Hometown: Marshall, MN
Owner, Pedal Wild
Classes Shari A.S. Johnson instructs:
Pedal Wild Level 1 and Level 2 and Cycle/Total Body Conditioning Classes.
Shari is a certified RealRyder instructor.
Her athletic history includes: Junior Olympic Volleyball and Division II College volleyball. Shari is a marathon runner and enjoys mountain biking and various water sports.
Hometown: Minnetrista, MN
President, Pedal Wild
Classes Todd Johnson instructs:
Introductory Classes, Realryder Experience, Pedal Wild Level 1, Endurance, Cycle/Core Combination and Cycle/Total Body Conditioning Classes.
2010 Trained by RealRyder® Inc to teach indoor cycling on RealRyder bikes and a certified cycle instructor by the American Sports and Fitness Association. Prior to opening Pedal Wild, Todd was the Director of Marketing at Amsoil Sandbox Arena, the largest Indoor Motocross facility in the U.S. Todd has always been an avid fitness buff with an emphasis in extreme sports. He was a motocross racer and stand-up jet-ski racer who participated in the World Finals in 2000. He held previous positions at St. Louis Park High School as the Assistant Hockey Coach and Strength Training Coach from 1993-1997 and participated on the Tonka cycling team in 1989.
Hometown: Mound, MN
Classes Alisha Mayer instructs:
Pedal Wild Level 1
Cycle/Core Combination Classes
Alisha has been trained in studio to teach indoor cycling on RealRyder® bikes. She is orginally from Mound and currently resides there, working full-time in downtown Minneapolis.
She is an endurance athlete; having completed several marathons and 50Ks and a handful of 50 mile runs. Her goal for 2012 is to have her first attempt at the Fall Superior Sawtooth 100 miler! Running, training, and competing in Ultra Trail events takes up alot of her time and energy but she would not trade it for the world. Admittly, Alisha is not only passionate about endurance training, she is addicted. She loves to work out hard and push your body to new limits; that is part of the reason she loves teaching at Pedal Wild and spurring others on to greater fitness and health. Being around other motivated, hard-working individuals can only bring about great changes!
Hometown: Minnetrista, MN
Classes Lisa Dierbeck instructs:
Pedal Wild Level 1
Lisa has been trained in house by Pedal Wild to teach Indoor Cycling on RealRyder® bikes and has consistently attended Pedal Wild classes since November 2010. She was a college swimming athlete at Miami University of Ohio (1985-1989). Since then, she has been an avid runner and triathlete, having completed several half marathons and triathlons over the last 15 years. She enjoys working out and doing a variety of activities to stay healthy and fit as well as inspiring others to join her in exercising and achieving their goals.
Kara is an energetic and passionate Pedal Wild instructor who continues to be amazed by the power of the RealRyder bikes!
These bikes are challenging and transform your body into a fat burning and muscle building machine…all while offering a unique and fun ride that leans and turns like a real road bike!
The RealRyder bikes at Pedal Wild have changed Kara’s life because after being a client and experiencing her stamina improve and her body strengthen…she fell in love with spinning, bought a road bike and is now a cyclist on and off the road! Kara also loves going to movies, taking long walks with her dogs, and spending time with her awesome family.
Hometown: Mound, MN
Classes Sally Engebretson instructs:
Pedal Wild Level 1 classes
Sally has been trained in studio to teach indoor cycling on RealRyder® bikes.
Hometown: Mound, MN
Classes Shelly Sir instructs: Instruction on Real Ryder bikes, core workouts, full body conditioning and TRX.
Shelly is a married Mother of 4 who found her answer to all her workout goals at Pedal Wild—challenging, body changing and fun! Shelly is dedicated to fitness.
When she's not at Pedal Wild you can find her mountain biking, running (previously an avid runner), cross training, downhill skiing and paddle boarding.
Fitness has always been in her life, instructing aerobics in collage, and coaching girls softball for several years. She currently is very involved with the area's local food shelf as well.
Hometown: Long Lake, MN
She started taking classes at Pedal Wild (PW) as a student and got hooked! The changes that she started seeing in her running and her body kept her coming back for more. She started instructing classes at PW in summer 2012 after being trained in-house on the RealRyder® bikes.
Alyssa is a student at the University of Minnesota pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. She is a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and currently trains at the University of MN-Twin Cities Recreation and Wellness Center. She also instructs group fitness classes including strength and cardio classes, Bootcamp, spin, Ride’n’Run, and Stadium stompers (stadium stairs class).
She loves running, spinning, cooking, and yoga and is currently working on her Level one YogaFit certification.
“Strive for progress, not perfection” ~unknown
Hometown: Wayzata, MN
Sara attended college at Mankato State University, where she majored in health science with an emphasis in community fitness and women’s health. After graduation she moved to Texas and started personal training at an all womens’ gym in Dallas while attending massage school. After living and working in the Dallas area for a little over a year, Sara moved back to Minnesota, settled in the western suburbs, and became certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. At that time she took a job at Lifetime Fitness as a personal trainer. There, she was able to also start doing more group training, and dive deeper into personal training, specifically helping members with weight loss and improving overall body strength and conditioning. Sara has continued her education since graduating. She has certifications in a wide verity of areas such as cardiorespiratory, resistance and core training. She also has a nutritional background for preventing diabetes, obesity, heart disease and improving fitness.
Sara currently lives in Wayzata and works as a massage therapist in excelsior. After hearing about how great Pedal Wild was from many of her clients she decided to take a few classes. Sara quickly fell in love with the energy, atmosphere and the great workouts she was getting and took the opportunity to become a part of the Pedal Wild team.
With Sara’s certifications, not only will she be instructing spin classes, but we can now offer personal training sessions. In these sessions Sara will put together workouts to address your specific health and fitness goals. Her workouts are fun, creative and no two sessions will be the same.
Hometown: Orono, MN
Dawn teaches spin and total body conditioning at Pedal Wild. She also has experience in aerobics, Reebok step, yoga and kick-boxing.
Being new to the area, I was interested in finding some early morning classes that were close to home. A co-worker and neighbor told me that I should check out studio Pedal Wild so I thought I would give it a shot. I took one class and was hooked!
In a regular spin class you get a break when you stand up and pedal - but not with the bikes at Pedal Wild. The workout becomes more intense when you stand up because you have to control the moving handlebars. When you sit down and take a turn and lean you are fully engaging your core and using your arms: shoulders, pecs, biceps and even triceps! I couldn’t wait to get to my next class!
My philosophy is you only get one chance a day to work out, unless it’s a double header, so it better be good! I have been teaching Group Fitness classes for 24 years. Working out is my passion and I love teaching at Pedal Wild. I also enjoy teaching Bootcamp classes, Step classes (I am a tried and true step junkie!), strength and cardio classes. I enjoy running– it’s such a great social sport. I have run many half marathons, 5ks, 10ks and the Twin Cities marathon -twice. My family has enjoyed biking along some of the great trails in the area and I hope to get more into this great outdoor sport and aspire to try out a race or two.
Jamie teaches Spin and Total Body Conditioning.
Jaime has been trained in house by Pedal Wild to teach Indoor Cycling on RealRyder® bikes and has experience with Spin and Total conditioning group fitness classes for 12 years. She is an avid runner and triathlete, competing in several triathlons each summer. She enjoys eating healthy and learning new health and fitness techniques and tips to share with others. Jaime strongly believes that fitness is a way of life, and can help you in every aspect of your daily life. Her passion is seeing others achieve more than they thought was possible – whether in fitness or in the corporate world. Teaching at Pedal Wild is so rewarding for her because she is able to put her passions to work and is constantly in awe of the caliber of individuals who are members at Pedal Wild. People who are at all levels of fitness, but who want to push themselves to be better, faster and stronger in life – not just in class.
Outside of teaching at Pedal Wild, she is the Director of Compliance and Fraud for a local corporation. In her free-time, Jaime enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two young children. She aspires to be a role model for them in how to lead a busy, but healthy and active lifestyle.
Hometown: Excelsior, MN
Graphic Designer for Pedal Wild
I started Gecko Graphics in March of 1999, a childhood dream to own my own design firm! It's been extremely fun and rewarding, creating all sorts of unique projects for clients. Anything from brochures, web sites, logos, email blasts and trade show materials, to flyers, postcards, online marketing and so much more. There is a good challenge daily and I love it.
When I began my journey with Pedal Wild, Todd and I saw a need for each other; me for my fitness, and Todd for his marketing! It was a match! We've partnered ever since. I can't say enough good things about Pedal Wild and what it has done for my health. I have a stronger body, better endurance, and a greater drive for fitness all together.
Hometown: Chippewa Falls, WI
Technology for Pedal Wild
With a passion for architecture and technology, Architectural Overflow's goal is to provide best-in-class service and products for our customers. We provide residential architectural design services for new construction and remodeling projects and small business technology consulting. We provide services for architects, builders and consumers. Originally started in 1988, the firm operated for twelve years providing architectural, CAD and consulting services for local AEC firms. The business was re-launched again in 2007 where it has steadily grown to the organization it is today.
I have always enjoyed biking and had limited experience with spinning classes. Pedal Wild's classes and Todd's encouragement has taken my fitness regimen to another level and continues to challenge me.
Bike Repair and Maintenance for Pedal Wild
Jim has been working at nearby bicycle shops for the past 15 years. Jim believes if it's worth fixing it's worth fixing right. If you are looking for a complete tuneup, or any other maintenance issues that need attention on your bike, please give us a call! 612-242-1461