Higher 1 (Cycling)


This class is taught by:

Mark Berger

Cycling, Yoga, and TRX Instructor-extraordinaire! Mark Berger is a New Orleans native, attended LSU, and has been in the fitness industry for the past 8 years. Mark is an investor in Varsity Sports, has a running, triathlon, and fitness business called NOLAmultisport, puts on a few races in New Orleans, President of the biggest running club in the city called Happy’s Running Club NOLA, and has raised lots of money through fitness with his charity RunLife Foundation. Mark is also the running and fitness national ambassador from New Orleans for lululemon. Mark has participated in over 100 endurance events including Marathons, Ironmans, and fitness competitions all over the country. He has trained collegiate and professional athletes to perform at their highest levels and has been in the news and online media for his contributions to the athletic world.

Rebecca Lawler

Rebecca Lawler is from McComb, Mississippi. As a Junior Tennis player Rebecca was a high school All American and earned a full scholarship in tennis to the University of Mississippi. As an elite athlete, she became a USPTA Pro 1 Elite Professional. However, in 2011, a crippling shoulder injury ended her tennis career and Rebecca discovered her love of indoor cycling and began teaching at Body Cycle Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rebecca found an ability to touch the lives of others through her adversity, using the music in her classes to impact and inspire riders to overcome the setbacks of life they will face every day. Rebecca felt the NOLA love as she recovered from her shoulder injury with family in New Orleans and she and her husband Chad are eager to give back to the community they love.

Heather Breerwood

Heather is a Georgia native and recent MBA grad who came to New Orleans twelve years ago. Heather discovered cycling when trying to lose weight for her wedding and never looked back. When she's not cycling, her favorite ways to sweat are yoga, TRX, and running with her dog on the lakefront. Heather will change the world by helping others unlock their potential inside and outside of the studio.

Michelle Gaubert

I'm Michelle and I teach the Higher (1) cycling here at Higher Power! I graduated from Centenary College with a Biology degree in 2014. I am an ex-collegiate swimmer and a fitness lover! I was bored when I finished my last swim season so I started riding a aluminum road bike from 1982 (literally). I quickly fell in love with cycling (and quickly updated my bike). My love for the road is what has brought me to Higher Power! I had a willingness to learn and a desire to become part of something more, something where I can share my knowledge and talents with others. When I can, I love to get outdoors on the open roads, but I've also fallen in love with the high-energy thrill that comes with the atmosphere of an indoor cycling class.

Whitney Mitchell

Whitney, a Staten Island, New York native, is a former LSU Track & Field Tiger. Having spent more than 10 years as a mid-distance runner, Whitney has transition to long distance road races and maintains her aerobic capacity on the higherpower cycle bikes. Whitney is inspired to create equity and access to premiere forms of fitness - allowing clients to find joy, purpose and intention in their exercise while feeling apart of a warm, welcoming community. Whitney's class is high energy and has a special love for resistance and hill climbing.
Higher1 is a 45 minute high-energy cycling experience with fun music, positive reinforcement, and a great way to get that quick sweat, on our state of the art bikes. This class is for all levels.
 
*ADVISORY - from time to time, our instructors will use certain songs that may contain explicit language. Please consult the front desk before the class to inquire further.

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Shani White
    at MIDCITY
  • Mon Aug 21 6:30 am - 7:15 am with Erin Hubert
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Mon Aug 21 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Brooke Baker
    at MIDCITY
  • Mon Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Brooke Baker
    at MIDCITY
  • Mon Aug 21 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Mark Berger
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Mon Aug 21 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Niki Kleinberger
    at MIDCITY
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Erin Hubert
    at MIDCITY
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 am - 7:15 am with Rebecca Lawler
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Tue Aug 22 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Shani White
    at MIDCITY
  • Tue Aug 22 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Samantha Marrone
    at MIDCITY
  • Tue Aug 22 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Shani White
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Meg Goodner
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Tue Aug 22 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Heather Breerwood
    at MIDCITY
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Michelle Gaubert
    at MIDCITY
  • Wed Aug 23 6:30 am - 7:15 am with Erin Hubert
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Wed Aug 23 9:30 am - 10:15 am with Brooke Baker
    at MIDCITY
  • Wed Aug 23 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm with Niki Kleinberger
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Wed Aug 23 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm with Whitney Mitchell
    at DOWNTOWN​
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 am - 6:45 am with Sarah Balyeat
    at MIDCITY
  • Thu Aug 24 6:30 am - 7:15 am with Rebecca Lawler
    at DOWNTOWN​