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Hilary
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Hilary brings her Boom to London from the good ol’ U.S. of A.  As co-founder and Creative Director of Boom Cycle she lends her supreme ethos of living every moment in life to the fullest  to every aspect of her Boom Cycle Rides.

How do you like your coffee/tea?

Coffee black, no sugar. Tea- we could be here for hours. Which kind of tea?? I am obsessed with tea and drink all kinds from ceremonial grade powdered matcha to a valerian + camomile blend to a lapsang souchong, (a smoky black tea) dried  Chinese fishing nets...and many more inbetween....ever tried earl grey with gin and a bit of lemon?? (not for the morning eh hem...) Most of the time I like my tea strong, sometimes I like it weak (Jasmine pearls can be quite aromatic), sometimes with milk, sometimes hot, sometimes cold, sometimes with gin....

What's one simple thing that makes you happy?

Cuddling with my husband and one or all of our three rescue cats.

What is the theme song of your life?
Smokestack Lightning by the Howlin' Wolf

What is one thing people don't know about you? Hidden/not-so-hidden talent?
I can cook and I love to do so. I can also rap a bit...

3 words your best friend would use to describe you

Bold, a force, fun.

If you were a drink, what would you be and why?

Ketel One Martini Up รข Dirty and Dry as a bone...its potent,  straight to the point and an acquired taste for sure...not for the faint hearted.

What is your Kryptonite?

I find it incredibly aggravating when people wait for their luggage so close to the carrousel that their knees are touching it so no one else can see if there bag is coming or not...Oh and lemon in my diet coke. Ew.

What is your favourite concert/music-related memory?

when I was living in LA, a friend and I went to a Strokes concert and Eagles of Death Metal were opening (2 bands I love) and Jessie the Devil threw his shirt into the crowd and my friend Michael Jordan'd it and jumped up and snatched it for me. (She is a legend.) I wore the shirt for years and I still have the shirt today!

What will people find in your classes but not anyone else's?

I might be having even more fun that you! I feel so connected to the music when I'm instructing that when I'm dancing on that bike, I am totally in flow - I feel transcendent! All the choreo I write into my rides is dictated very much by what the music makes me feel when I hear it.   If you are in my class, you will be watching me experience that feeling of cutting loose and letting it all go- right alongside you!
 

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