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!
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
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
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 – Fleetwood Mac
Favorite quote: “What matters most is how well you walk through the fire.” -Charles Bukowski
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 after college. As a natural leader, she always thought becoming a cycling instructor was in her future. She bounced around from Atlanta, to Baltimore and now Frederick, always keeping an active lifestyle. In taking CycleFit classes, she felt the possibility of being part of a team again by being an instructor. 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.”
I first stepped into CycleFit as a client, looking for a positive change in my life. It’s so easy to get caught up in life and not prioritize our self-care. From my first class I was hooked. I found myself looking forward everyday to going to spin just to relieve my daily stressors and to simply have fun in a nonjudgmental space. During that one hour I get to dance, sing, sweat, and feel good! When I was approached regarding being a cyclefit instructor, I decided to take on the ultimate challenge, and I’ve never looked back!!
All time favorite song: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Whitney Houston
Favorite Quote: “Remember who you are and what you stand for.”
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 – Zac Brown Band
Favorite Quote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl
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
Annie, a Frederick native yet a southerner at heart, grew up a theater geek; but 10 years ago she closed the curtain on her stage life as she began her fitness journey to become a competitive runner. Ever since then, her passion and drive for fitness has grown over the years. She discovered indoor spin classes in the summer of 2015 and knew after her first class she wanted to be back on the staqe, but instead of performing, she wanted to motivate others and help them reach for the impossible. Through hard work, heart pounding music, fun, and lots of sweat, Annie will make you never regret a workout with her.
All Time Favorite Song: Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap
Favorite Quote: “Grit is what’s left over when nothing’s left.” – Alexi Pappas
A rare, born and raised Floridian, Amy has always had a passion for fitness, being active and inspiring others. Throughout childhood, Amy was a competitive dancer. She had a passion for movement of all kinds. She attended FSU (Florida State University) and earned a degree in Exercise Physiology. She has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years teaching many different formats, such as BodyPump, BootCamp, small group training, Barre, and much more. However, her favorite class to teach is Cycle. Amy challenges her clients with positive energy and motivation. Amy says “You didn’t come here for a joy ride, you came here to sweat you’re a** off and I will help you have fun doing it!” Come join in on her classes and see your potential!
This soon to be registered nurse loves the thrills and adrenaline emergency and trauma nursing has to offer – But after those 12 hours of crazy Erin is ready to dance it out on the bike! Erin has ran three half marathons but turned to spinning after an injury. You may recognize her from in the arena, but now it’s time for her to lead the gladiators. Come grab the beat with her and leave your worries at the door!
Favorite Song: Tequila – Dan and Shay
Favorite Quote: “Be scared and do it anyway”.
Taryn is a former dancer turned soccer/lacrosse mom with a passion for health and fitness. She worked as a professional dancer for several years in LA, New York and oversees, until she met and married her husband while dancing in a broadway show on a cruise ship #loveboat! She is a certified Personal Trainer with additional certifications in Mat Pilates and Barre. Her passion for women’s health made national headlines when she took a stand against body shaming and sparked a powerful conversation in the fitness industry and beyond. Her true passion is barre fitness and she is thrilled to be part of the CycleFit team!
Favorite Song: It’s a tie! Eye of the Tiger -Survivor and Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde
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 the family. Now that the kids have grown, she is behind the scenes as a general manager, as well as marketing and handling the finances. She has a passion for golf, plays competitively, and lives in New Market with her husband Brett.
Favorite Quote: “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
Kim is a Frederick native who’s been active all of her life. After playing field hockey competitively throughout college she picked up running and hasn’t looked back. Although she races various distances, the marathon has a strong hold on her heart, she’s even run in the Boston Marathon. She loves the process of training and pushing yourself to the next level. CycleFit is the perfect cross training activity for her high mileage running.