Fit Ryde Instructors
Erica BurnsFit Ryde owner & instructor
REAL RYDER certified
Fit Ryde LLC owner and instructor, Erica Burns, relocated with her family in August 2012 to the suburbs of Philadelphia area from Long Beach, New York. She is a nationally certified AFAA group fitness instructor with over a decade of experience. She has been teaching cycling, bootcamp, body sculpting, kettlebells and her signature "Pedal and Pump" classes at various fitness clubs and studios on Long Island. Erica is Real Ryder certified and has experience with Soul Cycle and is always ready to embrace the latest and greatest fitness trends. She brings enthusiasm and fun to all her classes. While being a mother and raising her three babies is her most rewarding job, her commitment to fitness and instructing fitness classes is her passion. Erica loves to motivate and inspire people to get healthy and fit. Her motto is to "keep your eye on the prize"..."being healthy and fit is the goal...feeling and looking great is the guaranteed result". Please come join Erica and her Fit Ryde team of instructors for a Real Ryder cycling class that promises to be challenging, motivating, and energetic.
Stephanie Teixeira-StaufferFit Ryde Personal Trainer
REAL RYDER certified
Stephanie's passion for fitness started at the young age of thirteen; inspired to change her own personal weight concern, she joined her school's volleyball and track & field teams as well as involved herself in extracurricular activities such as kickboxing and weight lifting. Through her high school years, Stephanie achieved such accomplishments as placing third in the state of New Jersey for shot put. Finding that her passion for athletics had transformed into fitness and overall wellness, at the age of eighteen, Stephanie became a WITS certified personal trainer. She trained clients of all ages with a variety of fitness goals: young athletes, adults qualifying for the Boston Marathon, new mothers losing weight, and individuals with physical disabilities regaining strength.
Inspired by her clients and motivated by personal experience, Stephanie relocated to West Chester in 2010 to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work. She lives out the belief that in order to have physical strength, we have to master mental strength as well. With experience in both physical and mental fields, Stephanie offers a unique skill set to motivate her clients to overcome their doubt as well as help each individual achieve the fitness goals they strive for.
Consistency is the key to results. Lets feel great and look great! Join her in a personal training experience of a lifetime!
Michele BorzioREAL RYDER certified
I have been teaching Group Fitness and Spinning classes since January 2006. Prior to that, I worked in the banking industry for 16 years. I Graduated from Goldey Beacome College with a Bachelors degree in Marketing/Management.
My hobbies include outdoor cycling, triathlons, gardening, tennis and golf. I have four children that keep me extra busy!
Certified Training in Group Fitness, YMCA Personal Trainer, Schwinn and Realryder.
Casey ShawREAL RYDER certified
I am a gym enthusiast and enjoy working out each and every day! I was a swimmer for over 10 years competing on three different swim teams. After retiring from competition swimming, I was looking for something that would give me that amazing cardio workout and cycling at FIT RYDE was it! I began cycling and immediately fell in love with it. I believe a work out is all about your effort and your personal goals, and of course having fun! As an instructor my goal is always to make the workout just that-- fun! My professional occupation is education. I enjoying teaching and by day my job is directing a preschool. It only seemed logical to combine my two passions, teaching and cycling. I love to motivate people and seeing them return to my class always makes me happy. Come to a challenging Fit Ryde class if you want to be motivated by me!
Jaime KernREAL RYDER certified
Jaime has been teaching indoor cycling for 10 years. She also teaches Turbo Kickboxing (TKB), Boot Camp, and Indo-Row. Jaime enjoys teaching and working out with all fitness levels. Engaging members in a fun, energetic and challenging workout is her main goal.
When Jaime is not teaching fitness classes she travels a lot with her full time job and spends the rest of her time with her young son and husband. Jaime enjoys running, rowing, cycling and traveling.
Christen B. SingerREAL RYDER certified
FitRyde LLC instructor, Christen B. Singer, graduated from Louisiana State University in 2003 with a BFA in Graphic Design. Over the past 10 years, she's dedicated her career to the professional arts, while joining her husband, Kevin, and his corporate career path.
Upon relocating from San Diego to Midcoast Maine, Christen learned of RealRyder indoor cycling and added a variety of classes to her fitness routine.
Seeing and feeling immediate results are what piqued her interest and kept her cycling - even throughout the duration of her recent pregnancy!
Now residing in Delaware, Christen is focused on family and raising their first-born, Cora Grace. She is passionate about helping others, alongside herself, to achieve fitness goals and improve overall health. In addition to cycling, she enjoys water fitness, jogging, hiking, skating, and the occasional (ten-at-a-time) DIY home renovation project.
Mark Your Calendars to join Christen for a high energy and exciting workout...make the time to get FIT and RYDE!
Jenny MunroJenny Munro has taught group fitness classes for over 21 years. She has been teaching indoor cycling classes for over 14 years. She is excited to work with the team at FitRyde!
Jenny is also an AFAA Nationally Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Suspension Training Instructor and a Red Cross CPR instructor. She lives in West Chester, PA with her husband and two children. In addition to helping people reach their wellness and fitness goals, she enjoys travel, outdoor cycling, running and entertaining family and friends.
Tara CampbellTara is an avid triathlete and experienced spin instructor of 8 years. Her interest in spin began during a time when she had to rehab an ankle injury. She turned to spinning as a way to remain active. This quickly led to a passion for working with others and being a part of leading them on their spinning journey.
As an instructor, Tara challenges her classes and encourages them to try to reach new levels of fitness that they didn't think were possible; all while enjoying the ride. Being an experienced triathlete, Tara is also able to bring a wealth of knowledge to spinning to help individuals train, prepare and race.
Staying fit and healthy is an important part of Tara's life; having the ability to actively play with her two children and dog, Fenway. She also enjoys swimming several days a week with the Master's swim group, running, reading, and cooking.
Heather FiliFit Barre Instructor
Heather is an Elite Team and a Gold Certified Red Hot Dance Fitness Instructor as well as a RHDF Barre Certified instructor. She has 17 years of dance experience and has been teaching RHDF for over year and loves every minute of it! Heather is excited to spread her love of dance through the Barre fitness program at Fit Ryde Indoor Cycling & Fitness Studio! She has an enthusiastic outlook on life and it shows in every class she instructs. She hopes to motivate and inspire others to feel good about themselves through her love of dance and fitness. When she is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She also has a BA in psychology and works as an elementary school secretary.
Nicole ScimoneREAL RYDER certified
Nicole became a Certified Spinning Instructor in 2003 and has been coaching students from Pennsylvania to NYC ever since. Her philosophy is that "Workouts are how we adults play" and believes that, along with making us stronger, our workouts should be fun. Which is why, as you can see from the picture, Nicole takes every opportunity available to turn a holiday into a festive workout.
Along with teaching Ryde, Nicole has completed 9 Marathons (and counting), 2 Triathlons, and is preparing to become a "Tough Mudder" in 2012. If you are looking for a little fun in your workout, be sure to check out Nicole's class, especially around the holidays.
Donna DiNunzioI have been teaching Cycling since 1996, I am also a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a BodyPump instructor. I also have a degree in Fitness and Nutrition. I have taught at various clubs in the area and enjoy getting my riders motivated. In my spare time I enjoy Running, Kettle Bells and spending time with my family, I am also a huge Philadelphia Eagles fan.
When I teach I try to put the riders focus on proper position, as well as giving modifications. My theory is "The class what you make it" I will make sure that you get a good workout but I will also make sure that you are safe and that you avoid injury!
Allison DelimanAllison Deliman has been an athlete all her life. She participated in several sports through high school and played soccer at a collegiate level. Her love for training in and out of the gym grew into a greater passion in 2003 when she began teaching Group Fitness and became a personal trainer.
Recently, Allison participated in an extreme fitness event called the "Warrior Dash". A running series held on demanding terrain through extreme obstacles, she describes it as the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. Because of the competition's unconventionality, Allison had a lot of fun training for it.
Preparation for the event was intense and she focused a lot on circuit training. Allison says, "I had to be strong and I had to be fast. I knew I would be climbing over school buses, running through fire, and scaling muddy hills!"
Allison's wellness motto is "Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going." She is motivated and inspired by the clients and gym members she sees on a daily basis that are so dedicated to training and reaching their own personal goals. For her, wellness is a lifestyle. "You choose to execute your energy in different ways," she says, "And for me, staying active is how I enjoy each and every day."
Allison teaches 9 classes a week between two gyms; twice a week at 5:30am and others in the evening. Allison says it's not easy to fit fitness into a busy schedule but she makes her "work-outs work around her work schedule." She enjoys exercising especially after sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day. She says, "It's a great release for me to use my energy physically."
Healthy eating is an essential part of Allison's fit lifestyle. She knows that sitting at a desk all day can have its downfalls, but recommends "keeping protein shakes and healthy snacks around as well as drinking lots of water throughout the day to help curb your appetite and keep your metabolism going."
Jen OpdahlJen has been teaching cycling for over four years. She is currently the Lead Cycling Instructor at the #1 YMCA in the Country in Member Satisfaction -
Kennett Square YMCA. She races on the Scott Honda All Women's Triathlon Team. Jen loves outdoor cycling, triathlons, mud runs, any sport that includes a ball, and rough housing with her three boys.
Jen has her own bracelet and necklace line, PowerBeads by jen, which is sold on the web and in her seven stores throughout PA and DE.
Jen teaches a challenging, advanced class but includes modifications for all levels. Please come join her to push your limits, have a few laughs and sweat it out!
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