Rider spotlight: Roos
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. Today, we had the pleasure of sitting down with one of our nearest and dearest, Rose Ebregt. She’s a Rocycle fangirl, adventurous vegetarian and postgraduate student. Want to know more about this multifaceted lady? Well, keep on reading!
Hi Rose! Thanks so much for speaking with us today. Can you introduce yourself?
Hi guys. My name is Rose, and I’m a 23-year-old postgraduate. While I wish I were a native Amsterdammer, I am just here to finish my studies at the university with a bang.
So studies brought you to Amsterdam, but what brought you to Rocycle?
More like who. A good friend of mine told me about this really tough, sweaty workout that will break you but still result in total relaxation when you walk out of class. Naturally, I thought ‘when are we going?’
We love that a friend brought you here. Do you bring your friends and family with you?
All my friends are quite energetic and love a good workout. I’ve persuaded a few to come along, which helps now because I force them and they force me to go – even if we don’t feel quite up for the challenge sometimes!
It never hurts to be accountable. You’re clearly very healthy when it comes to exercise, but what about nutrition? Do you consider it an important facet of a healthy lifestyle?
I definitely think that besides going to classes at Rocycle, it is also important to take care of your body by keeping a healthy diet. I fuel myself with food that will keep my energy levels at their maximum. I guess peanut butter is my daily food routine: peanut butter in my oats, peanut butter in my yoghurt, peanut butter in my smoothie. Even just a spoonful of peanut butter by itself!
That’s nuts! See what we did there J Speaking of food, do you have any healthy hotspots you frequent that are veg-friendly and delicious?
It depends on what I feel like eating. If I want an acai bowl, I go to Coffee Room. If I want a healthy brekkie, I go to Coffee and Coconuts. Lunch is at The Meets, and dinner is either at Pho 81 for an Asian kinda day or Meatless District for the real vegan delights.
Mmmm sounds pretty tasty. You might be vying with us for a table from now on… As you know were in the last week of Crush Your Goals and we’ve talked about going meatless. You’ve been vegetarian for years, any tips?
Experiment with it! Vegetarian food can be so delicious, I love to try out new cook book recipes. My favorite cook book is Plenty from Yotam Ottolenghi. Also watching documentaries like Rotten and What The Health helped me to go meatless.
So we know what you eat, but what about what you listen to. Which music do you like to exercise to?
Upbeats and disco fever.
Alright, final question: what does Rocycle mean to you?
Rocycle has become an important part of my life, not only physically but also mentally. It’s the family vibe, the energetic spirit, the badass workout that challenges you like you never thought possible. But mostly, it’s the revelation that you have when you walk out. It makes it an addiction that I can’t and won’t do without.