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Instructors

Mark Simakaski

Mark Simakaski

My classes are structured to provide a great workout with some great music. My goal is to push as hard as possible and bring along the team to the best of our abilities. Classes are challenging and fun! I like climbing hills, cross-country skiing, swimming, and juggling. Mark is a lifetime certified Spinning instructor. BOOK …
Zea Sands

Zea Sands

When I tried group fitness classes and cardio karate, I found I loved the camaraderie and how much more I would push myself in a group setting. I have always enjoyed fitness and being active—outside and at the gym. When I first tried indoor cycling, I instantly fell in love, with how it is a …
Caitlin Conn

Caitlin Conn

Hills, hills, hills. I love hill climbs. I also love interval drills, jumps and resistance sprints. Whatever keeps the class fun and upbeat while encouraging riders to push through their comfort zone. Expect a wide variety of music ranging from soulful house, tropical, reggae, indie rock, a little sprinkle of pop—as long as it has …
Allison D. Steinmetz

Allison D. Steinmetz

With over 11 years of group fitness teaching experience ranging from high intensity bootcamp to yoga, Allison Steinmetz strives to create an uplifting environment in her cycling classes in which everybody, and every body, is welcome. She is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style, form-focused but fun classes, and for smiling and laughing throughout …
Ann K. Ripley

Ann K. Ripley

Enthusiasm for cycling outdoors has been one of Ann’s hobbies for decades. Indoor cycling is a newer hobby she developed in 2010, and her passion for studio cycling is going strong! The low impact and high efficiency of cycling make it an especially appealing aerobic activity. In addition to cycling events, Ann is also an …
Tom Descoteaux

Tom Descoteaux

Tom began spinning in 2013 and earned his Spinning instructor certification in 2016. He grew up in Connecticut, lived in Indiana for 10 years, and when the opportunity arose in 2002 to get back to New England, he jumped at it and has lived in Central Vermont since. When the roads are free of ice …
Katie Whitaker

Katie Whitaker

Katie loves the supportive community that spinning at Alpenglow brings and is so grateful to be a part of it! She began teaching at Studio Zenith in 2016. She creates her classes to be empowering for mind, body and spirit with playlists meant to inspire and invigorate you. A nurse by profession, Katie is passionate …
Sky Barsch

Sky Barsch

Sky began teaching Spinning/Indoor Cycling in 2015 and absolutely fell in love with instructing. Her classes are high-energy, fun, challenging, and very welcoming for beginners. She carefully chooses music to match the feeling of the ride, and keeps things interesting with a variety of speed drills. She enjoys cross-country mountain biking and road riding, and …