Why did you start taking Spinning® classes?
My first Spinning® class was in Chicago with Johnny G at WSSC 2000. I joined after being inspired by his positive energy and enthusiasm about Spinning when I saw him present in several previous conferences that I had attended.
What inspired you to become a Certified Spinning® Instructor and then a Master Instructor?
Once I tried Johnny G's eye-opening master ride, I immediately signed up for my first Spinning Instructor Training in 2000. I wanted to learn how to teach not only the body, but also the mind and hopefully one day deliver a similar experience to what I had experienced at WSSC.
What do you love about teaching Spinning® classes?
I love teaching Spinning classes because I get to experience first hand the 'sparkle' in the riders eyes; the strength in their determination and smiles from their hearts. It's a privilege to play a role in their journeys on the Spinning roads.
What are your top three favorite songs to play during your Spinning® classes and why?
My favorite songs are many but here are three that are my recent favorites because they touch my heart and moved me and my riders to find the harmony between mind and body.
- "I feel love" by Rabin & David Visan
- "Feel what you want" by Phonique & Rebecca
- "Break my Soul" by Hybrid
What makes Spinning® such a great workout?
The Spinning class has it all. The program is so complete that you can find whatever it is that your looking for, whether it's a calorie crushing intensity or a stress melting ride with harmonious flows, all will find success at the end of your road.
Share a memory from your experience as a teacher/coach/presenter that embodies the value of being a Certified Spinning® Instructor or Spinning® Master Instructor.
Many lovely memories, but one of the most recent that stands out occurred after I presented the "Life of a Lion" ride at SPEX 2013. I was teaching a Spinning Instructor Training in Riyadh, and when I asked one of the students why she wanted to become a Certified Spinning Instructor, she told me that she was so moved and inspired by my 'Life of a Lion' ride that she had decided to learn more so that she could inspire others too!
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about becoming a Certified Spinning® Instructor?
Take the challenge. You will not be sorry. The Spinning Program is a definite, clear road that has been well traveled by many before you. Each story of the road is a different interpretation but all are beautiful expressions of the same path. Go ahead a write your story and lead others to tell their own stories as well.
What’s one of your favorite motivational quotes?
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." -Mahatma Gandhi
Do you have a hero in the Spinning® community, someone who deserves recognition for their leadership?
Definitely, I have many heroes in the Spinning family. One who stands out though, would be Senior Spinning MI Sarah Morelli. She has traveled to Saudi Arabia throughout the years planting the 'Spinning seeds' in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and given us a beautiful garden to nurture and cultivate for years to come. She has also given me the confidence to aspire to become a Spinning Master Instructor in order to continue to grow the community of Spinning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Saudi women love her and are grateful to her for guiding us along the Spinning path.
Is there anything about you that would surprise people?
As of October 13, 2014, I became a grandmother! I am truly blessed.Tracy Aldereyaane is an AFAA® Personal Trainer, ISSA® Fitness Trainer, and ITS® Biomechanics Coach and has trained in several other fitness programs like TRX® Suspension Training, YogaFit®, and Peak Pilates MVe® Chair and Reformer. After her first Spinning® Instructor Training in 1999, Johnny G. inspired her to introduce Spinning to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Tracy then founded the Spectrum Wellness for Women Centers in Saudi Arabia. She gets her inspiration from her clients' determination and new advancements in the fitness world.