A pillar in the front row, a rider who several instructors reference if they ever get off beat, a bright and shining soul, always cheerful, and a little goofy; today's feature is all these things and more. Kaylyn is brave, a fighter, a great friend, super sweet, and someone who embodies what RINSE is all about. A huge supporter of local businesses and her community; she makes Dayton a better place by just being herself. Thanks for making us apart of your life, Kaylyn. We greatly appreciate you and all the positive vibes you bring every ride. Learn more about Kaylyn below!
What do you do for your 9-5?
Chief Civil Clerk of Miamisburg Municipal Court
If your bestie were to describe you in three words, what would they be?
They might say opinionated, thoughtful, and sincere.
How long have you been coming to RINSE?
Since February. I finally got the courage to go to a community class and booked the RINSE 101 shortly after. I’ve been hooked ever since.
What motivates you to get your ass to class?
Booking on Sunday’s and committing to something is key for me. But more than that, it’s that post-ride feeling.
How has RINSE impacted your life?
Where do I start! When I first started coming to RINSE I was so incredibly lethargic all the time. I'm sorry to admit that I was struggling to even do the dishes after working all day. After a few months of coming to RINSE I felt like I had all this new found energy. I was able to do all the things that I felt like I could and should be able to do in a day. It wasn’t until very recently that I learned my energy deficiency was a result of a hypo active thyroid. By scheduling my workout I am able to stay committed to exercising, resulting in a healthier adrenal system. It took some time for my body to adjust but I can see how it has impacted so many different aspects of my life for the better.
Outside of your 9-5 – tell us about all the badass things you’re up to:
I am dedicated to my Tuesday night Kickball League (find me if you want to join!) and a Volunteer Victim Advocate for Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. However, my friends and family are the most important things in my life. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people, I try to make sure they are a priority.
In your opinion, what makes RINSE's community so unique?
There is something about sweating with a great group of people—even if you haven’t spoken a word to them, that makes you feel so connected. Community is clearly central to RINSE. Just over the past few months I’ve been introduced to so many small businesses like Santa Clara Juicery, Noble Wellness, US Cyrotherapy Dayton, Speakeasy Yoga and I’m sure the list will continue...
Favorite Instructor and why?
I really love all of them! It’s a matter of WHY I love them..
Kari will kick your ass any day of the week. She’s so incredibly consistent and knowledgeable. It really feels like a CLASS because of the education you get with her.
Britt always has spot on form and how could her body not be major inspo for hitting that hill a little harder? She always has the best throw-back hip hop songs.
As for Kelsey I think Paul and Sidney said it best, her hills and sprints will kill you but only in the best way. I love that she errs on the side of techno/experimental music.
Abby is always having the best time and it’s contagious. She is incredibly creative with her moves which translates into new challenges. I love her playlists.
Kara is such a great combo of everybody. Great form, great music, very consistent and creative. I love that she can instruct really difficult choreography in the sweetest way possible.
Best RINSE memory?
I think my favorite ride has to be the first ride in the current space, there really was some magic happening that night. But I have a lot of really happy moments, like the first time I kept the beat the whole song, first time I stood during a song, and the first time I could stand during a whole class. Every class I have a chance to set a goal, and some days are better than others.
What other workouts do you do outside of RINSE?
I love to run, there is nothing like reaching the end after you've found your limit.
Song you’ve got on repeat?
'Sicko Mode' by Travis Scott
If you could brunch with any male/lady boss (past or present), who would it be?
Oprah, mad love for Oprah. I feel like she would just give me the secret to the world and be super down to earth the whole time.
If you were to give a s/o to a local entrepreneur, who would it be?
I love the local businesses in Dayton so I'm afraid I have a lot.
Partial to Pie Bakery on Shroyer was just opened by my friend Marie. They are so delicious that she has to close early almost every day because she sells out.
Raph Carranza and Pj Falter of Dayton Sportcial, they offer many other activities in addition to kickball. It's a great way to meet other people with similar interests.
Iris Goldflies of Skin an Apothecary, has the best body care you'll ever use and it's made right here in Dayton.
Lea Richards of Pig of the Month and Spoon Joy, a new company that makes the most delicious vegan banana ice cream.
Describe your ideal Saturday in the DYT.
Spinning (of course) followed by a long boozy brunch with my favorite people, maybe a break for a quick hike, and late night dinner with my boyfriend downtown.
Who motivates you?
Other people! They way that other people perceive the world and choose to become involved is so fascinating and inspiring.
Fave quote or words to live by?
I love the cliche YOLO but I read a great quote recently by J.K. Rowling, "If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals."
Last book you read was….
Mr. Splitfoot by Samantha Hunt and I highly recommend it.
But right now I’m reading I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This book was worthy of all the hype and more. It should set the standard to which all murder stories are now written. I have not read or watched anyone be able to humanize the victims of a crime like she has been able to in this book.
What does RINSE mean to you?
It means self-care, self-awareness, and challenging yourself in ways you never thought possible.