Staff

Hugo Auler: 

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!

Zaneta Auler

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!

Lea Kim

Lea's first time in a spin class, she fell in love instantly. You could say that it was love at first ride and for the last five years, it's been her everything. It's a therapy session mixed with a cardio workout that keeps her going all day, all week. For everyone joining her class, she hopes to share this experience by encouraging my riders to tap into their inner selves and find the strength and magic inside us all. Join her ride and stay healthy both physically and mentally!

Roxan Kruse

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.

Angela Kwon 

Angela's first encounter with yoga in 2004 was not love at first sight. She found the class boring! It wasn't until 2007 that she became hooked. She grudgingly tried another class, this time with an amazing instructor and that made all the difference in the world! Angela did her 200 hour training with YogaWorks and enjoyed teaching sweaty flow classes. Just as she's been inspired by her teachers, she hopes to pass along the yoga love and light the fire in her students.

Merie Ludena

Merie finds her home away from home on the spin bike. This is where all distractions, stress and burdens from the day disappear and the focus is on the sound of the flywheel with upbeat music in the background. As a full time engineer, Merie loves to spend the rest of her day helping others achieve their fitness goal through the power of spin. With her love of Hip Hop and Pop music, Merie will lead you through a spin adventure to the best tunes. Come join her Friday nights to unwind from the day and get that workout glow for the night!

Bonnie Marder

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 Martinez

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 :-)

Derek Mathews

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 Mercure

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.

Sandra Neil

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.

Kylie Realmuto

Kylie has always been athletic, playing tennis competitively through college and continues to maintain her fitness with a variety of workouts and participation in fitness events. She found a love for Spinning while working at Spinning Headquarters in 2011 and enjoys the energy, community and results of the workout. Bringing that same energy and enthusiasm to class, she hopes to help you feel the same and leave class both sweaty and smiling. Follow her fitness adventures on her blog and social media: Southbaysweat.com message or email her with music requests, questions and feedback.

Greta Recinto

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 Krish

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 Sepulveda

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!

Kelley Stevenson

Growing up in snow covered mountains, Kelley learned to ski before she could walk! Her outdoor-centered upbringing kept her constantly moving whether in competitive sports or hiking trips. After working in a few fitness studios, Kelley had a chance encounter with cycling and soon after became fully certified with Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning®. For the past year she's been honing her style and expanding her teaching repertoire. Kelley loves to move to the beat and builds her classes around the energy of the music whether that's pop, hip-hop, EDM or even a little country. She believes fitness should be a fun and energizing experience and wants to remind you that the expert was once a beginner too. Come try a class today!