ZenRide Instructors are certified with years of teaching experience. They all possess passion for Spinning®, music, positive energy and are dedicated to inspire you to your highest potential on every ride. ZenRide Instructors are encouraged to teach in their individual style. What drives them, will push you!
"As one, we conquer none; as a whole, we take control."
Math teacher by day, Spin instructor by night, Alexis loves positively impacting the lives of others. Alexis' desire to teach, motivate and inspire others has helped her to become a leader in both industries of education and fitness. Alexis will immerse you in edgy and powerful beats, inspire you to take each workout to your threshold, then motivate you to surpass it. "Don't wish for it, work for it! This is how dreams become reality."
"Fitness equals Freedom"
Amanda is a runner, cyclist, triathlete and avid weight lifter. She loves motivating people to get out of their comfort zones. Her musical background includes being a Resident Artist with The New York City Opera. She won't break into "Ave Maria" on the bike, but she will inspire you to reach your highest heights. Staying fit to keep up with her husband and two small children is essential. One of Amanda's goals is to help everyone get beach-ready and "free" other parents from their cover-ups!
"It is not easy, but it is worth it."
Cindy has been leading heart-pumping, music-centric high energy Spinning® classes for 12+ years. Her class is filled with amazing songs, hard work, passion and sweat. Her loyalists love how she combines unique retro-cuts of classics with forceful, modern riffs, turning them into high energy rides. When not working or spinning, practicing yoga or dancing, she is running after her 2 young children, and her not so young, but equally child-like, husband!
"The distance between who you are & who you want to be is separated only by actions & words."
Wanting to help others exercise to make positive mental and physical connections, Jenn approaches each class with motivating music & encouragement to keep you moving throughout the entire class. Jenn started her fitness career in California via Group Exercise & Personal Training. Adding Spinning to her repetoire was a natural fit! When not teaching, Jenn is still in motion at various sports games with her 3 children and husband.
"If you think of quitting, focus on why you started."
Owner/Instructor Jessica makes it her mission to provide ZenRiders with the highest quality Spinning® experience. No matter your age, fitness ability or experience, ZenRide is a place where everyone can have fun and anybody can achieve their health and fitness goals. Jess has been teaching Spinning in the New York/CT Tri-State area since 2000. This combines her passion for music, training and athleticism with her contagious optimism, generating positive energy and inspiration on and off of the bike.
"Get out of your own way."
JPolce (Jessica) will push you beyond your comfort zone, test your physical and mental limits. She is no stranger to pushing herself: she has completed 13 half marathons with a personal best time of 1:37. JPolce's classes and coaching draw from her extensive running experience. She works full time in product development, enjoys cooking, gardening, boating, and spending time with her dog Gunner and firefighter husband.
"Feel it or fake it. It’s your choice."
Peter takes his passion for music and turns that into an on-the-bike dance party you are sure to keep coming back too. His 20+ years as a DJ transforms his classes into motivational experiences that make you want to work. Oh and you might find yourself singing along or moving to the beat too! Peter's dance oriented interval training circuit classes are structured to the rhythm of his playlist. Peter also brings a unique talent by creating his own remixes to add that special "Peter G" flavor!
"Do or do not. There is no try."
Intensity. Sweat Inducing. Challenging. Oh, and super fun! Come enjoy Teddy’s high energy class with one that will leave your muscles burning for more – more spinning or if you’re like Teddy, more on the slopes! Teddy started Spinning to get her legs in shape for skiing & snowboarding, and immediately got addicted. She has been teaching for 5+ years now, with a style focused on high energy, high impact. When not teaching, you can find Teddy doing anything & everything outdoors with her husband and their dog, Gunner.
"Don’t wish for it, work for it."
Terre’s class will push you harder than you thought possible. Her energetic personality combined with her creative classes will make sure you have fun while you push your limits. The return? An intense full-body workout that leaves you feeling strong. Terre has been in the fitness industry for 16+ years and she has the technical know-how to keep her classes informative, yet with loads of fun-filled energy and spirit.
"If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you."
Gina pushes you to work hard to get out of your comfort zone with inspiring lyrics and a great beat. She puts together an eclectic playlist with a little something for everyone! Gina says that life happens on the hills so be prepared to climb hard when you saddle up to her class. When she's not working, spinning or chasing her daughter, you'll find her pounding the pavement or trail in her running shoes.