Rider spotlight: Dean
At Rocycle we’re all about Mind Body Music, but, just as important is the fact that we’re a family. So, to make sure each class is not just a party but a reunion, we’d like to introduce some of our Ro’Regulars. This time, we had a little chat with Dean Lieuw-A-Len about the importance of more water, less coffee and how Rocycle really is a party on a bike.
Hi Dean! Want to tell us a little bit about yourself?
I was born in Suriname but have been living in Amsterdam on and off for more than half my life. I love food and traveling as much as possible, but I also enjoy staying home and doing nothing. I am a runner who hates going to the gym and hated group classes.
If you hate group classes, how did you end up at Rocycle?!
I got very curious when a friend told me about Rocycle. After my first ride, I said it was tougher than running a marathon. I know now that this is not true! It is still challenging and tough, but a marathon is much harder.
And possibly also takes a biiiit more time. You mentioned a friend introduced you to Rocycle; how do your friends and family fit into your Rocycle story?
I have a couple of friends who also ride and hope that some of my other friends will be trying it out soon too!
Definitely bring them along – we always love new riders! On the days you do ride, how do you fuel yourself?
I try to drink less coffee, drink more water and, after class, I have a smoothie. At the moment, I like the Mango Green Protein or the ginger shot.
We know the thought of a CPJ smoothie would motivate us to pedal faster. And how about music? Does it motivate you as well?
Music is a very important motivator for me. It makes the time pass more quickly.
It certainly is one of the most important facets of why Rocycle is special. Speaking of, what does Rocycle mean to you?
Rocycle is like a community, stimulating and motivating me each time I enter the studio. I love that it is an intense and quick workout, keeping me fit and feeling energised. And it really is a party on a bike!