BRIAN ACKER aka "SPIN GOD"
Hometown? Tucson, AZ
How long have you lived on Maui? 26 Years
What is your fitness background? ACE Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dog Spin Certified, TRX Certified, AAFA Group Fitness Certified.
What is your Class style? Rhythm Ride, coordinating music tempo with ride speed and terrain. Expect a good workout, good beats and an instructor that's super passionate & encouraging.
What genre of music do you like? I pride myself on incorporating a variety of genres into my playlist. I plan class choreography & music to compliment each other and motivate my riders. I do take request and include them in my rides.
What do you do for FUN? Spend time with my husband and dog Buddy! We love to hike, bike and work out for fun. I love Pilates :-)
What genre of music do you like? I try to find music that fits the ride/race tempo; usually between 120 - 130 bpm.....that doesn’t suck. What do you do for FUN? Spending time with my wife and 3 boys and daughter and our dog Marley. We like the beach, teaching the boys to swim, surf, and play sports. And of course Cycling!
Hometown? Half Moon Bay, CA
How long have you lived on Maui? 6 Years
What is your fitness background? Spinning Certified, swam & played Water Polo in college and Competitive Surfing.
What is your Class style? Upbeat and challenging but FUN! Beat & RPM based with lots of hills.
What do you do for FUN? Surfing, Hiking, hanging with my dogs and living the Maui lifestyle!
What genre of music do you like? I try to mix a variety of music (current Dance, Funk, Pop, Hip Hop Beats and a little Techno) to match the intervals so we can spin to the beat! If it makes you wanna jump and dance, I love it!
What do you do for FUN?I love the ocean, swimming, snorkeling, whale watching, scuba diving & underwater photography. World travel (I’ve been on all 7 Continents), African safaris and my newest hobby is surf photography.
Hometown? Orange, CA
How long have you lived on Maui? 2 1/2 Months
What is your fitness background? Fitness Instructor since 1999, AFAA Certified including Cycle, Yoga, Stott mat Pilates, barre, Piyo, Resistance training, and Step.
What is your Class style? Emphasis on maximizing workout through technical fine tuning for better results and reducing fatigue and injury.
Music Genre? Current & Beat Driven
What do you do for FUN? Paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, organic gardening,and shopping.
What do you do for FUN? Step outside in MAUI! Anything involving the outdoors or a competitive athletic event will guarantee a good time for me.
Ask our clients Jill & Ron Huschke! Together they have lost 80 pounds!
Jill lost 50 pounds and Ron has lost 30 pounds!
Go to our SCHEDULE Page to Reserve your Bike and Class time (Classes sell out so an online reservation guarantees your class time). Walk-ins are Welcome on a first come first serve basis. Come early if you need us to help you set up your bike! Bring Water to stay Hydrated ~ And a Small Hand Towel!
Spin & Sculpt & Personal Trainer
Hometown? Canton, Michigan
How long have you lived on Maui? 6 Awesome Months & Counting
What is your fitness background? I lost 80 pounds and in the process became a Certified Personal Trainer with NASM, Strength & Conditioning, Boxing & TRX Certified, Transformational Wellness Coach & Spin Instructor!
What is your Class style? I am an Electric ball of fire that's
Inspirational and Motivational! Expect a high energy endorphin rush, leaving you wanting more! Thanks for showing up to your life!
Hometown? Cincinnati, Ohio
How long have you lived on Maui? 5 Years
What is your fitness background? Spin Certified, Barre Fitness Certified (NETA), Piloxing Certified.
What is your Class style? Jillian Michaels meets Calvin Harris. It's all about everyone's energy feeding off each other so we all leave a little bit stronger.
What genre of music do you like? The old classics, the new favorites, and a few randoms. Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and Missy Elliott are my go-to's to everyone pumped up.
What genre of music do you like? I like remixes and the playlist from our In-House D.J. Jeannette ;-) I like music that empowers the team and motivates! What do you do for FUN?Love to lift weights, workout and anything that challenges me physically! Love to laugh and enjoy life on Maui.
Hometown? Orange County, California
How long have you lived on Maui?14 Years on Maui
What is your fitness background? Madd Dog Spinning Certified & Schwinn Certified!
What is your Class style? I am a mixture of all of our Enjoy the Ride MAUI coaches...past & present! I yell at the riders like Brian (lol), Dance and Scream Up 2,3,4 Down 2,3,4 like my boy Skyler, focus on structure like Emily, motivate with passion like Kim & Sarah! And focus on having Fun and sharing the Aloha!
Owner, Greeter, & "In House DJ"
MEET YOUR ENJOY THE RIDE MAUI TEAM
What do you do for FUN? I enjoy spending time with my baby girl, husband and our 2 dogs. We like going to the beach and hiking. I also LOVE to cook and do hair, I am a hair stylist and the owner of Bamboo Beauty Lounge in Lahaina.
Hometown? Huntington Beach, California
How long have you lived on Maui? 12 Years
What is your fitness background? Spinning Certified
What is your Class style? My classes are choreographed specially to the beat of the music. I like to mix it up and keep it interesting with sprints, climbing, jumps, push-ups on the bike, weights, and isolations! The class will fly by and you’ll push past your comfort zone while enjoying yourself listening to a motivating playlist.
What genre of music do you like? I tend to mix a variety of music including pop, rock, indie rock, hip hop, techno & some fun 80’s & 90’s jams too!
Hometown? Chicago, IL
How long have you lived on Maui? 2 Years
What is your fitness background? RYT 200 Yoga Instructor, NASM CPT and Online Health Coach
What is your Class style? You can expect a class full of high energy, choreography, with at least two songs with weights and a big smile from me because I love what I do.
What do you do for FUN? I love getting outside in the sun, hiking, doing yoga and enjoying a delicious meal after a good, sweaty workout.
118 KUPUOHI ST. C2 LAHAINA, MAUI 96761 808.667.7772
Hometown? Funk, Ohio (Real place, if you don’t believe me google it).
How long have you lived on Maui? 6 years on MAUI & 20 years in Hawaii.
What is your fitness background? Schwinn Certified
What is your Class style? Utilizing both climbing skills and sprinting intervals I try to replicate road and mountain rides as well as race scenarios. These are workouts that both challenge both mental and physical abilities, bending your will until you feel you can’t push the cranks around one more time. Then the whistle blows, we catch our breath, high five, and plan our next ride!
BENEFITS OF SPIN! Here are 5 of the Top Benefits of Spinning ClassBy Spinning
When in need of a challenging workout, innovative equipment, or a flat-out fun experience, look to Spinning and start enjoying these 5 benefits of indoor cycling:
1. Burn Calories as You Enjoy Your Ride
The old “two birds, one stone” idiom takes on a whole new meaning with Spinning, as your “me time” transcends normal downtime habits by becoming as productive as it is enjoyable. Consider this: a one-hour long ride at a moderate intensity burns approximately 420 to 622 calories at a moderate pace, according to Harvard Health. When you put it side-by-side with Hatha Yoga’s (240 to 356 calories burned per hour), it puts that number into perspective.
If you need further proof of the benefits of indoor cycling, just look to the unified enjoyment you can often see on the faces of a full class of people. That type of unified enjoyment – the authentic excitement, inspiring environment and unified dedication, all rolled into one is rarely associated with weight loss. Spinning is an opportunity to enjoy your time while you burn substantial calories.
2. Improve Your Cardio for a Healthy Heart
Spinning can be performed as an anaerobic exercise, pulling energy from reserves and building up muscular endurance over an extended time frame. However, there are also aerobic benefits. Spinning classes include both endurance and cardiovascular training. Heart health is one of the most obvious benefits of Spinning, as is lung capacity. As we work harder, we will learn to work on controlled breathing, as well. This can help with anxiety and help lower the heart rate when in a situation where physical exertion begins to take the breath away.
3. Build Lean Muscle Definition
Before long some of the physical benefits of Spinning will start to show up in the mirror. One such benefit – added lean muscular definition – is a true sign of commitment to your new craft. Then when you add the loss of unwanted body fat into the equation, the combined results will have you jumping for joy – assuming you’re not suffering from post-workout soreness!
The primary muscular definition you can get from Spinning will be in your legs and core muscles, since those are the main muscles you use to ride. If you want to build muscular definition in your upper-body as well, consider attending a Spinning class with cross training elements mixed into the program like our Spin & Sculpt Class and our Arms, Abs & Awesomeness Class
4. Strengthen Your Core & Rep a Six-pack
Spinning Instructors should always cue reminders about technique and posture. Correct posture is essential to work the correct muscle groups. In addition to the major leg muscles worked during a Spinning class, the abdominal muscles get a workout, too.
As you ride, unlike racing a bike on the road, you get an upper body rhythm going that helps you keep your leg rhythm. The movement from a slightly bent position and side to side works both the central abdominal muscles and those along the side of your abdomens. This is a technique known as “rhythm release.”
You may not see the results of your abdominal work immediately, but this is a benefit of indoor cycling that builds over time, as you start to feel your entire body begin to tone up, including the muscles that that define (physically and literally) a shredded six-pack.
5. Enhance Your Mental Strength
Spinning does two things particularly well regarding mental health:
#1: The warmup and cool down are great ways to relax. Before and after putting your body through a strenuous Spinning class you can close your eyes, work just a little, and allow the physical exertion to become a catharsis for releasing pent-up emotions.
#2: Spinning can help you develop a “can-do” attitude. Spinning also builds mental strength. When you ride, there are good days and bad. The important thing is that you carry through with your regular Spinning routine. Push through difficult times, work up the hill climbs and ride through the endurance training. Mental self-discipline is something often gained from Spinning and can often be applied to other areas of life involving self-control or confidence.
Don’t wait! Start your indoor cycling journey today to take advantage of the long list of physical, mental and lifestyle benefits of Spinning!