Julie has been teaching SPIN since 2008. As an avid road cyclist, she subscribes to the principle of “keeping it real” in her classes. Using her vast and eclectic music library, she creates training rides that will keep riders of all levels engaged and progressing to reach and exceed their fitness goals. As a life-long, team sport athlete, Julie understands the motivation and energy that a group dynamic fosters. As a cyclist, she understands the training value of a solid SPIN program; cyclists are the greatest endurance athletes! Incorporating cycling training techniques, anyone can become fitter, faster & stronger! Using the bio feedback metrics the SPIN bikes provide, that progress can be measured, providing extra motivation!
Julie has two sons, 25 & 21; their favorite family activity is time spent on the slopes out west. She recently moved to Berwyn where she and her dog enjoy daily walks, along with hikes in Valley Forge Park
As a competitive swimmer in high school in Rio de Janeiro, Brenda has always loved athletics, but coincidentally began her passion for fitness classes at Suzanne Olson's studio in Washington, DC. Upon moving away from the DC area, she managed several group fitness programs in the Milwaukee area while obtaining a master's degree in Human Resources from Marquette University & a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.
Brenda holds certifications in: Pilates Full Equipment & Mat, Zumba programs, Bokwa Dance Fitness, PowerStrike Kickboxing, Atletica, Barre Fitness, Yogafit, Crossfit, Spin Star 3, Aerial Yoga, Core Align, Aerial Yoga, Body Pump & has developed many other programs throughout the years.
Her previous career of 15 years was with the Central Intelligence Agency where she worked for Ben Affleck's character in the movie Argo. She was undercover traveling to many parts of the world during most of her Agency career until her last assignment in Human Resources where she managed the diversity program.
Brenda has been married for 31 years & enjoys traveling & the outdoors with her husband.
Suzanne owned clubs in the Washington DC and Richmond, Va area for 10 years, Contours, known for outstanding group exercise programs. Co-founder/owner and producer of DCAC Fitness Education Conferences in Washington DC, Richmond, VA & Houston, TX for 17 years, Suzanne has extensive fitness program knowledge. ACE, AFAA, Spin, Barre & Pilates certified, Suzanne has traveled on a national basis presenting fitness education workshops and as an AFAA Certification Specialist and Trainer. Additionally, Suzanne has studied the Pilates Method for 10 years with various training organizations and is a fully certified instructor with the Body Precision Pilates training program. She has also written several fitness articles featured in American Fitness,Shape Magazine and was Fitness Blog Editor for Realbuzz.com. Also, Suzanne has starred, presented and created programs for several fitness workout videos/DVDs.
Presently, Suzanne resides in the Philadelphia area with her husband and triplet boys where she was employed as Group Exercise, Barre and Pilates Director at Club La Maison Health and Fitness Center. Currently, she is Training and Program Director at Purenergy Fitness Studio in Paoli, Pa.
In her spare time, Suzanne is a competitive USTA tennis player with a 4.5 rating, co-captain to two USTA national teams, Deltri Division one Captain & coaches the Westtown School Girls' Tennis Team.
The SPINPower technology is unique because it tells riders how hard they are working, allows them to measure progress, and tells them what fitness variables they need to change.
SPINPower program features:
A Personal Spinning Threshold Test (PST) informs the creation of customized SPINPower training zones.
Post-ride data analysis allows a rider to monitor and evaluate progress, and compare those results over time.
The Spinner Blade ION provides an accurate measurement of how many calories a rider is burning.