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Pedro Maia, Spinning® Master Instructor and World 24H Solo Champion | Scotland

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On October 11th, 2014, Spinning® Master Instructor, Pedro Maia of Portugal, competed in the Wembo 24HR World Solo Championship in Scotland. The race ran 24 hours through mountain and forest terrain, often cold and soaked in rain. After competing in Cross-Country and Marathon mountain bike races, he began 24 hour racing in 2007 and became a top contender, finishing 16 ... Read More »

Diane Laird, Certified Spinning® Instructor | Ventura, California USA

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Spinning® offers us the chance to change and recover, but for Diane Laird of DNA Fitness in Ventura, California, Spinning brought her in contact with the people that would change her life. Working her 9-to-5 job as an Insurance Agent, Diane went about her daily life as a working mother until 1997, when she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Each day, ... Read More »

Isabel Shephard Schaefer | Spinning® Master Instructor and Breast Cancer Survivor

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One of our beloved Spinning® Master Instructors, Isabel Shephard Schaefer, shares a personal story about her fight with breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share this inspiring Spinning story with you. Throughout her battle with breast cancer, Isabel showed grace, courage, gratitude and love.  Her attitude was that this was a momentary glitch in her life. She ... Read More »

Cesar Valera, Spinning® Master Instructor and IRONMAN® World Championship Competitor | Kona, Hawaii USA

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On Saturday, October 11th, 2014, Spinning® Master Instructor Cesar Valera of Venezuela will compete in the IRONMAN® World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. Cesar shares his experience as an elite athlete and how the Spinning program improved his competitive racing over the past decade. How has Spinning® played a role in your success in the IRONMAN® World Championship? I started in ... Read More »

Kimberly Corr, Spinning® Master Instructor | Wisconsin, USA

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Prior to becoming a certified Spinning® Instructor, Kimberly Corr worked in corporate training for a large national healthcare company. She has a degree in Speech Communications from Miami University, and was a Narrator at Sea World for five years, speaking to tens of thousands of park guests daily. She was also the Communications Director at a radio station and even hosted my own talk show. ... Read More »

Luciana Marcial-Vincion, Spinning® Master Instructor| South Carolina, USA

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Luciana Marcial-Vincion’s journey that led to her eventual certification as a Master Instructor began the first time she had any exposure to Spinning® at all back in 2000.  That’s because the first time she was ever on a bike, it was the exact day she began her Instructor Training. We found out how this happened and it’s kind of serendipitous ... Read More »

Elsa Storm, Spinning® Master Instructor | South Africa

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A Master Instructor for the Spinning® program and certified personal trainer, Elsa Storm is the founder of the Aquatic Association of South Africa. In 1997-1998 she was the recipient of the International Instructor of the Year award for the Aquatic Conference held in Anaheim, CA. In her country, she is also a radio and television personality and a published author ... Read More »