Haute Secrets Boston: Cate Brinch, Owner of Recycle Studio

Before national chain studios like SoulCycle and Flywheel arrived in Boston, Cate Brinch brought the indoor cycling concept to the city in 2010 with Recycle Studio. Rather than focusing on technology, Recycle ditches the leader boards and on-bike screens for an intimate candlelit environment.

Cate BrinchPhoto Credit: Recycle Studio
Her mission this year? To bring back the original idea of “craft cycling” while providing a tailored athletic workout in Boston. Brinch also has a second location and continues to develop intensive instructor programs for many of the city’s indoor cycling instructors.
We caught up recently with Brinch to find out what she loves most about Boston.
Where were you born: Newton-Wellesley Hospital
How long in Boston:  9 years
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Occupation: Owner & Operator of Recycle Studio
Favorite Restaurant: Uni
Best Sushi: Cafe Sushi
Best Italian: Carmen
Best dessert: Fomu 
Best place for a romantic date: The bar at La Voile.
Best Sunday brunch: Abe & Louie’s
Best place for a power business meeting: The Cafe at The Taj
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? XV Beacon
Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Where to begin? I am mostly shopping for my daughter these days so Cou Cou!  For me? Alice Walk!  For my husband? NRO Sport!
Best Spa: Mandarin Oriental
Favorite Charity Event: Corey Fest
Favorite Cultural Event: Boston Pops
Best Steakhouse: Grill 23
Best Pizza: Picco
Best Lunch: Avocado Toast with side salad at PRESSED BOSTON
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:  Recycle Studio South End & Boston Common! And BTONE Fitness.
Best Massage: Anna at The University Club
Best Museum/Exhibit: Local painter, Jenna Pirello’s Studio
Describe Boston in three words: Active, Architectural, Charming
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore: The Charles River Esplanade 
All-around favorite spot in Boston: Commonwealth Avenue
Best Aspect of Boston: The cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill which lead to the gardens in Boston Common & the hustle and bustle of Newbury Street.  And I can’t leave out the depth of community in the South End!