Posts in Darien
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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Jared Marinelli

Master Instructor
Ridgefield, Darien, Wilton
Cycle

Where are you from?
Hartland, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
athletic, exciting, unpredictable

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Janet Jackson, Ru Paul & Imagine Dragons

What is your favorite food before a workout?
a hard boiled egg and a banana

Surprising fact about me?
I love classical music

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
silly, creative & hard working

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
An extra pair of socks and underwear because my mom always said "you should always have an extra pair of socks and underwear."

What gives you JOY? 
my husband, my family & my dogs

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Jaime Falco

Senior Instructor
Darien, Westport, Wilton

Cycle

Where are you from? 
Ridgefield, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Smooth, rhythmic, dynamic

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Can’t live without NeedToBreathe, Drake, and any deep house remix

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Eggs

Surprising fact about me?
I have a twin sister.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Kind, outgoing, dedicated

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Kiwi seed extract

What gives you JOY?
Traveling! Sitting on the couch with a good book and good food. Shake Shack, among many things!

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Dina Fay

Darien
Cycle, Circuit & Cycle Sculpt

Where are you from? 
Born in Miami, but raised in Connecticut

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
energetic, authentic, satisfying

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Coldplay, Dave Matthews and Chaka Khan

What is your favorite food before a workout?
usually eggs of some sort or ezekiel bread with crunchy peanut butter and honey

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
PSA! These are all from friends: potent, strong, funny, ageless, fierce

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Boy, I wish I had some interesting things, but honestly I have a wardrobe of workout clothes always on hand, especially socks, chap stick and hydration tablets!

What gives you JOY? 
My children first and foremost, but laughing with friends and family on a daily basis fuels my soul. Laughter and Joy cure all!

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Selina Santos

Wilton, Darien
Cycle

Where are you from? 
Born and raised in Chicago - now Wilton

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Challenging, empowering, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training)-driven

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
“Sandstorm” by Darude, “My Shot” by Lin Manuel Miranda; any Latin music

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Green tea with collagen, soy nut butter sandwich

Surprising fact about me? 
I love to scrapbook!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Loyal, real, savage

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Chopsticks!

What gives you JOY? 
Family- My daughter's passion for life, my son's sweet demeanor - Kindess, I truly believe we rise by lifting others- being a part of even one small act of kindness brings me immense JOY. Ambition- witnessing people set goals and slay them no matter what stage they are at in life -that not only gives me JOY but inspires me!

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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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Vicki Lopez

Westport, Darien
Pilates

Where are you from? 
New Jersey

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

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Elton John

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Eggs

Surprising fact about me?
I can do a full split.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Funny, strong and tall

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
an Ipod

What gives you JOY?
My kids and husband

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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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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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Maggie O'Brien

Darien
Cycle

Where are you from?
Hamilton, MA

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
energetic, inspirational, beat-driven!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Wow, I think it would be impossible to pick 3. I have so many favorites in every genre. In my indoor cycling classes, I play a lot of remixes, so I probably couldn't live with out Kygo and David Guetta! I also LOVE Sia - nothing better than a heavy climb to Sia pouring her heart out. Also Beyonce, all day.

What is your favorite food before a workout?
I will usually grab a Quest bar! Especially if I'm teaching a 6 am class, since they're packed with protein and carbs to keep my energy levels high.

Surprising fact about me?
I have two tattoos! One is a wave (symbolizes the ups and downs we see in life. There are times when you feel high, and there are times when you feel low. My wave tattoo reminds me to stay positive, happy, and strong, regardless of what life throws my way). The other is a sun (symbolizes life, energy, strength, and positivity)!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
I think if my friends were to describe me with three adjectives, they would say: charismatic, motivational and competitive!

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
My entire life is in my gym bag! I am often teaching and then running to and from my full time job as a Client Success Manager at Indeed.com, so I have everything I could ever possibly need in my gym bag at all times!

What gives you JOY? 
Creating memories with the ones I love brings me joy! I also love traveling and exploring new places, being by the water, and living an active lifestyle. Also, can't forget my dog, Wesley!

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Stephanie Lionetti

Darien, Westport
Cycle

Where are you from?
Stamford, CT

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

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Wolfgang Gartner, Macklemore, and Halsey

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Hmmm - I had birthday cake Oreos before class the other day, and it wasn't the best decision :)

Surprising fact about me?
I played ice hockey with the boys growing up!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Energetic, kind, and thoughtful

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
I don’t know about interesting but I have a cute skull bag inside that I love.

What gives you JOY? 
unconditional love

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Peter G.

Westport, Darien
Cycle

Where are you from? 
Blackrock, Bridgeport

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
I'm both a DJ & an indoor cycling instructor, a.k.a. it's a #djonabike experience!

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
My favorite artists to play in class are: Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake & Bruno Mars

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Veggie pizza from Peppe's

Surprising fact about me?
I'm a huge Classical music buff - especially Russian composers

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)?
Postive, motivating & energetic

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
My best cardio workouts are with my boxing gloves! Also very therapeutic mentally & physically

What gives you JOY? 
The opportunity to fill people with positive vibes, make them smile, laugh & bring Joy to their lives!

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Eryk Stauble

Westport, Darien, Wilton
Cycle

Where are you from? 
Lake Arrowhead, CA

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Athletic, Fun, Inspirational

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Current vibe is anything Diplo is a part of. I also love Kygo, Ellie Goulding, Halsey, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, Imagine Dragons.

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
I eat Perfect Bars a lot before - and sometimes also after classes.

Surprising fact about me? 
I have a gender-fluid clothing line called Social Civilian.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Creative, determined and impulsive

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
I typically have a few different stones and/or crystals in there. Right now, I have a tiger's eye stone for inspiration, perspective and good luck.

What gives you JOY? 
My family, my dog, teaching spin, traveling, just livin' life

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Allie Hershman

Darien
Cycle

Where are you from? 
Branford, CT

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
Upbeat, sweaty & fun

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
Drake, Michael Jackson, Beyonce & Skrillex

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
Protein bar and lots and lotsss of water

Surprising fact about me?
I got my Masters in counseling and became a licensed therapist this past year. I just started my own online mental health therapy private practice :)

How would your friends describe you?
Passionate, driven & always down for a good time

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
My staples are: Apple AirPods, Essentia Water & rose water face mist (feels amazing post workout)

What gives you JOY? 
My family, friends, my puppy Teddy & the beach with a drink in hand!

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