Three Things You Didn’t Know About Me - Instructor John Yi
JoyRide Buddies - Spotlight on Christie Thompson and Andrea Minardi
"To 13-year-old John: keep doing your thing. One day, not too long from now, you’ll ride with pride.”
This world-traveling Yale grad and admissions director burst upon us with such JOY that we were blown away (as are his riders!). We’re extra proud to spotlight this magnetic, brilliant, and sometimes blonde (!) instructor this month!
JoyRide Buddies - Spotlight on Longtime Friends: Bob Hebert and Tony Fernandez
In our second installment of JoyBuddies, we highlight another pair of JoyRidge riders who inspire us: Christie Thompson (left) and Andrea Minardi (right) are dear friends who share how their discipline, athleticism and affection for each other motivate them, day in and day out!
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Me - Instructor Colleen Hill
Friends who Ride Together…JoyRide Buddies
An idea for a Saturday arrangement led these two men to healthy minds and healthy hearts! Bob Hebert and Tony Hernandez started attending men’s ministry meetings together, followed by a JoyRide class on Saturday mornings. They soon started meeting for more classes during the week! In spite of their busy lives, they have stayed true to their healthy pact.
Three Things you Didn’t Know About me — Instructor Miguel Rosa
This vibrant JoyTexas instructor reveals how she is actually a Jersey girl! She shares here how she got her start as an NBA dancer and even spent some time on-air as she and her husband moved around the country! Her riders say she’s fierce and fun — and she basically dances on the bike!
Three Things you Didn't Know About me - Instructor Stephanie Lionetti
This rockstar new instructor is not only a hero to JoyRide — he is a hero to our country.
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, it is only fitting that we highlight this strong, yet humble human. He shares three things about himself, including some personal moments serving with the Connecticut Army National Guard in Afghanistan.
FACES OF JOY: Walter “Markes" a Fast & Furious 800+ Rides!
Described as a “ball of sunshine,” this petite Connecticut native has Darien riders pouring with sweat AND joy every time they take her class on Tuesday mornings. Don’t be fooled by her size - Stephanie Lionetti is a beast on the bike! And she’s clearly all 🧡!
Mother’s Day Instructor Spotlight - Heidi Shepherd and Kacey Shepherd Way
As a race car driver, barreling along at 170 miles per hour, Walter Markes is accustomed to pushing his limits — and his endurance! What else makes this Darien front row rider super special? Find out here!
We 🧡Our Teachers! Spotlight on teacher/JoyInstructor Danielle Getchell
"My mom has been my boss, my colleague, but most of all my biggest supporter. There is no chance I would be teaching today if it weren't for her believing in me and pushing me to step outside my comfort zone.”
— Kacey Way
Faces of Joy: Designer Gaelle Dudley of GLDESIGN: "Follow Your Dreams and Beauty Will Come of it!”
"I have always thought of teaching as a passion - not a profession, whether I’m teaching a class at JoyRide, or my class at school."
Body By Joy: Bill Thomas Video Interview with Jessica Manela
This month, Connecticut riders may have seen the retail area of JoyWestport looking extra inviting, beachy and sophisticated! Gaelle Dudley of GLDESIGN has blown us away by using her talent to transform our retail space for a popup sampling of her work. Read more about this #JoyCommunity effort & Gaelle’s journey to JOY!
Top 10 Reasons to Embrace the JoyRide App, a Guest Blog Post by Nancy Mastroianni
Our next installment of “Body by Joy” features JoyWilton rider, father and all around terrific guy, Bill Thomas!
Instructor Spotlight: Allie Hershman
“I'm always evaluating innovation in my work life, and can't seem to stop myself in my day life. I try to maximize technology and efficiency from a user's perspective. This practice led me to notice some great features in the JoyRide app!”
"We Love to Make People Happy" a JoyCommunity Visit with Parlor, Wilton
“Walking into a new studio or class can be a little out of one’s comfort zone – but on the other side of our comfort zone is where our greatest victories and breakthroughs are found.”
“We are in This Together!" Spotlight on JoyRide’s new CEO, Becky Cerroni
In our latest installment of JoyCommunty (where we spotlight and partner with local businesses), we were beyond JOYful to pay a special (and delicious!) visit to Parlor in Wilton, just around the corner from JoyWilton!
Valentine’s Month 🧡 Faces of JOY IV: Cristina Bottegaro and Suzanne Smith!
New CEO Becky Cerroni’s advice for young people: “Start with something you care about. Work hard and never give up. Be prepared to give more than 100% and you will get that 10x in return!”
Valentine's Month 🧡Faces of Joy III: The Angerames of Wilton
This Southport-based couple had their first date on an outdoor bike ride — and they are still riding together!
Valentine’s Month 🧡 Faces of Joy II: The Peglers
Next up in our Faces of Joy Couples Spotlights: Jen and Brian Angerame of Wilton! This fun couple keeps it light by sharing their sense of humor here and in the studio.
Valentine's Month 🧡 Faces of Joy: The Butchens of Ridgefield
Next up in our Valentine’s Month Couples’ Spotlights: Ryann and Hutch Pegler of Darien. Longtime JoyDarien riders, the Peglers are often seen together on their “favorite” bikes in the front row.
Faces of Joy: Problem Solver, Alex McGonigle
Stronger Together 🧡
In honor of Valentine’s Month, we are spotlighting couples who ride together!
Got a Problem? She can Solve it! JoyRide’s Resident Bike Expert & Super Hero