ride + workout is...

  • dedicated to inspiring, challenging and motivating individuals to become better versions of themselves.
  • providing efficient, effective, focused workouts for the body and soul.
  • about starting on time, ending on time and working hard in between.
  • about teaching others to feel their bodies and breath while letting go of their thoughts through consistent, continuous movement.
  • about creating an amazing community of individuals that seek joy and happiness through breath and movement.

Our Team

Ann Weixel

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Ann Weixel is dedicated to providing the absolute best environment for group cycling, group rowing, strength and core training classes. The studio energy she creates is like no other, and by experiencing even one of her classes, you will understand what Ann and ride + workout are all about.

She is passionate about instructing challenging and inspiring fitness classes for all of her clients. Each class involves not only total body awareness, but your mind and spirit as well. After Ann's classes, you will leave the studio happier and more focused in your daily life.

Ann holds a master's degree in Exercise Science and Sports Management, is certified through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) and holds a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Trainer certification.  She is also certified through TRX, Madd Dogg Athletics, Indo Row and Shockwave training programs.   Ann continues to study with Aaron Mattes, the creator of Active Isolated Stretching. Ann brings over 29 years experience as a fitness instructor to  ride + workout.  She is also a dedicated wife and mother that, along with her husband, Steve, is raising five children, ages 10-18.

Ann believes that physical, mental, and spiritual fitness is an important part of achieving life success, and she balances her own fitness activities with her family, business, and other commitments.  Ann loves sharing her energy and enthusiasm for movement with others! E-mail Ann Weixel at ann@rideandworkout.com


Ann Richards

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Ann is a multi-faceted member of ride + workout's instructor roster. She has been a fitness enthusiast for over 20 years, and has been a certified personal trainer for the past seven years. She enjoys working with a variety of people, whether in group settings or on a "one-on-one" basis. She is also an active participant and teacher in the practice of yoga.

Ann is an instructor for both group cycling, strength and yoga classes, and she also offers personal training and life coaching services.

Her kind and welcoming personality makes any participant feel at ease. Ann is also an actress - appearing in commercials and videos - and enjoys spending time with her three children.


Jill Aron

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Mix together energy, passion for life, positive attitude and determination and you’ve got Jill Aron!  An excellent and experienced runner, Jill found group cycling, TRX training and indoor rowing to be as intense and euphoric as her best road races.

Jill began her running career at age 11, competing through her college years at Kent State University. Since graduating, Jill has successfully competed in several marathons and half marathons.

Jill became a certified spinning instructor in January, 2008. Since then, Jill has become TRX and rowing certified.  For Jill, all of these activities have proven to be a great addition to her fitness regimen - making her a stronger, more focused runner. Jill's energy and kindness is infectious - you'll leave her class a better, stronger individual!

Currently, Jill has a master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from Case Western Reserve University. A busy person, Jill loves spending time with her friends and family when she has a free minute!


Dana Anderson

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Fitness has always been a big part of Dana's life!  Dana has always loved team sports and sticking to a regular fitness regimen.  She's enjoyed Ultimate Frisbee leagues, recreational rowing leagues and training for half-marathons.  As an instructor, Dana wins at sharing her motivation for an active, healthy lifestyle with others.  Join Dana in ROW Basics, Row 60 and Pure Strength classes.


Jeannie Malloy

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Staying active and physically fit has always been a top priority for Jeannie. Raising three children with her husband and working full time as a teacher is challenging, demanding, and even chaotic at times, but this only motivates Jeannie to keep moving. She believes that exercise is a necessary ingredient of each day. It gives us power and strength - both mentally and physically. Giving time to herself and really pushing her hardest during workouts only allows Jeannie to continue giving back to others. Exercise is just as important as every other commitment and obligation. No excuses!

After participating in classes at the studio, Jeannie wanted to do more. She became certified in indoor cycling, indoor rowing and TRX training. She thoroughly enjoys teaching at ride + workout. Jeannie encourages her class participants to let go of tension and stress and use the time to really focus and turn inward. She motivates the class to accept challenges, push it, and go for it! She wants everyone to finish each class feeling better, stronger, more confident, and healthier - in mind and body. Jeannie believes physical activity is essential. It improves every aspect of our lives!


Amy Witzigreuter 

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Amy has been interested in nutrition and exercise since her high school days as a gymnast.  She can't recall a time when she wasn't attending or teaching some type of class.  In the "old" days it was about calories and fat...today it's about strength, courage and clarity.

Amy spent a decade focusing on running, and enjoyed the challenge and discipline of training for marathons.  She tried Ann's cycling classes as a means of cross-training, never expecting to trade a run for a spin class.  What a surprise!  Hooked!  She will admit it was not an easy transition.  The distractions while running, like changing scenery, a new route or looking at her Garmin watch were gone.  The shift in focus from a "finish line" to an internal sense of awareness and power has been moving for Amy.

Amy truly enjoys the energy of a group ride, and encourages everyone to push themselves to new levels.  Whether you're new to the bike or a seasoned rider, you're welcome to come along for the ride!


Laura O'Brien

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A California native (who loves northeast Ohio) and graduate of UCLA, Laura has been a fitness enthusiast for over 25 years. Through exercise, Laura finds relief from the demands of raising three children, ages 13 to 9 years old. Laura finds that the studio offers a unique place where you can be yourself and give to yourself in an un-intimidating environment.

After several years of participating in the studio's classes, teaching classes has brought her fulfillment in knowing that she is helping people both physically and mentally. At the studio, Laura has met amazing individuals who have taught her many life lessons along the way. Laura enjoys working amongst a team of kind and committed teachers as well as dedicated clients.

Laura is TRX, group rowing and group cycling certified.   She has been participating in group cycling classes for over 20 years.  Laura realizes the importance of  both cardio and strength classes in achieving overall health. She loves sharing her knowledge and inspiration with clients!  You may contact her at tunce123@cox.net


Bethany Thomas

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EasyRider is my vision for indoor cycling and life.  On a bike going nowhere, with only your cadence or tension to change, you are truly in charge of your own destiny. Your ability to build a ride that challenges you to give your 100% lies in your hands.  It is the choose your own adventure of fitness.  

I provide focus, an exciting profile and great tunes.  You bring your intention.  Are you there to hit every beat or just move your feet?  Both paths are perfect!  You kick your own a$$.  My personal journey in running, indoor rowing, yoga and biking has led me to be the athlete I dream of being...today, in the body I have.  Sharing that journey with others is a true joy.  Find more at BethanyThomasUniverse.com.


Erin Hennessey

 

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Erin's positive, uplifting energy will make your day!  Erin brings her experience as an elementary school teacher to her instructing skills on the bike.  When Erin's not in the classroom or teaching indoor cycling, she enjoys yoga, family and everything CLE!  


Tom Einhouse

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Tom brings a love of cycling, good music and a lifetime of challenging physical activity to his ride and his rowing classes.  As an experienced distance rider, Tom weaves together the challenges and excitement of the road with the nuances found in every beat of the music.

Tom has been involved with group exercise activities for over 25 years.  He brings a great appreciation for the energy and commitment needed to make a complete experience out of every ride.  Preferring to drive rather than be the passenger, Tom has been Spin Certified for several years and looks forward to leading you on a great journey!


Heidi Walkush

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For Heidi Walkush, exercise has been part of her daily routine as long as she can remember.  Heidi believes exercise promotes strength and power physically and mentally. It is that mind-body connection that completes a workout and carries over into a healthy lifestyle.  She knows firsthand that movement is healing and brings peace to life.

Having spent many years as a speech pathologist in acute rehabilitation and private practice, Heidi has witnessed how determination and discipline work in changing people's ability to face incredible challenges.  She uses that experience to encourage clients to embrace a "no limits" mindset and to push past perceived physical capabilities.  

She has a great love for music and the arts and uniquely weaves that creativity into every class through the element of change.

Heidi is a certified Spinning, TRX, Indo-Row and Shockwave instructor.  She is also a certified personal trainer and offers individual and small group services.


Victoria Myhal

Victoria brings her positive spirit and drive to ride + workout. She encourages her riders and rowers to combine breath and movement to break out of their comfort zone and feel great about the progress they are making.

Group exercise has been such an incredible resource for Victoria in the face of adversity - and she is so inspired to share her outlook and support with others on their journey.

Victoria played many sports in high school including rowing with Cleveland Scholastic Rowing Association (CSRA). Victoria enjoys cross training - and is regularly training for marathons alongside spinning and rowing at the studio. Her classes combine athletic intensity with lighthearted love, fun and great playlists.


John Kase

New to the Cleveland area, John Kase is passionate about movement, music and motivating others to do their best!