The visionary behind Ascend’s exclusive approach, Kat has always had a love affair with cycling. A former gymnast, her workout regimen includes everything from HIIT to barre to boxing, but the bike is her true zen – and she’s made it her mission to bring her riders to that place. Using big beats and tough drills, she drives out distraction, inspiring you to let go and live in the moment. Kat’s powerhouse classes are big on energy and that personal touch – she remembers what makes you tick and will show you how strong you really are. Achieve your personal best with Kat and soak up her happy vibes.
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Your New BFF
This twerk-loving foodie from Ohio brings the party to her rides. Her classes are famous for their club feel, with bumpin’ EDM, hip hop, and techno beats, low lights, and high energy. M.B.’s bubbly personality is rivaled only by her passion for her riders – just ask any of her groupies. This former Crossfit competitor developed a love of fitness in college when she began running and lifting. She eventually found her way to a bike, and the rest is history. In M.B.’s high-octane rides, lose yourself in the music, get after it, and find your inner athlete.
"You don't have to be the best, just be the best you."
Named after the 1970s iconic Bionic Woman, this rock and roll badass is known for two things at the studio: her music, and her crazy early morning energy. When she’s not kicking ass on the podium, you’ll find Jaime corralling kids and neighbors into jam sessions on her front porch with her rocker-turned-lawyer husband. Packing beats from all genres, including punk, alternative, and little bit of pop, her rides wake you up faster than that morning cup of coffee. Expect high energy, new and obscure music, and a packed house.
You make me giggle...
Brandon encourages his riders to embrace their bodies and improve performance while having a total blast in the saddle. His love of music and performing arts comes across in his highly choreographed and musically driven rides, featuring everything from Top 40, to country, to show tunes, to light EDM to baby-makin’ R&B. Brandon’s positive motivational style and effervescent personality will leave you feeling inspired to make each moment count. We dare you not to have fun in Brandon’s ride.
“Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You!”
It's all about the "try".
Our NorCal native brings the intensity. This former death row lawyer is serious about her rides, but listen carefully – she’s as witty as she is focused. When she’s not at the studio, you can find her daydreaming of her favorite place – the Pacific Coast – but will happily settle for tacos and Sancerre in Del Ray. A former dancer, competitive swimmer, and a runner, Emily leads a tough, fast-paced, tightly choreographed ride. She'll pull from any musical genre to get you there, but her musical North Star? Old-school hip hop. She sets goals for her riders, but finds the real success is in the effort. Come ready to work.
"Let the ride take you to a place you wouldn't have gone to on your own."
The one who carries an extra tank top in her gym bag because she’s always ready to sweat. Skylar takes fitness seriously – if she’s not motivating you through a challenging climb or killer sprints, you’ll find her pounding the pavement or pool running. She means business. Skylar believes that what you think is what you become. Her focused mantras help riders push beyond their self-imposed limitations and reach new ground – mentally and physically. Her beats always include top 40 and mashups to keep riders on their toes. Get ready to sweat, and let Skylar push you right out of your comfort zone.
"Believe in yourself, and you will be unstoppable"
Positive vibes and a judgement-free zone – that’s what Andrew’s classes are all about. This West Virginia native motivates his riders with his infectious smile, a combination of fresh, new music and throw-backs, and his caffeine free energy (no joke, that energy is all natural!). When he’s not at the studio, you can find him running, working out with the November Project, hitting up a happy hour with his friends, or enjoying a good Cabernet. This extrovert combines his passion for embracing the moment and his mantra of “no regrets” to make his class a non-stop self-love party. Come for Andrew’s cute smile, come back for the contact high.
Good Vibes Only.
Ride away from the negative – no room for it in this class. Michelle packs her ride with motivation and encouragement, reminding riders that nothing’s unattainable if you believe in yourself. She builds her playlists with one goal in mind – SLAY ALL DAY – using everything from Electro Trap, pop, hip hop, mashups, Afrobeats, and Reggaeton to elevate her ride. Michelle’s mantra? Positive thinking is transformative. We dare you to resist her good vibes.
When we are pushed out of our comfort zone, we discover our inner badass.
Don’t be fooled – this petite California girl is a powerhouse, using mindful motivation to cue you through a high-energy ride. May’s class has everything from rock to EDM – anything with bumpin’ bass and head-banging beats. She's passionate – about fitness, music, food, and the Dallas Cowboys. This former water polo player wants to you to ride with the belief that anything is possible once you clip in. Her mantra? Smile, breathe, believe.
The Zen Master.
Looking to ride your way to zen? Look no further. Jess’s focused energy, intentional drills, and tight choreography create a killer ride that leaves you feeling powerful and restored. When this Massachusetts native and former competitive dancer isn’t at the studio, you can find her creating essential oil concoctions, daydreaming of crisp fall mornings, and hanging with her two little girls. Combining everything from pop, hip hop, EDM, classics, country, indie, and folk, Jess’s dynamic rides will leave you a better version of yourself, and a little more zen.
Set your abs and glutes on fire with Nicole in our newest class format at Ascend. This Ohio native developed a passion for fitness from a young age when she discovered her love of dance – and she’s never looked back. Trained in Pilates and barre, Nicole’s got all the right moves to make your abs and glutes scream while you mix up your cardio routine. She uses songs with strong beats and lyrics to keep you motivated on and off the bike, and develops killer sequences to keep your glutes toned and your core guessing. When she’s not at the studio, you can find her on The Avenue with her friends and Ascend family, trying out the latest group fitness classes in town, dreaming of rainy Sunday mornings, or planning her next travel adventure. Come to Nicole’s Ascend Body Core – your abs and glutes will thank you.
Be kind always...
Meet our newest addition to the team. By day (and night!), she is an ICU nurse in the U.S. Air Force. A true yogi at heart, Christina recently fell in love with spin at Ascend. In her class, you'll find big beats & an even bigger smile. Her motto is "never let a moment define you" and Christina will challenge you to overcome those tough drills, knowing that you'll walk out the door a stronger version of yourself.
A self-described small town girl, with a passion for fashion (she was a personal shopper at Nordstrom early in her career), you'll fall in love with Christina's bubbly energy, funny jokes and power on the bike.