JoyRide's exclusive training method combines core elements of Pilates with top-notch indoor cycling to maximize cardiovascular benefits and burn calories and fat. Riders improve fitness, posture, and mental acuity with the help of specially trained JoyRide instructors who focus on fluidity and body biomechanics during each interval cycling session. Plus, each rider receives a free toaster with every class.
Okay, that last part isn't true. You will get a slamming body, though.
Rhodie Lorenz - Principal, Creative Director
Rhodie Lorenz attended her first indoor cycling class as a graduate student living in northern California in the 1990s. Fitness had always been an integral part of Rhodie's life, and indoor cycling classes provided the intensity, inspiration, and JOY that got her hooked! Several years later, she became a certified instructor and combined her passion for music, exercise, and teaching into exceptional classes. She developed a following based on her teaching skills, affable personality, and legendary playlists. When Rhodie added the Pilates Method to her certifications and began teaching Pilates, her cycling instruction became greatly informed. Approaching indoor cycling as a mind-body discipline with attention to abdominal core strength, breathing, and form elevated the experience for her and her followers. Indoor cycling became just as much about mental focus and therapy as physical challenge and exertion.
Amy Hochhauser - Principal, Director of Business Development
As a "recovering" attorney living in NYC, Amy was balancing the demands of raising young children with her desire to create a fulfilling career doing something she loved. To channel her energy, she began practicing yoga, taking indoor cycling and studying meditation. She quickly realized that these disciplines had a tremendous positive influence on her ability to manage stress and pain. After moving to Westport in 2009, she sought a fitness community to help her continue her mind-body journey. While she found places to practice yoga, she couldn't find a JOYFUL place to take an indoor cycling class. And then it clicked. She could combine her love of fitness, belief in the power of the mind-body connection, and her passion for business into a career. And with that, JoyRide was born!
Debbie Katz - Principal, Director of Operations
Debbie started her career in advertising, but after 13 years in the business, she knew that there was more to life than the daily grind. With her kids now in elementary school, Debbie decided it was time to go back to work and she sought out something that would inspire JOY. Having always loved fitness, nutrition, and competition, an indoor cycling studio seemed like a logical place to put her energy and business experience. Deb recognized that while there were gyms in Westport that offered indoor cycling classes, they were overcrowded, the facilities were subpar, and the instruction was sporadically good. She envisioned a top-of-the-line studio that had it all: exceptional instruction, high-end bikes, and consistently excellent instruction. JoyRide is that place and she is thrilled to bring it to you!
The three Fairfield County women joined forces to create JoyRide and make indoor cycling more than just an exercise class. JoyRide builds self-awareness, strength and confidence to help riders control the pace of their lives and overcome the challenging climbs in the studio and beyond!