Instructor Spotlight: Samantha Duda
Classes: Monday 7 p.m. (Westport), Tuesday 10:45 a.m. (Westport); Wednesday 6 a.m. (Darien), Saturday 11 a.m. (Westport); bonus class during vacation week: Thursday, 4/17 6:30 pm (Westport)
Do you have any Joy-isms?
* You’re stronger than you know. Fight for it!
* Today is not the day to give up on yourself. Keep going!
* This is your time to shine. Go for it!
* Crave that desire to succeed. Dig deeper!
What are you known for?
Grueling hills! I love to throw a seven-minute song in to physically and mentally challenge people to conquer. It's amazing what you can do when you believe in yourself!
What is your favorite song?
I'm a P!ink fanatic! I will rock out to anything she sings! She is AMAZING. Love, love, love, her!
What’s your guilty pleasure song?
"Crush" by Dave Mathews Band. I'm a big Dave Matthews fan -- he always takes it to another level of awesomeness.
What motivates you?
Being stronger than I was when I walked through the door! The feeling of accomplishment makes me come back to class and make it better each time. It's instant gratification.
Top tips for indoor cycling?
It's simple: if you believe you can do it, you can! If you have doubt, it will hold you back. Doubt and fear are road blocks, so knock it down and push forward!
It's 50% physical and 50% mental. Connect the pieces and make it work.
Other cool things about you?
I'm a super girlie girl who loves high heels. But my alter ego loves going to hockey games! Who said you can't have the best of both worlds? ;-)