PSYCLE GROW..the beginning..


This class is taught by:

Elcin Riza

Finding herself at a personal and physical standstill, Elcin knew it was time for a real change. She was looking for something different and was tired of the big-box gym scene — always finding the environment sterile and impersonal.

Elcin walked into Psycle for the first time in January of 2012. She initially wanted to burn a ton of calories in a fun way, but she soon craved more. Attending multiple classes a week, she quickly realized this was the start of a personal journey on which she never imagined embarking.

Living with a “be where you are” attitude, Elcin found Psycle to be a true sanctuary where she was safe to let go. There was no judgment, just an undeniable energy. She was able to leave the noise of life outside the studio doors, lose herself in the moment and the rhythm of the music, and connect to lyrics she had heard before but never really felt. With the camaraderie and energy of the instructor and riders beside her, song after song, ride after ride, pedal stroke by pedal stroke, she has reached and even exceeded goals she once deemed unattainable. Today, she is the strongest physically, mentally and emotionally that she has ever been.

Elcin takes the Psycle stage as a certified Instructor. She rides with heart and soul. She has a passion for music and brings huge energy. In her classes you will hear a diverse mix of music from country to rock, from old school to the hottest hits of now. Her playlists are designed to enliven the body, inspire the mind and spirit, and always be fun. Elcin recognizes that everyone has different goals, and she encourages you to share — you don't have to go it alone. Join her for your ride as you embark on your own journey of change.

Emily Minnich

Willing to try anything once, Emily was dragged to her first class back in 2010 where she met Jenn Sommers and she has been hooked ever since. "It is amazing what you can accomplish both physically and mentally on a stationary bike… if you are willing to just let go." The real world isn't easy. You might only get one hour for yourself in a day to commit to making yourself better on the inside and outside. Based on the pillars of focus, discipline, rhythm, and intention, her classes begin to transform both bodies and attitudes. Emily steps on to the instructor stage bringing along her energy, soul and yes, her humor. With her invaluable taste in music and sense of flow, this is a ride you will not want to miss. So put on your big girl or boy pants and give her class a try!

Maria Zemen

A lifelong soccer player, dance machine and all around fitness enthusiast, Psycle has given Maria the opportunity to channel her intensity and passion into helping her students achieve their mental and physical fitness goals. After two re-constructive knee surgeries took her out of the game she loved, Maria discovered indoor cycling as a perfect means to rehab her BODY, MIND and SOUL. “From the minute I climbed my first standing hill on the bike, I felt that competitive spirit come alive in me again. I couldn’t get enough.” Maria takes an encompassing approach when teaching on the bike incorporating seated and standing sprints, tricep dips, heavy hill climbs, oblique crunches, hovers, isolations and more. Energy and form permeate her rides. Incorporating a diverse mix of music that will keep you motivated and coming back for more, Maria plays everything from System of a Down to Shakira to Johnny Cash. You’ll find your BODY and MIND connection get stronger as you build strength and endurance on the bike.

Maria’s passion and intensity extend beyond the bike. She also teaches total body strength classes that focus on pushing you past your comfort zone while you build confidence and meet your fitness goals. Maria designs her strength routines to target all major muscle groups and provide various modification techniques for all fitness levels. In addition to using your own body weight to build strength, you’ll incorporate various “toys” that will work your muscles in a whole new way including: body bars, medicine balls, gliding discs, stability balls, bosu and more. “You have to keep your muscles guessing if you are going to get stronger and push yourself past that plateau point. It’s all about determination and change.”

Whether she’s leading you on the bike or kicking your butt at strength, you’ll find Maria’s energy, humor and passion will fuel your fire to reach new heights you never thought possible.
Whether you are new to indoor cycling or seekng a  recovery ride, GROW is the class for you. You will find the same high energy fun party ride as other PSYCLE classes delivered at a slightly less intense level. This challenging 45 minute ride focuses on helping riders "grow" from their current base into other classes and also serves as an excellent opportunity for advanced riders to recover after an injury or an intense week.  approx. 45 min ride + stretch

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Aug 26 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Tue Aug 29 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Reiner
  • Sat Sep 02 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Sun Sep 03 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Emily Minnich
  • Tue Sep 05 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Reiner
  • Sat Sep 09 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Sun Sep 10 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Maria Zemen
  • Tue Sep 12 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Reiner
  • Sat Sep 16 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Sun Sep 17 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Emily Minnich
  • Tue Sep 19 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Reiner
  • Sat Sep 23 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Sun Sep 24 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Emily Minnich
  • Tue Sep 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Reiner
  • Sat Sep 30 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Sun Oct 01 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Emily Minnich
  • Tue Oct 03 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Colleen Reiner
  • Sat Oct 07 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Elcin Riza
  • Sun Oct 08 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Emily Minnich