RIDE OR DIE | Molly Furlong, Instructor
Meet Molly – a Vancouver Instructor who this past Fall transitioned from die-hard front-row Rider to holding down the podium. Molly brings an incredible mix of lightness and intensity to every RIDE – she’s genuine, supportive and approachable, all while pushing you to your limits so you can feel strong, accomplished and super sweaty.
Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised here in Vancouver…I don’t think I’ll ever be able to leave haha.
Can you remember your first RIDE class? How long did it take until you realized you wanted to become an Instructor?
Oh man, I’ll never forget it. My first class was with Noah and I was a HOT mess! I struggled for sure, but I left with this great feeling of accomplishment. It really didn’t take me long before I knew. RIDE has this really unique vibe. It’s completely different from everywhere else and I wanted in on it haha.
How would you describe your teaching style?
Passionate and Intense. I really try my best to connect with every Rider in the room. I want my Riders to feel like they can let go. I want them to explore their potential. I want them to push past where they have ever pushed before. I want them to feel safe taking risks. I want them to observe and take in every single feeling and emotion without resisting it. I want them to pull out that grit that lives inside all of us. I want them to feel strong.
Best part of being an Instructor is…
Creating a safe and positive space for our Riders.
Being able to build a connection with every person that walks through our studio doors. There is something so rewarding about watching a new face turn into a familiar one.
Track you’ve had on repeat?
Omg how do I even answer this haha
Easy – Son Lux
Push – LICK
United We Dance- Vicetone
AM or PM RIDES?
Favourite way to sweat outside of RIDE?
Dance! I’ve been a dancer my entire life so I love a good ballet or contemporary class. Also Julie’s All City 8 Count class is straight FIRE.
How has becoming a RIDE Instructor changed you?
As a dancer, I’ve always had a really strong connection between my body and mind. Teaching at RIDE has only strengthened that. RIDE has given me the opportunity to express myself in a way that I have never been able to before.
Go-to quote or words to live by?
Whatever life gives you, give more back.
Who motivates you?
The entire RIDE team.
My Dad. My Dad is one of my greatest inspirations.
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog – Bruce D. Perry & Maia Szalavitz
Whiskey in a Teacup – Reese Witherspoon (Huge Reese Witherspoon fan)
What’s your #1 life hack?
Keep your tomatoes out of the fridge and always salt your pasta water.
Where can we find you on a Saturday afternoon in the city?
You’ll find me at the dog beach in kits with my two babies Heidi and Olive. Heidi’s a chocolate lab and Olive’s a cattle dog…not that you asked lol. I’m obsessed with them.
Any hidden or not so hidden talents?
I went to circus school for a year.
If you could brunch with any person (past or present), who would it be and why?
My family. They are the most important people in my life. I would brunch with them every day if I could.
Best memory since you joined RIDE?
This is a tough one because there have been so many. I think my Community RIDE was a pretty magical memory. I’ll never forget how it felt opening the door to the studio for the first time.
#1 piece of advice for someone looking to have a killer RIDE?
Do not be afraid of resistance.
Get out of your own way.
What has you stoked on life right now?
I just recently gained a new niece and nephew so i’m really excited about that!