Instructor Reveal: Becky Rockey

Meet Becky Rockey! While Becky has been with the Revolve family for 18 months (we’ll have to celebrate her two years in December), you’ve probably seen her face around the studio a bunch. Becky has a strong passion for indoor cycling and we wanted to get to know more about her, so we asked….



Tell us about yourself

What should I tell you? I am from central PA and am a lover of the outdoors. I have 3 sisters (1 older, 2 younger) and absolutely adore animals (all of them are welcome)! I moved to DC to work in financial development and have ended up…several years later…working as an economist at a national commercial real estate firm. I love complicated analysis and programming/model design, which is a large part of that. To say I’m a nerd could be an understatement.

How did you get into indoor cycling?

I actually got in to group fitness as a freshman at PSU, when I realized that my passion for sports was going to be limited by other things (like several knee injuries). I spoke with an orthopedist and was basically told that I will need to eventually give up running, pretty much entirely, which meant no more hockey long-term (except that I played club at PSU and occasionally still play with DC’s Association team, ever mindful of the stress I put on my body). Indoor cycling was one of the few cardio workouts that could replicate the “runners high” for me, so I was immediately drawn to it. The intensity of it was energizing and I loved that I could choose the music, that I could design and layout the ride. My approach to cycling is similar to how I approached running before–I used it as a way to maintain excellent cardio health, but I also used it as a gauge of how “in shape” I was. I knew my timed mile pace, my long-distance pace, my good and bad stats. Now, I have comparable measures for myself on the bike.

What are you excited about bringing to the Revolve Community?

I was most excited to bring my own style to Revolve. I love intense, mind-blowing workouts, but my personality juxtaposes with that, since I can be somewhat mellow and soft-spoken (until the warm-up is over, LOL!) Honestly, it is always a journey to find your own style as an instructor and I’ve evolved a lot here over the past 18 months (coming up on 2 years). I think, like each instructor here, my unique background in the fitness industry is one thing that I can continue to offer the Revolve community. 

Three words that describe you

Intelligent, hard-working, caring

What are your favorite things?

Well, I immediately think of food when I’m asked this question! Hahaha, I love nut butters like you wouldn’t believe. Seriously, I order most of mine from a company in North Carolina…and it’s something like $12 for an 8-ounce jar. Ridiculous, but I love it that much. Other non-edible favorite things include hiking/being outdoors, traveling (especially to the mountains, beach, or anywhere with scenic outdoor activities), cooking, and spending time with my family. I just got back from a family trip to Yellowstone/the Tetons and will be heading to Austin, Miami, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Dallas (at least) later this year!


Instructor Reveal: Mara Frisch

Meet the newest addition to the Revolve DC Instructor team, Mara Frisch!


After four years of playing college tennis, Mara retired her racket in pursuit of a new new type of workout. Sampling all that DC has to offer, seven years later Mara is still in love with spin. Her classes combine up beat jams with intense intervals that will leave you sweaty and satisfied. Her passion for making fitness fun is evident in her playlists and energy she brings to the room. Off the bike, you can find Mara in the latest gear working at lululemon athletica Clarendon or exploring DC for the perfect taco.

What are some of your favorite things?

  • Top Artist: Beyonce and Jay Z (not as a duo!)
  • Favorite Cartoon Character as a Kid: Doug Funny
  • Favorite Movie: Hitch
  • Favorite Spot in Arlington: Northside Social
  • Guilty Pleasure: Nike shoes, Mexican Food and manicures

Instructor Reveal: Kate Karafotas

Meet the newest addition to the DC Instructor team, Kate Karafotas! 

Tell us about yourself! 
I was born in Connecticut and raised in New York City. After high school I took a gap year (and a half!) snowboarding in Aspen, CO. I couldn’t bear to leave Colorado so I decided to go to the University of Colorado at Boulder. While there I would snowboard in the winter and mountain bike in the summer. After college, my boyfriend (now husband!) and I moved to DC, and other than a brief stint in the Chicago area, have stayed here since. We have two beautiful daughters, Maya and Zoe. I spend a lot of time shuttling them around to activities and school, but my fitness time is MY time to zone everything and everyone else out and find my center. Making time for fitness has made me a saner, happier lady!


How did you get into Indoor Cycling?
A few years ago I was visiting my mom at the beach in NY and was trying to find an exercise class since there isn’t a traditional gym there. I had seen a studio the previous summer, but had been too afraid to try it. This time I had more courage! I had spent the last 6 months working hard to train for a sprint triathlon in an effort to shed those final pounds from my second pregnancy. I signed up for a class and 45 minutes later was totally hooked.I  loved the music, the motivation, and that I was drenched in sweat when I left – it was a cathartic experience! I went every day when I was there and when I came home I decided I wanted to pursue getting certified so I could bring my own energy and playlist!

What are you excited about bringing to the Revolve community?
I am excited to bring my enthusiasm for indoor cycling and music to Revolve. In terms of music I play a lot of current stuff, but sometimes you need a little Whitney or Michael!! I’ll push you hard and remind you that you are stronger than you think. I’ll help you reach your fitness goals and then help you set those standards higher!

Three words that describe you.
Outgoing. Relaxed (mostly!). Shopaholic.

What are some of your favorite things? 
Kale, lululemon, and Bravo TV. Seriously – I wish I was kidding. I like to fuel my body, be comfortable, and rot my brain 😉 I also love spending time outside; whether it be biking with the kids or walking the dogs. I used to love winter, but now I am spring/summer gal through and through!


Instructor Reveal: Jeremiah Baker

Meet the newest addition to our Revolve family, Instructor Jeremiah Baker! 


How did you get into Indoor Cycling? 

About four years ago there was a major shift in my life.  I was running around like crazy, chasing after things, people, and circumstances – it’s what I thought I was supposed to do! Long story short, I ran myself into a corner. I was exhausted all the time and honestly no fun to be around.

A friend invited me to a cycling class and after laughing at them I finally decided to give it a try. I didn’t think I had time for it, I was too busy creating my future.  Let me tell you, I’m so glad I went.  That first class changed my life.  I came to realize that I had to fill myself up first.  You can’t give what you don’t have.

Once I began focusing on me, my health, and my fitness, every other area of my life changed for the better.  Now I’m the one getting my friends to go to cycling!

Tell us about Jeremiah, the entrepreneur and music lover!

Well, I’m currently finishing a Doctorate in Saxophone at the Peabody Conservatory, the first conservatory in America.  I also recently founded an online music school (  My goal is to provide everyone, no matter where they live, the highest quality music education possible.  We have students in Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Italy, and the United States.  I’m so thankful to be able to spread and improve access to music education.  Just like health and fitness, I truly believe music education is essential to everyone’s growth and development.

What are you excited about bringing to the Revolve community?  

I am excited about bringing my music background and love of fitness to Revolve! By combining my two passions, I want to inspire others to find their inner awesome.


New Instructor Reveal: Jonathan Carlucci

Puppeteer turned indoor-cyclist, Jonathan Carlucci adds special flava to Revolve. We know there’s been a lot of buzz about Revolve’s latest addition so we’re bringing you a special Q&A session with him.


Every New Yorker has a story about how and why they ended up here. What’s yours?  

I moved to NYC as a professional puppeteer!  I was actually in school at Shenandoah Conservatory outside DC, when I was offered an opportunity to originate a role in an Off-Broadway show.  It was a chance to realize a childhood dream so I jumped on it.  We ran for 18 months Off-Broadway and I was able to finish my degree from NYC.  It was during this time that I discovered Indoor Cycling, picking up a job at the front desk of a studio, and the obsession began!  I went out on the road with the show for the first international tour.  When I came back, I knew I needed to start putting roots down in this city that has captured my heart.

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Describe your teaching style. Who typically digs your style? Who doesn’t?

Chatting in the lobby I’m pretty low key, put me on a bike and drop the lights and things get intense, some would even say, dramatic (I mean… I do have a BFA in Acting).  I’m going to push your physical limits and ask you to let your guard down a little to bring your mind and heart into the ride.

We all walk through the studio door at different levels and facing different challenges, but I want my riders to know, I’m their biggest fan.  I want everyone to get completely immersed in this 45 minute journey, I love nothing more than seeing people break through their limits.  Everyone should feel welcome and included; we all belong here.  I think most of the spectrum of riders click with me; but, riders who aren’t used to investing some passion and emotion into their workouts, taking it beyond just the physical work, may initially find a new challenge they weren’t expecting.

Revolve Riders love quality beats. Where do you get your music inspiration?

I am a music fiend!  I actually grew up with a very limited range of music; so I love exploring… I always laugh when I find a classic that’s brand new to me.  I strive to find music that stirs something in me, whether it be a lyric, a beat, or the sheer artistry of a brilliant mashup.

I’m also obsessed with Spotify.  I actually created a collaborative playlist that everyone needs to hop on, drop your favorite tracks in and look for them on an upcoming playlist!  Revolve Tracks (Click on my name to launch Spotify to interact with the playlist).

NYC has so many different specialized workouts. What drew you to indoor cycling?

Hmmm, maybe Eminem said it best (NEVER thought I’d be quoting Eminem… Don’t tell my mother…)

“You better lose yourself in the music, the moment / You own it, you better never let it go.”

I grew up as a kid who wasn’t the most successful in sports (actually, the only basket I scored in 7th grade basketball was for the other team… I think that sums it up pretty well).  I had absolutely no confidence when it came to fitness, and I just kinda floated through my teens and early twenties like that.  When I tried my first Indoor Cycling class, I fell in love with the powerful combination of music and endorphins. Suddenly I felt empowered and took control of my ride.  The 45 minutes spent on the bike are complete clarity. I also realized how incredible it was to be able to help others find that, which is exactly why I became an instructor.

Most surprising thing on your Bucket List?

Having a pet panther.

Tell us about a life shaping/changing experience.

After I graduated high school, I traveled to Nicaragua to work with children and also got to assist a medical team.  Immersing myself in a developing country completely shaped my perspective.  So much so, I wanted a daily reminder of that, thus the tattoo on my ankle.  It’s a piece of barbed wire, which is the single visual element I associate most with my time in Nicaragua.

Any other tatts?

Yep!  In plain view, but you’ll never see it, unless I point it out, or we happen to be dancing under black lights 😉

Be sure to check out Jonathan’s class this weekend for the FREE (first come, first serve) Instructor Reveal Real Ride Saturday, June 15 at 1:45PM.

You can also meet Jonathan at his regularly scheduled classes:

  • Tuesday, 6AM & 7AM
  • Sunday 8:30AM

Book your bike now. We have a feeling Jonathan is going to win over hearts and bikes at Revolve. Be sure to follow him on Twitter for regular updates!