Angela (Co –owner and operator) has lived in Manhattan Beach with her husband and three children since 1997. Angela has been active in the community through Sandpipers and Robinson Elementary School. Angela grew up in Lima, Peru in an active family that taught her early in life about healthy living.
Angela has been indoor cycling for 5 years and is Spinning certified. She believes Indoor Cycling can achieve a rapid change in people’s level of fitness, and that it is the most efficient 50 minute workout out there! She has high energy, inspiring motivational tactics and is committed to helping people realize their fitness goals. Angela’s class looks at the entire ride as a whole, designing a calorie burning, entertaining and inspiring ride from start to finish.
Franca grew up in NY and SF. She attended college with Angela at SDSU, graduating with a BA in Journalism. She went on to work in advertising, entertainment business and for Mari Winsor of Winsor pilates. She moved to MB with Michael and their two children 13 years ago. Franca had a passion for fitness at a early age. She played Soccer and was a runner. She discovered Barre when she started to have issues with her hips from running. Barre helped relieve the pain in her hips by strengthening her core and lengthening her muscles. Franca's motto...you have to believe you are strong, get all those negatives thoughts of what you can't do out of your head. You need to believe you are strong, tell yourself ....I AM STRONG!
Michael has been in and out of the Fitness Industry for over 25 years. He started out as a Personal Trainer in the late 80's, early 90's and started cross training with Mountain biking. He later worked with Mari Winsor of Winsor Pilates and managed her Los Angeles Studios. A 5 year hiatus from his body led him to rediscovering a love for the bike and to the former Space Studio where he began spinning and lost 20 lbs.. For the past 5 years Michael and a bunch of other local Dad's have been putting between 100 to 200 miles per week around the Palos Verdes hill, doing intervals on Westchester Parkway at 5:30 am, taking on the long climbs of Topanga Canyon or the sprints to Malibu.
Michael's class brings the mountains and the flats into the Fit On Cycling Studio with an emphasis on body and muscle awareness. His music tends to swing to a hard driving rock mix of Pearl Jam, Tool, Whites Stripes and some funk like G. Love and the Gorillaz.
This former advertising executive left her career to take on her most rewarding and challenging job ever- as a MOM (AKA: Domestic Goddess). Needing clarity in some cloudy moments of parenting, Becky experienced happiness in losing herself spinning to great music and instruction at Fit On. Addicted to the Studio's shared energy of its clients and positive motivation by the staff, she now strives to share her zeal for cycling with others. While her body has transformed since cycling, another nice benefit that she finds to be the "real prize" is having a more clear mind and a happier outlook on life. She encourages all her clients to carve out time to exercise for both physical and mental well being. Becky loves interval training and always throws in challenging hills to her class format. Her play list is a mixed combination of Pop2K and current Top 20 pop songs. Be on the look out for this cycling mom... Her positive attitude is infectious and you'll find her class to be as well!
As an all-star athlete in track and field, Lisa Austin was an NCAA All-American triple jumper at UTA and finished eighth at the US Olympic Trials in 1996.From 1996-1998, Lisa coached Track and Field at the University Nevada Las Vegas. Her prior experience also includes the development of fitness training for athletes on the professional women's tennis tour, including Jennifer Capriati, Martina Navratilova and Eleni Daniliidou, which required traveling with them all around the world. Lisa also co-contributed to the book, “Shape Yourself” written by Martina Navratilova.
Elizabeth Bennett is a Massachusetts girl with an extensive dance background. Elizabeth began with the precious gift of ballet, which she continued through college. Her dance experience includes two seasons as an NFL cheerleader for the New England Patriots and one season as a dancer at Universal Studios. Elizabeth later decided to become a yoga instructor after her move to Los Angeles. As time passed, her passion for ballet and her love of yoga merged together and she adopted barre. Elizabeth is a certified barre instructor and is also a crazy athlete, competing in body competitions in her spare time. The art of a physical challenge has always motivated Elizabeth and she hopes to share her energy and passion with all her clients.
Dawn started young in the fitness world, at age 16 working for her mom’s gym. She strongly believes exercise is a way of life, and is just as important as sleeping and eating. Dawn enjoys teaching to 60’s rock & roll, rap and a little country. When she isn’t tackling her kids’ schedules, Dawn is an online Middle School teacher for CAVA. Dawn’s motivational attitude and drive pushes her clients to reach their goals in and off the bike.
Jennie’s class is stacked full of intervals and high energy. With her deep athletic roots in soccer, she knows what it takes to reach your fitness goals. Jennie began spinning after her 2nd ACL reconstruction, finally finding a workout that didn’t involve high impact movements. She combines hip, motivating music with an organized workout so that all of her clients stay engaged for the entire class. Along with teaching at Fit On, Jennie also coaches club soccer at Sand & Surf, and does private soccer training sessions. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you!
Estefania or Stephanie’s background stems from dancing, zumba, pilates and barre. Estefania was raised in Buenos Aires Argentina and grew up listening to diverse rhythms like salsa, folk, rock and tango. In her late teens Estefania was offered a position at Montana Tech University as a fitness instructor where she taught group classes for college credits. In 2013, she was trained by world-renowned fitness expert, Tracey Mallet of The Booty Barre. Estefania is grateful to share her journey and vision for life. Give her an hour of your time and she will plant the seed to live a healthy lifestyle.
Growing up under the same roof as a Head Football Coach I was surrounded by Athletes and a competitive mindset. As an adult I've been fortunate enough to work in the music business. Drawing from the two I put together a cycle class that is both physically challenging and a bit entertaining. I've been teaching all types of formats for over 20 years, AFAA, Johnny G and Reebok certified, I know time is not easy to come by, so if you are giving yourselves this hour, let's make it count. I promise a class you'll scramble to make time for.