H2L Cycling Instructors
The Facts: Allison is a NASM-certified personal trainer and ACE-certified group fitness instructor. She is also certified in Schwinn cycling, TRX, kettlebells, and Animal Flow.
History: After many years chasing running goals and completing half/full marathons, Allison learned the hard way about the importance of strength training and mobility work as strategies for injury prevention. She started at H2L as one of Courtney’s early barre clients, eventually becoming a cycle instructor, group fitness instructor, and personal trainer. She loves working with skill-based modalities such as kettlebells, the steel mace, and Animal Flow!
What to Expect: Allison works closely with her clients to understand their individual goals – whether that’s hitting a PR in the squat rack, training to be a better triathlete, or picking up bags of groceries well. Her mission is to help clients learn valuable tips about moving correctly that can be applied for years to come and find a balanced routine that doesn’t lead to overuse injuries. No matter what your goals or stage of life, you’ll safely integrate mobility, balance, strength, and cardio to get you where you want to be!
Favorite Quote: “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” Steve Prefontaine
Guilty Pleasure: Listening to entirely too much Taylor Swift!
The Facts: Ariel Hilsinger currently teaches cycling and combo classes, tabatas express classes and TRX classes here at H2L studio. She’s certified as an ACE group exercise instructor, Schwinn cycling instructor, and TRX suspension training instructor.
Her History: Her passion for fitness began in childhood with a love for soccer and basketball, which she played throughout school. She moved on to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from High Point University in 2014 and her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Elon University in 2017. She started taking various group exercise classes while living in North Carolina. After returning home to Pennsylvania, she began attending barre, HIT, and cycling classes at H2L and found a new passion. She loves the combination of intensity and fun that the classes offer, and wishes to share that with all of the clients at H2L. When she isn’t working as a Physician Assistant, running her own skincare business with Rodan and Fields, or teaching at H2L, you can find her spending time with friends and family, having game nights, traveling the world with her husband, Mackenzie, or spending time with her 3 cats: Aria, Luna, and Nala.
What to Expect: During a class with Ariel, you can expect to push yourself to the next level while jamming to a variety of today’s and yesterday’s hits, remixes, and new songs that will pump you up.
Favorite Quote: Believe you can and you’re halfway there. — Theodore Roosevelt
Guilty Pleasure: Ice cream, pickles, and bacon 🙂
The Facts: Anna teaches barre and cycle classes here at H2L studio. She’s certified through Barre Intensity and has her ACE Group Fitness Certification.
Her History: Anna graduated from Penn State in 2021 where she spent a year of undergrad training as a group fitness instructor. On Penn State’s campus, she instructed group classes for 3 years, teaching HIIT, strength, cycle, barre, and dance fitness classes. Growing up in the Mechanicsburg area, Anna attended classes at H2L when it first opened its doors. She is excited to share her passion for fitness with the rest of the community. Outside of fitness, Anna works as an elementary school teacher.
What to Expect: In Anna’s classes, you can expect to push yourself out of your comfort zone and have fun doing it! She incorporates a wide variety of upbeat music, paired with functional movements and challenges to walk out of class feeling motivated.
Favorite Quote: “Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more.” -Mother Teresa
The Facts: Brittany Harris teaches cycling classes at H2L Studio. She is certified in Schwinn Cycling, TRX suspension training, and Barre Intensity.
Her History: Brittany currently goes to Penn State, and will graduate in 2021 with a Psychology degree. She intends to go to graduate school for her Master’s in Clinical Psychology. Growing up Brittany was a sideline and a competitive cheerleader for 11 years. After giving up cheerleading, she began to find a new passion by attending classes at H2L. Brittany always tries to learn something from every class that she takes, and always tries to bring motivation and enthusiasm to her classes. Outside of H2L, Brittany has worked in childcare for over the past three years and enjoys keeping herself busy. She loves spending time with family and friends, baking, and spending time outdoors as much as she can.
What to Expect: Brittany loves all music genres, so expect a good variety ranging anywhere from today’s music to some 70s rock. She will motivate you to give it your all and to leave class with a good sweat.
Favorite Quote: In a world where you can be anything, be kind
Guilty Pleasure: Peanut butter & chocolate anything
The Facts: Cami Bangs teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling and in TRX.
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: Caitlin Taylor teaches cycling classes at H2L Studio. She is certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling. She also teaches Barre and is certified in the Barre Above method.
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, Prenatal Barre, and Schwinn Cycling. She is a master trainer in Barre Intensity and a certified TRX trainer. She has also attended conferences and workshops to keep up with trends and expand her fitness knowledge. She lives in Mechanicsburg with her husband and two kids.
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, old and new, 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: Emily teaches cycling here at H2L and completed her Schwinn certification in 2023.
History: Emily was born and raised in Central PA. Emily moved to Mechanicsburg a few years ago and attended a free class at H2L. Emily quickly signed up for an unlimited membership and began taking classes. This led to building new friendships and developing new healthy lifestyle changes. Since becoming part of the H2L family as a client, Emily’s love for cycling lead her to teach. Outside of fitness, Emily works as a manger in healthcare and enjoys spending time with her husband and fur-child, Oscar.
What to expect: In Emily’s classes, you can expect a great variety of music, encouraging energy, positive vibes, and motivation to push yourself out of your comfort zone all while having fun!
Favorite Quote: Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. – Anthony J. Dangelo
Guilty Pleasure: Happy Hour
Meet Heather E.
The Facts: Heather Eyster teaches Barre, Cycle and TRX classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in the Barre Above Method, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, TRX, NCCPT (National Council for Certified Personal Trainers) and SCW Sports Nutrition.
Her History: Heather has played sports her entire life and after playing basketball in College at West Chester she needed to do something to stay active. Heather had avidly practiced yoga since she was a Junior in High School and she fell in love with weight training during college. In 2012 she became a personal trainer while living in DC and always preached to her clients and herself that you have to switch it up! She encouraged them to try different classes, different types of cardio and not just stick with the same methods of exercise over and over again. Heather came to H2L when it first opened and took a Barre class with Courtney and fell in love. About a two years later she decided to get certified and wanted to be part of the studio she fell in love with. As part of “switching it up” about a year after getting certified in Barre she got certified in Cycling. When Heather isn’t working in Sales or teaching here, she is spending time with family and friends, hiking, going to concerts, always trying new food and traveling whenever she can!
What to Expect: During Heather’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of music from classic rock to rap music while incorporating more yoga and weight training.
Words to Live by: Own who you are.
Guilty Pleasure: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter and Red wine.
Meet Heather M.
The Facts: Heather Martin teaches Cycling and TRX classes at H2L Studio. She grew up here in Central PA and after many years in other states, she and her husband Bob moved back to raise their family in Mechanicsburg.
Her History: Fitness has always been a big part of Heather’s life. In college, she played Field Hockey for the James Madison University Dukes where she was named an All-American her senior year. After graduating with a degree in International Business and Spanish she worked as a management consultant for Accenture in Washington DC but never left her fitness roots behind. She started coaching part-time in 1994 and has been involved in some way with sharing her love of the game since that time. She has coached and trained athletes at the college, high school, and club level and recently took over the youth program for Mechanicsburg. Fitness is a part of her family life as well, and most vacations involve some sort of active adventure! Her three kids are all involved in sports; Abby runs Cross Country and Track for Washington University in St. Louis, Alec plays lacrosse at Kings College, and Isabelle plays soccer and runs track for Mechanicsburg High School. Her husband Bob played tight end at Washington & Lee and her brother Bryan played wide receiver for the Virginia Cavaliers. Throughout her playing and coaching career, Heather has embraced the importance of functional training for injury prevention and reaching your overall fitness goals. She is excited to share her love of all things fitness with the clients at H2L!
What to Expect: During Heather’s class, you can expect to be pushed and encouraged to find your limit and go past it!
Words to Live by: “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the power to triumph over it” – Nelson Mandela
The Facts: Certfied Schwinn Indoor Cycling Instructor
History: Hyacinth has always been drawn to fitness, whether it was a group class or a solo workout at the gym. However nothing stuck and she had a hard time keeping consistent. Then, she decided to join H2L in 2021. She took a cycle class and was hooked on the experience and made her wanting to keep coming back each week. She’s now found a routine that she loves and has made it a lifestyle. She also loves camping trips with her family and taking care of all her houseplants.
What to Expect: Heavy hills is a must! Wide range of music including 90s hits, remixes, rock and more! She hopes you will leave class feeling motivated and excited to come back!
Favorite Quote: “Love the life you live, live the life you love”
Guilty Pleasure: Trail mix with ALL the candies
The Facts: Kerry Lange is a certified Schwinn Indoor Cycling instructor and enjoys teaching early-bird classes.
Her History: Kerry first came to H2L in 2017, experienced one cycle class and the rest is history. Kerry’s addiction to H2L classes was amplified by the strong community that was felt around the studio. She never imagined becoming a fitness instructor, but COVID-related shutdowns got her thinking twice! Born and raised in New York, Kerry came to Pennsylvania for college and remained in Central PA after graduation. When Kerry isn’t at the studio or work, you can find her swimming with a local master’s swim team, on a scuba diving adventure, or spending lots of time outside, hiking or biking.
What to Expect: You can expect at least one country song in Kerry’s classes as well as a variety of drills: sprints, climbs, distance challenges, power work, etc. You name it, she’ll squeeze it into the class. At the end of the class, you’ll usually get a few minutes to free cycle while listening to a motivational speech to help you prepare for your day ahead.
Favorite Quote: “If it’s easy, then you’re doing it wrong!”
Guilty Pleasure: Spontaneous beach trips
The Facts: Lindsey Wirth teaches Barre, Cycling, and TRX and is certified through Barre Intensity, TRX Suspension Training and Schwinn Cycling.
Her History: Lindsey graduated from Messiah College in December 2017 with a degree in Music and Worship and a minor in Human Development and Family Science. Her love for fitness began in her junior year of high school where she developed a love for running and yoga. Although her days of running became less frequent as she experienced knee problems, she began attending H2L shortly after the studio opened and quickly fell in love with Barre, Barefoot, Cycling and Pilates. While she never thought she would become a fitness instructor, she is excited to share her passion for exercise and wellness with others. She is also passionate about empowering others to feel confident and strong in the skin they are in. When she is not teaching at H2L, she loves spending time with her husband and son, friends, family, and spending time outside.
What to Expect: During Lindsey’s class, you can expect to hear a variety of new and upcoming songs and remixes, from a variety of genres – pop, dance/electronic, rock, and more! Each class offers a mix of hill climbs, tabatas, sprints, and distance challenges, all of which will keep your heart pumping and legs burning. She hopes after each class you will feel stronger than when you walked in.
Words to Live by: Take time to do what fills your soul with joy.
Guilty Pleasure: Chick-Fil-A milkshakes and binging a good show on Netflix
The Facts: Lauren holds her personal training and group fitness instructor certifications through AAAI/ISMA. She is also a certified Sports Nutrition Consultant, is TRX certified, and teaches cycling classes.
Her History: Lauren began her fitness career over a decade ago when she began teaching cycling and group fitness classes at her gym. She fell in love with inspiring others and the aspect of coaching individuals to see their greatest potential. After years of teaching, Lauren eventually found herself working with the personal trainers in the gym and suddenly realized a strong passion for strength training and human physiology. Lauren spent time shadowing and learning from trainers before eventually embarking on her own personal training career. Now, she spends most of her time in the weight room where she is either lifting herself, or teaching others the power of strength training.
What to Expect: Every individual can be quite unique and the functions and state of their body differ drastically from the next person. She is absolutely trying to find the best training method to meet the individual and their goal. Training is a personal experience and your coach should be working exclusively on a plan that meets your physical abilities and personal goals in a realistic and sustainable approach. That is the exact method she takes with every single client she works with.
Favorite Quote: “For I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength.”
Guilty Pleasure: Wine and Reality TV.
The Facts: Sarah Arnold teaches Cycling classes here at H2L Studio. She’s certified in Schwinn Indoor Cycling, TRX Suspension Training and has her ACE Group Fitness Certification.
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
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