Born and raised in Ohio, Teresa moved to Atlanta in 2003 then continued moving south to Palm Beach in 2007. It wasn’t until she moved to south Florida that she really took an interest in cycling, both outdoor and indoor. Indoor cycling led her to many outdoor race adventures including a Sprint Triathlon (12 miles on the bike), Olympic Triathlon (25 miles on the bike), a Half Ironman (56 miles on the bike) and then her ultimate goal of a Full Ironman (112 miles on the bike). She competed in several marathons, including The Boston Marathon and then challenged herself to compete in a Full Ironman in May 2011 and again in November 2012. Teresa received her BS in Early Elementary Education from The University of Akron and currently is a teacher in North Palm Beach.
Her Journey from Fat to Fit
Kendall spent the majority of her childhood sedentary and overweight, marred by constant ridicule and low self-esteem. On July 3rd, 2009 at 29 years old (and at an all-time high of 352 lbs), Kendall decided it was time to gain control of her weight–and her life. Her doctors recommended gastric bypass surgery; instead, Kendall took matters into her own hands and joined a local gym. Being a dedicated, full-time, single mom, the only time Kendall could fit in working out was at 5:00 a.m., so that’s just what she did…every…single…day. Kendall not only worked out daily, but changed her eating habits as well, and little-by-little, pound-by-pound, the weight began to come off. As she shed the pounds, her confidence started to grow. After only 10 months, Kendall had lost her first 100 pounds and celebrated this remarkable accomplishment at a “100 Pound Party” thrown by her close friends. Kendall had more goals on her horizon–next, she signed-up, trained for, and completed her first 1/2 marathon in January 2011, just 18 short months after her inspiring weight-loss journey began. Shortly thereafter, Kendall faced another one of her fears head-on the day she walked into her first indoor cycling class. What began as a challenging workout, soon became a true passion. With her high-energy, enthusiasm, and newfound love of fitness, Kendall took on the task of becoming a certified spin instructor and has developed quite a following. Less than three years after her extraordinary journey began, Kendall now weighs 155 lbs–just three pounds shy of her ultimate goal of losing a total 200 lbs. She has redefined her life and inspired so many others along the way. May you catch the Kendall-fever!
Kristen started teaching indoor cycling in 1996! 16 years and she’s still loving it! Music is what fuels the energy and inspiration for each class. Kristen says, “There’s nothing like a good sweat to make you feel amazing, and group energy and spin bikes never let her down!” Other than teaching spin classes, Kristen also teaches Pump classes, and Power Vinyasa Yoga, as well as personal training. She says, ”I feel lucky to have a job that I enjoy doing, and that I can help others to feel great in their own skin.”
Born in the Bronx, New York, but really cannot claim being from any parts being in a Military Family. After living in Bronx, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Diego, CA, Fallon, Nevada, I finally came to Jacksonville, FL. After graduating from High School in Saint Augustine, Florida, I went to Florida State University (GO NOLES!!!) and received a B.A. in Criminology. I was always an athlete playing soccer, football, and track but never got into the fitness industry until my time at FSU. During my time there I worked at the campus gym as a Personal Trainer, receiving my certification as a NSCA-CPT to become a personal trainer. After realizing this part of the field is not for me, I decided to get into group fitness starting with receiving my Johnny G Spinning certification and then my AFAA certification in Group Fitness. I am currently a middle school teacher in Palm Beach County at Okeeheelee Middle School and currently working on my Master’s in Educational Leadership at FAU. I have participated in many 5ks, 10ks, duathlons, triathlons, adventure races, and continue to race as much as possible. So come and train with me and let’s get out there.
Originally from the Mid-West, Jen moved to Florida in 2002 after graduating from Eastern Michigan University. Soon after moving to Florida Jen became a certified Mad Dogg Spinning Instructor, Jen is celebrating her 10th anniversary as spinning instructor this year. Jen has completed 4 full marathons, including Disney’s Goofy Challenge, she is a 2 time Half Ironman finisher, and was a recent participant on a Palm 100 Relay Team. Countless Half Marathons are behind her and along with a few century rides. Up next for Jen is the Great Floridian, Florida’s very own 140.6 distance.
Originally from NY, and PA, Rick has been a South Florida resident for over 18 years. Driven by a belief that exercise should be fun, Rick’s classes are powerful, energetic and will challenge you to “bring it.” First introduced to outdoor cycling in order to rehabilitate a knee injury, Rick found a true passion. After completing an Ironman triathlon in 2008, and another knee surgery, Rick found a new love; indoor cycling classes. Countless triathlon’s, road races, off-road and adventure races, have culminated in an ever-changing cycling class based on multiple training practices; designed to keep the riders excited, engaged, entertained, and exhausted. Combine that with a love of “GOOD” music and you are guaranteed a great workout. Rick’s classes are designed for riders of all skill levels.
Kerry was born in Massachusetts and moved to sunny Boca Raton, FL when she was in elementary school. Kerry has always lived a very active lifestyle and could best be described while growing up as a tomboy—if the boys were playing it, so was she! From cross-country running, track & field, softball, and basketball, Kerry was always happiest playing on a TEAM! After being a 4-year starter on her high school basketball team and the school’s first 1,000-point scorer, Kerry earned a full-scholarship to play Division I basketball at Stetson University. She later transferred back home to play basketball at Lynn University and received her BA degree in Sports Administration. Kerry briefly taught group fitness classes before becoming a mom to three beautiful children—Bella, Anthony, and Sophia. Kerry continued to enjoy running through the years but due to many years of impact sports, she has undergone 5 knee reconstruction surgeries. It was during the rehabilitation of her last knee surgery that Kerry began to explore the world of indoor cycling. The high-energy of these classes soon became a passion and after 15-months of attending classes, Kerry got her spin instructor certification. She is excited about being a part of the Krank It Krew and looks forward to helping others reach their fitness goals! When Kerry isn’t teaching spin classes or logging the miles on the pavement, she is busy as the Director of Family Services for Bella’s Angels, Inc. (www.bellasangels.org), a 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit foundation she founded 7 years ago to help special-needs children.
I was born and raised in Western New York. I moved to South Florida in 1984 when aerobics was becoming the new rage. I Began teaching group fitness shortly after, and it became a full time career for me. I am a Cettified personal trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine, I also carry certifications in many group fitness areas such as spinning! I have a Hugh love for cardio endurance training and teaching group fitness such as spin is very rewarding. I always try to make each class a fun workout and a great rock and roll experience! So bring on the sweat,and let’s ride!
I have been active in one exercise form or another my entire life. Playing soccer since an early age has really played a vital role in building my love for fitness. I took up kickboxing after the birth of my first daughter (14 years ago) and immediately began seeing results in weight loss, increased endurance and strength. I’ve done it all; from CrossFit, Boot Camp training, TRX to Yoga. But my main fitness concentrations are: Indoor cycling/spinning, Kettlebells and kickboxing. I’ve been indoor cycling for the past 12 years and recently obtained my certification through AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Assoc. of America). I’ve also been teaching Kettlebell fundamentals and advanced circuits since January 2012 and am working on getting certified in Russian Kettlebell (the latest hard-style training program) and in TRX (body weight / suspension training program). I also took up road/outdoor cycling early 2011. I’m focused on making indoor cycling not only safer and more effective, but also more realistic to real outdoor cycling.
“Spin to Win”
After 30 years in dance, Donna made the transition to promoting and teaching fitness. In addition to being a Spinning Master Instructor, she is a certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor; ACE & NASM Personal Trainer; MELT Method Practicioner, Yoga, Pilates, and CHEK nutrition lifestyle coach and energy healer. She shares her passion for health and wellness as a Wellness Coordinator at Covidien Surgical Devices and as a part-time faculty member teaching Pilates at Quinnipiac University. She holds a B.S. in business management and will complete her Masters in Athletic Coaching Education in August, 2013. Donna’s additional passions are running, cycling, swimming, cooking and doing them all with her husband and teenage daughter. She has completed the Marine Corps Marathon and the New York City Marathon along with several sprint tri-atholons.
I have been involved in sports most of my life, however, I seem to have developed an affinity for indoor cycling. I spend a lot of time selecting music and choreographing moves to the rhythm of the music. I have had tremendous success being able to motivate people and pump up their energy level.
Everyone who attends my spin class enjoys the inimitable mix of climbs, runs, stop and go’s and of course lots of fun and a little pain.
Join me for the best calorie burn, weight loss, and muscle development cardio in town. We will do in excess of 25 miles without ever leaving the building!!
Originally from western New York, I moved to North Palm Beach in 1979. I’ve been an athlete my whole life. I began taking spin classes in 1994, fell in love with the extensive cardio workout, and became a certified instructor in 1996. I’ve been teaching ever since. I love the mental and physical release spin gives without the trauma on your knees and ankles. I play a large variety of music to please everyone which helps make the time go by quickly (“Time flies when you’re having fun!”). I am a health enthusiast! I also enjoy yoga and I have a certification in kickboxing.