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!
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, MBMS and Robinson Elementary School. Angela grew up in Lima, Peru in an active family that taught her early in life about healthy living.
Angela believes Indoor Cycling can achieve a rapid change in people’s level of fitness, and that it is the most efficient 55 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.
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.
A San Diego native, Natalie leads an active lifestyle as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, a soccer player, a triathlete, a hiker, a dancer, a practicing yogi and a total beach-bum! Recently back to school for a career transition from elementary school teacher to interior designer, Natalie works locally as an organizational designer and has a true knack for detail. With the intense muscular focus and precise form of a barre workout, Natalie works to heighten your attention to physical detail will lead you to sculpt your best body. Natalie’s positive attitude and kindness creates an environment in which clients feel inspired to work hard and have fun!
Jennifer is a mid-west gal who is passionate about health and fitness as well as emotional well being. She has trained in a number of different fitness techniques but believes that the Barre Physique technique is an exceptional challenge. She recommends it to anyone looking to mix up their routine and who would like to see results after just one month. Jennifer’s class is great for beginners to intermediate levels. Her class will leave you feeling calmed, collected and proud of the hour you dedicated to the session. She loves to work the upper body, thigh and seat areas so be ready!
Carol’s positive energy and upbeat, eclectic playlists will motivate you to work hard, clear your mind and reach your fitness goals. Carol’s background is in education, having taught in schools from California to New York, so she naturally gravitated toward teaching indoor cycling. She’s been Spinning certified since 2009. Her playlists swing from Led Zeppelin to Pitbull, from classic R & B to the latest alternative tracks. She and her family have participated in numerous 100 mile rides to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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.
Kim’s passion for both music and fitness brought her to cycling over 15 years ago. She thrives on hard work and challenges herself and her students to push themselves beyond their limits. Her classes include interval training, hills and speed work. After leaving her long-time career as head of marketing and publicity at Paramount Television, Kim began looking for new goals to achieve which lead her to begin training and participating in local triathlon, ½ marathon and 10k races. She hopes to motivate her students to constantly face their fears and push themselves beyond their comfort zones.
Born and raised in the South Bay Lisa has studied ballet and dance her whole life. With active kids, Lisa has always been involved in athletics. In 2010 Lisa joined Fit On and brought her elegance to the barre room. With a strong emphasis on technique, Lisa teaches a challenging class. Every once in a while she throws in an 80's playlist!
Kristin Coons has a passion for indoor cycling. Her class is great for new students as well as die-hard spinners. She will take you on a personal journey that is all about digging deep and finding strength to reach your personal fitness goals: in her class and in your life. Kristin plays a wide variety of music ranging from Bob Marley to Linkin Park and Rihanna to Vampire Weekend. Her goal as a teacher is to have each one of her students walk out the door feeling happier and healthier than when they walked in!
Kristin is a mom of three boys who believes that fitness is a way of life. Before becoming a spin instructor in 2007, she participated in marathons, half-marathons, triathlons, and backyard sports with her kids. She also enjoys a nice long road bike ride and she brings her experience of the great outdoors into each one of her classes- helping students to visualize hills, flats, ocean views and beautiful days. Before coming to teach at Fit On Studios, Kristin taught classes at Space Studios in MB and also at Manhattan Country Club.
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!