Blazing 50 Spin


This class is taught by:

Steve Pierson

Steve has been a Johnny G. certified Spin instructor since 2009 and has developed a loyal following of students who love his high energy and challenging classes.  He teaches his fun and funky classes for all levels and makes sure to motivate beginners and advanced Spinners alike to push themselves past their own personal boundaries.  As a cyclist and fitness enthusiast, Steve started Spinning years ago to get in shape, and became a self-proclaimed Spinning addict.  He went on to receive his Spin instructor certification from Mad Dogg Athletics in 2009 and has traveled around the country learning from Master Spin instructors and trainers.  Steve uses core-strengthening and calorie-burning techniques to create an intense cardio and sculpting workout.

Susan Schwartz

Susan Schwartz knows what it feels like to be on the go.  She's a Spinning instructor, personal trainer, and the mother of twin girls - her proudest achievement to date.  Susan grew up in Toronto, Canada.  In 1995, she moved to California with her husband, Al, and traded in her snow shoes for cycling shoes.  Fueled by her love of cycling, Susan soon started teaching Spinning at several clubs in the Los Angeles area.  As a Spinning instructor and personal trainer, Susan enjoys working with clients both in group settings and individually to help them realize and achieve their goals.  She enjoys cooking (she worked in the catering industry for 6 years), camping, hiking, traveling, and - ever the Canuck - cheering for her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.  Ask Susan what she believes the key to happiness is and this is what she'll tell you: "A healthy mind, an active body, lots of sleep, and comfortable shoes."

Tonni Ratcliff

Don't let her pint-sized frame fool you. When she's on the podium, Tonni unleashes the beast! This Southern lass promises to make you sweat, dance, and laugh while leading you on a spiritual journey to discover the best version of yourself. A woman of many strengths and talents, Tonni is also certified in SurfSet, Barre, Mat Pilates and TRX. When she's not at the gym, Tonni likes to "relax" by rock climbing in the California Sierras and banging out Ultramarathons (that's 100 miles)! Oh, and here's a fun fact: Tonni's little sister medaled in the 100-meter hurdles at the 2012 London Olympics -- awesomeness must RUN in the family!

$hirley O'Connor

Shirley O'Connor is madly in love with Spinning. After selling her first creation, Black Dog Yoga, she and family packed it up and moved to Bali. She started looking for more cardiovascular work to incorporate into her regimen, without giving up the mind-body connection. Running was good, except in Bali you have to contend with random wild dogs chasing you and strange alligator-Komodo Dragon hybrids lurking in the brush. These supercool personal trainers from New Zealand put her on a Spinning bike and the rest is history. Shirley brings to her classes her Mad Dogg Certification, her love for this community, and always a killer playlist. "Spinning is a very intense, no-impact workout where all of a sudden you lock into a space where everything is connecting and there are no limits to your potential."

Lisa Goldsman

Lisa’s road to health and fitness began in 1998 when she took her first Spinning class with Johnny G.  Three months and forty pounds later, it was obvious that Spinning had sparked a passion for staying fit and eating properly!  Lisa has studied nutrition and enjoys creating healthy eating plans.  She loves motivating people with a challenging workout designed to help transform their bodies.

Spinning, hiking, running, Lagree Fitness, circuit training and - most of all - a dedicated yoga practice have helped Lisa find a great mixture of body awareness, mental as well as physical strength.

Lisa uses diverse playlists with a variety of musical genres (she is always looking for new music and welcomes requests!)  Lisa’s classes are energetic, challenging and designed to motivate!

Steve O'Connor

Steve O'Connor is a ball of awesome.  What he learned about purpose he learned from yoga.  What he learned about action he learned from Spinning.
 
"Be a practical dreamer backed by Action!" - Bruce Lee

Colin Kim

Colin Kim is an indoor cycling instructor and spiritual teacher, a respected pioneer in the industry with over 4,000 classes under his belt. His powerful approach to fitness continues to elevate the lives of his students and with gentle confidence and golden trust he holds in practice top name celebrities, professional athletes and the brand new student. When the moment comes, Colin has an intuitive knack for guiding the process of emotional healing. His encyclopedic knowledge comes through personal; musical, uplifting and super fun.

Lauren Leitner

A native Angeleno, Lauren Leitner recently returned home after 5 action packed years in New Orleans.  A bundle of vitality and seeker of thrills, Lauren’s motto is “work hard and love life.”  And she does just that.  When Lauren isn’t Spinning, she may be found choreographing for a Disco dance troop, teaching Zumba, or leading Yoga retreats to Costa Rica.  Her classes are infused with energy and passion as Lauren seeks to help her students get the most out of their workouts.

Daniel Gallun

This dude is dangerous! Daniel's taken out opponents with his bare hands and slain attackers with a broadsword. Luckily, these feats were all in the theater where he is a certified stage combatant! But Daniel brings this same intensity to the bike. A proud product of the Blazing Saddles instructor training program, Daniel's classes pack a mix of indie, classic, pop and massive amounts of fun. When Daniel's not at the gym, this Wisconsin boy loves to drink beer and eat. His favorite food? Cheese, of course!
45-minute Spin, 5 minute cool-down. Non-impact aerobic exercise on a stationary bike, suitable for all fitness levels. Classes combine coaching, strength- and stamina-building, energizing music, cardio-vascular health, and a monster calorie burn.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Oct 18 6:30 am - 7:20 am with Steve Pierson
  • Wed Oct 18 8:45 am - 9:35 am with Susan Schwartz
  • Thu Oct 19 6:30 am - 7:20 am with Tonni Ratcliff
  • Thu Oct 19 8:45 am - 9:35 am with $hirley O'Connor
  • Fri Oct 20 6:30 am - 7:20 am with Steve Pierson
  • Class Full
    Fri Oct 20 8:45 am - 9:35 am with Susan Schwartz
  • Sat Oct 21 8:30 am - 9:20 am with Susan Schwartz
  • Sat Oct 21 9:30 am - 10:20 am with Lisa Goldsman
  • Sat Oct 21 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Steve O'Connor
  • Sat Oct 21 11:30 am - 12:20 pm with Colin Kim
  • Sun Oct 22 7:30 am - 8:20 am with Tonni Ratcliff
  • Sun Oct 22 8:30 am - 9:20 am with Lisa Goldsman
  • Sun Oct 22 9:30 am - 10:20 am with Lauren Leitner
  • Mon Oct 23 6:30 am - 7:20 am with Lisa Goldsman
  • Mon Oct 23 8:45 am - 9:35 am with Daniel Gallun
  • Tue Oct 24 6:30 am - 7:20 am with Colin Kim