JoJo Garza

BROADWAY, ALON
CYCLE, STUDIO 2

Where are you from?
San Antonio

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Sparkly, Passionate, Hard

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs?
Beyoncé, Kanye, JLO

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Watermelon

How would your friends describe you?
Passionate, Big Hearted, Funny

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
My variety of printed target socks

What gives you JOY?
My pets Nelly, Happy and Tuxedo - and just everyone really!

Where can we follow you on social media?

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Stacia Howard

Wilton, Ridgefield
Cycle, Sculpt, CycleSculpt

Where are you from? 
Southern IL on the bluffs of the Mississippi

How would you describe your JoyRide class? (3 adjectives) 
athletic, empowering, peppy

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
”In the Air,” Phil Collins; “Bittersweet Symphony,” The Verve; “Black Betty,” Ram Jam

What is your favorite food before a workout? 
dried Turkish apricots with raw almonds

Surprising fact about me? 
Once, at a Tunisian flea market, a man offered my parents 500 camels for me.

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
happy, energetic, supportive

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag? 
Certainly not the smell, thanks to my scented sneaker balls!

What gives you JOY?
Babies, belly laughs, baking, family, flowers and fitness.

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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Becca Bond

BROADWAY, ALON
CYCLE, STUDIO 2

Where are you from? 
Overland Park, Kansas

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Intense, Empowering, Fast-Paced

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs?
Broken Arrows - Avicii, Kolony Anthem- Steve Aoki, and all Drake songs

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Apple with almond butter

How would your friends describe you?
Honest, Determined, Loyal

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Old Spice Fuji Deodorant

What gives you JOY?
Quality time with the people I love.

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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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Vicki Demark

BROADWAY, ALON
CYCLE, STUDIO 2

Where are you from?
Fort Lauderdale, FL

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Energetic, Motivating, Challenging

What 3 songs/artists can you not live without?
Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Eminem

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Amino Energy Pre-workout

How would your friends describe you?
Loyal, Strong, Loving

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Mineral Sunscreen SPF45

What gives you JOY?
My husband & dogs, our home, and helping others through fitness.

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Julie Dudley

BROADWAY
CYCLE

Where are you from?
Stephenville, TX

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Energetic, Challenging, Fun

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs?
Anything by Maroon 5, Afrojack mixes and IggyIggs

What is your favorite food before a workout?
A scoop of my homemade grain free granola

How would your friends describe you?
Energetic, Dedicated, Positive

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
My Donna Karan deodorant. It is da bomb! Especially for a sweaty spin instructor!

What gives you JOY? 
Helping and motivating others!

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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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Lindsay Nash

BROADWAY, ALON
CYCLE

Where are you from?
Trophy Club, TX

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Challenging, Interactive, Heavy Cardio

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs?
I try to incorporate a song from my favorite decades. 80’s: Bob, Jovi, 90’s: Phil Collins and lastly some of today’s hits.

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Almond/peanut butter toast 30 minutes before class. The carbs and protein give me the perfect amount of energy to ride!

How would your friends describe you?
Joyful and shameless with moves like jagger

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
I have probably 15 pages of “Joyisms” that I use to inspire riders during class

What gives you JOY?
My favorite “F bombs”: Fitness, Faith, Family, and Friends

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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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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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Danielle Getchell

Ridgefield
Cycle

Where are you from?
I'm from New York, grew up in Stamford and now live in Ridgefield.

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

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs? OR what 3 songs/artists can you not live without? 
I'm loving Pitbull, American Authors (especially Pride and Go Big or Go Home) and Imagine Dragons

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Hot oat bran cereal with a banana or whole wheat toast with honey and sliced banana

Surprising fact about me? 
I'm also a kindergarten teacher and back in the day people would stop me everywhere I went, thinking I was Britney Spears!

How would your friends describe you (three descriptive words)? 
Fun, trustworthy and determined

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
A very old, non-winning scratch off ticket.

What gives you JOY? 
My family and being on Meads Bay beach.

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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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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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Lauren Peterson

BROADWAY, ALON
CYCLE

Where are you from?
Arizona

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Beat-dropping, Good Vibes, Groovy Dance Party

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs?
Kygo, Eminem, Remixes of Miley Cyrus

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Pre Workout to get hyped for the 50 minute ride

How would your friends describe you?
Sweat Junkie, Foodie, (Wannabe) Travel Expert

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
Chapstick and a notepad. Always.

What gives you JOY?
Giving to others, motivating others, smiling, sweating, and experiencing the world and cultures through travel

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Jessie Moore

BROADWAY, ALON
CYCLE

Where are you from?
San Antonio

How would you describe your JoyRide class?
Sweaty, Fire, Loud

What are your favorite JoyRide beats/songs?
Drake, Loud Luxury, Khalid

What is your favorite food before a workout?
Starbucks Coffee

How would your friends describe you?
Ambitious, Intelligent, Wifey

What is the most interesting thing in your gym bag?
A Sweater to keep my muscles warm before the ride.

What gives you JOY?
Community, Work, Tacos

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