Hey! I am Lauren aka spinner.girl....your instructor on realspin. So...where do I begin!?! I will take you back before I ever thought about getting on a bike! Jersey girl most of my life, I went to college in NY and got my Bachelor of Science in Recreation Therapy. I worked at a pediatric rehab hospital with children with illnesses and disabilities. I was passionate about my work and woke up excited to go to the hospital everyday. I then became certified in Child Life and worked at an acute care hospital in the Bronx, NY. My role was to reduce fear and anxiety and help children understand what was happening while distracting them through play. Fast forward....I met my husband, moved to Montreal and became the Director of Children's Services at Starlight Children's Foundation. I developed and implemented the pet therapy program at the MCH and ran many programs and events. Then came my two kids.... I became a stay at home mom and loved every minute. The playgroups, the programs and the quality time was everything. Once they were in school full days....I decided to start doing a little more for me. MY FIRST SPIN CLASS! I went with no expectations and not sure what to expect. The studio was dark, music was loud and we were asked to ride to the beat moving our legs and upper body to the music. I left not being able to do a lot of it, but loving the concept and this fun way to sweat. After many many months, I was asked to try to teach....whaaaaat?!? But, something inside me was intrigued and excited! And the rest is history.....I have taught for 10 years in 3 studios and managed two of the spin programs. I teach for much for than just to give riders the sweat, the physical workout and to stay fit and healthy. Don't get me wrong....it's important, but so is the mental and emotional well being of everyone. I teach for people to escape, recharge and release. I teach for people to have 45 minutes to themselves. I teach for people to have fun, party, sing out loud. I teach for people to achieve and feel proud. I teach for people to become the best version of themselves. I teach for togetherness and to feel a part of something. I love what I do.....and hope that comes through in every ride! Can't wait to learn more about all of you!!!! Enjoy this video of me teaching live in a studio!