Marc Garcia

Why I Choose to Instruct: To create a welcoming environment and set the example that our classes are for everyone regardless of size, color or shape. 

I’ve been attending Rush Cycle for 2 years now and it has led to some of the most fulfilling and meaningful moments in my life. Funny enough, I initially tried Rush Cycle after seeing the movie I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer. In the movie Schumer’s character, Renee, falls off her spin bike, bonks her head and wakes up feeling undoubtedly confident. I wasn’t expecting this to really happen but I did gain a similar outcome. I left my first class feeling not particularly my strongest, but definitely my proudest. I had completed something that initially felt unobtainable or not for people like me. At a more sort of low point in my early adult life I found a lot of comfort in that movie and comedies overall. I just can’t believe it led me to a such a motivational space and positive community. I strive to create an inclusive environment for riders and encourage everyone to challenge themselves and have a party while doing it.

Favorite Artist: Sia 

Favorite Movie: The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

Favorite Quote: “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth 

(It’s really from A Cinderella Story with Hillary Duff but he said it I guess)