With nearly a decade of experience teaching indoor cycling to her credit, Iris Kotmel envisioned and founded CycleLuv® as the first dedicated indoor cycling studio in Loudoun County.
Standing wholeheartedly behind CycleLuv’s standards and effectiveness, Iris ensures the quality of the state-of-the-art Keiser equipment; the excellence of her team of instructors; and the high satisfaction of CycleLuv’s loyal members.
A Star 3 Mad Dogg Athletics-certified Spinning® Instructor (and CPR-certified, as are all CL staff), Iris does not rest content until she sincerely listens to the needs of her clients. Whether it is a custom playlist to celebrate a special occasion, a helpful modification for rehabilitating an injury, or pacing the CycleLuv team on one of its many philanthropy rides, CycleLuv’s members rally to Iris for both fitness and lasting friendships.
And there is more to Iris’ inspiring vision that keeps CycleLuv at the top of reader polls each year. The genuinely warm and wholly inclusive atmosphere is truly best experienced than described, with riders ranging from 12 to 75 years of age and of all fitness levels.
Join Iris on a ride today and discover the passion behind the words “Respect the bike–LUV the Ride.”
Holly has her Primary Group Excercise and Indoor Cycling certifications from the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America (AFAA).
Holly believes in having variety in both music and riding. Her workouts are created to be challenging but she teaches to all fitness levels by encouraging modifications and body awareness. If you like a mix of stellar music and kick butt cardio, then bring it, and get ready to swim in your own sweat!
An avid road cyclist for many years, Chuck decided to add indoor cycling to his fitness regimen, took his first ever class with Iris at CycleLuv over 3 years ago, and he has been a dedicated client ever since. Ultimately, the “bug” to instruct bit him, and with encouragement from the CycleLuv staff, he obtained his Mad Dogg Athletics, Inc. certified Spinning® instructor certification in January 2017.
Chuck has a passion for teaching and coaching. He is a career firefighter in a neighboring county and he is certified as a Virginia Emergency Medical Technician with over 25 years of service to the community. He also achieved USA Hockey (Level 4) ice hockey coach certification, and he has coached both youth league and high school ice hockey teams in northern Virginia.
Chuck describes his instructional philosophy and view of CycleLuv as, “It’s all about maintaining positivity and leading others to their inner strength to continuously improve. Indoor cycling allows me to blend music, some humor, and fitness coaching to bring the best out of each rider. Helping our clients meet and surpass their goals is when the magic happens, and it’s deeply rewarding to see it happen! It is very much like coaching a team sport. The cool thing about CycleLuv is the welcoming atmosphere and the fact that almost everyone becomes quick friends. The energy and cohesiveness of the group is what sets CycleLuv and its instructors apart from other indoor cycling studios.”