Instructors

Jen McDonald

I taught spinning for over 20 yrs and loved every minute of it (and other group fitness classes). When we found out we were moving to the east side of Cincinnati, I lined up a few places to teach and then tried Power Ryde. After one class, I cancelled the other places I was going to teach because there was no way I could go back to a bike that didn't move!

In all the decades of teaching I have never been part of a community like Power Ryde; it is truly special - the instructors, the members, and the owners! I did a few marathons and a half ironman before having a serious back injury at age 25. I love that although I am not able to run again, I can still get a great workout with these bikes; I can relate to those that ride with limitations!

I have my undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and my Doctorate in Physical Therapy so love combining my knowledge with a great workout!

When I am not teaching or working as a PT in Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics I am taking care of my 4 little kids...that are dying to reach the pedals and join me for their first class (they have a long way to go as they are all 5 y/o and younger)!

More About Jen...

Favorite time of day to workout...I don't know about a favorite, but with four kids under 4, 5:30a is the only time!

Favorite song...Glorious by Macklemore

Hill or flat...HILL...with speed work!

Guilty pleasure...napping

Favorite moment at Power Ryde...ryding in class the morning I went in to have my baby!

Why you teach...to provide a great workout by incorporating music, road profiles, and inspiration to our ryders.

Quote you live by...Find joy in the journey.