with a fun mix of hip hop, pop, and dance-inspired tunes. Elise fuses her passion for heart pumping music with a mentally and physically challenging ride, creating a mind-body-cardio-dance party on the bike!

Lena Rakijian

Lena is a Handle Bar MASTER INSTRUCTOR. She is among our most well-versed instructors in The Handle Bar method. She trains new instructors on our teaching style and is a master of her craft. 

A passionate and free-spirited California girl, Lena hails all the way from San Diego. She made her move to the East Coast for her MS in Nutrition & Public Health from Columbia University in New York City. After earning her graduate degree, Lena came to Boston where she currently works as a clinical dietetic intern at Harvard-Beth Israel Medical Center, pursuing her career as a Registered Dietitian. Lena grew up as a competitive athlete in basketball and volleyball. Off the court, and from an early age, she lived for the stage as a performer in musical theatre, competitive show choir, and contemporary collegiate a cappella vocal bands. Combining her athletic abilities with her natural performance talent, Lena found indoor cycling and feels ecstatic to be a part of The Handle Bar team! As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a Mad Dogg Certified Spin Instructor, Lena creates a musical journey where the rhythm and resistance coalesce to challenge your body and build strength from the inside out: "Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever. Every pedal stroke is an opportunity to evolve and be the person you want to be tomorrow…today."
HB 45 is a 45 minute cycling session set to the beat of the MUSIC that gets you going. Weighted bars are used for a portion of the workout to incorporate upper body toning into the class. The format is designed to challenge your endurance and rid toxins from your system. Especially great for a Sunday evening restart. ;) The workout is infused with intensity, but still suitable for all skill levels. Get ready to SWEAT, INSPIRE, TRANSFORM, and RAISE THE BAR.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Apr 30 8:30 am - 9:15 am with Matt Uzenski
    at Harvard SQ
  • Sun Apr 30 11:00 am - 11:45 am with Raisa Hoffman
    at Harvard SQ
  • Sun Apr 30 11:30 am - 12:15 pm with Danelle Olson
    at Fenway Location
  • Sun Apr 30 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm with Margaret Cally
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Ashley Wagner
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Eve Morocco
    at Fenway Location
  • Mon May 01 7:05 am - 7:50 am with Brendon Pires
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with Raisa Hoffman
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm with Elise Memmo
    at South Boston Location
  • Mon May 01 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm with Margaret Cally
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 5:15 pm - 6:00 pm with Lena Rakijian
    at Fenway Location
  • Mon May 01 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm with Ashley Wagner
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm with Lena Rakijian
    at Fenway Location
  • Mon May 01 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm with Sarah Coppinger
    at Harvard SQ
  • Mon May 01 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm with Matthew LaPierre
    at Fenway Location
  • Tue May 02 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Candice Peak
    at Harvard SQ
  • Tue May 02 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Natasha Whitby
    at South Boston Location
  • Tue May 02 7:05 am - 7:50 am with Julie Moody
    at South Boston Location
  • Tue May 02 7:05 am - 7:50 am with Jess Duhaime
    at Fenway Location