Hugo’s life is dedicated to family, business and sports. He is an avid athlete that started with soccer (as a good Brazilian). He then switched to swimming, marathons, and cycling. To combine the three, he became a triathlete – he has Olympic and Ironman distances under his belt. Hugo likes to motivate people, offer good advice and push them to their limits. He is a strong and powerful cycling instructor. If you want to improve your fitness level, endurance and strength, come to his class!
Żaneta has three addictions in life: traveling, sports and chocolate. :) She runs her Fun Travel Tourist Agency that takes her around the world, and works as an indoor cycling instructor, which gives her strength and joy. To balance these two, she needs some chocolate. ;) She was a strong, highly motivated team handball player for many years, achieving many medals in her native country of Poland, and was a multiple winner in 100-meter races. She loves variety in life and in sports: she skis, snowboards, roller skates, cycles and scuba dives. After moving to California, Żaneta fell in love with yoga and is now dedicated to improve her practice to obtain all the benefits that yoga has to offer. Żaneta’s indoor cycling classes are tough and serious. She focuses on correct form and on taking fitness routines up to the next level. Whether you’re a beginner looking to get started or an advanced rider trying to reach a goal, come and check it out!
The first time Roxan stepped onto her yoga mat, she didn't know what to expect. She enjoyed the workout and that's what kept her coming back, but through the years something shifted and she has found that it's when she's on her mat that she finds the truest form of "herself". When she's practicing yoga she can leave the chaos of today's world to the side and find a profound sense of grace, peace, and calm. Through her teaching she hopes to share her experience and help you find a truer sense of "you". Specializing in vinyasa flow, Roxan loves to link breath to movement, using the breath as a means to turn inwards and focus on oneself. She views her role of yoga teacher someone who guides students through a practice, and encourages everyone to approach yoga with a sense of curiosity and self exploration. In her classes, you can expect to flow, stretch it out, and probably even sweat a little - but most importantly you will have the freedom to explore and make the practice truly your own.
Bonnie Marder has been teaching yoga and fitness in the Southbay area for over 25 years and she received her master yoga teaching credentials in 2009. She loves creating fun and original playlists for her indoor spin and yoga classes and she is always changing her yoga flow sequences to help her students improve their strength, grace, and flexibility. She loves to share her enthusiasm for fitness.
Veronica, originally from Texas, moved to California a decade ago to work in the biotech industry. She grew up as more of a sports spectator, but if there was a beat in the air, she was bouncing around to it. A competitive dancer in high school, Veronica danced to destress in college and today dances on the bike to her Rhythm Rides. She loves music and keeps it upbeat and fun in the spin room! Facebook.com/rhythmrides: find her on Facebook and share your favorite tune -- we'll get it on the playlist! You are stronger than you think you are! Live in gratitude and joy...Always :-)
Lisa originally found fitness as a way of regaining her sense of self after motherhood. While she cherishes the daily challenges and rewards of raising three young daughters, she values the importance of self-care and healthy living. Her hobbies of Spinning, Yoga and TRX soon became her passion. She enjoys sharing her passion and inspiring others to find their inner strength, both physically and mentally. She believes in creating a dynamic workout set to great music in a fun atmosphere.
Derek started his fitness career at 2006 as a spin class instructor at Crunch Fitness. He became hooked on fitness! After Crunch fitness, he went on to became the strength and conditioning coach for the women's swim team at NYU. For the past six years, he taught at Plus One's facility at Credit Suisse Investment Bank. He led Spin, BOSU, Chisel Pump, Boot Camp, Biathlon and running classes. During this time he began to experiment with TRX and incorporating it into his training of private clients and small groups. He believes in focusing on core strengths, flexibility and offering challenging workouts tailored to the goals and ability of each client. He is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and is certified by group fitness organizations: AFAA, Schwinn, Mad Dogg Spinning and TRX. You won't regret joining his class!
Richelle’s love for fitness started early in youth. She started her adventure as a competitive gymnast and later became a professional dancer. She has practiced yoga since 1998, earned her certification through Leeann Carey at Planet Yoga and continued her education at YogaWorks. She continues to love it because it keeps her body strong and healthy through movement and stretching. Richelle began indoor cycling in 2001 and was immediately drawn to the upbeat music and the intensity of the workout. Richelle is a believer of teaching “smart flow” sequences in both spinning and yoga that strengthen, tone and tighten the body. They also help focus the mind and allow the body to exercise in a safe and logical way. Richelle’s yoga classes are playful, fun and sweaty vinyasa flow sequences. Her spin classes are spunky and challenging. Her Power Hour combines the two harmoniously and helps relieve stress, create powerful core strength, improve your posture and create wellness in all of your being.
Life is about balance - you can't know happiness without sadness just like you can't enjoy a cupcake without frosting (because then really, that's more of a muffin). Sandra has been practicing Yoga for almost 10 years and credits it with her ability to be a good friend, partner and manager. She is 200-hour certified through YogaWorks and designs her classes with balance in mind. You can expect to slow down while getting sweaty, smile with the burn and may be subject to the occasional confession of her love affair with buttercream.
Greta began her yoga journey in 2010, delving into the practice by completing the 200-hour Pure Yoga Teacher Training of Los Angeles. Since, she has been practicing with inspiring teachers daily, focusing on alignment, strength and breath. Greta deepened her practice by completing a second 200-hour Yoga Mittra Teacher Training of Manhattan Beach, a Vinyasa Flow foundation. Greta’s love for yoga is inspired by her background in sports, fitness and love of art and nature. Her goal as a teacher is to connect movement with each breath through a unique power flow - to strengthen the body and awaken the inner spirit.
Sara brings her passion for sweat, uplifting vibes, and Warrior attitude to every ride. Driven by the impact of her cancer journey, she leads class from a place of inspiration and encouragement, always pushing her riders to break through something and “let it go”. Fueled by Hip Hop favorites and soul-filled instruction, the energy created feels like magic! Come take part in Sara’s coined “Get Lit” experience and feel it for yourself! *Disclaimer: You may GET LIT due to excessive sweating, extreme euphoria, and a wild love affair.
Ana has been an elementary school teacher for the past 15 years and is now an aspiring Principal. She started her fitness career first as a client at YogaCycle where she fell in love with the determination she saw in the instructors. They pushed her on her fitness journey and essentially helped improve her health and well-being. Now as an instructor she will do the same for you!
Tracy teaches Yoga to encourage mindful, joyous and healthy living. Graduating with a BS in Criminal Justice, Tracy worked through the ranks of corporate life of the investigation industry. First introduced to Yoga in 2011 by a colleague...she fell in love at first class. Yoga continued to be a stress reliever for the corporate world until the calling to follow her fitness passion lead her to take the leap from corporate life to Yoga teaching. Completing 200-hour teacher training at SoHo Yoga in April 2016, Tracy foudn her path and hopes to share Yoga to bring the joy that Yoga has brought her.
Jayne Justice is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor and fitness instructor. She has been involved in dance, fitness, sport, and nutrition her whole life. She received her BS in Nutrition from William Woods University and completed her Dietetic Internship at the University of Iowa City Hospitals and Clinics. Having graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, she focuses on individualized homiletics coaching with her clients, is the author of Vibrant Living 7 day Detox program, and workshop/seminar speaker. Her commitment to teaching and her enthusiasm for 'feeling good' is contagious. "I love creating opportunities for our own bodies to heal itself. Proper nutrition, regular exercise, supplements, adequate sleep, and less stress, allows us to function at our optimum, ultimately allowing us to feel alive and vibrant."