Instructors

Ace

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin because it’s always been a passion of mine. It’s feels natural and I enjoy the connections that I’m able to make with people.

What is your favorite music to teach to?

My favorite music to teach to borders two extremes. I enjoy riding to a heavy southern hip hop beat with a lot of base and a heavy leg turnover. On the other hand I like a thought provoking song that draws out your emotions while you pedal and sends you into what I like to call a “mental meditation”. The common thread is that it usually involves a hill climb.

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

My favorite move would be a push-up/Tapback combination.

Instructors - Giovonne
Instructors - Giovonne

Jacqueline

Why do you teach spin?

I teach because of my personal and fitness philosophy…No judgements: Have fun and be kind to yourself, and remember you chose to be here! I also hold true to 3 fundamental life goals 1. to stay active, 2. Listen to awesome music, 3. Connect with new people!

What is your favorite music to teach to?

Being from Atlanta, I have a pretty deep love for Ludacris and all southern hip hop, but I adore electropop artists like Frenship and The Chainsmokers. Throw in a remix and I love it no matter what genre!

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

Climbs and tapbacks – not mutually exclusive, but both really get me energized. Climbing is where you dig down deep, challenge yourself and do your hard work, and tap backs are the perfect way to have some fun to the music.

Liz

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin because it allows people of all ages and fitness levels to feel incredibly bad ass about themselves. Everyone feels like they just conquered the world after a spin class! To facilitate that feeling through instruction is an amazing opportunity. It is also a type of exercise that isn’t just for the incredibly fit – anyone can do it and I love that Vortex Cycle Studio encourages inclusion and a program that makes people of varying fitness abilities to feel welcome.

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I love teaching to music that encourages and motivates people to push themselves beyond what they think they can do. Songs with a strong beat and inspirational words are great. I don’t have a favorite genre, but I would say I lean more towards dance mixes or hip hop. 

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

My favorite move is tap backs and my favorite drill is a tabata. I also love a good, long hill! 

Instructors - Giovonne
Instructors - Fawn
Maria

Why do you teach spin?

To make a long story short, I was much heavier in my early 20s, couldn’t complete a mile hike, and made the plunge to join and commit to a gym. I took a spinning class and it was maybe the 3rd I had taken in my life and fell in love. At this particular gym the instructors were so fun and inspirational that I wanted to share the same joy and results with others, hence why I became certified. I can only hope that I can inspire even one person as much as I was inspired by my spinning instructors.

What is your favorite music to teach to?
Anything with a fun beat that gets your legs moving before your brain remembers how difficult spinning can be! It’s all about finding the fun in the workout and to remember you can do it!!

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

I love all of them for different reasons; sprints because they are fun and really make you get to work hard, climbs because they challenge you and all the moves that help to create combos which for instructors are fun to teach and challenging to your attendees. I can’t pick just one.

Meghan

Why do you teach spin?

I teach a variety of fitness modalities and I love them all for different reasons. Spin is just plain fun. I love the energy in the spin room. I love watching people push themselves.

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I like all types of music. I tend to go through phases, right now I’m on an old school hip hop, remixes phase. Next week may be EDM and the week after may be something else. As long as it has a good beat I’ll play it.

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

I don’t really have a favorite move per se. I love climbing hills – long hard hills, in the saddle where you have to grind it out.

Instructors - Fawn
Instructors - Fawn
Sophie

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin to embrace the power of being present and leave every single fear, worry and doubt at the door. It’s 50 minutes of you, and no one else. Growing up as a dancer, music became a second language to me. Now, I get to use my passion for music and movement to motivate others which is pretty darn cool.
I encourage my riders to ride hard and from the heart. Let your expectations and mind go!

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I hate to be a cliche and say that I love all kinds of music…but it’s true! My music taste is truly everywhere. I love everything from EDM, hip hop, new wave to 90’s rock! I love to throw in some good mash ups and remixes, too. As long as the beat gets my heart pumping, I’m up for it!

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

Tapback’s and Figure 8’s are a must. But be prepared to work for sprints and some long heavy climbs!

Steph

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin because I love making people feel good.  My goal is to make people leave class feeling transformed and proud of what they just accomplished…an awesome, music pumping, calorie burning, full -body work-out!

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I love mash-ups and remixes.  It’s fun watching my students recognize a song they love, mixed and mashed with other songs.  It makes for an awesome variety of genres and beats.  

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

All of them!  The Vortex ride is designed to have a variety of sprints, jumps, climbs, tap backs…and each are fun to teach.  I love seeing the “ah ha” moment when people take themselves to the next level of resistance, speed and fitness level. 

Instructors - Giovonne
Instructors - Giovonne
Ace

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin because it’s always been a passion of mine. It’s feels natural and I enjoy the connections that I’m able to make with people.

What is your favorite music to teach to?

My favorite music to teach to borders two extremes. I enjoy riding to a heavy southern hip hop beat with a lot of base and a heavy leg turnover. On the other hand I like a thought provoking song that draws out your emotions while you pedal and sends you into what I like to call a “mental meditation”. The common thread is that it usually involves a hill climb.

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

My favorite move would be a push-up/Tapback combination.

Instructors - Giovonne

Jacqueline

Why do you teach spin?

I teach because of my personal and fitness philosophy…No judgements: Have fun and be kind to yourself, and remember you chose to be here! I also hold true to 3 fundamental life goals 1. to stay active, 2. Listen to awesome music, 3. Connect with new people!

What is your favorite music to teach to?

Being from Atlanta, I have a pretty deep love for Ludacris and all southern hip hop, but I adore electropop artists like Frenship and The Chainsmokers. Throw in a remix and I love it no matter what genre!

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

Climbs and tapbacks – not mutually exclusive, but both really get me energized. Climbing is where you dig down deep, challenge yourself and do your hard work, and tap backs are the perfect way to have some fun to the music.

Fawn
Liz

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin because it allows people of all ages and fitness levels to feel incredibly bad ass about themselves. Everyone feels like they just conquered the world after a spin class! To facilitate that feeling through instruction is an amazing opportunity. It is also a type of exercise that isn’t just for the incredibly fit – anyone can do it and I love that Vortex Cycle Studio encourages inclusion and a program that makes people of varying fitness abilities to feel welcome.

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I love teaching to music that encourages and motivates people to push themselves beyond what they think they can do. Songs with a strong beat and inspirational words are great. I don’t have a favorite genre, but I would say I lean more towards dance mixes or hip hop. 

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

My favorite move is tap backs and my favorite drill is a tabata. I also love a good, long hill! 

Instructors - Fawn
Maria

Why do you teach spin?

To make a long story short, I was much heavier in my early 20s, couldn’t complete a mile hike, and made the plunge to join and commit to a gym. I took a spinning class and it was maybe the 3rd I had taken in my life and fell in love. At this particular gym the instructors were so fun and inspirational that I wanted to share the same joy and results with others, hence why I became certified. I can only hope that I can inspire even one person as much as I was inspired by my spinning instructors.

What is your favorite music to teach to?
Anything with a fun beat that gets your legs moving before your brain remembers how difficult spinning can be! It’s all about finding the fun in the workout and to remember you can do it!!

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

I love all of them for different reasons; sprints because they are fun and really make you get to work hard, climbs because they challenge you and all the moves that help to create combos which for instructors are fun to teach and challenging to your attendees. I can’t pick just one.

Giovonne
Meghan

Why do you teach spin?

I teach a variety of fitness modalities and I love them all for different reasons. Spin is just plain fun. I love the energy in the spin room. I love watching people push themselves.

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I like all types of music. I tend to go through phases, right now I’m on an old school hip hop, remixes phase. Next week may be EDM and the week after may be something else. As long as it has a good beat I’ll play it.

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

I don’t really have a favorite move per se. I love climbing hills – long hard hills, in the saddle where you have to grind it out.

Instructors - Fawn
Sophie

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin to embrace the power of being present and leave every single fear, worry and doubt at the door. It’s 50 minutes of you, and no one else. Growing up as a dancer, music became a second language to me. Now, I get to use my passion for music and movement to motivate others which is pretty darn cool.
I encourage my riders to ride hard and from the heart. Let your expectations and mind go!

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I hate to be a cliche and say that I love all kinds of music…but it’s true! My music taste is truly everywhere. I love everything from EDM, hip hop, new wave to 90’s rock! I love to throw in some good mash ups and remixes, too. As long as the beat gets my heart pumping, I’m up for it!

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

Tapback’s and Figure 8’s are a must. But be prepared to work for sprints and some long heavy climbs!

Instructors - Giovonne
Steph

Why do you teach spin?

I teach spin because I love making people feel good.  My goal is to make people leave class feeling transformed and proud of what they just accomplished…an awesome, music pumping, calorie burning, full -body work-out!

What is your favorite music to teach to?

I love mash-ups and remixes.  It’s fun watching my students recognize a song they love, mixed and mashed with other songs.  It makes for an awesome variety of genres and beats.  

What is your favorite spin class “move”?

All of them!  The Vortex ride is designed to have a variety of sprints, jumps, climbs, tap backs…and each are fun to teach.  I love seeing the “ah ha” moment when people take themselves to the next level of resistance, speed and fitness level. 

Vortex Cycle Studio

Phone: 503-297-3479

4710 SW Scholls Ferry Rd
Portland, OR 97225

Vortex Cycle Studio

4710 SW Scholls Ferry Rd,
Portland, OR 97225, USA
Phone: 503-297-3479

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