The Spin 2 Win concept is new to Jacksonville and developed by Alfonso Thomas, who witnessed a similar event in Seattle, WA. With a passion for fitness and supporting his community, Alfonso knew Jacksonville would love the concept and that he wanted to support a local nonprofit beneficiary. With a family history of cancer, he reached out to The DONNA Foundation to partner for the event.
June 2018 was our first unprecedented high octane spinning event at Unity Plaza, featuring our official Bad Ass Medal! A successful, and fun event was had by all participants, while raising over $5,000 for The DONNA Foundation.
The next October 20, 2018 event will be held in beautiful Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach. Register now!
Spin 2 Win instructors provide an energetic atmosphere challenging participants to reach limits that appear impossible from within, leaving participants with a profound belief in their personal achievement. Therefore creating a cycling experience that’s second to none.
Kris Brookins is a Jacksonville native and proud graduate of The University of South Florida. She has been ACSM certified as a Personal Trainer since 2010. Kris works full time as a Corporate Personal Trainer to employees at Black Knight Inc., FIS, and Fidelity National Financial. She believes in keeping her corporate clients fit and healthy by providing various classes as well as one-on-one personal training. Kris also has worked as a group fitness instructor at several area gyms teaching spin, boot camp, TRX, Pilates, Power Pump, and Core Training. She enjoys running and cycling and participates in many local and national fundraising events such as the MS Cycle to the Shore, The DONNA Marathon Weekend and the Lola Challenge in Puerto Rico.
Her favorite fitness quote and one she lives by:
Each new day is a new opportunity to improve yourself. Take it. And make the most of it.
Karen is a proud graduate of SUNY Cortland with a BS in Physical Education and Old Dominion University with a MS in Exercise Science. She has been ACSM certified as an Exercise Physiologist since 1998. She is also certified as an Aquatic Exercise Instructor, Group Exercise Instructor and TRX Functional Trainer. Karen works part time as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor at the Jewish Community Alliance and also teaches water fitness classes for Hydro Fitness, LLC. She is a spouse of a military veteran and recently relocated to Jacksonville. Previously she worked at the University of Texas - San Antonio and Hurlburt Field Air Force Base directing fitness programs and teaching a variety of classes.
Karen started taking spin classes after multiple knee injuries and a back operation. She credits the bike to helping her regain her strength and allowing her to continue her career in fitness. She teaches a variety of classes but spin is her favorite! Her mantra is "Adapt and Overcome".
Terie Cornelio Wanger
ACE Group Fitness, AFAA/NASM Personal Trainer, Keiser M3i Cycle, MAD DOG SPIN & TRX Instructor,IIN Health Coach & DoTERRA Wellness Advocate (CPR/AED cert.)
Terie began her career in fitness over 17 years ago for several reasons: to be a good role model to her kids, to help others reach healthy goals through physical fitness, and to maintain her own health and wellbeing. This was not only her passion, but a career she knew she could take with her no matter where the Navy relocated her family. Most recently, Terie was the Group Fitness Director and Group Fitness Jnstructor at Onelife Fitness Newport News in Virginia. She currently teaches SPIN and small group Personal Training at Retro Fitness Fleming Island and in the past she has worked as a Boot Camp and TRX instructor at the Naval Station Guantanamo in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Terie has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies and Humanities, she is a former Marine, and has completed several half marathons,10, 8 and 5K races and looking forward to more here in the Jacksonville Area.
Terie’s passion is to help others achieve the health and fitness goals that will lead to a healthier, happier life.
Her favorite quote:
Do your best until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” — Maya Angelou
Katie DeGoursey is a Physician Assistant, specializing in Cardiology full-time and Internal Medicine part-time. With years of competitive cycling experience – a 2005 National Champion – she is here to help us “Spin 2 Win!" Katie currently teaches at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Lodge and her years of teaching various types of fitness go back to the age of 15 when she taught at the local fitness club and Jack LaLanne walked into one of her classes! Katie enjoys staying in shape with all forms of exercise but spinning is her love. She likes to have fun while you sweat; no reason you can’t be smiling while your climbing! Obviously, coming from the medical field, she knows the health benefits that come from this fun type of aerobic exercise: from stress reduction to weight control, prevention of health problems, raising your HDL cholesterol, improving the waistline, lowering triglyceride and blood sugar levels, improving bone density... and the list goes on.....Join us for some of her fun spin classes over the next 3 days....June 22-24! It’s as fun as going to a party and it is all for a great cause!
Anne has been a NASM certified personal trainer since 2012. She holds specialties in fitness nutrition, corrective exercise, women's fitness and weight loss. In 2011 she graduated from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
When she is not at the gym or teaching cycle she enjoys cooking, a great glass of wine and being outside. She recently moved back to Florida from Las Vegas with her one-year-old daughter and plans to go back to school for paralegal.
To Anne, the most rewarding part of being a personal trainer is seeing a client accomplish a goal that they did not think was possible!
If hard work pays off, easy work is worthless!
Spinning is a fun and quick way to get an intense full-body workout. In comparison to other traditional cardio workouts, spinning is less pressure on the knees and feet so it is perfect for all ages and fitness levels. Participants also benefit from our unique outdoor experience, which improves energy levels and decreases stress.
All participants will receive a t - shirt with a Bad Ass Medal! Participants are strongly encouraged to properly hydrate. For event registration, waivers and additional times regarding spin classes visit us on Facebook.