Fit Ryde Instructors
Erica BurnsFit Ryde owner & instructor
Fit Ryde LLC owner and instructor, Erica Burns, relocated with her family in August 2012 to the suburbs of Philadelphia area from Long Beach, New York. She is a nationally certified AFAA group fitness instructor with over seven years of experience. She has been teaching cycling, bootcamp, body sculpting, kettlebells and her signature "Pedal and Pump" classes at various fitness clubs and studios on Long Island. Erica is Real Ryder certified and has experience with Soul Cycle and is always ready to embrace the latest and greatest fitness trends. She brings enthusiasm and fun to all her classes. While being a mother and raising her three babies is her most rewarding job, her commitment to fitness and instructing fitness classes is her passion. Erica loves to motivate and inspire people to get healthy and fit. Her motto is to "keep your eye on the prize"..."being healthy and fit is the goal...feeling and looking great is the guaranteed result". Please come join Erica and her Fit Ryde team of instructors for a Real Ryder cycling class that promises to be challenging, motivating, and energetic.
Stephanie TeixeiraFit Ryde Personal Trainer
Stephanie's passion for fitness started at the young age of thirteen; inspired to change her own personal weight concern, she joined her school's volleyball and track & field teams as well as involved herself in extracurricular activities such as kickboxing and weight lifting. Through her high school years, Stephanie achieved such accomplishments as placing third in the state of New Jersey for shot put. Finding that her passion for athletics had transformed into fitness and overall wellness, at the age of eighteen, Stephanie became a WITS certified personal trainer. She trained clients of all ages with a variety of fitness goals: young athletes, adults qualifying for the Boston Marathon, new mothers losing weight, and individuals with physical disabilities regaining strength.
Inspired by her clients and motivated by personal experience, Stephanie relocated to West Chester in 2010 to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work. She lives out the belief that in order to have physical strength, we have to master mental strength as well. With experience in both physical and mental fields, Stephanie offers a unique skill set to motivate her clients to overcome their doubt as well as help each individual achieve the fitness goals they strive for.
Consistency is the key to results. Lets feel great and look great! Join her in a personal training experience of a lifetime!
Michele BorzioI have been teaching Group Fitness and Spinning classes since January 2006. Prior to that, I worked in the banking industry for 16 years. I Graduated from Goldey Beacome College with a Bachelors degree in Marketing/Management.
My hobbies include outdoor cycling, triathlons, gardening, tennis and golf. I have four children that keep me extra busy!
Certified Training in Group Fitness, YMCA Personal Trainer, Schwinn and Realryder.
Casey ShawREAL RYDER certified
I am a gym enthusiast and enjoy working out each and every day! I was a swimmer for over 10 years competing on three different swim teams. After retiring from competition swimming, I was looking for something that would give me that amazing cardio workout and cycling at FIT RYDE was it! I began cycling and immediately fell in love with it. I believe a work out is all about your effort and your personal goals, and of course having fun! As an instructor my goal is always to make the workout just that-- fun! My professional occupation is education. I enjoying teaching and by day my job is directing a preschool. It only seemed logical to combine my two passions, teaching and cycling. I love to motivate people and seeing them return to my class always makes me happy. Come to a challenging Fit Ryde class if you want to be motivated by me!
Jaime KernJaime has been teaching indoor cycling for 6 years. She also teaches Turbo Kickboxing (TKB), Boot Camp, and Indo-Row. Jaime enjoys teaching and working out with all fitness levels. Engaging members in a fun, energetic and challenging workout is her main goal.
When Jaime is not teaching fitness classes she travels a lot with her full time job and spends the rest of her time with her young son and husband. Jaime enjoys running, rowing, cycling and traveling.
Steve StrandEducation: BA in Psychology, Albright College, Reading, PA. Minor in Biology.
Advanced Management Program (AMP) in Business Administration - Insead Business School, Fontainebleau, France 1999.
Certification: Spinning Certification 2012 - Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. - current and valid thru September 2014. CPR/AED certified
Experience: Independent Pharmaceutical Consultant - with 33 years pharmaceutical industry experience in new cancer drug development including: marketing, R&D, business development, alliance management and strategic planning.
Cycling: Cycling indoors and outdoors for over 10 years with an average of 120+ indoor classes per year with a large set of diverse instructors who have influenced my own teaching style. I have been teaching at Fit Ryde since September 2012.
I believe in bringing key elements of outdoor road cycling to the indoor cycling experience with challenging and fun class profiles, a diversity of music and humor to inspire riders to a fantastic indoor cycling experience.
I focus on the critical fundamentals of correct bike set-up, cycling posture, proper pedal stroke and breathing.
I believe in building a strong aerobic base that is key to developing the proper skill, endurance and strength for the ability to complete more intensive training.
I use of heart rate training zones to develop safe, efficient and effective training techniques.
My motto is to live an active, healthy lifestyle including: cycling, photography, travel, tennis, swimming & visiting family in sunny California. I also have an advanced scuba diver (SSI - certified since 2002) with over 150 logged dives.
Christen B. SingerREAL RYDER certified
FitRyde LLC instructor, Christen B. Singer, graduated from Louisiana State University in 2003 with a BFA in Graphic Design. Over the past 10 years, she's dedicated her career to the professional arts, while joining her husband, Kevin, and his corporate career path.
Upon relocating from San Diego to Midcoast Maine, Christen learned of RealRyder indoor cycling and added a variety of classes to her fitness routine.
Seeing and feeling immediate results are what piqued her interest and kept her cycling - even throughout the duration of her recent pregnancy!
Now residing in Delaware, Christen is focused on family and raising their first-born, Cora Grace. She is passionate about helping others, alongside herself, to achieve fitness goals and improve overall health. In addition to cycling, she enjoys water fitness, jogging, hiking, skating, and the occasional (ten-at-a-time) DIY home renovation project.
Mark Your Calendars to join Christen for a high energy and exciting workout...make the time to get FIT and RYDE!
Donna DiNunzioI have been teaching Cycling since 1996, I am also a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a BodyPump instructor. I also have a degree in Fitness and Nutrition. I have taught at various clubs in the area and enjoy getting my riders motivated. In my spare time I enjoy Running, Kettle Bells and spending time with my family, I am also a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan.
When I teach I try to put the riders focus on proper position, as well as giving modifications. My theory is "The class what you make it" I will make sure that you get a good workout but I will also make sure that you are safe and that you avoid injury!
Allison DelimanAllison Deliman has been an athlete all her life. She participated in several sports through high school and played soccer at a collegiate level. Her love for training in and out of the gym grew into a greater passion in 2003 when she began teaching Group Fitness and became a personal trainer.
Recently, Allison participated in an extreme fitness event called the "Warrior Dash". A running series held on demanding terrain through extreme obstacles, she describes it as the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. Because of the competition's unconventionality, Allison had a lot of fun training for it.
Preparation for the event was intense and she focused a lot on circuit training. Allison says, "I had to be strong and I had to be fast. I knew I would be climbing over school buses, running through fire, and scaling muddy hills!"
Allison's wellness motto is "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." She is motivated and inspired by the clients and gym members she sees on a daily basis that are so dedicated to training and reaching their own personal goals. For her, wellness is a lifestyle. "You choose to execute your energy in different ways," she says, "And for me, staying active is how I enjoy each and every day."
Allison teaches 9 classes a week between two gyms; twice a week at 5:30am and others in the evening. Allison says it's not easy to fit fitness into a busy schedule but she makes her "work-outs work around her work schedule." She enjoys exercising especially after sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day. She says, "It's a great release for me to use my energy physically."
Healthy eating is an essential part of Allison's fit lifestyle. She knows that sitting at a desk all day can have its downfalls, but recommends "keeping protein shakes and healthy snacks around as well as drinking lots of water throughout the day to help curb your appetite and keep your metabolism going."
Jen OpdahlJen has been teaching cycling for over four years. She is currently the Lead Cycling Instructor at the #1 YMCA in the Country in Member Satisfaction -
Kennett Square YMCA. She races on the Scott Honda All Women's Triathlon Team. Jen loves outdoor cycling, triathlons, mud runs, any sport that includes a ball, and rough housing with her three boys.
Jen has her own bracelet and necklace line, PowerBeads by jen, which is sold on the web and in her seven stores throughout PA and DE.
Jen teaches a challenging, advanced class but includes modifications for all levels. Please come join her to push your limits, have a few laughs and sweat it out!
Jenny MunroJenny Munro has taught group fitness classes for over 21 years. She has been teaching indoor cycling classes for over 14 years. She is excited to work with the team at FitRyde!
Jenny is also an AFAA Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training Instructor and a Red Cross CPR instructor. She lives in West Chester, PA with her husband and two children. In addition to helping people reach their wellness and fitness goals, she enjoys travel, outdoor cycling, running and entertaining family and friends.
Jordan VerdeurJordan is very excited to be joining the Fit Ryde team! She has been a spinning enthusiast for over ten years, and a competitive athlete nearly her whole life. Jordan has been teaching cycling for two years, and is known for her energized, challenging and realistic classes. Jordan has a passion for teaching, and loves to encourage individuals to push past their barriers to reach their goals. She enjoys teaching and coaching individuals of all levels.
Jordan is an All American triathlete, and road cyclist. She has also coached triathlon clinics, and is a ACSM certified personal trainer. Her hobbies include training for triathlon, lifting, plyometrics, entertaining and reading.
Nicole ScimoneNicole became a Certified Spinning Instructor in 2003 and has been coaching students from Pennsylvania to NYC ever since. Her philosophy is that "Workouts are how we adults play" and believes that, along with making us stronger, our workouts should be fun. Which is why, as you can see from the picture, Nicole takes every opportunity available to turn a holiday into a festive workout.
Along with teaching Ryde, Nicole has completed 9 Marathons (and counting), 2 Triathlons, and is preparing to become a "Tough Mudder" in 2012. If you are looking for a little fun in your workout, be sure to check out Nicole's class, especially around the holidays.
Kellie HannaKellie graduated from University of Michigan in 1993 with a BA, in English, Political Science and Business Administration. In the years following graduation she worked in Hotel Sales, Education and ended up a manager with Chase Manhattan Bank in their Mortgage Department.
After the birth of her first daughter she decided to stay home and raise her family. With the birth of her second daughter she decided she was ready to lose her "baby weight". On a recommendation from a friend, she tried Spinning and loved it! The fitness coordinator at the local YMCA noticed her and asked if she would consider becoming a Spinning instructor. In August of 2008, she became certified and started teaching. Shortly after, as life would have it, she found herself relocating to PA. Once her family was settled in West Chester, she was able to continue to teach Spinning at the West Chester Area YMCA. She still instructs there today.
Over the past few years her interests and ambitions in fitness instruction have expanded. She is now certified to teach not only Spin classes but Mat Pilates, Core and Strength Training , Stability Ball and Silver Sneakers.
She consider herself fortunate to have found a way to stay home with her children and share her love of fitness with others through the classes she teaches.
In her free time she enjoy spending time with family and friends, running, cycling and reading.
Linda LoveLinda has worked in the fitness industry for the last 21 years as a certified group instructor and personal trainer. She is an NCSA certified personnel fitness trainer and an ACSM certified inclusive fitness trainer. Linda is an accomplished runner and tri-athlete competing in events thru out the Northeast and Mid Atlantic. She is an experienced youth coach in such sports as basketball, soccer, track, and cross-country. Currently, Linda is the Head Track coach at the Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Linda also has an extensive medical background with a degree in respiratory therapy and 13 years as a hospital ICU/ER therapist. She is certified in AED and CPR.
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