AndrewAndrew came to indoor cycling after a love affair with endurance road biking, so his classes reflect that balance of intensity and camaraderie that you’ll find in a challenging group ride. But there’s no group ride on earth with playlists like his 🙂 You will sweat, you will yell, you will laugh, and we promise you: when he tells you that there’s only one song left, you will not believe him.
Arnold Gaither has been motivating clients for over ten years. He is an athlete himself, a former college football player, and takes both personal training and group fitness seriously while simultaneously making it fun and educational. As a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Arnold has the understanding and support to empower you to change your body and exceed your own expectations. With a wide variety of clients, including the Washington Wizards dance/cheerleading team, he is able to assess goals and create customized plans suited for each individual. Arnold is engaging, powerful, but not intimidating, and uncannily musical. As a GRIT coach, Arnold will inspire you, and entertain you when the going gets rough.
Arnold is certified in/by AFAA – Personal trainer, AFAA – Group Fitness, LesMills – Bodypump, Bodycombat, CX Worx, GRIT, as well as TRX & Keiser cycle.
BenBen Cohen is an experienced Martial Artist specializing in Wing Chun, Boxing, Kick Boxing and Krav Maga. Ben is a certified Krav Maga instructor and was the 2004 U.K Collegiate Kick Boxing champion. He has trained extensively in Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wing Chun, and Thai Kick Boxing. Ben has trained numerous celebrities, professionals and martial artists teaching them how to effectively defend themselves. Ben also works as a fight consultant for television, video games and movies. He was recently hired to work on ‘EA Fight Night 5’ as a specialist boxing consultant.
BridgetBridget is a certified Spinning® instructor who has been teaching indoor cycling for 10 years. She believes in training hard! A lot of her rides are high intensity intervals which are the best way to get fit and make the time go by. And the time will go by quickly with a great playlist that consists of hip hop, R&B, techno, and dance music. So, if you like a strong, intense workout, her classes are designed to push you to the next level physically, mentally, and emotionally. As a former Division 1 athlete, she knows how to get you to push yourself! Bridget can be found during the day selling medical equipment in operating rooms and in the evening at Off Road for great workout!
DebDeb Hopkins is excited to share her calorie-torching indoor rides with the Off Road community. Deb works in the federal employment law sector by day, and considers fitness a passion, not just a hobby. She started indoor cycling over ten years ago, and has been a certified instructor since 2010.An experienced swimmer and marathon runner, Deb turned her sights on triathlons in 2007. Deb earned a third place overall finish at her very first triathlon, the Motor City Olympic Triathlon in Detroit in 2007, and from there she was hooked. She has completed over 35 triathlons, including five full-distance Ironman races – the most recent being Ironman Mont-Tremblant in August 2015. Deb also earned a first place overall finish at the Wisdom Oak Winery Olympic Triathlon in September 2013, and was voted 2013’s Most Improved Female Triathlete in the 1300-member DC Triathlon Club.Deb’s instructional style provides an ideal workout for triathletes, road cyclists, and people who want to improve cardio fitness and strength on the bike. From intervals to endurance rides, from serious climbs to intense burners, you’ll never know what to expect – and the diverse music selection guarantees you’ll love your ride experience!
What to expect in my class: I aim to create a functional, fun and motivating workout that will challenge, but can also be implemented into your daily routine in order to promote a long-term lifestyle change. I work closely with clients to achieve their goals and beyond. I believe in varying exercises to avoid boredom and to continually challenge my clients with a fun workout that will keep you motivated even after you have reached your goals.Something most people don’t know about me: I was a child model and appeared in a number of print ads and a commercial (no I cannot show you “Blue Steel”.
ChrisAs a professional MMA fighter at the highest levels in the country, Chris trains in wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing. Chris also does triathlons to cross train for his fighting career. We guarantee you’ll sweat while he helps increase your confidence, strength, and cardio in our box 30/60. You are sure to get a good good workout and have fun.
FrancellaFrancella walked out of her first spin class in 2009, fell in love with cycling soon thereafter, and became a certified instructor within the year. She uses her Schwinn and Madd Dogg Cycling training philosophies to create rides that include heavy climbs, sprints and everything in between. There is no coasting in her classes. Whether you are a long time cyclist or a first time rider, Francella holds you accountable for your best effort. You leave feeling inspired, accomplished, and pleasantly exhausted.About Francella’s playlists: they may be the best part her classes, which she calls the heartbeat of her program. She finds a way to coordinate her ride to her music, finding a little something for everyone. In a typical class you may hear anything from Fallout Boy to Beyonce to Pitbull. If Francella wasn’t an instructor, she would probably be a DJ.
After numerous years as a gym rat but always scared of group classes, Lisa was finally convinced to attend her first Spin class – taught by her younger sister. After the initial shock/sweat had worn off (had she just been tricked into a Biggest Loser last-chance workout?), she realized she had just had the best workout she’d ever had.Since then, indoor cycling has become a staple in her life and in her health, and Lisa enjoys high intensity and enthusiasm in her classes. She also loves to share her favorite hip-hop, electronic and old-school 80s and 90s R&B tunes. Lisa currently lives in Columbia Heights and works in public transit – she is your gal if you need to ask what bus to take to Off Road!Lisa is a certified AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Madd Dogg Spinning instructor and CPR/AED certified.
MaritaConsidered somewhat of a tomboy growing up, Marita spent her childhood playing sports, running through the woods, and showing off her strength by arm wrestling the boys. For the past 4 years Marita has trained as an Amateur Boxer, begun post-baccalaureate work to qualify for a master’s program in dietetics and is a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer.What to Expect in My Class: Not using the term “girl push ups’! Fun! Sweat! Motivating Hip Hop (particularly old school), Pop, Rap, Top 40! Cardio! Proper technique! Muscle! Strength! And of course a feeling of accomplishment when you are done!
MattMatt has done a little bit of everything and bring his expertise to Off Road. From doing over 100 triathlons over the last 15 years, to five Ironmans, a USA Cycling Coach, and a certified race director. You want to really sweat and get a no BS workout? This is where to find it.
MichenMichen has been a member of the Off Road family since its doors opened in 2012. A former basketball player, team captain, and coach, Michen has always been enthusiastic about working with others to reach their fitness goals.What to expect in her class: hard work; a supportive environment (and that includes supporting you beyond your comfort zone); and an interesting mix of music (pop, top 40, hip hop, and more).
LizLiz has been inspiring indoor cyclists and triathletes since 2012. She still races triathlons with DC Tri Club and Speed Sherpa Nation and loves the added training challenge of pushing others to find their best, sweatiest selves. Good and varied music is crucial to a Liz ride, and she tries to structure her classes to replicate and benefit actual road cycling. Liz also teaches bootcamp and TRX classes, and loves designing training plans for friends and students training for the first or fastest races. You can follow her crazy fitness journey on her blog at www.TriAnythingTwice.com and on Instagram @tiny_triathlete
SariNicknamed “the Minnesota Mauler” during her intramural broomball days in college, Sari loves getting people riled up to push past their limits. She has a fondness for inspirational quotes (“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten!”), “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” triathlons, and spinning (not necessarily in that order). She went to her first indoor cycling class 16 years ago and still thinks it’s one of the best ways to sweat your face off.
When she’s not pumping up the jam at Off Road, she is a mild-mannered immigration attorney and one of the cycling coaches of the YTri triathlon team. Come to her class and feel the highs and lows of intense intervals, the deep burn of some serious hills, and the exhilaration of the descent. Music will vary from pop, indie, classic rock, hip hop, dance, and house, but no matter what, it’ll get you in the zone!
Tali went to her first indoor cycling class in 2001 and hasn’t stopped since. It’s addictive! Tammar and Tali started Off Road to bring something new to the community and to you. They want you to come to class and can’t help yourself but sing along as we burn it up.
Tali is certified by Schwinn, Stages, Cycling Fusion, and Madd Dog.
What to expect in Tali’s classes: a wide variety of class styles and music choices. Tali almost always does theme rides (she take suggestions!). Tali plays mostly pop and hip hop and 90s. There’s usually an Usher, Pitbull or Flo Rida song mixed in and never Brittany Spears (sorry!). Come and get ready for a fun workout. Her class is for any level from just starting out to technical riders. We’re just there to have fun.
TammarOriginally from Canada (insert Canada joke here), but now, after over a decade in DC, a Washingtonian at heart. An indoor cycling enthusiast for 12 years and still loving it! Tali and I are very excited about being a part of such a vibrant community and hope we can add something new and awesome to the neighborhood.
What to expect in Tammar’s class: The unexpected? Ok, thats a bit expected, but I do like to change it up! I like themed rides so sometimes we are rocking out to some classic rock tunes or its 90s hip hop — who doesn’t love a little Salt-n-Pepa? Other times its all about the challenge from tabata intervals to climbing Mt. Washington.Passion: Caps hockey (Lets go CAPS!)