After taking a few classes at Redbike in Brickell, Adam Ginsberg was prompted to audition as an instructor. Four years later, Ginsberg is still leading packs of cyclists at the popular Brickell spin studio. We caught up with Ginsberg for a Quick 10 interview, but you can also follow him on Instagram – @ginsspins.
Tell us about yourself – where are you from and how did you find your way to the 305?
I was born in Miami, but raised in Broward County. After completing my Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration at the University of Central Florida, I moved back to the 305 to begin my career.
How did you get your start in fitness and as an instructor?
I had never taken an indoor cycling class and decided to sign up for a class at RedBike Studios since it was close to my apartment. I liked it so much that I bought a package. After a few classes, I was approached by their team to audition during instructor tryouts. They had been looking for people in their classes who could keep up with the beat and I guess I fit
What is your favorite part of being a fitness instructor?
I love being on stage and letting loose. My full-time job, like many people, consists of sitting at a desk all day. For me, teaching class is as much of a stress reliever as it is for my riders.
How do you stay full of energy throughout the day?
I’d be lying if I didn’t say coffee. On top of the coffee, I’m genuinely excited to teach class and share my awesome playlist with my riders.
How would you describe your classes?
My approach is to make classes feel like a party rather than a workout. Yes, other instructors take the same approach. What makes my class unique is that I try to focus less on the fitness aspect and more on the fun aspect. What I do is try to change the state of mind of my riders. Rather than focusing on what we’re doing physically, I remind everyone to smile and dance on the bike. This takes the stress and pressure out of the workout and focuses more on the way in which we feel from the workout.
Besides fitness, what’s one thing you’re passionate about?
Trance music. If I’m not listening to my playlists for class, odds are I’m listening to some sort of trance podcast.
What is a long-term goal you are working towards or would love to achieve?
I would love to continue instructing at larger events outside of the studio. Building relationships in the Miami fitness community and the social scene is a priority of mine.
What is the one thing you do every day to stay fit?
I take the stairs at work as much as possible. I’m a big believer in doing simple or small things to change habits.
How do you practice mental health in your everyday life?
Instructing class. It allows me to share my creativity, releases positive vibes, and makes me feel accomplished after a long day.
What’s your go-to healthy and cheat meals?
Healthy: Baked Salmon and Brussels sprouts. Cheat: pizza and ice cream (yes both, one after the other).