THE Ride

This class is taught by:

Sharon Riley

How I got into indoor cycling: My love of cycling started while I was living in Aspen. Since then, I have become a marathoner, triathlete, snowboarder and an avid spinner.
My Music:  My playlists include the TRIPLE Cs of music: Classics, Current, and her new love... Country! As long as the music has a great beat and a happy tune, I will play it in my class! My "Country" rides usually have some Dixie Chicks, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, and Blake Shelton.  For my "Spynergy" rides you can bet on hearing some Counting Crows, Coldplay, Avicii, Needtobreathe, Pink and for sure some FLO RIDA or PITBULL.
My ride: As the mother of five, I know what it takes to commit, coach, and lead! Prioritizing health and fitness with home and work life is a challenge for us all. I try to meet this challenge head-on and maximize the impact of your invested time and minimize any fear you’ve ever had for joining a group fitness experience.

Jen Solberg

How I got into indoor cycling:  I have been teaching exercise since college.  From aerobics to step, kickboxing, strength training, boot camp and finally indoor cycling.  I love it all.
My Music: High energy..from Tom petty and the Stones to The Lumineers. There is a little something for everybody.
My ride:  My goal is to motivate riders to work hard and enjoy doing it. Be in the moment mentally and get so much out of it physically. The ride is designed to the beat of the music with varying pace and resistance triggering intermittent intervals and recovery that boost your post workout metabolism and increase your fitness level.

Laura McCain

How I got into indoor cycling: I've been a runner all my life and I when I discovered indoor cycling I got hooked. It's a great addition to my cardio workouts. I enjoy the change of pace throughout the ride & the challenges that sprinting and climbing offer to my fitness - all during the same class! 
My music:  I play everything from current hip hop and pop, alternative rock and love the old time classics such as the Stones, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. I'm always up for requests, so if there's a song you love with a strong beat, i'll play it!
My ride:  I have found with indoor cycling that I can do my "track work outs" or intervals on the bike.  I coach girls XC at New Trier and coaching on the bike comes naturally.

Nina Allocco

How I got into indoor cycling: A friend from Evanston introduced me to Spynergy and it didn’t take long to get hooked. I quickly became a regular rider, and later, an instructor. As a former athlete, school teacher, and rock-and-roll musician, teaching cycling combines many of my early life passions before becoming a mother of three.

My music: My classes feature a wide variety of artists and genres, carefully selected to match the rhythm and intensity of the ride. You will hear the favorites, old and new, and hidden gems that never make the radio playlist. I post my rides to our website, so you can answer the question: “What was that great song?”

My ride: I share my love of music, fitness, and people in each ride. I keep the energy high and push hard to bring out your very best. You’ll have fun and feel powerful and inspired the rest of the day.


John Raith

How i got into indoor cycling: I was looking for an alternative to running. I found the cardio workout and results of spinning were far better. That was in 2003.
My music:  Alternative, some classic rock. I try to play high energy and inspiring music that people might listen to outside of spinning.
My ride: My objective is to have fun during a challenging workout. I use high intensity interval training (HIIT) to increase cardio strength, capacity, and endurance. Variety is key, so I try to mix climbing with fast flats and intervals.

Tory Raith

How I Got into Indoor Cycling:  My love of indoor cycling began in the early 90's.  I love the rush it gives me - there is no better feeling than the end of a great class.
My Music: The most important thing about the music for me is the energy and the beat.  It has to make you want to move!!  Outside of being a diehard U2 fan, I try to include everything from current pop to hip hop - think Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Pitbull. I also love old and new rock such as Coldplay, Bruce, Stones and Mumford. Alternative music such as Airborne Toxic Event and Snow Patrol will also be heard in my class.
My ride:  My goal is motivate and inspire people to step out of their comfort zone and get as much as they can from their workout.  I use high intensity interval training to help build cardio strength and endurance and plus I just love intervals. The great energy in the room helps all of us work our butts off, burn calories and have fun. It's the best way to start off the day.

Michelle Kane

How I got into indoor cycling: Running was my passion until a friend brought me to Spynergy in 2007. Within weeks I was hooked! I have been riding at Spynergy several days a week for the past seven years. I love it so much that this past summer I decided I must get certified and teach at Spynergy.

My music: I choose artists and songs that energize, make you want to move and push yourself to the limit. I play the current pop - Avicii, Rihanna, Flo Rida, Imagine Dragons, but also Hip-hop and Alternative and of course the great bands, Killers, U2, Mumford. I will also reach back to Motown, disco, classic rock.

My ride: My goal is to bring my energy and love of the ride to people of all fitness levels. I want riders to leave feeling more energized, ready to face the day and with a smile on their face.


Shayne Welch

How I got into Indoor Cycling: I have always had a passion physical fitness and athletics! I took my first indoor cycling class in the 90's and I loved the controlled environment of indoor cycling for interval training (HIIT) and quickly became hooked. My Music: Everything Classic to everything pop! Occasionally I throw in some good old fashion rock and roll too! My Class: My goal is for everyone to leave my class feeling accomplished and strong! I love to teach riders how to get the most out of their time in class by checking bike form and empowering riders to utilize their RPM and Power to maximize their results. I am a grind it out kind of gal so will be focused on pushing you individually in a group setting!

Christie Ascione

Christie recently moved here from the city with her husband and 4 children. She has taught indoor cycling for years. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious. Her music is a combination of Rock, Pop, Dance..anything high energy! She has also been working for @properties since it's inception. She is a talented, well rounded person who you will love!!
Ask ANYONE who has already had the pleasure of riding with her and they will tell you they LOVE HER CLASS.
50 minutes of high intensity interval training plus a 5 minute cool down.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Oct 21 6:15 am - 7:10 am with Sharon Riley
  • Sat Oct 21 7:30 am - 8:25 am with Jen Solberg
  • Sat Oct 21 8:45 am - 9:40 am with Jen Solberg
  • Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Andrey Nash
  • Sun Oct 22 7:15 am - 8:10 am with Laura McCain
  • Sun Oct 22 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Jen Solberg
  • Sun Oct 22 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Nina Allocco
  • Mon Oct 23 6:00 am - 6:55 am with John Raith
  • Mon Oct 23 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Tory Raith
  • Tue Oct 24 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Sharon Riley
  • Tue Oct 24 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michelle Kane
  • Tue Oct 24 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Jen Solberg
  • Wed Oct 25 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Shayne Welch
  • Wed Oct 25 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Jen Solberg
  • Thu Oct 26 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Tory Raith
  • Fri Oct 27 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Nina Allocco
  • Fri Oct 27 9:00 am - 9:55 am with Christie Ascione
  • Sat Oct 28 6:15 am - 7:10 am with John Raith
  • Sat Oct 28 7:30 am - 8:25 am with Jen Solberg