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Caroline Dawson, Spinning® Master Instructor | Massachusetts, USA

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With passion for Spinning® and a background in group exercise and personal training, Caroline Dawson loves every minute she spends teaching on the bike—especially the opportunity to rise to new challenges. Caroline has always loved the Spinning philosophy, and strongly believes in the importance of continuing education. She became a Master Instructor out of a sheer love and passion for ... Read More »

Janet Toussaint, Spinning® Master Instructor | Massachusetts, USA

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Janet first discovered Spinning® at a fitness conference in 1995. She was immediately drawn to the bike, the teaching style and the music, and worked to bring the program to the Boston Athletic Club—the first club in New England to feature Spinning. As soon as they had the bikes, Janet got certified and began teaching right away. Nearly 20 years ... 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 »

Betty Simmons, Spinning® Master Instructor | Illinois, USA

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Betty is a Master Instructor for the Spinning Program, in addition to holding certifications for group exercise, personal training, yoga, Pilates, and aqua. She is certified through ACE, AFAA, NASM, AEA, and AAI/ISMA. She has 20+ years in the health and fitness industry and has directed fitness/group exercise and wellness programs for hospitals and private health clubs. She also holds ... Read More »

Jennifer Ward, Spinning® Master Instructor | Massachusetts, USA

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Jennifer Ward, RD, LDN, CLC, CPT, has been a Master Instructor since January of 1998. She is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist in the state of Massachusetts. She is the author of the Spinning® 8-Week Weight Loss Program among other Spinning home study courses. She spent six years working as the Assistant Program Director and running heart rate and Energy Zone-based ... Read More »

Iona Passik, Spinning® Master Instructor | New York, USA

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Iona Passik trained thousands of new Spinning® Instructors in European countries over a three-month period in 1999. She has 15 years of experience as a Spinning instructor, group fitness expert and is also an ACE and AFAA continuing education provider. For Iona, what makes Spinning special as a program is the transcendence of self-awareness one experiences. With that comes the “introspective” self-observance ... Read More »

Maryjo Ruckel, Spinning® Master Instructor | New York, USA

Maryjo Ruckel Master Instructor USA

Maryjo Ruckel began her educational background studying business but she was so inspired by the fitness industry 15 years ago that she decided to change fields and become a fitness professional. Maryjo is a faculty educator for Town Sports International (TSI) in New York City, where she trains instructors in the Spinning® program for New York Sports Club, Boston Sports Club, ... Read More »

Raquel Schmidt, Spinning® Master Instructor | New York, USA

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Raquel has been a certified ACE/AFAA Fitness Instructor since 1988, teaching hi/lo aerobics, step, hiphop, and body sculpting classes while still in high school. Currently, in addition to teaching Spinning®, she also teaches yoga, cardio kickboxing, and bellydance. She also is a mat & reformer Stott certified Pilates instructor. In 2004 she was selected to join a regional cycling team ... Read More »

Elizabeth Hoffman, Spinning® Master Instructor | North Carolina, USA

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Elizabeth or “Lizzy” Hoffman, has been fascinated by movement her entire life. In her teenage years, she was professionally trained in ballet and modern dance and traveled abroad as a dancer for several professional dance companies. As a Spinning® Master Instructor, Lizzy stayed true to her obsession with movement and she holds a degree from the University of South Florida in ... Read More »