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Steve Kane

Get to know Steve

Steve Kane is a true fitness junkie. He received his under grad in Physical Education and Health and went onto earn a Master's Degree in Exercise Science. Steve also earned 30 post graduate credits in fitness research.

Steve taught physical education and health in Philadelphia for 37 years and coached basketball, football, volleyball, and tennis. He is an American Red Cross and Lifeguard Instructor.

Steve has been a certified Mad Dogg Spinning instructor since 2001, and has attained star 3 status with 50 plus CEC's.

His passion is teaching a HIIT class to always a great mix of music. Even though, he's 78 years old, he still knows how to rock out on the bike. 


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Kris Maraney

Current City:
Juno Beach, FL

Hometown:
Annandale, VA

What races/triathlons/marathons you have participated in?
She has completed more than 6 marathons, 20 half marathons, too many triathlons to count, two century rides, and one 1/2 IRONMAN. 

How long have you been an instructor?
More than 10 years.

What type of ride can participants expect in your class?
Expect a fun and challenge ride.

What is your favorite type of music?
I like a lot of remix music and motivating songs.

Favorite Food?
Reese's.


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Ken Stuhr

Get to Know Ken

Current City:
Hobe Sound, FL

Hometown:
Ridewood, NJ

How long have you been an instructor?
17 years.

What makes you a good cycling instructor?
I have been trained by some of the best in the country. From Miami Beach to Soul Cycle in New York. I have found cycling to be a tremendous tool to incorporate into one's fitness routine.

Why do you love indoor cycle?
I love indoor cycle because it's an excellent, low-impact workout for athletes of all kinds. It also brings people into a positive setting creating a tight network within our community.

What type of ride can participants expect in your class?
Riders can expect an excellent ride applicable to all fitness levels.

What is your favorite type of music?
My favorite type of music varies from trance dance to top 40. 

Favorite Food?
Anything someone else makes because it always tastes better when you don't make it!


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Nora Minichino

Get to Know Nora

Current City:
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Hometown:
Point Pleasant, NJ

What races/triathlons/marathons you have participated in?
I have completed three sprint triathlons and a number of local 5k races.

How long have you been an instructor?
While I have been a devout indoor cycling enthusiast for many years, I finally decided to take the leap and become a Mad Dogg certified instructor in March 2015 (after being encouraged by my mentor, and fellow Krank-er, Jen Davis. I was certified by none other than Master Spinning Instructor/Krank-er, Donna Minotti).

What makes you a good cycling instructor?
I try to bring levity, humor, and an all-inclusive, positive attitude to each class, while challenging riders to work hard and achieve results.  I also have a passion for people, music and working up a good sweat!  

Why do you love indoor cycle?
When I started cycling, I was the girl who refused to sit anywhere but the back of the class because I did not think I was capable of going fast enough during sprints or climbing heavy enough during hills.  Overtime, I learned cycling is not about a competition between riders, but between who you were yesterday and who you want to be tomorrow.  While this type of workout is certainly considered “group fitness” -- and having others around to encourage you is awesome motivation -- each ride is your own and is what you make of it. Cycling has always provided me with the satisfaction of reaching my goals – such as weight loss goals, mileage goals, or just plain old get-out-of-bed-and-do-something-with-yourself goals!

What type of ride can participants expect in your class?
My favorite type of ride is an up-tempo climb. I like to keep riders' heart rates up while they are using their legs to drive them up the hill/mountain.

What is your favorite type of music?
Born and raised in the Garden State, I am a true Jersey Girl.  Therefore, you can always expect some EDM and dance music with a little Bruce thrown in there.  But I also lived in Nashville for a few years, so I have been known to play some classic and alternative rock, as well as a little country every now and then. 

Favorite Food?
Definitely wine.  Oh, wait…is wine not considered actual food?  Well in that case, I will go with ice cream…with sprinkles!

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Michelle Hennigan

Get to Know Michelle

Current City:
North Palm Beach, FL

Hometown:
Cape Cod, MA

What races/triathlons/marathons you have participated in?
I have participated in many different 5K races around Palm Beach County, also several 100 minute century cycling rides.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been an instructor since 2011.

What makes you a good cycling instructor?
My passion for indoor cycling came right after I took my first class at KrankIt, and I immediately became hooked. I am full of energy and I love to get the class pumped up with loud upbeat music and a challenging ride.

Why do you love indoor cycle?
I love indoor cycling as it is a great calorie burn and it's also fun. I always feel amazing after a spin class.

What type of ride can participants expect in your class?
I like to include a mix of flats, heavy climbs, Tabatas, intervals ( mostly climbs) incorporated with loud motivating music. Riders can expect a challenging yet run ride !

What is your favorite type of music?
I love 80's and 90's and yes I occasionally I sing!

Favorite Food?
Pickles

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Heather Kratz

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What races/triathlons/marathons you have participated in?
Dozens of 5k races and the annual turkey trot/run for the pies.

How long have you been an instructor?
I have been teaching spin since 2009 - thanks to Jen Davis!

What makes you a good cycling instructor?
I'm positive, patient, silly and just want people to enjoy the music and the ride 🙂

Why do you love indoor cycle?
I love indoors cycling because of the climate, pumping music, motivation from the cyclists in class - and it's a fast pace in which you are sure to get a killer workout!

Why do you love indoor cycle?
My class is fast and fun with heavy climbs, killer beats, a range of rap to good ol’ 80’s – it's a dance party on a bike!

What is your favorite type of music?
I love reggae, rap and anything I can sing along with.

Favorite Food?
Wine is made of grapes... So let's go with wine 🙂

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Suzanne Ion

Get to Know Suzanne

Current City:
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Hometown:
6th generation Hawaiian born

What races/triathlons/marathons you have participated in?
After 'cheering' others on the sidelines for many years, I finally took the leap and began competing in road and trail races! I have completed many 5k's, 10k's, 12 marathons, 3 full Marathons (Maui, Big Sur & a top 20 overall finish at Lake Tahoe), plus 3 alpine climbs (Mount Hood, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker).

How long have you been an instructor?
I taught my first cycle class after falling in love with the intense workouts at the Jungle Club-Vero Beach (2009). I am certified by ACE, AAFA, and three-star Mad Dogg Spinning instructor. I have benefited from the inspiration of some awesome coaches, and look to give back the gift of fitness I have been given.

What makes you a good cycling instructor?
I am a proud fitness ambassador, who strives every day to live by the motto “Someday I will not be able to do this...TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY!”

Why do you love indoor cycle?
My favorite thing about being on the bike is that ability to let it all go, feel the music, let it lay down the challenge that is mine to accept.  The best is that feeling like, “I don't have another climb in me,” or “I don't have another sprint,” but then the music, the energy of the group and then that inner drive kicks in! PURE FITNESS GOLD!

What type of ride can participants expect in your class?
Like tempo runs, interval training on a bike can boost endurance, build speed and burn fat. My class emphasizes tempo, timing and rhythm. Alternating between high & low aerobic intensities at a “comfortably hard” pace can have the added benefit of improving the body’s lactate threshold.

What is your favorite type of music?
My music is all over the place - that's the awesome thing about a true interval workout -in my class it's real music, real songs - old school rock, a little dip into current pop and hip hop/ rap, a little dip into country and bluegrass (you won't believe the sprints you can do to bluegrass, until you try!), maybe even a little instrumental and symphony - we get in touch with our inner spirit and RIDE!

Favorite Food?
My favorite food group is cheese - I love rice and beans – I could eat them every day!  I also enjoy poke which is the Hawaiian word for “to cut small,” as in fresh sushi fish (in Palm Beach Gardens, order it at YardHouse - you won't be sorry).

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Jen Davis

Get to Know Jen

Current City:
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Hometown:
Farmington Hills, MI

What races/triathlons/marathons you have participated in?
1 Ironman, 3 Half Ironman, 5 Marathons, 3 Century Rides

How long have you been an instructor?
For 11 years (Mad Dogg and Keiser certifications)

What makes you a good cycling instructor?
I actually ride a real bike outside!  I know the challenges the road can bring, I try to imitate those conditions in my class.

Why do you love indoor cycle?
What’s not love?!  All the elements of outdoor riding, without the potential to get hit by a car!

What type of ride can participants expect in your class?
Expect the unexpected.

What is your favorite type of music?
Mash-ups

Favorite Food?
Pizza

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