Izabela is a Glow Cycle teacher, you can book into her classes here.
What is the best time of the day to practice/exercise?
For me it's the evening - no rush to go to work, you can have a great workout and spend enough time stretching properly.
What do you recommend to eat before your class? After the class?
Before my class, ideally nothing for at least 2 hours.
After the class I would go with a home made smoothie: 1 banana, 2 kiwis, soya milk and a scoop of protein powder to help muscle recovery, or a homemade protein bar (I can provide a recipe!).
What do you love about Good Vibes?
The chilled atmosphere, friendly people and proper screening of the instructors before they are taken on.
What do you teach in class?
I teach indoor cycling and my classes have both fast sprints and long, demanding climbs in them. We also do endurance race pace runs when you have to really dig deep and find your own motivation within yourself to ensure you push your limits. Cycling is not an easy sport, if you really challenge yourself each time you come to the class it's not going to be pleasant, your legs are going to burn, you will be out of breath and sweating like mad but it gives great results. As long as you are honest with yourself and really push yourself.
How will I feel after your class?
You will feel a great sense of achievement having completed a challenging ride. The endorphins will go through the roof and you will definitely need a shower.
Tell us something surprising about yourself...
I love Afro Cuban salsa and was one of the performers during the opening and closing ceremonies for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Izabela Ruprik has been teaching for over a year now across London. She loves teaching indoor cycling, her classes are fun but challenging and she plays an eclectic mix of music from Stevie Wonder to techno, as the music has to carry you through a demanding class. Izabela trained with with Keiser, WattBike, Velocity and ICA. She doesn't do tricks when she teaches as you don't need them to build an interesting routine. Her rides are well thought through with a strong focus on technique and alignment.
9 March 2014