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I’m a California native and my passion list will probably go like this: Family, fitness & fun! What I love about spin is the music, the community, the challenge and the straight up party! I love to dream, dance and inspire those who want to be their best. I love to motivate and change the lives of others and it doesn’t stop in the spin studio; I am also a NASM certified Personal Trainer & Corrective Exercise Specialist. I also coach Bootcamp classes in Westchase twice a week. I love everything fitness: running by the ocean, stand up paddle boarding, sweaty boxing sessions, lifting weights or continuing to improve on my yoga practice.

When I’m not at Cycle Extreme, you would most likely find me hanging out with my family, trying to finish a good book and always looking for ways to make a difference in the world.



Fitness has always played an important part of Julie’s life. She was born and raised in Ohio and grew up playing sports. After she graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University she started teaching fitness classes, mostly strength training and bootcamp style classes. She has always had passion for leading and motivating people to break past their perceived limits. After a few years she was looking for a change of pace with her workouts and that’s when she found spin. She found it to be the perfect balance of high intensity, full body workout and the party atmosphere is a definite plus! After her first class she was hooked. She recently moved to Tampa and found Cycle Extreme right away. She believes that having fun while getting a kick butt workout is what makes a class successful!


Hi! My name is Carly- some refer to me as the “hip-hop girl.” I have been teaching bootcamp/strength training for four years and spin for one year and thoroughly enjoy all aspects. I strive to motivate and inspire others on all the amazing benefits of exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. If it’s your first exercise session or you’re a seasoned veteran, my goal is to push you past your limits and most importantly bring an element of FUN to the class. My ultimate goal is to help others develop a healthy/physical lifestyle that improves your abilities to carry out the activities of daily living. And I enjoy adding energizing music to my classes which takes your mind off the activity at hand. I am excited to be a part of the Cycle Extreme team and look forward to having you in class soon!


I’m Stacie, and I love teaching spin! My spin classes combine cross training and high intensity interval training (H.I.I.T.) keeping them fun, high energy, and challenging to maximize calorie burn. I love the endorphin rush after pushing myself and class members to the extreme. One of my favorite sayings is, “You’re only one workout away from a good mood!” so I want you to finish my classes sweaty and happy!

I have been a certified spin instructor for 7 years and also hold certifications in personal training, group fitness and step. Prior to Cycle Extreme, I taught spin locally at several other studios in Tampa. In addition to spin, I have instructed weights classes, kickboxing, boot camp, and step. Currently, I am also a coach at Orangetheory Fitness in Westchase.

Before the fitness industry, I was an elementary school teacher. My undergraduate degree is from Florida State University and my graduate degree is from the University of South Florida. My husband Josh and I have two children in elementary school. In my free time I enjoy boating, playing softball, working out of course, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


My name is Lori Leonhardt. I am a (competitive) New York State native, and moved to the Tampa Bay area 2 years ago. I am both ISSA and MAD DOGG certified as a personal trainer and spin instructor. I have years of experience in the fitness world, including teaching bootcamps and HIIT classes at fitness clubs in the nearby areas. I am a busy baseball travel mom of two young men. My personal hobbies scale the spectrum of outdoor activities, baseball, cooking and rescuing fur babies (older the better).My love for fitness and overall body health are evident with my passion and intense delivery in every class I instruct.



I’m Ellis and I was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. My motto is “MOTIVATE” and my passion is inspiring others to become a better version of themselves. I’ve been spinning regularly for about 5 years, but fitness has been a part of my entire life. I like to take you on a journey during our rides and my goal is to provide a challenging, fun and form focused workout. Besides spin, my 1st love is strength training, you can find me in the gym 6 days a week, and I also attempt to run at least 1 or 2 Sprint triathlons a year. The playlist is everything to me! While I have definite favorites, you’ll always have a curated list with a few new combos sprinkled in. I have a special affinity for new riders, to show them that anybody can do this motivating, addicting and fun class!

Fitness Motto/Philosophy: Wherever you are is perfect –“You Make You”, my goal is to challenge you to find the fiercest you that exist right now. Bring it on!



Theresa brings her energetic strong and sassy to Cycle Extreme. After graduating NPTI, with an Advance Personal instructor diploma, Theresa has absorbed herself in the fitness Industry. Focusing on dance, strength training, and personal training. Theresa has developed a unique mindset that inspires her riders to find themselves through movement, tap into new strength, and smile while doing it.  Theresa believes it is great for people to come to Cycle Extreme and get amazing bodies but is more important for everyone to release all their emotions and stress as well.



Hello my name is Martin Vergara, I am passionate some might even say obsessed about fitness. I love everything that has to do with fitness from running and spinning to boxing and obstacle races. I am 26 years old and born and raised in New Jersey. I am currently a professional MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter. Being a professional athlete gives all the different workouts I do a purpose. I am also a big fan of dancing my favorite show is world of dance because even dancing is a great workout.

I also am very passionate about music as are all workout enthusiast. I have a beautiful little family that includes my beautiful wife my 2 little girls and my 2 kitties. What I love most about working out is how it can help people and that’s what I love the most, making people feel good about themselves as they better there own health. I started as a trainer at 20 years old so even though I’m young I have 6 years of training group classes. Any other questions don’t be afraid to ask.


Hi! My name is Ashley, and I am so blessed and excited to be on the Cycle Extreme team!
Before becoming an instructor, I was a regular rider here at the studio. The feeling after giving it your all, and pushing through that 45 minute ride yielded an incredible mind and body workout for me. After leaving every class I felt so refreshed and empowered; ready take on the day and facing whatever challenges could come my way.
I look forward to motivating others, and helping you mentally and physically achieve your goals here at Cycle Extreme. Music is also a huge motivator for me, and I cannot wait to share my playlists with you all!
When I’m not at the studio instructing or taking rides from our incredible line up of instructors, you can find me hanging out with my husband and our two little girls, spending some quality time at my sewing machine or getting my sweat on at the beach or by a good strength training session.