Arleigh Jenkins has over 15 years of bicycle industry experience from bike shop rat, to operations manager and GM. She was motivated to create Bike Shop Girl to empower women and families in bicycling.
I love my Bellissima but I feel as if my breathing is obstructed. What type of adjustment should I make to improve my breathing?
Sounds like you need a bike fit. The most important thing of any bike purchase is to make sure it fits well. This is a two part process, the feedback from you and the experience of a trained bike fitter.
You may need to come up on your front end, or wide handlebars. All things that someone with a trained eye and many questions can easily fix.