Blazing 50 Spin
This class is taught by:
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."
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
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."
As an indoor volleyball player and coach, Michael has been around gyms his whole life. Fourteen years ago on a dare he signed up to compete in a triathlon, and within the first couple months of owning a road bike, he set out on a 8 day/700 mile ride from Portland, Oregon to San Francisco. After taking his first indoor cycling class he was hooked. Michael likes to bring the outdoors in, where his classes mimic outdoor riding. His music is a blend of multiple genres including funk, soul, rock, electronic dance, indie pop and RnB.
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.
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!
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.
Sign UpWed Dec 13 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm with Susan Schwartz
Sign UpThu Dec 14 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm with Steve O'Connor
Sign UpFri Dec 15 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with $hirley O'Connor
Sign UpSun Dec 17 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm with Michael Johnson
Sign UpMon Dec 18 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm with $hirley O'Connor
Sign UpTue Dec 19 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm with Colin Kim
Sign UpTue Dec 19 7:15 pm - 8:05 pm with Tonni Ratcliff
Sign UpWed Dec 20 6:15 pm - 7:05 pm with Susan Schwartz