Meet Rachael – January 2019 Rider of the Month

Hector: “I chose Rachael as a Rider of the Month because she, like many before her, have become staples to the BESPOKE community. Rachael is one of those members you just instantly remembered and got to know; you couldn’t miss her hot pink hair and just awesome vibe. She is usually always there in the mornings riding front row, doing back to back classes with the usual Starbucks run in between! Ha. She’s someone like I’m sure many others are that have made fitness and spinning a lifestyle and will continue to for years to come. :)”

When was your first ride?
February 2017

How many rides have You taken in total to date?

What made you search for an indoor cycling studio?
Honestly…I went overboard eating on a trip and needed to feel less bloated. Heard spinning was the way to go!

How did you hear about BESPOKE?
A friend suggested it actually. It was too hot to go hiking, so she brought me to BESPOKE instead.

Tell us of a specific accomplishment you’ve had with your active lifestyle.
I joined a weight loss challenge and through consistency in taking BESPOKE classes, I lost over 20 pounds.

How consistent are you with riding on a weekly basis?
6-10 rides a week. If I can, I double up. Everyone should try it at some point. Seems intimidating, and sometimes a bit crazy,  but the second class almost always feels like it goes by faster! Body is already warm and loose and ready for the beating. Ha!

What would you tell new riders?
Don’t get discouraged. It does take about 4-5 rides to get used to spinning. Also, it doesn’t get easier, but you get better, and it does feel rewarding when you can start keeping up to the beat of the music!


Interview with Elady

5 Random facts about yourself?

1-I am a NY Giants & NY Yankees fan

2-Love taking Naps even as an adult

3-I lost over 95 lbs in 2007 on my own

4-Indulging in Restaurant tortilla chips and Peanut Butter are my daily weaknesses

5-I say things backwards inverting in my head from Spanish to English (example toilet paper comes out like paper toilet)


Where are you from?

Born in Manhattan NY, Raised in Puerto Rico.


What is the most Courageous thing you’ve done in your life?

Moved myself and my kids from Puerto Rico to LA without knowing anyone to start a new life.


What makes you laugh?

Anything that comes out of Amy Schumers mouth.


One of your embarrassing life moments?

Getting in the wrong car and the stranger looking at me strangely.


What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?

The hardest thing for me to give up on will be peanut butter.


Do you have any special/hidden talents?

Not that I know of as of yet lol


Name three things you consider yourself to be very bad at:

1 – Cooking,

2 – Horrible sense of direction, I get lost a lot,

3 – Returning calls in a timely manner (ie 5 minutes usually means 5 hours or 5 days 😉


What is your favorite music style?

Hip Hop and Spanish music


Are you usually late, early or right on time?

The only time that I’m early is when I teach a class. I’m usually late for any event AND it’s not intentionally.


What do you do in your free time?

I like to catch up with a few shows on Hulu and Netflix.


Do you like to shop?

I love to shop… Who doesn’t?


Write down all the words you would use to describe yourself:

Determined, Loyal, Funny, Dedicated, Sarcastic, Energetic, Morning Person, Homebody, Generous, Hard Working, Driven, Cranky when I don’t take my naps, Bashful, Fun!


What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

Zip lining the highest points of Costa Rica.


What do you like about yourself?

I am caring and want the best for the one’s that I love, especially my kids/partner/co-workers.


What is one thing you wish you had more of in your life?



What do you not like about yourself?

I can be impatient with certain things & procrastinate with others and also be too indulgent with Chips.


Your bucket list?

Travel to South Africa for a Safari, Bora Bora for the Water Bungalows, & Italy for the culture/food/wine

I would love to see Madonna, Janet Jackson, & Adele in concert

Have dinner with Oprah & Ellen at the same time

Attend a Super Bowl with the NY Giants playing in it.


What radio stations do you listen to?

I usually listen to Spotify but when I do it’s 105.9 (Power 106).


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A police officer (not anymore).


What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?

Start making class playlists for weeks in advance.


Name three things you consider yourself to be very good at:

1 – Indoor Cycling/Spinning

2 – Communicating in Spanish

3 – Rolling my eyes


Who has had the most influence on you?

Both of my grandmothers Maria & Luz.



Fate brought me to BESPOKE.  I went to get Schwinn certified and ended up auditioning that same afternoon for BESPOKE.  I know now that it was meant to be. I am happy to be a part of BESPOKE and we could grow a new company from the ground up together.


Get a head start and book your bike with Elady!