bios

Danielle Devine Baum Sweat Connected

Danielle Devine Baum

Founding Instructor

With over ten years of experience in the fitness world, I started in boutique fitness on a spin bike. I now own and operate DDB Fitness, which offers personal training, and founded sweatconnected in response to COVID-19. Right after gyms closed in NYC, I took my classes online. As business grew, it became clear that it was possible to recreate the magic of group fitness online.

For me, fitness is much more than a workout. It is community. It is therapy. It is release. I believe in the power of fitness to be transformative and FUN. My goal is to spread joy with each pedal stroke (or burpee) and I can’t wait for you to be a part of the journey.

My greatest accomplishments are my two boys, Hudson & Arlo, to which I give half the credit to my incredible husband Robbie.

Wendy Wolfson Sweat Connected

Wendy Wolfson

Founding Instructor

As a former dancer, movement and music has always been a driving force in my life. I found indoor cycling after the birth of my daughter and was immediately hooked. I was so drawn to the bike that I left my former career as a corporate event planner to get certified and begin teaching.

Prior to joining  sweatconnected,  I was Master Instructor with one of the nation’s largest and most successful indoor cycling studios. With over ten years of experience teaching group fitness, my goal is to bring a fun mix of energy, passion and intensity to each of my classes. I can’t wait to see you in class!

Alex Lyons Sweat Connected

Alex (AL) Lyons

Instructor

I am a Certified Personal Trainer based in Brooklyn, NY. I made my way to NYC for college and continued my career as a professional dancer. Fitness has always been my passion while I was dancing and  I eventually found my way to group fitness. Pre COVID I could be found teaching barre, HIIT, cycling, and boxing. In addition to my NASM CPT, I am certified in Corrective exercise (NASM CES), Pre/postnatal training (PROnatal), Kettlebell training (Kettlebell athletics), and pilates mat (New York Pilates). I have  many years of experience with at-home fitness and was a coach for the Flywheel At Home platform for 2 years.

Master Instructor, Certified Trainer, Talent Lead and lifelong fitness enthusiast. I have a genuine and showcased passion for building community through health and wellness. Having taught and coached group fitness in a variety of settings for a number of years, I have elevated my game to rock the online scene. Experienced in coaching to all fitness levels, I am driven to ensure that every client feels successful, strong and supported. I feel most inspired and motivated when building relationships and sharing some sweat- even over a screen. Now more than ever, I am committed to growing and strengthening my BASE Method community.

Cedric Green

Instructor

I am a New York City-based fitness professional, who will challenge you to show up as the best version of yourself everyday. Throughout my 10 year career in the fitness industry, I have taught multiple formats, including cycling, running, and bootcamp, both in-person and virtually.  In addition to my love for all things health and wellness, I have been a DJ for over 20 years, so expect the beats to be ON FIRE!

Christina Lodde Sweat Connected

Christina Lodde

Instructor

I have been a leading fitness instructor in Boston for the past 12 years.  My passion for movement started at an early age growing up dancing, (all styles including Hawaiian!), playing sports, and studying martial arts. My teaching career started while attending College of the Holy Cross where I lead the dance ensemble as a tap choreographer and kickboxing instructor. I have always kept fitness and wellness a major part of my life.  After a successful 10 years in Human Resources, I shifted my focus and career to fitness full time. Since 2013 I have taught and trained over 600 people a week in Boston as a Master Instructor at Flywheel Sports and founding trainer at Barry’s Boston, including celebrity clients. I have trained and mentored some of the top instructors from Boston to New York to DC and I am a legacy Nike Trainer, Lululemon ambassador, and currently signed Maggie Inc model representing top brands such as New Balance, Reebok, and Asics. When I am teaching virtually on and off-bike from my condo in the South End, you will most likely catch a glimpse of my labradoodle pup, Gino, doing something very mischievous!

Jaime Bailey Sweat Connected

Jaimie Bailey

Instructor/Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching

My enthusiasm and true passion for a healthy lifestyle all started while growing up on the beaches of South Florida. Surfing was a way of life for me until my 18th birthday when I decided to head to New York to pursue an education in all things health and wellness. As much as I loved the change of pace in NYC I was missing the movement that was such a big part of my life. Indoor Cycling and myself found each other. As soon as I clipped in and the sweat poured, I was a consistent rider, taking advantage of all the amazing benefits each class had to offer. After a while, a light bulb went off for me that all of my goals were staring right at me on the teacher’s bike.

From apprentice to mentor, my classes blend passion with liveliness  to create an unforgettable experience. To connect, kick ass and feel good after every ride.

Kelly Amshoff

Instructor

If you’ve ever seen a high energy, blonde fitness instructor wearing pearls, well, that’s ME! My enthusiasm for fitness and extreme passion for my clients health and wellness is what drives me within this industry. Whether it’s teaching classes, organizing events, providing monthly challenges, checking in on clients nutrition or offering incredible giveaway prizes, I promise to go above and beyond to ensure YOU are always thriving and evolving.

Mario Martinez Sweat Connected

Mario Martinez

Instructor

After 15 years of a career in theater and dance, I found my passion for indoor cycling. After my first class knew this was my next adventure! Following my passion for cycling I became a master instructor at one of the leading companies in fitness. I’ve taught coast to coast for the past 6 years.

In my classes you will find fun upbeat music with a mix of throwbacks and things you’ve never heard. My classes are motivating, Intense, challenging but always a great time. I look forward to us riding together!

Megan Arnoldy Sweat Connected

Megan Arnoldy

Instructor

I am a Pittsburgh native with a passion for music, movement, and bringing people together. I have taught barre, yoga, and indoor cycling for the past 8 years in Las Vegas, New Jersey and New York City. Additionally, I hold a BFA in Musical Theatre from Penn State University. My career in theatre has taken me on both sides of the table, performing in shows such as “Jersey Boys” and “Mamma Mia”, and then traveling the world as a Casting Director identifying talent for cruise ships, theme parks, and corporate events. I currently live in Lancaster, PA with my husband Matthew, dog Sunny, and cat Makoto and am the Studio Manager of Orangetheory Fitness Lancaster. I like to wear animal print, eat buffalo chicken, and really shine in the category of 90’s lyrics.

Nick Rivera Sweat Connected

Nick Rivera

Instructor

I have been teaching indoor cycling since 2016, and I am also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Always rebellious, I combine music, athleticism, and a unique quirkiness to create an explosively high-energy experience. Expect the unexpected.

I am a nutrition professor, researcher, fitness expert and a sucker for red wine. I am a pint-sized force on the Boston wellness scene and have been teaching a powerful indoor cycling class for over ten years. While my day job is training aspiring dietitians at Simmons University and researching how exercise and nutrition affect health, my passion is translating science in a fun and approachable way. I am a current Lululemon Ambassador, a prior Specialized Ambassador and have been featured in Time, Self Magazine, Popular Science, Forbes, and Eating Well.

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, I’ve lived and worked in New York City since 2012, after I graduated from Ohio State University with my degree in psychology. My initial reason for moving to NYC was to work in the fashion industry, and after a few gigs at magazines and fashion PR agencies, I knew it wasn’t the right fit for me. Luckily, I found my passion in the wellness industry, and after years of practicing yoga, I decided to finally go for it and become a teacher!

My greatest goal in teaching yoga is to empower my students to develop a healthy relationship with their bodies, to build a foundation that creates long term health and wellness, and to challenge them on the mat in ways that grow their confidence in all aspects of their lives! The way you do anything is the way you do everything, and our approach on our mats mirrors our approach in everything else we do. My classes are challenging, sweaty, and will ask you to dig deep to find your edge. With me, you will develop strength, resiliency, self-trust, and maybe even a sense of humor!

I have been in the fitness industry for over a decade. I am NASM certified, taught cycle and bootcamp classes at Flywheel in NYC and LA, and most recently joined Equinox to teach Treadmill, Cycle and Bootcamp classes. If you want to take the guesswork out of your workout, let me use my specific cueing so you know exactly what you’re doing, when you’re doing it and for how long. I will give you a varied, thoughtfully constructed, and precise workout with exhilarating tunes! Let’s ride/lift/run/jump! 

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