HQ Heroes: Maily
If you’ve been hanging around the studio for a few years now or have just finished your first class, you probably still have a pretty good idea of who are instructors are and what they’re about. Honestly, they pretty much feel like family! You hit those pyramids together on the bike. You connect on our social channels – and theirs. You even get little tidbits about their lives when they talk you through the toughest moments during your ride.
But Rocycle is actually so much more than our instructors. It’s more than our riders! Behind the scenes, we have a pretty incredible team, working to make our studios, our socials and our community inclusive, inspiring and, obviously, very, very fun.
Sure, they grease the wheels and get things going. They make sure Rocycle is a seamless operation from top to bottom – without ever being visibly present. But we think it’s time to change that. It’s time to spotlight our HQ team, to give them a chance to shine. Because without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Now, if you’ve ever been to our studio at Zuidas, you’ll definitely recognise our next HQ Hero. Maïly Bressy is the mastermind there, running the studio with ease and grace. We had the pleasure of chatting to her about her role, a typical day at Zuidas and what it her favourite things about working here at Rocycle. Keep reading to find out more!
Heya, Maïly! So cool to finally introduce you to our Ro’fam. Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi, I’m Maïly, a 29 year-old French-Vietnamese girl who grew up in Cannes in the South of France. After working for more than ten years in hospitality in France, Australia, the Netherlands and Switzerland, I felt like I needed to do something different. I fell in love with Rocycle a few years ago when I lived in Amsterdam. Doing a Ro’ride was part of my routine, as it brought me so much motivation and enthusiasm. When I decided to come back to Amsterdam, I knew I wanted to be a Studio Manager at Rocycle because I really believe in Rocycle’s values.
Love that you started as a rider and have grown into a full-time role. The Rocycle dream! Tell us a little more about what you do here. What is it that a Studio Manager does?
As the Studio Manager at Zuidas, I am the link between the HQ and the. I ensure that strategic and organisational changes are correctly implemented at the studio. My ultimate goal is for the riders to enjoy the same customer service and have the same amazing experience no matter the day, the time or even the studio they go to.
Whew! That’s a big job. So, we know the high-level details of what a Studio Manager does, but what would a typical day look like?
My days at Rocycle vary a lot. Some days, I work from the Headquarters and attend meetings. We chat with the executives and the other Studio Managers to grow together as a team. I learn a lot from my fellow Studio Managers, and I feel lucky to have them. Other days, I am on-site during shifts. I’m there whenever classes are busy or when an additional pair of hands would be helpful. I am also in charge of any maintenance issues that arise in the studio. It is an ever-changing schedule, but I love the challenges I encounter along the way.
What is your team like? And what’s it like to work for Rocycle?
My team is composed of about 13 young, fun people. Some of them are at university, while others work at Rocycle Zuidas as a full- or part-time job. Everybody is sporty; some come to Rocycle very often and some others play sports like field hockey. We all share the same love for movement, sweat and challenge.Working for Rocycle was a dream of mine. Rocycle is much more than just a fitness company. There is a mindset that comes with it. Riders come to exercise, but they also come to feel at home, included and considered by the other riders, the teachers and the team working at the studio. Working there gives me exactly the same feeling. I feel like part of a big family where everyone does their best to help one other and to make things work, growing along the way.
It really does sound like a dream! So: best things about working here?
A work atmosphere that pushes everyone to grow professionally but also personally.
An ever-changing schedule.
My colleagues – in my team, in other studios and at the headquarters. I feel like we are there to support each other, and I love it.
And how about working out here?
This is part of my weekly routine. I was living in Switzerland before, and it was very hard to find a good spinning studio. Since I’ve been back, I enjoy going to my favourite teachers to get some Ro’dorfins!
Ok, last question. What comes to mind when someone you hear someone say ‘Rocycle’?
Sweat, growth and enthusiasm.