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."
Lena Rakijian instructs the following:
The Handle Bar 45
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.