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Meet Instructor and Founder Allie

Allie K. 

CycleFit is Allie’s dream come true. Born and raised in Frederick, Maryland, Allie traces her passion for teaching fitness to a deep appreciation for helping people harness their inner strength. Building on her success as a personal trainer and Certified Spinning Instructor, Allie delights in her work with groups where she sees people of all skill levels tap new reservoirs of confidence that transform their lives. All are welcome!

All time favorite song: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Favorite quote: Fate whispers to the warrior, “You cannot withstand the storm.” The warrior whispers back, “I am the storm.”

If you could have any super-human power, what would it be? Mind reading! (Yes! She knows you said the same thing!)

Something you’re striving for: Helping people realize they are stronger than they think they are.

Kari 

After working in the mortgage industry for 102 years (Lol),  Kari needed a new outlet to inspire, challenge, and motivate her. Fitness, specifically cycling, became the perfect place: an arena to release any stress while being able to push herself to the next level! Her true passion lies within motivating others with her fun and encouraging flare. Whether she’s motivating you on the bike, or just chatting outside the arena, Kari’s passion to help others truly shines. She would love you to join her for an exciting and inspiring ride!

All time favorite song: Juicy-The Notorious B.I.G

Favorite quote:  “Stay fit…Stay focused” by ME!

If you could speak any language, what would it be?  Sign language

Something you’re striving for:  To leave a positive impact on everyone I meet.

Brett

Brett’s passion for the indoor cycling experience began as a participant. He sought out the best cycling classes and instructors throughout Maryland and DC that not only provided exceptional workouts, but provided that emotional push as well. With the creation of CycleFit in Downtown Frederick, and now a Certified Spinning Instructor, he can help bring this unique fitness lifestyle experience to everyone, right in his own backyard.

All time favorite song: Home Sweet Home – Chester Bennington & Motley Crue

Favorite quote: “People won’t remember what you did, people won’t remember what you said, people will remember how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

Favorite food: Grilled salmon at home with my family!

Something you’re striving for: We all have our weaknesses. If, together, we can acknowledge, admit, and confront our weaknesses just a little bit every day, we can make them our strengths. When that happens, it is truly empowering.

 

Mallory

Mallory is our front desk extraordinaire turned CycleFit instructor. Mallory’s passion for fitness began when she enrolled in dance at the age of three. She started cheerleading in high school and continued through college. In an effort to de-stress from her hectic schedule at Frostburg University while pursuing her degree in Exercise and Sports Science, she turned to indoor cycling classes and fell in love. Now a seasoned cheerleading coach in Montgomery County, Mallory sure knows how to rally a crowd. She will lead you into sprints and hills and everything in between with a smile on your face and a pep in your step!

All time favorite song: Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey

Favorite Quote: “She believed she could, so she did”

Favorite Food – Pizza and cookies (I can’t choose between the two!!)

Something you’re striving for: To be the best person I can be, and to have a positive impact on people’s lives

 

Allie V.

Allie played Division I softball at Mount Saint Mary’s University and thrives on teamwork and motivating others. She fell in love with cycling as a way to continue to stay fit and be a part of a team after college. As a natural leader, she always had a feeling becoming a cycling instructor was in the cards for her. She bounced around from Atlanta, to Baltimore and now Frederick all along the way finding ways to stay active. In attending CycleFit classes, she really felt a part of a team again… with the thought of becoming an instructor was still lingering. When the opportunity to teach presented itself, Allie jumped at it. It has truly become a passion of hers and she is eager to share that energy with you in the arena!

All-time favorite song: Secret Garden, Bruce Springsteen (Preferably the Jerry Maguire edited version)

Favorite quote: “Focus on the things you can control.”

Favorite food: Chicken fingers with honey mustard and smoothies

Something you’re striving for: Always remembering to fill my cup and take care of myself… and with that, motivating others to do so as well!

Kelly

Kelly is a Frederick native with a passion for math and physical challenges. Her journey to fitness began in high school on the basketball team, and eventually morphed her into an ultra-runner! With multiple marathons under her belt (not to mention a few 50k’s and 50-milers) Kelly enjoys pushing herself to the limit. With her experience as a basketball coach and her passion for fitness, Kelly’s fitness journey has led her to CycleFit to take her to the next physical challenge. This little powerhouse will help push you to your next level with powerful music and serious intervals!

Favorite quote: Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ~Albert Einstein

Favorite TV show:  Big Bang Theory

Food you can’t live without: Peanut Butter

Something you’re striving for: Inner peace and expanding awareness

Kat

Having attended cycle classes for years, Kat has always found spin to be extremely fun, motivational and inspiring. The connection that you feel during a great cycle class with the bike, the music, your fellow riders and most importantly yourself is like none other. After attending CycleFit regularly and the opportunity presented itself, Kat was excited to be a part of such an amazing community and to provide that energy and environment for others as an instructor.

All time favorite song: Homegrown by Zac Brown Band

Favorite Quote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” —Roald Dahl

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones!

Something you’re striving for: To learn something new every day and share my joy for learning with all.

Erin head shot

Erin

From Maryland to Virginia to South Carolina to Jamaica, Erin finally sowed her wild oats back in her hometown of Frederick, MD. As a lifelong athlete, she had to find another way to channel her competitive nature and throw an endorphin party when the big leagues inevitably didn’t draft her. Erin walked into CycleFit to discover a lavender-scented sanctuary, where the instructors and classes were nothing short of exceptional. She is thrilled to share her love for music, fitness, good vibes, and laughs with y’alllls.

All-time favorite song: “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

Favorite quote: “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” -Charles Bukowski

Favorite shows: Veep and 30 Rock

Something you’re striving for: Growth and contentment; that buzzword “mindfulness”; and inspiring people to love, smile, and JAM

Kathryn

A lot of who I am today is a result of my many years of being an athlete, being driven by my peers, and having the determination to be the best version of myself. I started cycling while in graduate school getting my Master’s Degree. It was my way of de-stressing while staying active. My passion grew and I knew I wanted to help inspire others in the cycling world. I love the CycleFit community because of how motivating and inspirational so many individuals are, and to be able to find that in my hometown couldn’t get any better!

All-time favorite song: This is a hard one.. I always obsess over a song and then move onto another one… I’d say… “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” – Whitney Houston

Favorite quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Favorite shows: Grey’s Anatomy!!

Something you’re striving for: To be the happiest, healthiest version of myself, and to find my ultimate purpose life!

Stacey

Growing up I was very involved in tennis and volleyball and went on to play DI volleyball at Towson. After graduating, I coached club volleyball for several years (which I loved!), but still felt like something was missing. I started taking cycling classes at the gym I belong to and fell in love with it. CycleFit provides the team atmosphere that I felt was missing after my volleyball career ended. When the opportunity to be part of a place with such a positive, empowering environment presented itself I couldn’t pass it up!

All time favorite song: “Springsteen” – Eric Church

Favorite Quote: “Just keep swimming” – Finding Nemo

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones!

Something you’re striving for: To continue to grow as a person and push myself out of my comfort zone.

Staff

Chris
Chris has an extensive background in graphic design and advertising and was owner of Cranberry Graphics in Bethesda for over twenty two years. She took a hiatus from the corporate world to raise her family but now that the kids have grown, she is active both in the marketing department and handles the company finances. She has a passion for golf, and is a member of numerous competitive golf organizations. She lives in New Market with her husband Brett.

Favorite Quotes: “You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.”  – Desiderata  1692

Where Do You Most Want to Travel? Africa

Favorite Food: Seafood on the grill

Something you’re striving for: To be the best wife and mom I can be.

Matt

Matt assists our instructors in audio & visual presentations. He mixes and creates some of the energetic visuals you experience during your rides here at CycleFit. Matt recently graduated from Linganore High School, and is the son of Brett and Chris. He has a passion for music and the process of how music is made, and is very optimistic about how he can help us here, while still delving into something he enjoys. Matt is searching for a career path, possibly in the Music Industry, so hopefully he will remember us when he hits it big!

Favorite Artist: Lil Wayne (Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.)

Favorite Food: Grilled Chicken/Steak

Something you’re striving for: To live and experience my life the way I want, respectfully.