H2L Cycling Instructors
The Facts: Adam Castner is a Schwinn Certified cycling instructor with H2L Studio. He works as an employee benefits consultant (Insurance Broker for employers). He lives in Mechanicsburg with his wife and 2 children.
His History: Adam spent his early years heavily involved in football and wrestling in the Mechanicsburg school system. He then attended Bloomsburg University where he wrestled on their D1 program and also met the love of his life (Charity Castner – Yoga instructor at H2L). After college, there was a major gap in consistent exercise in Adam’s life. His wife signed him up for our 2016 Cycle Relay benefiting MASH Mini-THON and he was compelled to go to cycling classes so as not to keel over and/or highly embarrass himself. However, after a few classes, he fell in love with the indoor cycling classes. In less than a year he decided he wanted to get certified and help teach and encourage others in this fun and challenging activity.
“I tell people all the time now that there are so many positive aspects to indoor cycling and specifically with the H2L system that you need to check it out (3 times at least). It is a plug and play model, you don’t need a partner, you don’t need equipment, there is no program you have to worry about or track and, most importantly, you don’t need to be at a particular fitness level to do this activity. You just show up, sit on the bike, and work as hard as you can. There is a great level of energy and adrenaline to help keep you focused and working hard. The instructors guide everyone through the class, encouraging you, as well as, instructing. The nice part is, if you’re unable to perform at a high level, it’s ok, as long as you are working hard for YOU and pushing yourself you will see results and have a great experience. Furthermore, with the H2L system you can see your cycling statistics, not only as you go, but immediately after class, they are sent to you. So, you have the data on your ride without doing anything but showing up and working. Try that in a traditional gym! I have lost 20 pounds, in less than a year, simply by going to this studio 3 times a week and pushing myself.”
What to Expect: Through Adam’s class you will be challenged and encouraged. He will help you to dig deep and find a little more effort to give. Musically, there will be a diverse mix of songs to accompany the journey and enhance the class. The goal is to help you walk away having worked harder than you thought you could work while having a great time doing it.
Favorite Quote: “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” Ayn Rand
Guilty Pleasure: Hot wings, Pizza, Fries, Chips, beer, basically all the good stuff!
The Facts: Adrienne Wickwire teaches Cycling, Cycle + Bootcamp, and Barefoot HIT classes at H2L Studio. She is a licensed physical therapist and has been a fitness instructor for 10+ years. She is a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor.
Guilty Pleasure: Macarons and a glass of champagne
The Facts: Allison Govern teaches cycling classes at H2L Studio. She is certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling.
Her History: Allison has been an avid runner for over 15 years but found a love for indoor cycling when searching for ways to cross train and avoid injuries. Her fitness passions include running marathons/half marathons with her sister, plyometric training, weight lifting, and finding creative ways to work out anywhere! Allison’s doctorate degree in pharmacy combined with her passion for a healthy living help her believe that incorporating exercise and nutritious foods into a regular routine can help prevent many types of illnesses.
What to Expect: During Allison’s class, you can expect a mix of pop remixes and electronic beats with a splash of throwback songs. These 45 minutes will be the hardest you work all day, but you’ll leave smiling knowing you’re one step closer to achieving your goals!
Favorite Quote: “The real workout starts when you want to stop.”
Guilty Pleasure: Halo Top ice cream
The Facts: Cami Bangs teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling.
Her History: As an avid runner, Cami began taking cycling classes several years ago to mix up her fitness routine and enhance her running performance. Cycling made her a faster, stronger runner and broke up the boredom of just running. Cami’s love of cycling eventually led her to become a certified instructor and share her enthusiasm with others. In addition to running local races and teaching cycling classes, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jon, daughter Lucy and two dogs – Lou and Henry.
Favorite Quote: The only bad workout is the one you didn’t do.
Guilty Pleasure: Online shopping and a glass (or glasses) of Cabernet Sauvignon!
The Facts: Courtney Farinelli teaches Barre, Cycling and Cycle+Sculpt classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Ballet Barre Method, Inline Barre, Balanced Body Mat Pilates and Schwinn Cycling. She has also attended conferences and workshops to keep up with trends and expand her fitness knowledge. She lives in Mechanicsburg.
Her History: She graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in Psychology. Her love of health and fitness began with running, picking up Pilates, Yoga and Barre on her cross training days. She fell in love with the methods and started practicing daily. Now, she enjoys sharing that passion with others. When she isn’t working in marketing or teaching here, she’s spending time with family and friends.
What to Expect:
During Courtney’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of pop music while pushing yourself to beat your power or go a little faster. She loves power work.
Words to Live by: You can do anything for a set amount of time.
Guilty Pleasure: Sweets, for sure.
The Facts: Deborah Kearns teaches Pilates, Yoga, and Cycling classes at H2L and as a Reiki Master Practitioner, also offers private Reiki sessions. She is certified through Peak Pilates (mat and equipment), a 200RYT with Yoga Fit, a Schwinn Cycling Instructor, and has received Reiki training locally with Rickie Meryl Freedman, and in New York City and Asheville, NC with Allison Hayes.
Guilty Pleasure: Tootsie Rolls and Caramel Cream
The Facts: Erica Sehar teaches Barefoot and Cycling at H2L Studio. She has been in the fitness industry for 12+ years and is a certified ACE Fitness Group Exercise Instructor, certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor, and has taken numerous courses on barefoot exercise.
Her History: Originally performing on the small stage as a 3-year old ballerina, Erica grew up on stage and on the field hockey field. While attending Penn State University, she became hooked on group exercise classes at the White Building during her first semester – and the rest is history. Through the friendships she has made with fellow instructors that ALWAYS help her grow and learn, to the friendships that continue to grow with those that have taken her classes over the years, Erica longs to inspire you that your best self has already arrived.
What to Expect: Whether it’s Barefoot or Cycling, you can look forward to hearing some of the hottest new songs mixed with the sickest remixes – so you can get lost in the music, sweat hard, breathe deep, and find yourself.
Favorite Quote: Find YOUR happy!
Guilty Pleasure: A glass of red wine + Chip and Joanna = winning
Her History: She graduated from University of Wisconsin in 2011 with a double degree in Biology and Marketing and a minor in Health Promotion. She couldn’t continue college basketball with the tedious school course, so 2008 she began to help train the athletes and teach group fitness for the student population. After graduating college, within a year, she became the top female Personal Trainer for Gold’s Gym, joined the Army and continues to grow her career and passion in the Fitness field for all populations. The challenge of change in this industry is what fuels her passion to be the best instructor for you!
What to Expect: During Gel’s class you can expect to be pushed to your limits, with motivating music to help along that mental/physical journey.
Favorite Quote: “Power is not given to you, you have to take it” -Beyonce
Guilty Pleasure: Reality TV
Her History: Her yoga practice has developed and grown over the past several years on and off the mat. With a transformed understanding of how to unite the body, breath and mind; she brings an enthusiastic energy to teaching and enjoys sharing the gift of yoga with others. She believes everyone could use a little yoga in their lives and that the benefits go far beyond time spent in the studio.
Yoga has been a part of her journey for many years… cycling, however, is a new adventure. Monica loves the balance between a good butt kicking cardio ride and building strength/flexibility through asanas (yoga poses). The Ying and Yang aspect of Cycling and Yoga keep her passionate about teaching both styles of the class.
Through teaching, she hopes to encourage others to celebrate their own personal journey and always be open to new discoveries. Monica enjoys reading, going out to eat and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.
What to Expect: In Monica’s classes, you can expect to hear a variety of music, from AC/DC to Michael Jackson or totally releasing with Trevor Hall in Savasana. There will be hill climbs, planks, upper body strengthening, warriors, sun salutations, breathless intervals, lots of energy and fun… certainly not packing that all into one style of class, so come out to Yoga and Cycling to get it all!
Favorite Quote: Each moment is an opportunity to make a clear choice of right action.
Guilty Pleasure: Oreos and reality T.V
The Facts: Sarah Arnold teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling
Her History: Sarah has been passionate about running for most of her life. Track&Field, Cross Country, 5Ks, half marathon training, you name it – she’s done it, or at least tried it. After experiencing her first couple of cycle classes a new passion was formed, and the links between cycling and running inspired her to become a certified instructor. Outside of teaching cycling classes, Sarah loves to do DIY projects, outdoor activities, and is a stay at home mother of her two children – Owen and Thea.
What to Expect: During Sarah’s classes, you can look forward to jamming out to the latest hits, yesterday’s classics, and remixes in between. Expect a relaxed yet challenging atmosphere, as she encourages you to dig deep and rise to your next level of fitness!
Favorite Quote:“Do or do not, there is no try” – Yoda
Guilty Pleasure: Brownies-no doubt
The Facts: Shea Regan teaches Cycling at H2L Studio
Her History: Shea graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Sociology. She was a fitness instructor for PSU Fitness where she also taught Boot Camp, Pilates and Yoga. Outside of fitness, Shea is going to Messiah College to get her Master’s in Counseling and hopes to become a Family, Marriage, and Couple therapist and live in a beach town.
What to Expect: Shea’s classes feature a variety of new dance/pop music, with the occasional “throwback” to boost the energy and momentum in the studio. Everyone loves songs they can sing along to.
Favorite Quote: “The world is too big to stay in one place and live is too short to do just one thing.”
Guilty Pleasure: anything covered in chocolate or made entirely of bread
More coming soon!