Andi has always been athletically inclined, and much like the rest of her family (marathon runners, football and soccer players) has a tendency to push hard and give 100% to every workout. Her first indoor cycling class in college could not have gone worse, but she kept coming back for the challenge and the sweat and started instructing indoor cycling 4 years later in 2015. Looking back, she would have never guessed she would find herself on the guide bike.
Aside from cycling, she likes heavy weight-lifting, making friends with other people's pets, and Game of Thrones. #TeamTargayen
You can expect her rides to be high energy with the occasional bad joke (make sure you laugh, guides have feelings, too!), and her guide playlists full of pounding beats and screaming guitars.
Andi Kolisch instructs the following:
Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC
Some challenging climbs, particularly in the second half. What do you expect, it's the Alps!
We start off in the brilliant green fields of Tuscany, making our way to Florence where we climb up to the famous Piazza Michelangelo, then head over to the pristine Ligurian coast, then travel south along the treacherous cliffside roads of Amalfi, before screaming past the ancient ruins of Rome. The best of Italy in 45 minutes!
Northern California Ride! This ride winds along the upper peninsula just across the Golden Gate bridge, starting in Marin Headlands and winding up along Highway 1, before making our way back down to the base of the
Ride through London to your favorite Beatles music!
Cruise from Oslo to Bergen to Viking-inspired battle music.
From Destiny's Child to Lemonade, some of the Queen Baes top hits. Good range of speed and resistance work.
We wind around the Southern Maritime Alps and tackle some challenging climbs, culminating in a final butt-kicking climb up harrowing Mont Ventoux.