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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 in 1997, when she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Each ... 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 »

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 »

Tony Salazar, Spinning® Master Instructor | Venezuela

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Tony Salazar has been one of the most prominent commercial photographers for the past 25 years in Caracas, Venezuela, and has successfully balanced this with his passion for sports, specifically distance running. Tony has been a long distance runner for over 25 years, both on the road and on the track, specializing in 5K and 10K. He shares his sporting ... Read More »

Javier Santin, Spinning® Master Instructor | New York, USA

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A Master Instructor for the Spinning® program since 2010, Javier Santin is a highly experienced international fitness presenter and educator with over 15 years of experience in personal training, sales, communication, fitness management and marketing. Originally from Madrid, Spain, he relocated to New York City in 2014. Javier has been the Fitness Director of some of the top health clubs in ... Read More »

Carmen Diges, Spinning® Master Instructor | Ontario, Canada

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Carmen Diges is a fitness professional with over 20 years of dance training. She teaches Spinning® classes and workshops as well as yoga and Pilates. She’s a personal trainer, holistic coach via PinstripeMystic Life training Systems and a competitive road cyclist who has raced throughout Canada and parts of the United States. She is a Spinning® Master Instructor and a Power Specialist Master ... Read More »

Anthony Bishop, Spinning® Master Instructor | South Africa

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Why did you start taking Spinning® classes? I was encouraged to try this new form of exercise and training, which was introduced into our gyms here about 15 years ago, when Johnny G. (a South African by birth) visited South Africa. After just a few classes I found the Spinning® program both challenging and fun. What inspired you to become a Certified ... Read More »