Welcome to VERVE Studios, Del Mar’s premier indoor cycling studio and new haven for sweat, movement, and human connection. We strive to be a space where great friends and new faces gather to transform each day. We show up, we sweat, we feel good, we live better.

We are excited to bring you our signature class, VERVECYCLE, a vigorous 45- to 75-minute class combining rhythm-based choreography, high-intensity intervals, and upper body strength training. Every ride is a unique, full-body workout sequenced with music to elevate your mind-body experience. We’re led by athletic and dynamic instructors who curate a unique sequence and playlist every class to challenge you and transform your body and mind.

VERVE Studios is a place to find your people, sweat together, and change for the better — it’s much more than a workout. We cultivate memorable experiences through social events with local brands and key people in the wellness space. We curate an online journal featuring engaging wellness content, fun events around San Diego, and real stories from people in our community. We’re also known to chill hard after class, because we think human connection is rad.

We do it all. And we do it with VERVE.

Meet The Founder

LENA RAKIJIAN, MS, RD is a dynamic entrepreneur born and raised in Carlsbad, CA. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, indoor cycling instructor, yoga teacher, and health/wellness writer. Lena has contributed to online publications for Martha Stewart Living, Glamour, SHAPE, and more. She earned her M.S. in Nutrition & Public Health from Columbia University in New York and a B.A. in Business/Economics and Exercise and Sports Studies, Fitness Instruction from the University of California Santa Barbara.

Lena has been a fitness trainer for close to 10 years in New York, Boston, and Southern California, and has been teaching indoor cycling for over 5 years. She has taught thousands of classes and provided instructor training and development to teachers across the U.S. Her passion for indoor cycling, community outreach, and personal development has motivated her to launch her own studio closer to home. Lena is thrilled to open her first studio location, VERVE Studios Del Mar, and cannot wait to build this life-changing community!