Vision. Direction. Purpose. Education.
No matter which class you take, you’ll be riding with some of the top instructors on the East Coast. And that instructor will provide you with a road map and the tools you need to get where you are going on your RIDE™.
Every single team member at RIDE™ is a Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning® certified instructor – current in our certification and current in our education. Our team is more than just a group of instructors. They are ambassadors of the RIDE™ brand, intent on sharing the Spinning® message with all who walk through our doors. ‘Nuff said.
We are moms, painters, photographers, personal trainers, nurses, computer programmers, triathletes, weekend warriors, physiologists, roadies, and CrossFit and yoga practitioners. We are almost fanatical for Train, needtobreathe, Bon Jovi, and any classic rock but we also can’t get enough of Darius Rucker, Patrick Davis, and Michael Franti. We like to throw down to some serious mashups and we’ll give you a heavy dose of techno, dance, trance and club music. You’ll hear a bunch of Buddha Bar and world music but we’re also not shy about our Lady Gaga and Sister Sledge (you know you love it.)
The Spinning® program has never been just about riding a bike. It is about inspiring the human spirit, one RIDE™ at a time.–Luciana Marcial-Vincion
Charleston RIDE™ is my happy place.– Kirsten Moran
Add Gear!–George Martin
Getting physically fit is just "one" side effect of spiritual journey you undertake at Charleston RIDE™! –Vatsa Shamanna
Charleston RIDE™ is not only a mind body experience, but a community sharing the same passion... Spinning®.–Catherine O'Sullivan
This Spinner® bike that goes nowhere will take you to places you never imagined.–Rebecca Young
Find PASSION in your heart, become it, let it become you and great things will happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.–Allyson Carter
Revitalize. Renew. Restore. Get ready for the RIDE™ of your life!–Alice Keeney
Spinning® helped me discover the best version of myself. I'm pursuing her one RIDE™ at a time.–Krista Leopold
It takes a second to change your attitude and in that second, you can change your life.–Johnny G
If you have checked out the images that surround you when you walk in our front door, you were probably thinking, “Whoa. Who took that?” It was Alice. Talented doesn’t even begin to describe her.
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Have you ever met someone so fierce that just being next to them made you feel stronger? If so, then you know why Allyson is amazing. She is a quiet storm, full of passion and strength and she shares it. Ride with her and instantly gain more muscles.
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Anne Ahern Moore
We get a little nervous around Anne because she’s so darn smart with a list of credentials that will make your head spin (ha! no pun intended! well, ok, maybe…). She can be deceivingly quiet and reserved until her legs hit the pedals, especially when she’s juiced up on Kombucha and wearing her Trek kit.
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- B.S. Biology, College of Charleston
- Owner of Anne Moore Endurance Coaching
- USA Triathlon Certified Coach
- USA Cycling Certified Coach
- Adjunct Professor of Anatomy and Physiology, Trident Technical College, Charleston, SC
- Exercise Physiologist, FitMed Partners, Charleston, SC
She’s your “go-to” girl for metabolic testing and all the Charleston RIDE instructors do their tests with her. Check out her very cool blog at www.annemoorecoaching.com with all kinds of info on all things cycling including events. Be warned, if you find yourself in a dark alley with Anne debating anything about exercise physiology, you will eat crow and humble pie at the same time because she will out-talk, out-reference, and out-explain any and all of us anyday!
Brooks is one of two fantastic Roadies at RIDE. What the heck is a Roadie, you ask? Well, we kind of think the term “front desk staff’ is so yesterday and icky. Our Roadies are our support system, our voice, our front line and are part of the RIDE™ ambassador team. Their goal is to deliver service, people, in every way possible. ‘Nuff said.
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When he’s not fixing stuff we’ve broken, you can find him on his road bike, training for his next race, or learning all about how Spinning® was meant to be done. He has a love for anything and everything outside, coffee, cooking, healthy foods and old buildings (which is why he’s become our drill master, ’cause we don’t know the first thing about hanging stuff on brick walls.)
It has been written that there are people who can light up a room with their smile. We had never met one, and so we doubted that such a creature could possibly exist. And then we met Catherine.
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George doesn’t really need an introduction, because everyone in Charleston knows and loves him. But since you might be new to the area, we’ll tell you why we think he’s great.
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Magnanimous, imaginative and sparkly, Kirsten is a creative dynamo! Whether she is cranking out paintings for a show, baking some whole grain deliciousness, or Spinning® tunes for her latest RIDE™ she is always making something amazing!
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Kirsten also works as a print designer for many national non-profits and is getting her MFA at Savannah College of Art and Design. You may see her in and out of her painting studio at Redux (www.reduxstudios.org), running around the streets of downtown Charleston as she trains for the Kiawah Half Marathon, or going for a bike ride with her family. You can view her paintings at www.kirstenmoran.com
One day she will be doing a book tour signing the latest copy of her novel. Krista is a mysteriously talented writer (we say mysterious because we never knew it until she started a blog some years ago). This articulate nature transposes into her rides seamlessly because holy smokes can she weave a story.
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Luciana Marcial-Vincion, Spinning® Master Instructor
Incomparable. Phenomenal. Absolutely AWESOME. And these aren’t our words. This is what other riders AROUND THE WORLD say about her. They’re right of course. Because you don’t become responsible for shaping the entirety of the Spinning®International Master Instructor Team if you aren’t someone incredibly special.
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Helen Keller said, “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” We couldn’t agree more, which is why we adore Morgan. She has this incredible knack for finding the best in every situation and she likes to make people laugh. We could use a few more folks like that in the world, are we right? More about Morgan…
Rebecca is a cyclist through and through. She is the backbone of RIDE™ and we wouldn’t change a thing about her. She gives 125% when she’s not even trying, but give her a cause like Pedal for Pattison’s and you’ll be blown away by what she can do.
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Vatsa is a precious jewel that we discovered while combing the sands of Sullivan’s Island. He is full of life and experiences that bring richness to our world and smiles to our faces. He’s a rare find, and we can’t imagine what our lives were like before we met him.
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With a background rooted in athletics, Dan is a natural when it comes to coaching. He has this ability to motivate through kindness and by making others believe that they can become an even better version of the themselves. Students enjoy his fun and natural ability to lead a ride and appreciate his wide range of musical influences. More about Dan…