RIDE OR DIE | Brooke Roth, RIDE Instructor
Get to know Brooke – one of our OG Vancouver instructors who has been with us since day one. Brooke brings intensity and motivation to every AM RIDE – and is often spotted with her daughter, aka resident RIDE baby, Bowie.
Where did you grow up?
Toronto Ontario! Then to the burbs in Aurora.
Can you remember your first RIDE class?
Yes I do! It was with JJ one of our owners! At the time I was already teaching at another studio which is where I met Ash and I knew right away I wanted to move studios and be part of the RIDE team. I was really lucky because she let me start training with her right away and I started to teach at RIDE just a couple months after they opened!
How long did it take until you realized you wanted to become an instructor?
Not long, I took one class and I was hooked. I immediately got certified – I won’t tell you when because you will think I’m 100 years old.
How would you describe your teaching style?
Intense and motivating, Cardio Therapy.
Best part of being an instructor is…
Being able to see your riders improve and getting smiles from them always makes my day.
Track you’ve had on repeat
Aahhhhhhhhh oh god, like it’s different every week. Right now LANE 8 – no end in sight/outro.
AM or PM rides?
Definitely AM, every class I teach is before 9AM!
Favourite way to sweat outside of RIDE?
RUN! Vancouver is the BEST place to run. The seawall is incredible, it never gets old.
How has becoming a RIDE instructor changed you?
RIDE has changed me and my life is so many different ways. The most important is the friends I have made, literally best friends. People I can’t imagine my life without. People I love and adore.
Go-to quote or words to live by?
Choose the challenge, except the change. I am so guilty of avoiding change, it’s literally my biggest flaw. Once I realized that trying to challenge yourself in every aspect of life and really working on being able to react and respond to unexpected circumstances, change started to become manageable – not easy, but manageable.
Who motivates you?
Ultimately I believe motivation comes from within. But choosing how you spend your time and who you spend it with and making sure that those people and places always make you smile should be all you need to stay motivated.
How to Murder Your Life by Cat Marnell, it’s literally the most interesting, intense, hilarious book. I read it twice in a row and by read I mean listened to the audiobook lol!
What’s your #1 life hack?
Bribing my daughter Bowie with tic tacs.
Where can we find you on a Saturday afternoon in the city?
Definitely at any park in Kitsilano trying to tire my kid out! She literally doesn’t stop!
Any hidden or not so hidden talents?
Hidden talent – public speaking!
Best memory since you joined RIDE?
There have been so many, it’s really hard to pick one. A Lot of them are from our RIDE events. We are really active in the community with outdoor rides and it’s honestly the most amazing feeling to be able to participate. Lululemon Seawheeze, Khatsalano Days are just a couple of my favs.
#1 piece of advice for someone looking to have a killer RIDE?
Embrace the journey the instructor takes you on. Every class is curated to be different, never expect easy, never expect anything in particular. Sweat and try your best. If you do that you will have a killer RIDE.
What has you stoked on life right now?
My new baby that’s due in May! Not excited at all to go through labor again but obsessed with having a teenie chubby baby!
What does RIDE mean to you?
It’s hard to put into words. If I had to rate it it would be a rating of 20 out of 10! It means everything.
Catch Brooke on the podium at RIDE Yaletown – view schedule.