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  • We’re not just people who love to sweat.

    We’re a group of dynamic, heartfelt, powerful individuals on a mission to make every class at Zephyr as unique as the first.

    Each one of us brings our own distinctive voice, personality and beat-based experience to the mix. And together? Let’s just say we make quite a powerful team.

    To give you a chance to get to know us on a deeper level, we’ve been asked a series of questions about what makes us move, what makes get on the podium every week, and what makes each of us so unique.

    Meet our instructors below!


    Meet Carolyn


    Billings, Montana

    What do you do outside of the studio? Life revolves around Zephyr!  But when I’m not there, I am walking/hiking/xc skiing with my dogs, spending time with my family in Big Sky, or getting my booty kicked off the bike at Pure Barre (Farmer’s Daughters, Dave’s and Jam! are also in heavy rotation, always).

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    Everyone always told me my whole life to “do what you love and the rest will follow,” which is great advice if you know what you love to do… That didn’t click for me until I started taking rhythm-based indoor cycling classes and then ultimately teaching them when taking them wasn’t an option. I have never felt more alive and more in tune with my heart than when I am teaching class.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    I am a devout believer in the transformative, healing, regenerative, magical power of movement, especially when combined with music. I was also an English major in college so words and lyrics are fundamental to me. My classes encourage people to move rhythmically and without inhibition in order to work through and ultimately appreciate, celebrate, and lead boldly our lives – incorporating first and foremost the most important rhythm in them, our heartbeats.

    Current music that makes you move?
    Florence + the Machine, always. Currently very much also loving her musical little sister, Maggie Rogers.

    Words to sweat by:
    Get out of your head so you can move from your heart.


    Meet Jake


    Grand Forks, North Dakota

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    I’m currently working towards my architecture license. I also love good ol’ Montana outdoor adventures.

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    I actually had never thought about it until Carolyn gave me an opportunity to try it. I actually didn’t think I could do it at first, but I leaned into something different and never looked back!

    What’s your teaching style like?
    My teaching style is something like a motivation filled, intention driven, dance party with a few laughs and plenty of sweat.

    Current music that makes you move?
    Right now I’m really digging Bad Vibes by K.Flay, Goldrush Mansionair Remix by Death Cab, and Make Me Feel EDX Dubai Skyline Remix by Janelle Monae…. and obvi Panic at the Disco and Taylor Swift always (black heart emoji)

    Words to sweat by:
    Lead with your heart and the strength will follow.


    Meet Allie


    Billings, Montana

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    I graduated with my Industrial Engineering degree in May and have worked in my field as a Process Engineer for West Paw since then. (So, I get to make dog toys for a living) Outside of the office, I am either skiing in Big Sky, fly fishing, or hiking with my dog Sage. I am super passionate about cooking and try to maintain an active lifestyle through Z, running, and road biking.

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    I have ALWAYS loved music, from piano competitions to everyday life – music is what fuels me. I was driving home from my first ever Zephyr class and I had the thought “how cool would it be if I could get a workout in AND share my love of music with people.” That was just the start. I continued to take classes over the next few weeks and realized how much deeper it went for me. I have always struggled to find a healthy balance with exercise and after those two weeks I had connected to my body more than I ever knew was possible. I left every class feeling so much better than when I walked in and feeling like I could take on ANYTHING. My confidence was growing and I started thanking my body for how strong it was instead of what it looked like. This is when I reached out to Carolyn, because I wanted to be a part of this journey for everyone who walked through those doors – there are so many places in life that tear you down and I wanted to be a part of a community that is dedicated to building people back up again.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    I create every playlist with all levels of riders in mind. In each class you will find sprints, power, resistance, and movement mostly in an interval format. I keep the structure approachable so riders can start with a certain level of confidence. Then, I use music and intervals to take them out of their comfort zones, even if it is just for 15 seconds. I am a true believer that it just takes one moment of confidence to show yourself what you are capable of. I see riders all of the time take a chance and find their edge during an interval, then I ask them to go further during the next. They are able to push their bodies for short periods of time to new heights and build confidence along the way, so when those longer pushes come – they know they can do it and absolutely CRUSH it.

    Current music that makes you move?
    This is a hard question for me since it changes almost every week. Currently, the new Black Keys, Florence + the Machine, Weezer, and Vampire Weekend are on my personal workout playlists. I am also a life long Odesza and M83 fanatic, so you can always find me jamming in my car to any of their songs.

    Words to sweat by?
    You are the only one holding yourself back from being the best version of yourself.


    Meet Jackie


    Spicer, Minnesota

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    I go on hikes (when it’s warm out, of course) with my dogs, visit breweries, adventure with my fiancé, brunch, listen to a lot of true crime podcasts (shout out to all my fellow murderinos!) and visit my family when I can!

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    I grew up running cross country and track which turned into running races once I graduated high school because I loved the feeling of seeing how hard I could push my body while having that mind/body connection that I felt like I could only get when I was running. I also was in dance from when I was 3 to 18 so I always loved mixing music with movement. My friends would always joke that one day I would be a DJ because I loved just rocking out and moving! I took my first cycling class while living in Minneapolis after high school and “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding came on and the instructor (I swear she looked right at me) said “anything could happen, but you can’t just sit here and expect it to happen to you, you have to make it happen” while ROCKING OUT and at that moment, I told myself I would one day become a cycling instructor. Years later, I was working in a Marketing Tech agency and realized that there had to be something more in life so my parents gifted me a trip to LA to get certified in cycling and at that same time I was introduced to Carolyn through our waxer (I LOVE YOU SPRUCE & HONEY) and from there, it just all fell into place. After I taught my first class as Zephyr, I knew I was meant to be a cycling instructor.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    Positively motivating. I am here to make you sweat and work your hardest but also have a fun time doing it.

    Current music that makes you move?
    I have really been digging AJR, ODESZA, and Kygo. Anything with a strong beat and an even stronger message just makes me want to get lost in it.

    Words to sweat by:
    Whatever your reason for moving, just move with every bit of you. The second you start to move with full intention and without hesitation is the second it all makes sense


    Meet Sarah


    Bozeman, Montana

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    I love to bake, rescue chihuahuas, compete and coach Spartan races, play instruments and enjoy time with my son

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    I realized I wanted to be an instructor Zephyr from the very beginning….I knew I wanted to make an impact on people through a channel Bozeman had yet to experience…and for an organization that is truly passionate about exercise and community.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    My teaching style…. Honestly, distraction with humor, real life purpose and vulnerability paired with variable training methods to keep the workouts well rounded.

    Music that makes you move?
    Dynamic beat drops, musical “blasts from the past” that everybody knows, and the touchy-feeling ones that tug on the heart strings.

    Words to sweat by:
    Time/Tension/Tenacity-3 T’s to test your RPE (rate of perceived exertion).


    Meet Cackie


    Indian Hill-Cincinnati, Ohio

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    Eat food & pet dogs (and currently packing to move across the country)

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    I was a teenager when I started teaching, 12 years ago — I knew I wanted to help people tap into their potential like I had been taught to.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    Passionate & assertive (but I’m also hilarious).

    Current music that makes you move?
    It’s been a morning full of Mumford & Sons, but ask me again in a few hours and I’ll have a totally different genre going.

    Words to sweat by:
    Limits are self-imposed, you set them so you can break through them


    Meet Carlynn


    Bozeman, Montana

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    I go running with my buppy (blue puppy), volunteering at Bridgercare, anything involving sweat or sunlight!

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    The first class I ever took. The combination of cardio and music set my soul on fire and I never wanted it to end.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    Encouraging! I want everyone to feel welcome and know that Zephyr is here for you. Whether it’s crushing power numbers, resistance intervals, or just crying in the dark; I have been there!

    Current music that makes you move?
    Anything 80s

    Words to sweat by:
    Don’t overthink, just move your feet.


    Meet Lauren


    Born in Hartford, Connecticut but grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina

    What do you do outside of the studio?
    Teach kiddos, currently finishing my Masters in Education & Learning, go on adventures with my pup + hubby, and cook!

    When did you realize you wanted to become an instructor?
    After my first class! I was absolutely hooked as the Zephyr crew made me feel like I was home. I had been traveling a lot and hadn’t really felt that in a while. It was a really special feeling.

    What’s your teaching style like?
    Inclusive – my class is for anyone and everyone looking to have some fun, challenge themselves, & be active!

    Current music that makes you move?
    Country and pop music! I love anything with a good beat.

    Words to sweat by:
    Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable!


    We hope you enjoyed getting to know our Zephyr family! Be sure to check out our class schedule and experience one of our unique rides today.

  • The Zephyr Difference

    The holiday season is such a special time of year. It’s a time during which we get to be around your friends and family to celebrate, laugh, love and cherish the moments we get to spend together. where to workout in bozeman, montana

    The holidays are also a time when extra commitments may come into play – holiday parties, travel plans, happy hours and cookie exchanges, anyone?! These extra plans might put your health and fitness priorities on the backburner – and we totally get it. It’s a busy time for everyone, but just know that we’re here for you and will welcome you with arms wide open whenever you need a little sweat.

    This time of year is also the perfect time to start thinking about the New Year and what it brings to the table. A new year means a renewed sense of energy, a fresh perspective on life, and most often, a new workout routine.

    We know there are many incredible studios and gyms in Bozeman that offer top-notch classes and workouts. The fitness community in this town is one of the biggest reasons why we love where we live. There’s truly something for everyone.

    So what makes us so different? Why would Zephyr be for you?

    In order to give you a better sense of who we are and what we offer, we wanted to share with you all of the incredible things that comprise Zephyr’s core. No matter what you choose to do for your health, we want to make sure it’s a good fit for you.

    Membership Perks

    By becoming a monthly-unlimited member at Z, you dedicate your time and energy into bettering yourself through movement, music and community. We get how big of a commitment that really is so that’s why we like to say a little thank you with some awesome membership perks:

    • Discounts to Complete Body Works, including $25 ortho treatments (normally $50) and $20 off any service of $50 or more (including but not limited to massages and facials)
    • 1 free late cancel/month (normally $10)
    • 1 complimentary guest pass per month
    • Membership pauses for minimum 2 weeks + maximum 3 months
    • 10% off retail
    • 10% off class passes for immediate family members
    • 15% off any class pass at Ekam Yoga and/or Pure Barre Bozeman


    We want to make Zephyr feel like a home away from home. That’s why we have on-site showers complete with Kevin Murphy hair products courtesy of Zuri Salon and body products by Spruce & Honey. We also have blow dryers, hair ties, Glo Luxury Oil products, and post-workout supplements from PKT. No time to shower or change? Grab a Fresh Wipe on your way out the door and you’re set!

    Class Time and Variety

    Between early morning rides, lunch hour sweat dates, early afternoon sessions and after work classes, there’s a time meant for everyone. Plus, we don’t just offer indoor cycling classes. We offer multiple cross-training opportunities each week through our Dash+ and Elevate classes which incorporate strength and mobility training exercises in our loft space six days a week.

    Check out our full schedule of classes here and find out what works for you!


    Zephyr is located on the corner of Kagy and Willson, in an easily accessible location no matter from where you’re coming in town. We have plenty of free parking on-site so you’ll never have to worry about being late for class or getting a parking ticket. We’re also near coffee, smoothies, breakfast, lunch and dinner establishments, which combined with our showers makes working out to having a night out a breeze.

    Expert Instructors

    Our instructors go above and beyond before they ever teach a class. Each one of them completes Zephyr-specific training that ensures that not only do they teach a rhythmically-based class, they also develop and strengthen their own authentic energy, which allows them to lead powerfully effective and cathartic classes. Our Zephyr program also allows them to learn the ins and outs of teaching safe classes that are truly open to all (and don’t worry, they’re all CPR certified!). We love each and every one of them, and would not be able to do what we do without their dedication and hard work.

    The Community

    Finally, our unparalleled community of riders, instructors, front desk staff, supporters, and partners make up the heart of who we are. We are diverse, we lift each other up, we’re friends, we’re family, and we’re there to better ourselves and the communities we support. Together, we are truly one of a kind.

    We hope that wherever your health and fitness journey leads you in the New Year, you’ll feel just as confident and supported as we do. It’s important to find a community that you believe in and who believes in you, and we’d love to see you at Zephyr soon. If it’s your first time, don’t forget about our new client special – first week of class for just $18. Tap here to learn more.

  • A lot of doubts can accompany the thought of taking your first indoor cycling class.

    “It’s too hard”
    “It’s too scary.”
    “I’m not good enough.”
    “I’m going to die.”

    Even though indoor cycling has been around for years and has proven to be an effective, efficient, and fun workout, there’s still a stigma attached to it.

    We totally get it.

    Trying something new for the first time can be intimidating and downright scary, but we’re here to tell you that it is doable, that it is fun, and that you CAN Zephyr with us.

    At Zephyr, we welcome all people no matter your shape, size, gender, ability, or athleticism. Our studio is built on community, not on how well you can take a class.

    For the past month, we’ve been keeping our eyes and ears open over on our Instagram and have gathered up some major indoor cycling myths – ones that we’ve all probably fallen for at one point in time.

    So whether you’re a seasoned pro or you’ve never taken a spin class before, we’ve got eight indoor cycling myths that might scare you, even though they shouldn’t.

    Myth #1: It will make my thighs bulky.

    Haven’t you heard? Strong, muscular, powerful legs are in. Spinning will make your thighs capable of more than you know. It’s a great way to add definition while getting in a killer cardio push – talk about the best of both worlds!

    Myth #2: It’s too hard.

    Classes at Zephyr are entirely up to you – the speed, resistance, power, and push is dependent on what you are capable of in that moment. We encourage each rider to tune into his or her body and listen to what it needs.

    Myth #3: The instructor will yell at me.

    Each instructor at Zephyr serves as a guide by simply offering direction and suggestions in class. They are trained to keep you safe, moving with the music, and staying with your breath. If something they suggest doesn’t feel right for you, we encourage you to listen to your body and make adjustments as necessary – we always encourage you doing what is best for you.

    Myth #4: Indoor cycling only works my lower body.

    Zephyr classes provide a full-body workout. They work your heart, lungs, legs, arms, and your core. Our Uplift class also gives your upper body an extra push as hand weights are used during one or two songs.

    Myth #5: I have to be in shape to ride.

    All fitness levels are welcome at Zephyr. You don’t have to have any workout experience to try a class. Studies even show that indoor cycling is one of the gentlest workouts on your joints. Virtually anyone can do it!

    Myth #6: Indoor cycling is only for women.

    Zephyr has no gender preference. We’re for anyone who wants to get in a good sweat and have some serious fun, all while forming a strong, healthy community.

    Myth #7: Everyone will be watching me.

    The lights are off or down low in every Zephyr class to ensure that riders are focusing on themselves and tuning into their own bodies. No one cares what the person next to him or her is doing – they are here to support you, not to judge you.

    Myth #8: It’s the same as biking outside.

    Although biking outside and indoor cycling use similar muscles and mechanics, they are two different workouts. Biking outside can sometimes require more gear, time, and attention. So if you don’t have any of that, indoor cycling may be a great option to try. A Zephyr class can give you a place to tune into the music, close your eyes, and focus solely on your ride. You’ll also never have to worry about changing a flat tire.

    At the end of the day, quite a few myths exist that can scare people away from giving an indoor cycling class a try. We hope this blog post offers some clarity around indoor cycling and Zephyr, opens up your mind, and pushes you to walk through our doors in Bozeman, Montana, or wherever home is for you.

    You never know until you try.

  • Zephyr 101: Riding Do’s and Don’ts

    Riding at Zephyr is all about having fun, working on your fitness, and listening to your body in order to have the best ride possible. It’s also about having a safe and effective ride both on and off the bike.

    Indoor Cycling Do's and Don'ts

    Earlier this month, we had our very first Zephyr 101 class where we went back to the basics. We touched on setting up your bike properly, correct form in all three hand positions, and how to move through transitions safely and smoothly. Our riders walked away feeling empowered, confident, and ready to tackle their next indoor cycling class.

    So for this month’s blog post, we wanted to share all of the information we covered in Zephyr 101 with those that didn’t get the chance to join us in class.

    Below you will find a few riding do’s and don’ts in order to stay safe, have fun, and get the best workout you possibly can.

    Remember Your Form

    Pull back in the saddle, lightly grip the handlebars, make sure your airways are open, and keep your core engaged. Good form should be your number one priority – even before the beat.

    Hydrate (All Day)

    Zephyr is one of those workouts where you sweat…a lot! That’s why it’s important to replenish those lost fluids and electrolytes through drinking water before, during, and after class.

    Embrace The Sweat

    Sweating is your body’s way of cooling itself down, which is a very good thing. Embrace it! If you need to wipe some of it away, we provide towels at no extra charge to every rider who takes class.

    Move To The Music

    At Zephyr, we ride to the beat of the music. You want to find the downbeat and start to move your pedal stroke to match it. Once you find it, you can adjust your resistance knob to either slow your legs (more resistance) or speed them up (less resistance).

    Book Ahead Of Time

    We are so thankful for those who continue to ride with us week after week, and also to our newbies trying us out for the first time! This means that we are getting busier, so it’s a great idea to book your class ahead of time. Our new website makes booking easier than ever or you can download the free MindBody app!

    Modify If Needed

    Our instructors are meant to give you suggestions and cues, but if something doesn’t feel right, we encourage you to adjust and listen to your body.


    Indoor cycling is a great workout for endurance, stamina, and strength. In order to fully maximize your workout, we suggest stretching for a few extra minutes after class or when you get home from your ride.

    Compare Yourself To Other Riders

    There is no “one size fits all” approach for every rider. Each person looks different and uses different resistances, yet, we are all capable of amazing things.

    Tense Up On The Bike

    A huge piece of the foundation is the breath. Make sure that the airways are open and that your head is fully aligned from the top to the back of your tailbone. Always come back to that inhale and exhale as it allows you to relax into the movement.

    Show Up Late

    We pride ourselves on being respectful of everyone’s time by getting you in and out the door right on schedule. If you know you’re going to be late, just give us a call so we can plan accordingly and get you a bike by the door setup for a smooth transition.

    Ride Without Resistance

    You want your muscles to stay engaged for a safe and effective ride, and by riding without resistance, you increase your risk for injury. Always remember you can come back to that base gear at any time.

    Rely On The Handlebars

    The handlebars are merely a guide for your hands in each of the three positions. In order to keep your core engaged the entire time, rest your hands lightly on the handlebars and focus on your breath.

    Skip The Stretch

    Stretching is so important in cooling your body down and bringing your mind back to neutral. We stretch after every ride because we see it as an opportunity to maximize your workout.

    Be Afraid To Ask For Help

    Our instructors are highly trained and educated professionals who are there to help you. Don’t be afraid to ask.

    For more indoor cycling tips, check out our recent blog post on learning the Zephyr lingo!