Posts in Westport
Rhodie Lorenz

Co-Founder & Lead Instructor
Westport, Darien, Wilton
Cycle, Pilates, Xtend Barre

Where are you from? 
Massachusetts and London, England

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Passionate, mindful, rocking

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Whatever It Takes,” Imagine Dragons, “Hot Like Sauce,” Pretty Lights; anything Beyonce

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Fruit or peanut butter

Surprising fact about me?
I used to teach high school English

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Thoughtful, passionate + a lover of music

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Dog tags

What gives you JOY? 
Inspiring people to be the best versions of themselves

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Mackenzie Pretty

Master Instructor
Westport, Darien
Cycling, JoyXtreme, JoyBox

Where are you from? 
Guilford, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Challenging, athletic and FUN!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
It's hard to choose!! Eminem, Stevie Wonder and Biggie

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Steel Cut Oats w/ Almond Butter & Chia Seeds ... it's my go-to breakfast every morning!

Surprising fact about me?
I'm a high school girls' soccer coach.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Positive, supportive and kind

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
A lacrosse ball - it's a great tool for rolling out sore muscles!

What gives you JOY? 
My husband and kids! Spending time with my family. Girlfriends. My JoyFamily, high school girls' soccer, any opportunity to compete at a game ... even card games with my kids. Grapefruit seltzer. Dancing! Date nights with my hubbie. Girls' nights out. The beach. Snowboarding.

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Armond Jordan

Senior Instructor
Westport, Darien, Wilton
Cycle, JoyCircuit, JoyX

Where are you from?
Waterbury, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Fun, challenging, calculated

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Artist - MJ, Prince, The Roots

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
I don’t eat before working out. Post workout would be a salmon salad. (If it’s legal to change the question :)

Surprising fact about me?
I was named after Ahmad Rashad

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Reliable, good advice-giver, funny

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
My laptop: it brings all of my classes to life — from my workouts to the music.

What gives you JOY?
My squad, for sure! Armond, Bianca, and Alijah

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Mo Prester

Senior Instructor
Darien, Westport
Cycle

Where are you from? 
Bronx, New York

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Sweaty, Sexy, Chocolate

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Eminem: “Lose Yourself,” Michael Jackson, R. Kelly “Ignition,” The Notorious B.I.G.

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Water. I work out very early.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Honest, loving and funny

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Three way tie: Hot sauce, police hat, handcuffs

What gives you JOY?
Waking up in the morning and having the opportunity to do what I love — bringing positive, fun-loving energy to the riders and people I train daily.

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Anne Stauff

Senior Instructor
Wilton, Ridgefield
Cycle

Where are you from? 
Erie, PA

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
BRUTAL, GRATIFYING, dance-tastic

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Prince, Metallica, Melissa Etheridge

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Lara Bar

Surprising fact about me?
I can't leave the house without making the beds-just in case Elle Decor stops by to take photos.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Loyal, sensitive, giving

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Scotch tape-I'm like MacGyver with that stuff.

What gives you JOY? 
Watching my kids kick ass-I am so proud of how focused they are on what they want and hard they work for their goals.

Where can we follow you on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter? 

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Tony Hernandez

Where are you from?
Norwalk

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
Physically challenging (tough), unique (variety in format) and creative (different ways to perform exercises)

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
”Cali” —
2Pac, “Love” & “Promises” — Sam Smith and “Electricity” — Silk City and Dua Lipa …my go-to songs!

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Nothing - empty stomach

Surprising fact about me?
I coach high school girls basketball.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
I don’t know? Lol

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Liquid hand chalk

What gives you JOY?
My daughter/ training clients and teaching classes

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Erik Soyland

Westport, Wilton
JoyX

Where are you from? 
Norwalk, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Strength, mobility, stability

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
When I'm not in class I like to listen to anything Indie/alternative. I actually listen to pretty calm music when i work out. Typical Favorite bands/artists would be Minus The Bear, Anderson .Paak, or Day Wave

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Protein bar

Surprising fact about me?
I used to have hair past my shoulders.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Quiet and loud at the same time somehow. Also, I laugh at all of my own jokes.

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
I'm lame. Just typical gym stuff like chalk, wraps, headphones, etc. (Always a protein bar)

What gives you JOY?
Coffee!

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Sonya Stack

Darien, Wilton, Westport
Circuit

Where are you from?
Philly

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
dynamic, functional and fun

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Always changing. JT, Imagine Dragons, Ciara, Sia

What is your favorite food before a workout?
I blitz almond milk, nut butter, frozen banana and blues, raw oats, chia seeds, ground flaxseed meal and cacao. Time saver: keep single batches of the dry ingredients mixed and ready to go in the freezer!

Surprising fact about me?
I am a licensed attorney in NY, CT and CA.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
grounded, fun and thoughtful

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
my notebook of workout programs and extra socks!

What gives you JOY?
Moments when our boys are proud of themselves. Being able to stay active and motivate others do the same; helping others move and breathe on any given day. The best!

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Roz Koether

Westport
Cycle

Where are you from?
Westport…by way of Kansas City!

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Spirited, challenging, energizing

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Hard to narrow down - but pure, mixed up / mashed up Nelly, Lynyrd Skynyrd & Shaggy never disappoint! Everyone knows I can't live without Sting! Anything that gets me moving!

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Gummy vitamins and water! (I usually teach early in the morning!)

Surprising fact about me?
My middle name "Aldebaran,” is a Star in the constellation, Taurus. My father used it to navigate the South Pole while in the Navy. Happy to show it to you on a starry night!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Loyal, fun-loving (always up for whatever!), passionate

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Earrings that light up! Deposited after a theme ride! Hey, you never know when I might be inspired to don them again!

What gives you JOY?
My boys are my greatest joy! My JOY Family and friends and all things SAILING!

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Dante Rocco Terenzio

Darien, Westport
TopSpin, JoyX, Cycle

Where are you from? 
Stamford CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
Fantastical (is that a word ;), beefy and joyful!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Singles you up (Remix), Finally (Mr. Belt), Eye of the Tiger (remix)

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Eggs & avocado

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Vivacious, jolly (like Kris Kringle) and hard-working

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
a Jock Strap.

What gives you JOY? 
Community, mingling, friends

Where can we follow you on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter? *

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Katie Day

Westport, Wilton
Cycle

Where are you from?
Fairfield, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Fun, high intensity and motivating

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Coldplay, Eminem and Imagine Dragons

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Oatmeal with blueberries

Surprising fact about me? 
I had four kids within six years. Plus a very large dog.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Happy, organized and motivating

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
My toothbrush

What gives you JOY?
My family!!!

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Faith Aronson

Westport
Cycle

Where are you from?
Pennington, NEW JERSEY :)

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Dynamic, fun and challenging

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
No waaay, too hard! I LOVE music! I'm going 90's Hip Hop, Little Country Fun, & back to anytime Hip Hop!!

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Double espresso with coconut milk!

Surprising fact about me? 
I LOVE SPORTS! Loved playing lacrosse & soccer through college; love watching my kids play sports; love watching sports (live or on TV) & love coaching kids! I truly believe that sports are SO MUCH MORE than a game!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Energetic, determined & genuine

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
You can always find 3M Scotch magic tape & beach glass

What gives you JOY? 
The sound of laughter from my 2 boys and being their biggest fan on the sidelines! Toes in the sand - day or night! Endorphins from crushing a workout! Sharing positive vibes always!

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Blythe Hill

Westport
Xtend Barre @ JoyRide

Where are you from?
New York

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives)
Xtend Barre is fast-paced, hard and fun!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Justin Timberlake / A Tribe Called Quest / Madonna

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Fruit...usually an apple or banana.

Surprising fact about me?
My family moved to London when I was a baby...I had a British accent until I was 5!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Honest, loyal, caring

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Nothing particularly interesting. My favorite thing is my Bliss hand cream...can't live without it!

What gives you JOY? 
Family / Friends / JoyRide!

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Christina Fulco

Westport, Wilton
Cycle

Where are you from?
Grew up in Trumbull, CT; now living in Hamden, CT

How would you describe your class?
Karaoke party meets dance party meets zen zone!

What are your favorite beats/songs?
Anything you can sing or dance to.. .AKA Whitney, KYGO, and Jess Glynne

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Peanut butter sandwich

What is a surprising fact about you?
I'm a sixth grade teacher!

How would your friends describe you?
Ambitious, adventurous and kind (shout-out to my girl, Liz, for this!)

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
A notebook and a pencil... don't ask, it's a teacher thing!!

What gives you JOY?
The beach, a good BBQ with family and friends, and a cold drink! Combine all 3 and I'm in heaven!

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