INSTRUCTOR OF THE MONTH JULY: TIELA
If you weren’t a Rocycle instructor, what would you like to do?
I would love to open my own ‘parfum’ house. I have such an amazing nose for scent, and you will never smell the same fragrance on me more than once a week in the studio, I’m sure. I’ve worked in the perfume world since 2011 and have over 50 niche fragrances.. oooh fancy!
Why should people join your classes?
The infectious energy I bring to this wonderful studio has helped me build rapport and connection with my riders. People see me as an old acquaintance, someone to ask questions about physicality and express concerns inside the studio – I am very approachable. My music taste varies, leaving you with a refreshing mish-mash of blasts from the past to present and genre-blending to take you on a musical and physical journey.
Which song is your guilty pleasure?
Ariana Grande’s My Everything album. Let me tell you how this gives me the feels: it’s the perfect alarm clock. Listening to her vocal runs and the steel drums gives me that Zen, first-thing-in-the-morning-on-a-beach vibe. I use it to attempt to warm my voice up and mimic her effortless talents, but MIMIC it is haha.
What is the best Rocycle advice you have been given?
I wouldn’t say it’s a tip I’ve been given. I’d rather give a little advice: focus on rolling your knees almost inverted towards the handles. I do observe and correct when I can in class!
Who was your childhood hero?
My mum. Even from a young age, I used to draw in class, reflecting on how much she is my everything.
Name 3 words to best describe your post-Ro’Ride feeling?
Buzzing (very British word for very excited).
Sweaty (work hard, sweat harder).
Words to live by…
Just be you.
All-time favourite Rocycle song?
Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy… bringing my British heritage to the studio. One of my all-time favourites.
Which is your favourite ride of the week?
I love my early rises but also enjoy the end-of-day ride to put me in high spirits in the evening.
What is happiness to you?
I genuinely start my day with a goal, which could be a present goal or one for the future. I love to keep a happy place in mind. This could be looking forward to seeing friends, family or a holiday. Envisioning the upcoming happy place or event keeps me sane and feeds my motivation.
What has been your most memorable moment of your Ro’career so far?
Just getting the impression of you guys, the riders; seeing your genuine smiles as you leave the studio puts a smile on my face every time.
@tielabrown – follow for follow! I like to get to know my regular faces and catch up in the foyer after class.