Elise Memmo

Elise is one of two Master Instructors at The Handle Bar. She has been with the brand since inception and works closely with the founder to provide feedback and development tools to the instructor team.


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 Dogg spin instructor teaching spin classes since 2007. A competitive swimmer in high school, Elise has competed in an Olympic distance triathlon and multiple half marathons, always seeking new goals and physical challenges. 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!


what’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I drive a stick shift!


what’s your favorite drink?
My favorite beer is either White Rascal or Slumbrew Happy Sol. Favorite cocktail, hands down, is the Valentino at The Beehive. A blood orange vodka cocktail in a frosted martini glass = perfection.


what’s your favorite sports team?
The University of Michigan football team. Go Blue!