Instructor of the month: Leonie
Tell us about yourself:
My name is Leonie, and I am the ‘mother’ of the instructor family, otherwise known as the head of instructors! I just turned 30 last month (I know, but hey 30 is the new 20 right?). I live in Amsterdam together with my British Shorthair cat Henk and my boyfriend Caspar. I grew up in Krommenie, a little town 20 min away from Amsterdam, but we spent many weekends in Amsterdam with my grandparents who were living here. When I got in to the Amsterdam High School for the Arts to study dance, I finally moved to the city myself!
5 facts people might not know about you:
- I talk in my sleep.
- I can be very impatient; I am a perfectionist, and I looooove structure.
- I used to play the flute when I was a teenager.
- Addicted to nail polish (always have it with me).
- I lived in NYC during my internship.
What profession other than Rocycle instructor wouldyou like to attempt?
Why should people join your classes?
Because I have been here since day 1, and I know exactly how to help riders reach new limits and goals.
Which song is your guilty pleasure?
Genuwine – Pony
Who were your childhood heros?
The Spice Girls
Name 3 words to best describe your post-Ro’Ride feeling?
Energized, on top of the world, strong
Words to live by…
Set your goals, put your mind to it and go get it. #whenyoubelieveityouachieveit
All-time favorite Rocycle song?
Friend within – Renegade
What is your favorite ride of the week?
Monday 7:00 am to start the week energized. New week, new beginnings!
What means happiness to you?
Bike, EAT, sleep, repeat.
What has been your most memorable moment of your Ro career so far?
The golden hour ride on top of the Amsterdam tower. Rogier, when are we bringing those bikes up there again? 😉
Leonie van der Aar