Fitness has always been a big part of my life. Living in LA and NYC provided an amazing platform for wellness and fitness instruction, especially indoor cycling. I became a certified yoga instructor at YogaWorks in Manhattan in 2002. From there my passion for teaching was ignited. When I moved to Portland, my appetite to dig deeper into more types of movement grew. I have always loved dance and decided to become a barre instructor. While there were good things about all of these workouts, none of them felt like the perfect fit. Luckily, the stars aligned and I teamed up with Dionne Del Carlo, a fellow fitness instructor and badass business lady. We decided to create a new type of workout that was inclusive, mindful, and totally badass. And with that, StarCycle was born.
This workout is literally everything I’ve ever dreamed of in an indoor cycling class: lights down, candles lit, music thumping for 45 empowering minutes. It’s literally like a dance party on a bike. You can unplug and tune in to your body to the rhythm of the music. We ride to the beat, encouraging and supporting each other with every pedal stroke. One of my clients said it best: “It’s an environment that evokes grit and leaves you feeling sweaty, accomplished, and hungry for more.” YES!
The benefits of StarCycle go waaaay beyond the bike. Our classes transform your body and mind, they boost your metabolism and lift your mood. I’ve seen the impact that StarCycle has made here in the Portland area, and I can’t wait to share it with the world. If you live near one of our studio locations or are visiting town, come ride with us! If you’re interested in bringing the power of StarCycle to your own community, there is room to grow and franchise with us! We’ve got an extensive training program for instructors and studio owners. We have your back every step of the way.
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