Meet Your Instructor Monday

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#meetyourinstructormonday Cathy O’Donnell Conjar: Cathy’s indoor cycling career began when she needed a low-impact way to cross train for a marathon. She fell in love with spinning after her first class, and became an instructor several years later. She has taught at Beverly Ride On for over ten years, and has recently integrated weight training into her class for a full body workout. Cathy is a graduate of Mother McAuley High School on Chicago’s south side, and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Arizona State University. She has competed in four marathons, and qualified and ran the Boston Marathon in 1998. She is also a Pilates instructor with extensive education through Core in Training. Her coursework included anatomy and physiology, as well as the reformer, Split Pedal Chair and mat work. For the past six years, she has taught both private and group sessions at Core Fitness and Physical Therapy. Her philosophy towards exercise is to challenge yourself, listen to your body and have fun. As the mother of five, she realizes the importance of taking care of yourself, for both your mind and your body. If you are interested in taking one of Cathy’s classes, you can stop by her spin sculpt class on Thursday mornings at 8:30am. In her spin sculpt class you can expect to ramp up your ride with the addition of weights & bands to put your upper body to work! The goal is to build a lean & toned upper body while enjoying a kick butt lower body workout. You will also find Cathy in the Saturday spin rotation.