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Mar 2009

Sportsplex Stamford Group Exercise: Teacher Feature

Teacher Feature March 2009

Each month Sportsplex will feature one of its professional Group Exercise Instructors. Individually each one brings a unique style and energy to the classes they teach.

March’s Teacher Feature

Darcey Ramsey
Sportsplex Group Ex Instructor

Spin, BodyPump and Coming Soon: BodyVive!
Group Ex Schedule

Darcy grew up as a 3 sport athlete in Greenwich (varsity field hockey, basketball and softball straight though college). Once college was over she decided she needed to find another sport she could continue for the rest of her life.

Darcy had always ridden her bike as a kid, and used it as a cross training workout for her other sports. There was a local bike race called the Greenwich Criterium on Greenwich Avenue. She went to watch and was instantly hooked! She started racing back in the early ’80s, and after winning several Regional and State Championships, competing in the Olympic Trials, and finally winning a National Championship, she switched to multi-sport.

Her first foray into multi-sport was Duathlon (run-bike-run) where she was a member of the National Team, TEAM USA, and competed in several National and World Championships (winning an age-group silver in Switzerland in ’06). Always on the lookout for a new challenge, she switched to triathlon, and has competed in dozens of races including 4 Ironmans and the Half-Ironman World Championships.

This year she will go back to racing short-course duathlon with the goal of making TEAM USA at the National Championships in April, and competing in the World Championships in September.

Of course all of this racing PALES in comparison to the joy and thrill she gets out of teaching her classes at Sportsplex (Spin, BodyPump and coming soon: BodyVive!). She loves the interaction she has with the clientele, and the challenge of keeping her classes fresh, fun, and exciting!

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    Feb 2009

    Sportsplex Stamford Group Exercise: Teacher Feature

    Teacher Feature February 2009

    Each Month Sportsplex with feature one of its professional Group Exercise Instructors. Individually each one brings a unique style and energy to the classes they teach.

    February’s Teacher Feature
    Penny Hoff, Sportsplex Group Exercise Director

    Penny Hoff is a 30 year fitness teacher and professional certified through AFAA in a variety of specialties.  Penny has been Director of Group Exercise at Sportsplex for over 13 years.

    She can be found teaching the following classes at Sportsplex Stamford
    Spinning, Interval Spin, and Yoga

    Check out Sportsplex Group Exercise Schedule

    She has written a book of short stories- Fitness Rants For the Chronologically Enriched, about her experience as an aging athlete who has had two successful hip replacements, after which she was able to return to her passion for fitness and exercise. She has also authored an 8 week audio fitness program for couples called, ‘Does My Marriage Make Me Look Fat”. She is a regular on the ABC Weekend Morning News and can next be seen¬† next on Saturday, March 21st at 7:45am.

    Watch Penny as she shows the latest tips on how to break through a weight loss plateau.

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