Coaches

Coach Sevana

Sevana, an LA native, cord management expert and chihuahua-wrangling black belt, acquired several cycling certifications following a knee injury that ended a lustrous roller derby career. Her coaching style is a cross between Brene Brown & Susan Powter and can be relied upon to make you sprint uphill at every chance.

Sevana coaches a variety of classes at Ratio Cycling with a primary focus on the developing every rider’s fitness through strength-based drills. Her classes, while challenging, offer and fun workout for all levels. Her goal is to “bring the ride inside” by utilizing science-based cycling techniques that incorporate power (WATTS), distance and power-building leg speed cadences.

Her music selections are eclectic and motivating and the focus is always on the beat.




Coach Ben

Ben's an LA local whose way intense rides show you how real of a badass you truly are. Expect female-fronted hip-hop, deep house and anything on DFA Records. Outside Ratio, Ben's constantly adventuring to anywhere new. Inside Ratio, his current favorite, totally loco drills like HIIT Hill Sprints!



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Coach Jacob

Hailing from Eugene, Oregon, where he studied Exercise Science, Jacob loves helping people lead a healthy lifestyle. In his dynamic classes, you’ll hear pop, electro, oldies-but-goodies, and endless remixes - basically, something for everyone!

Off the bike he is in love with the sunshine and enjoys the view from his balcony with his cats & plants! On the bike he loves intervals like a traditional Tabata while blasting Sofi Tukker. He likes to challenge his riders to overcome their obstacles and push past their limits, because “we do hard things!”

“It’s perfectly ok to admit you’re not ok.”

@just_jacbob94


Coach Jen

Living in Los Angeles for over 20 years now, Jen considers L.A. to be her home. Being a lover of music she plays a wide variety of songs and styles, always keeping her riders engaged. Currently, her favorite song is Looking Too Closely by Fink. Being an actor off the bike Jen believes in the power of connection and discipline.

“Be true to you and spread your truth.”


Coach Nicolette

Originally from Yakima, Washington, Nicolette is an actor, dancer, singer, yoga instructor and a burlesque performer! If you are having a bad day, get your butt in her class. We guarantee it will turn around!

Her music is as amazing as she is! Expect Hip-Hop, Trap/Dance, Oldies, & Old-School Remixes - she likes to play something for everyone on each playlist.

Right now Nicolette is obsessed with anything Apashe, and is a huge fan of intervals, expect to experience A LOT of them in her class. “If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right!”.


Coach Nicole

Nicole is a PNW native with a laid-back California vibe. A true-crime buff and podcaster, she’s fueled by endorphins and powered by rock. Nicole’s classes will encourage you to dig deep and come out the other side stronger. Expect lots of hip-hop, guitar and synth-driven rock (especially NIN), along with feminist punk and post-punk.  

“Be like a duck, calm on the surface but paddling like the dickens underneath” 


Coach Amy

Amy hails from Newtown, Connecticut but has been in Los Angeles for nearly a decade. Her class in an energetic, fun ride filled with hills, runs and jumps. Be ready to break a sweat and work hard. She’s loves pop music but it’s not the only thing she will be playing! When she’s not in the studio, you can find her outdoors hiking, training for the LA marathon, acting and finding dogs to be friends with. Lately she has been loving anything by The 1975, so be prepared to hear some in class.

“Do something today that your future self would be proud of!”


Coach Tina

Tina is a San Francisco native who has called Los Angeles home for nearly 10 years. A master instructor with six cycling and five Pilates certifications, Tina is driven by an innate desire to move people to achieve their personal best. Souls brave enough to attend will find Tina’s classes fueled by beats from today’s hottest DJs to Prince. On her days off, Tina is often found with her Dragon Cat, Morticia, and designing her next ride. As she tells her students:

“No challenge, no change.”


Coach Bridget

Born in Burbank, educated in Chicago and now back in LA to offer her take on cycling fitness scored to Old School and New School Hip-Hop & dance remixes. Currently loving: laughing, being back in Southern California and En Love by Lizzo who gets her to her maximum wattage while being reminded to remain “in love with yourself even when the going gets toughest.”


Coach Barry

Hometown: Los Angeles
Describe your teaching style in one word: Experiential.
Favorite genres of music: Artists like ODESZA, The Score, The Glitch Mob, Muse, Phantogram, Lady Gaga, MISSIO, and the DJs from Mars
Where we can find you when you’re not rocking the mic & the bike? On a yoga mat!
Favorite song / drill you’re currently loving: ODESZA is rocking my world right now!

"There are no ordinary moments."


Studio Assistants

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Bianka

Besides ride Ratio, what do you love to do? Eating tacos and going on hikes with my dog, Maya.

What’s your superpower? Writing reminders on the back of my hand!

My most Recent Ratio Ride was with… A kick-ass immersive ride with Sevana 

Why do you ride Ratio? To feel powerful 💥

Favorite track to ride to: Thong Song by Sisco (random I know haha) or Sicko Mode by Travis Scott/Drake

Any advice for beginners? Don’t give up. It does get harder but the feeling you get when you’ve completed a ride, knowing you gave it your all and pulled through, is priceless.


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Colleen

Besides ride Ratio, what do you love to do? Watch Dateline on the couch with my dog, avoid single use plastics, and find new hikes.

By day, I’m an…Improv Coach

What’s your superpower? Making lists on the backs of envelopes.

My most Recent Ratio Ride was with… Jen on Friday morning!

Why do you ride Ratio? It is the most fun, easy place and the vibe makes me feel strong.

Favorite track to ride to: Any 90's Hip Hop, "Pony" is a great climb

Any advice for beginners? Remember: you're a badass and every day you're getting stronger!


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Heylee

Besides ride Ratio, what do you love to do? I love to hike, and I love watching FRIENDS. I also enjoy a refreshing beer (especially outdoors)!

By day, I’m a… Child Therapist 

What’s your superpower? Being a Latina woman 

My most Recent Ratio Ride was with… Heather’s 6am Triple A!

Why do you ride Ratio? Ratio is inclusive and it feels like more than just a cycling studio, everyone feels like family. I’ve built relationships with our regulars that I don’t take for granted.

Favorite track to ride to: This one is hard but I’d have to say whenever a Reggaetón/Spanish Trap track comes on, my legs suddenly feel twice as strong.

Any advice for beginners? At first your butt will hurt but in the long run your butt will thank you 🍑🙏🏽


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Jasmin

Besides ride Ratio, what do you love to do? Hiking and spending time with family 

What’s your superpower? Compassion to every living thing. Animals, plants, all human beings.

Why do you ride Ratio? All egos are left outside, and every ride fuels you with motivation and empowerment with the support of the instructors

My most Recent Ratio Ride was with: Hip Hop Happy Hour with Nicolette!

Favorite track to ride to: Old school hip hop

Any advice for beginners? Don’t let fear stop you. You’re stronger than you you think!


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Zhenya

What do you love to do? I love to cook! My wife enjoys elaborate meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I’m not cooking, you will find me immersed in a DIY project.

What’s your day job? By day, I am a fundraiser at the American Red Cross. By night, I crunch numbers as a CFO at Ratio Cycling. You will often find me helping out around the studio as well

What’s your superpower? My problem solving skills. Don’t try to come to me with a problem to simply seek compassion—we are going to solve it! Though I’ve been focusing on learning to not have to solve every single problem and just be there sometimes :-).

My most Recent Ratio Ride was with: Probably one of Sevana’s classes last week

Why do you ride Ratio? Because my wife, Sevana, tells me to! But seriously, indoor cycling offers the most effective and efficient cardiovascular training, and I am fortunate to be able to take classes at Ratio.

Favorite track to ride to: “Only God Knows” by Young Fathers

Any Advice for beginners: Don’t be scared and use a seat cushion for your first few classes. We have them in the lobby—just ask the front desk. After a few weeks, you will be amazed by what your body is capable of. We will be there with you every step of the way, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask questions. We will even spend some time with you 1:1 to make sure you are comfortable and know what to expect.


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Jason

What do you love to do? I love all things fashion, music and art

What’s your day job? I work at a treatment facility and help people with chemical dependency issues.

What’s your superpower? I'm kind of annoyingly optimistic all the time.

My most Recent Ratio Ride was with: Thursday 9:15am with Nicole, music is always major!

Why do you ride Ratio? I love local indie places and I pretty much live next door.

Favorite track to ride to: Right now it's anything Navvi and music produced by Deborah Deluca.

Any Advice for beginners: Don't take yourself so seriously. 😜


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