THE Spynergy Ride

This class is taught by:

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.


Shane Edwards

How I got into indoor cycling: Bicycling Magazine ran an article in the February 1997 issue about Spinning. It was the first time I'd seen bicycle training in a Group X format, and I was looking for a way to maintain a base level of cycling fitness during the winter. After a 20 minute promo class I was hooked. I have been teaching for over 16 years. And yes, it worked better than I'd hoped.
My Music: Everything I've ever listened to. All decades, all genres. A rider may find themselves in a class with music from a different artist every song, or with songs from select featured artists, or even 1 artist.  
My Class: Is geared for those who like to Ride, indoors or out, or who want a challenging workout. It's usually All Terrain, with Intervals (which can be 20 second Sprints, Tabata's, 1-1's, or Maximal Endurance of up to 5 minutes or more), Hills - anywhere from 3-15 minutes or more in length, and Running Intervals of various lengths. Heart Rate Monitors or Rate Of Perceived Exertion friendly.

Marli Gitles

What I love about indoor cycling: One of the greatest things about spinning is the physical challenge. There is no better feeling then completing a high intensity class.  I began spinning as a fun way to workout with my friends. I instantly fell in love and started coming all the time.
My ride:  I am obsessed with tabata and high energy sprints.  
My music: It can range from class throwback singalongs to upbeat pop songs to intense motivational music. The music needs to make you feel happy and motivate you to push harder!!

Nancy Chase

How did you get into indoor cycling?: I have been spinning since (when?) I have been teaching at Spynergy since 2004. I have truly enjoyed meeting new people and being part of such a healthy and rich environment.
Your Music : As an instructor, I am very passionate about each and every class. My music is very personal to me and has become a way for me to express myself. I want everyone in the class to partner with the music and enjoy the ride.
Your ride: I love bringing people together for one hour a day to focus on their mind, body and soul. I love working in such a positive environment where everyone is there to better themselves.. Ride the music, Feel the Road, Visualize YOU
50 minutes of high intensity interval training plus a 5 minute cool down.  

Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Aug 21 6:00 am - 6:55 am with John Raith
  • Mon Aug 21 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Tory Raith
  • Mon Aug 21 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Shayne Welch
  • Tue Aug 22 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Sharon Riley
  • Tue Aug 22 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Michelle Kane
  • Tue Aug 22 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Jen Solberg
  • Wed Aug 23 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Sharon Riley
  • Wed Aug 23 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Tory Raith
  • Wed Aug 23 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Nina Allocco
  • Thu Aug 24 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Shane Edwards
  • Thu Aug 24 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Jen Solberg
  • Thu Aug 24 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Marli Gitles
  • Fri Aug 25 6:00 am - 6:55 am with Nina Allocco
  • Fri Aug 25 8:30 am - 9:25 am with Christie Ascione
  • Fri Aug 25 9:40 am - 10:35 am with Shayne Welch
  • Sat Aug 26 6:15 am - 7:10 am with John Raith
  • Sat Aug 26 7:30 am - 8:25 am with Jen Solberg
  • Sat Aug 26 8:45 am - 9:40 am with Sharon Riley
  • Sat Aug 26 10:00 am - 10:55 am with Nancy Chase