After a 30 year career in law enforcement in Southern California, John moved to Montana in 2003. As a recreational Spinner for many years, decided that becoming a certified Spinning instructor offered an opportunity to use Spinning to impact the health and fitness of others.
John became Spinning certified by Spinning (Mad Dogg Athletics) in February of 2009 and has been teaching Spinning at the Montana Athletic Club since. His hobbies include woodworking, working in a family owned equestrian training facility.
Lydia is a native of Big Sky country and graduated from MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY (GO BOBCATS!) with a degree in microbiology. In addition, she earned a Medical Technology Certification by attending the Columbus Hospital School of Medical Technology in Great Falls.
Upon completion of her degree, she worked in several laboratory settings in Seattle, WA, including positions as a Medical Technologist at both the Washington State Health Microbiology Department and the Microbiology Department at Swedish Hospital, and as a Molecular Biologist in cancer research for Bristol Myers Squibb.
After years of work in the laboratory setting, she and her family (husband Scott and two beautiful daughters, Kelsi and Keira) moved to the Philadelphia area where Lydia changed to the more people oriented occupation of teaching piano lessons . After 17 years and many recitals later, Lydia was FINALLY able to return to her Montana roots in 2014, landing in Bigfork, where she began working at the Montana Athletic Club as the Concierge, plus a few other duties that pop up on occasion!
She is a certified Spinning Instructor and enjoys teaching classes at the MAC. A former triathlete, you may find her in the pool, pounding the pavement, or cruising the valley on her bike! Unless, of course, her beloved SEAHAWKS are playing!! She loves her family, ministering at church, loves people, working out, and eating chocolate – the darker the better! Gifts or bribes always appreciated – drop off at the concierge desk!
I have been teaching spin classes for five years. Four of the five years were in Choteau. I am a certified spin instructor through Aerobics and Fitness Association of America. I am a believer that it is the “Music” that makes exercise fun. Come join my “spinning family”! We are welcoming and love to have fun while we sweat! Outside of the Athletic club, I am the coach for the girls’ varsity basketball team at Bigfork High School. My hobbies include cleaning, doing laundry, and managing a household for my loving husband and two teenagers, Rakiah and Gabe.
I graduated from Tekoa High School, in Tekoa, Washington. I attended Spokane Falls Community College where I also played basketball on their women’s team.
After two years, I transferred to Eastern Washington University on a basketball scholarship while completing my Elementary Education Degree.