Meet The Spin Team

Equal parts instructor, DJ, motivator, and fitness-enthusiast, our team will challenge you, help you reach your goals, and change your life one exciting ride at a time.

Nathan Sawtelle

Instructor/Personal & Group Fitness Trainer

Mix two parts DJ, one part drill instructor, one part cheerleader with a heavy helping of cycling enthusiast and you’ll have Nathan. They add up to the most inclusive indoor bike ride you’ll ever have. Nathan is not only a certified cycling instructor but a certified fitness instructor, certified yoga instructor and has taught a variety of classes from pool aerobics to cardio core classes. For Nathan, the ride just isn’t about getting that rockin’ body or training for your next triathlon...it‘s about making you a stronger, healthier, happier you.

Bernice Olson-Pollack

Instructor & Personal Trainer

Bernice Olson-Pollack, M.S. ACE (American Council on Exercise) certified personal trainer since 1995. NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association) Indoor Cycling Instructor Specialty Certified.

Bernice’s dynamic presence and professional experience will engage you from start to finish. She inserts purposeful skills and drills into your cycling workout that is both challenging and entertaining.

Erin Avila

Instructor

Erin is a NETA certified Cycling instructor, with a passion for fitness. She hails from Sunny California and moved to La, Crosse in 2011. For her, exercise is all about having fun and feeling good about yourself. The moment she took her first cycle class, she was hooked. Only a year later, she was instructing classes and spreading her love of fitness to others.

Erin believes that the right music is key to making or breaking a workout. She spends a great deal of time meticulously planning each playlist for her student's enjoyment. Her classes are fun, high energy and torches some serious calories.

Erin encourages her riders to dig deep and find their inner strength and self-love. She is passionate about keeping a positive attitude and she pushes her students to reach their maximum potential.

Daniella Neher

Instructor

Change around anything...

Danniela is a two-time cancer survivor, wife, mom, and grandma she's a positive person with an outgoing attitude. Danniela believes that a workout it’s an opportunity to grow and discover your strengths and capabilities.

Danniela is a competitive short course and long-course Triathlete; she has completed 20 Half Ironmans, 11 Full Ironmans, and is an All-World Athlete. With more than 19 years of experience in the health and wellness field, Danniela has had the privilege to help clients and athletes alike improve their fitness and achieve healthy milestones that they didn’t think were possible. She describes herself as the girl-next-door health enthusiast, with a huge passion for health and fitness.

Danniela’s specialties include Personal Training, fitness programming, teaching, coaching and of course changing lives. She is currently working on achieving her 12th Ironman and entering into Ironman's Legacy Athlete Program.

In her class, you will feel the connection of mind and body, while she encouraging you to push past your "comfort zone" so she can help build a better you!

Danniela is a competitive long-course Triathlete; she has completed 14 Half Ironmans, 10 full Ironmans, and is an All-World Athlete. With more than 18 years of experience in the health and wellness field, Danniela has had the privilege to help clients and athletes alike improve their fitness and achieve healthy milestones that they didn’t think were possible. She describes herself as the girl-next-door health enthusiast, with a huge passion for health and fitness.

Danniela’s specialties include fitness programming, and health coaching. She is currently working on achieving her 11th Ironman and becoming a Pilates, Barre Master Trainer. In her class you will feel the connection of mind and body, encouraging you to push past your comfort zone so she can help build a better you!

“You can achieve anything you put your mind to!”

Matt Gillespie

Instructor

Matt Gillespie has been a personal trainer and fitness instructor for over 12 years. Fitness is his passion! His extensive cycling training was done at Equinox Gyms in South Florida, Gold's Gym in Milwaukee and Xperience Fitness. Matt loves being a part of the Uptown Cycle community and looks forward to having YOU in his class! Come join the party!

Bri Mowbray

Instructor

My name is Bri Mowbray and I am very excited to be returning to the Uptown Cycle team! As an ACE certified fitness instructor and self-proclaimed cycle enthusiast, I am passionate about whole-person health and motivating others towards healthy behavior change. To me, cycling is more than just a workout, it’s an opportunity to connect and build community as we support each other’s physical, mental and emotional wellness goals. Come join me for an upbeat class with energizing drills as we sprint, climb and ride our way to discovering our best selves.

Andrea Albers

Instructor

Andrea first tried a spinning class on a recommendation from a physical therapist while rehabbing a torn ACL. The second the lights went low and the beat turned up she was hooked!

She believes there is no better way to practice mind-body wellness than by clipping in and letting everything else go. If you come to her class, come ready to dance! Andrea wants to help riders of all levels chase the beat and tap into their strength.

When she’s not on the bike Andrea probably has a cup of coffee in her hand. She stays busy sharing the news of western Wisconsin as a TV reporter and anchor. If you have a story idea, let her know!

Bethanne Frydenlund

Instructor

Bethanne is a 3-time Ironman finisher. IRON NURSE! Mother of three, and passionate about helping people set and reach their goals.

If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you! Get moving. Make something awesome happen! Come experience fun and energetic classes!

Sam

Instructor

Sam is an ASU graduate with a bachelor's degree in Nutrition. He was born and raised La Crosse and feels it is important to spread his knowledge of nutrition and fitness to his community.

Going into his early 20's, Sam felt he wanted to make a major life change. He was tired of feeling unhealthy and could see the effects of his poor nutrition and fitness choices. He dove headfirst into a daily workout routine and began to apply his newly obtained knowledge of nutrition into his lifestyle. In the span of a year, he dropped over 60lbs and feels like a brand new human.

Sam is dedicated to his mission of creating the perfect meal plan for each of his clients no matter what their goal is. Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain muscle or just want to learn to live a healthier lifestyle, Sam has the tools to help you achieve your goals.

Jake Leskovar

Instructor

Hey Everyone, my name is Jake Leskovar and I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Uptown Cycle team! I have been an indoor cycling addict for years and I can’t wait to get you hooked as well!

High energy and good music are two of the most important parts of my rides, so get ready to come crush it! When I’m not on the bike I spend time studying PR and Advertising at Winona State University, as well as searching for the next best song to serve in class! Taking a spin class was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, so I would love to be a part of your journey! Come to my classes ready to work, and have the time of your life! See you on the bike!

Meet the Beauty Lounge Team

Feel your best, inside and outside of the studio! Our team of beauty and skincare experts will help you revitalize and enhance your natural look.

Kathleen

Beauty Lounge Manager / Makeup Artist

Kathleen Pielhop is a licensed makeup artist specializing in bridal, event, portrait, pageant, and film/television makeup artistry. Her goal is to enhance your natural beauty using relevant techniques along with high-quality products so you can look and feel your best. She has been working in the industry for over 6 years. Contact her today to book an appointment for your very important occasion or for your own makeup lessons.

Annie Holliday

Aesthetician

TBD

Hollie Amaral

Lash Artist

Hollie Amaral is our onsite Lash Artist. She is a licensed aesthetician and eyelash artist, with a passion for making your eyes pop through lash extensions. Book with her today to reduce time with your morning routine and fall in love with your lashes again!