Delaura “Del” Baldwin
“The One With the Vision”
Owner, Fitness Director, Master Coach
Certifications: NPTI Personal Trainer & Nutrition Consultant, AFA Group Fitness Instructor, Keiser Cycling Certification
Founder of Delirium Fitness, Del Baldwin, is, first and foremost, a mother of three. Always a lover of movement and fitness, she grew up as a dancer. During her college years at U of M and her young professional life as a video and film producer in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, she only periodically went to the gym to attend classes.
After getting laid off at age 35, however, she realized how out of shape she had become and decided to start running and focus on getting fit. She ran her first mile since high school and began taking boot camp classes. Seven months later, she ran a half-marathon. She loved the way being fit made her feel stronger, and able to do things she never thought she could. Wanting to share the way she felt with others, she decided to pursue training as a career. Del attended National Personal Training Institute and received National Association of Sports Medicine-approved diplomas in Personal Training and Nutrition Counseling in 2009.
She began teaching classes on the beaches and in the parks in Southern California, and purchased a successful business that focused on women. She had a support staff of five other instructors and over 120 members in 3 locations. She ran this business for four years and doubled the sales. During this time, she became more and more passionate about being a trainer.
After moving to Michigan, she started to try things out and get a feel for the new fitness climate. She taught classes at University of Michigan, Liberty Athletic Club, Workout 1, Saline Rec Center and Orange Theory Fitness. She also began to take on some personal clients in her basement. Soon, the business in her basement grew to 20 women taking classes together and supporting one another.
Delirium Fitness took on a life of its own! After eighteen months, the business outgrew the basement and Del sought out a partner and new studio space to better serve the local women.
Del is so thrilled to have the opportunity to be able to serve women and assist them in their journey to be better, stronger, and more confident. She believes women put themselves and their own well-being on the back-burner way too often, as she did for many years. She tries to make it “easy” to commit through emotional support and offering challenging yet do-able classes that also push you to feel great. She also aims to inspire people near and far with her involvement with Brooks Running.
She didn’t grow up a runner, and she didn’t start her professional life as a trainer at age 21, but it is because of this, she is able to relate better to her clientele, she is able to remember what it was like to “start”, and she is ever-so-grateful to have been lead down this new life path.
“I believe the universe has put me here to inspire and ignite others through fitness.”
“The One Who Makes it Happen”
Owner, Administrative Director, Coach
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Keiser Cycling Certification
Lynn grew up active, participating in various sports throughout her young life. In middle school and high school, she gained a love for competitive sports and participated in swimming, volleyball, field hockey, and track and field. Her main focus was running where she was a high school regional champion and state finalist sprinter (fun fact: she still holds a high school record many, MANY years later!) Her love of running and fitness continued into her adult life, and she turned from sprinting to endurance events, participating in 5K, 10K, half-marathon and relay races. As a former high school teacher, she also continued involvement in competitive sports as a track and field and field hockey coach.
Shortly after moving to Ann Arbor to raise her family (Lynn has 2 young boys) and work part-time as a mathematics teacher, she found herself in need of two things: a new fitness studio and friends – she found both when she joined Delirium Fitness.
Recently, Lynn decided it was time for a change and began searching for new career opportunities. At the same time, Del began searching for a way to grow Delirium Fitness, and the two decided to join forces. Within three short months, Lynn became a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, co-owner and the Administrative Director of Delirium Fitness and couldn’t be more excited about her new-found career! She is looking forward to learning and growing as a trainer and also leading training programs as the studio’s running coach.
“I’ve finally found my path in life and a career where I wake up excited to go to work every day! I am passionate about helping others and strive to help empower other women through fitness!”
Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness, Keiser Cycling
Becky Sutton is a natural born teacher – she originally received an Elementary Education degree from Eastern Michigan University and worked in the field prior to becoming a mother. Following the birth of her 4 children, she found fitness as a way to improve her physical and mental self. She started out teaching stroller fitness classes, where she met Del and Lynn. Impressed by her strength and dedication, Del encouraged her to obtain further certifications and to join her as an instructor at Delirium. In addition to Delirium Fitness, Becky also teaches circuit-style classes at the University of Michigan. She recently obtained her Keiser cycling certification and is excited about teaching these new classes!
In addition to her fitness career, she also runs “Bon Voyage by Becky” as a Disney World Vacation Planner, and coordinates a household of 4 very active “tweens”!
Certifications: Keiser M3, Madd Dog Spinning
Brigid Lossing had a more difficult road to health and fitness than many of us. Not only did Brigid turn her entire life around in terms of her weight, her diet, and her fitness, but she has successfully battled cancer – twice.
Brigid considers herself a coach to her indoor cycling clients, striving to inspire Ryders to investigate their potential, set goals, then find pathways to achieving them. “There are many subtle nuances involved in cycling. When planning a Ryde, I strive to highlight one or two aspects so participants will leaving feeling as though they have gained a little more knowledge and are working their way toward mastering specific skills.”
Brigid developed the concept of Training for Life as a focus for RydeOn!‘s work. To her, Training for Life means that it’s important for everyone to embrace the idea of “training” as something that’s not just for athletes. “Consider all the physical activity we engage in on a day-to-day basis. Then think how much better we will feel when we can move through our day without aches and pains. How wonderful to be able to go up and down stairs without being winded!” Through her blog series, “The Keys to Success in Health and Fitness,” Brigid has created a complete guide – one that goes far beyond indoor cycling – to help clients reach their goals
Certifications – Mad Dogg Athletics Spinning® Instructors certificate; CPR; Human Resource Management (McGill University)
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Sharon Hillenaar has had the good fortune of being able to live in 5 different countries over the last 10 years; the US being her most recent relocation. Whilst living overseas Sharon had her own craft supply import/export business, she to fostered a love for health and fitness with many hours of training for 1/2 marathons and attending cyling classes; her two favorite activities. After selling her business in 2013, she soon found herself longing to get involved in the health and fitness industry. Often thinking of her mother’s advice of “following your heart and the rest will fall into place” she enrolled in a Spinning® course and became a certified Spin® instructor.
“Helping others to achieve their goals is so rewarding for both the individual and myself. It is an intrinsic part of who I am and being able to play a role in guiding individuals towards health and wellbeing provides me with so much happiness.”
Training for Life is about setting yourself up for long term success with realistic goals and determination. Providing tools, ideas and support to make that success a reality is what helps feed that long term goal and that’s what Sharon believes her biggest role is within the health and fitness industry. “Seeing proud, smiling confident faces is what I hope will be the end result of any training support I provide”.
Certifications: Sydney Technical College Associate Diploma in Nuclear Medicine, Mad Dogg Spin Instructor, CPR.
Andrew went for his Mad Dogg Spin certification and joined the RydeOn! team because his wife (and RydeOn! instructor), Jocie, encouraged him. Since then he’s found his RydeOn! experience so motivating that, when the weather permits, Andrew rides his bike to and from the classes he instructors – for a total thirty-five mile ride!
Saying that “You have to have fun working out!,” Andrew sees himself as a coach, motivator, spinning technique advisor and “entertainer” who believes good fun is a major key to good health.
When it comes to Training for Life, Andrew finds it an easy concept because he and Jocie use indoor cycling as a cross training tool for their running. “Spinning is so easy on our joints while also engaging our prime running muscles.”
In the past year Andrew has improved his half marathon time to less than eight minutes per mile, and completed his second marathon at the end of September at a sub-nine minutes per mile pace – “A race distance I said I would never run!”
Degrees and Certifications: BA, DDS, M.S., Madd Dog Spin Instructor, CPR
Jocie is yet another of our indoor cycling instructors who has chosen to pursue health and fitness as her profession as well as her passion – in Jocie’s case, she has her own orthodontic practice in addition to her work with our studio.
She also practices what she preaches when it comes to her health and fitness journey. Jocie says that a main component of her fitness philosophy is to keep the company of like-minded friends. She has definitely done so, running almost daily with her office staff and encouraging her husband, Andrew (who is also one of our instructors), in his own running efforts.
Jocie reports that Training for Life is, “incorporated into all of my training routines. … Anyone who gets into a good fitness routine knows how great it can make you feel and how much better other aspects of your life become when you are healthy.”
Jocie has been very busy in the past year, completing her first full triathlon, the Full Rev, at Cedar Point (where she won for her age group!), completing the 6.2 mile Swim to the Moon, and running five half-marathons, the Ann Arbor marathon, and an fifty-mile ultra-marathon in Florida. She is currently training for a 100-mile ultra-marathon, and says that “Spinning has helped my running tremendously. I recommend spinning as a training routine for all runners!”
Certifications – Mad Dogg Spinning
Nicole has been a client at RydeOn! since shortly after the studio opened in 2011. She earned her Madd Dog Spinning certification in May 2015. After participating in the RydeOn!Tour de France challenge in the spring of 2012, Nicole became hooked – so much so that her fiancé proposed at RydeOn!during the New Year’s Eve 2013/2014 ride!
Indoor cycling has driven her to make other changes, including running her first 5k and 10ks last year with plans for more this year (something she never saw herself doing), and becoming involved with a local Wish A Mile team who rides at the studio as well.
Certifications – Mad Dogg Spinning, Keiser M3, CPR
I began taking classes at RydeOn! shortly after the studio opened in 2011. I had always wanted to see what all the buzz was about! As soon as the class started, I knew exactly why people loved spinning. The instructors, atmosphere, energy, music, and the hard work, I was hooked! In 2012 I decided to get certified to teach so I could help and share in peoples’ journey to better themselves.
I have always been into athletics since I was young and when I started going to classes at RydeOn! in 2011 I had also started training for my first 5k. I thought spinning would be a great way to compliment my training and prevent injury. Many races later, from 5k’s to half marathon’s and even a full marathon scheduled in late 2017, spinning still is my go to exercise for cross-training.
If you have ever felt hesitant to try something new like spinning, RydeOn! is the place to go for your first experience. The bikes are top notch quality, the instructors are knowledgeable and motivating in their own different ways, and the other clients are incredibly supportive. You will feel right at home the minute you walk through the door.
For me, Training for Life, means finding something you enjoy and produces results so that you stick with it. Something that pushes you to be the best version of yourself day in and day out. There is nothing more rewarding for me as an athlete and an instructor to see people working hard and accomplishing things they never thought they could do.
Believe you can a you’re halfway there!
My journey into the world of indoor cycling began in the fall of 2016 right here at RydeOn! A past knee injury combined with a fair amount of boredom with the elliptical trainer at the gym gave me the motivation to give indoor cycling a try, despite having little to no knowledge of the concept of “spinning”. After only one class, it was clear I had stumbled upon a new favorite form of exercise. Not only did I love the physical challenges of spinning, but also it was also obvious that this was a lot of fun!
After another six months at RydeOn!, I continued to feel [motivated by my fitness results, but even more apparent, was how I felt inspired by the other instructors and participants in each class. As a result, I decided to pursue the opportunity to teach, and earned my spinning instructor certification in May of 2017. A self-proclaimed “numbers person” and music geek, I could not be more thrilled to take on a new role as an instructor. Aside from spinning, you may find me striking a yoga pose, swinging a golf club (or at least trying my best), or paddling /waterskiing at the lake in the summer.
Certifications – Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200); Schwinn Cycling MPower; CPR and Basic First Aid
Amy has been teaching yoga since 2008 ― from basic to advanced classes. She has also been spinning for many years because it is invigorating and downright FUN. Amy brings an encouraging energy to teaching indoor cycling and works to offer variations to allow more seasoned students to explore his/her edge. She provides a focus on breath, posture and a mindful approach to each sequence, person and ride.
Amy enjoys teaching classes with energetic variety and works to link music, breath and mindfulness. At the same time, she recognizes that each client comes to cycling for [individual reasons ― cardio vascular fitness, strength and endurance training, stress relief, building healthful habits, fun-factor or community. Amy’s goals are to provide a safe space to allow clients to achieve his/her individual goals and treats each class as a daily practice of self-care.
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The Delirium Difference!
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“I joined Delirium Fitness about 2.5 years ago. I am in my 40s and in the best shape of my life. The workouts are definitely challenging but the creativity makes them fun too. Delirium Fitness is challenging, inspiring and fun all at the same time. You should come check it out!”Michelle Kloack
“I can honestly say over the past year I have not done the same workout routine twice. Each session I was completing different exercises with the same result: drenched in sweat with muscles shaking and the feeling of complete accomplishment! Del never failed to surprise me with a new challenge and encouragement when I needed it the most.”April GonzalesClient
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