HAPPY HOUR RIDE


This class is taught by:

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.

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!

Shannon McDonnell

Shannon attended her first indoor cycling class in 2008 through the encouragement of her roommate who was an instructor. After two years of attending multiple classes a week, she was obsessed. She couldn’t believe how much cycling had changed her life and her body. She made it her goal to bring herself to the peak of her physical fitness. Once there, she looked for a new goal, to become an instructor. She was then certified and started her teaching career in late 2010. She taught for 2 years at a fitness club and then at a private studio. Shannon found Psycle® shortly after opening and fell in love with the studio’s teaching style and ethics. From the moment she stepped foot in Psycle®, she knew it was something special and aspired to join the mission to help others change their life on a bike.

As an instructor, Shannon believes in constantly changing the routine and blasting the music! In Shannon’s class you will use weights and get a full body workout through different exercises. You’ll never be bored with Shannon’s range of music. From Def Leppard to Britney Spears, there’s something for everyone. She was a cheerleader and then a coach for the last 12+ years, and her enthusiasm and spirit shows throughout her class. Positive energy and fun abound!

In her spare time she likes to travel, drink wine (especially champagne!), take her Rottweiler puppy on hikes in the valley and spend time with her fiancé! Her wedding is next summer and plans on bringing everyone on her journey to her best self for the wedding day and beyond! Let’s Go!

Jacob Holland

Drawn to the energy and pulsating beat of the music, Psycle drew Jacob through its doors a little over two years ago. 70 pounds and a whole lot of sweat later, he now guides others through their journey of self-discovery and motivation. Driven by the idea that anything can be accomplished in a dark room on a bike going nowhere, his passion and enthusiasm for every ride he leads resonates long after class ends.

Leigh Roth

Leigh uses her passion for fitness and love of music to encourage her riders to push themselves further than they think possible. She loves the fast lane and believes the best views come from the hardest climbs.  A lifelong runner, Leigh peddled her way from rookie rider in 2013 to certified instructor in 2017.  Her playlists feature Top 40, pop, and EDM with sprinkles of alternative and hip hop and her positive energy motivates her riders to own every beat. 

Jennifer Conroy

It’s not about the destination, the best part of any journey is the ride! Jennifer will never forget her first indoor cycling class at Psycle® in 2012. Recovering from hip and back surgeries Jennifer discovered that she could not only heal her body, but change her life. Beyond a workout of high intensity, core strengthening, low impact, full body engagement, there was an unexpected work-IN component when the lights when down and the beat kicked in. Building strength from the inside out with Psycle’s unique messaging, inspirational instructors, and the amazing Psycle® community of riders, she took the stage as a Psycle® instructor in 2013. Much like coming home to the unconditional love and enthusiastic greetings of her three dogs, every time she walks through the door at Psycle® to a place of no judgments and unlimited support, Jennifer feels it’s just like coming home. You’ll find a heavy beat, a little sass, and a whole lot of love in her classes; in or out of the saddle you can hustle, sweat, dance, or just grab your bike and let go!

Katie Francis

Katie has forever worked towards attaining the delicate balance of mind, body and soul. She believes that how you train is how you live your life. Each class focuses on skills such as strength, flexibility, and endurance to aid in your own personal journey. She comes to the Psycle stage with an infectious energy and an eclectic taste in music that is sure to please all. Each ride is full of fun with just the right amount of challenge.

Every class is chance to change the way you train, and change the way you live. What are you waiting for?!

Erin Stellato

It began in 2010…Erin started taking spin classes to cross train while preparing for a half marathon. It didn’t take long for spinning to become the preferred workout. With a background in Exercise Science and a love of coaching, teaching was the next logical step. Erin taught her first class in 2012, became a certified instructor in 2013, and hasn’t looked back. Whether you’re a beginner or a regular on the bike, her class will challenge you to get stronger – both physically and mentally. Expect anything and everything in terms of music, and don’t forget your weights. Clip in, drop in, and ride on.

You can follow Erin on Instagram (@ridefromtheinside) to stay inspired and keep current off the bike.

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.
Detox - Retox, that's how we roll! Come and join in the fun for a soul inspiring, energy filled ride. Think of it as a cardio party on bikes!  approx. 45 min ride + stretch