When she is not on a bike, Emily works full-time as an attorney in downtown Fort Lauderdale. She also serves on the Executive Board of Foobie Fitness Nonprofit, Inc., a local nonprofit that helps women recover from breast cancer-related treatments. Emily enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling and being outdoors.
Training Philosophy - In her words...
"I firmly believe that whatever goal you have, it is attainable. Investing in your health boosts confidence, especially when you reach up to the challenge, seize it and surpass your own expectations. My goal as a trainer is to help you along the way and provide you with positive support, encouragement, and the proper workouts to help you attain your goals
Professional Highlights include:
Figure Competitor & Fitness Model, An Extra in a Pilates Infomercial, Personal Trainer on a dating show for VH1 and she has led large audiences in warm-ups for multiple charity races.
Nick Tofini is a New Jersey native who grew up in Southwest Florida. Growing up, he was always very active and athletic. He played soccer and baseball, was captain of the swim team in his High School, and also surfed and enjoyed other water sports. Now living in Boca Raton, Nick is the Executive Chef at the Pine Crest School. Over the last 5 years, Nick has been an active cycling enthusiast, taking classes and instructing as much as he can. He also enjoys cooking healthy meals and is venturing into his own Food Preparation business. Nick also enjoys other forms of working out, including Yoga, Crossfit, High intensity interval Training, weightlifting, and running. Nick’s personal philosophy is that being fit has no definition, it begins with drive and motivation along with the dedication to obtain a goal set. When Nick is not running the kitchen at Pine Crest or Instructing he enjoys quality time with his family and Golden Retriever Cooper. His drive and passion show when you take one of Nick’s challenging and high energy Music Video Cycle rides.
Co-founder Lisa brings a lifelong passion for sports and fitness to the Cycleward Studio. As an athletic child and teenager, she excelled in swimming, cheerleading and running. Her active lifestyle continued into adulthood leading her to become a certified Spinning (or indoor cycling) instructor in 2006. Through indoor cycling, Lisa found a platform where she could push her physical limitations and exceed pre-set boundaries. As an instructor, Lisa coaches her riders to tap into their inner athlete and release any self-limiting beliefs. Lisa uses the connection with music as fuel for powerful and unforgettable rides! When she isn’t riding or instructing, Lisa can be found spending time with her husband and two children, practicing yoga, enjoying the beach or anything outdoors. Lisa also continues her own personal fitness pursuits through running and triathlons. Lisa excels in long distance events and is a Boston Marathon qualifier.