Instructors

 
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Jessica Oneglia Travelstead 

Jessica was raised in Litchfield County but moved west to obtain her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado in Boulder. After college, she and her husband, both avid skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, moved to Taos, New Mexico and then to Portland, Oregon where Jessica worked for Nike Golf.  After receiving her MBA from the University of Denver, she moved back to the east coast to continue her career in the sports apparel business in NYC. Years later, she returned to Litchfield to raise her children and joined an active real estate practice with The Matthews Group at William Raveis.

She and her husband have two daughters, now 11 and 15, and both are involved in the local youth sports scene where they coach lacrosse through the Litchfield Hills Youth Lacrosse program.  Jessica is the tennis coach for the Washington Montessori Tennis team, and she also plays tennis on a 4.0 USTA team. When a tennis injury briefly kept her from doing high impact athletics, she began spinning and ultimately received her SPIN certification to better understand exercise science and bring high cardio, low impact and fun cross training into her already active life.

Jessica loves music, and her RIDE classes profile cycling routes all over the world: Santa Fe to Taos, New Mexico, the 2016 Olympic race courses in Rio, the Green Mountain Challenge Course, stages of the Tour de France and even local terrain profiles in our beautiful Litchfield County. She provides riders with detailed gear levels and RPM instruction so her classes are perfect for new riders as well as riders who love great music and interesting, varied terrain. 

 
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Stacie Jordan Perachi

A Physical Therapist for over 20 years, Stacie graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 1993 from Springfield College, where she also competed as an NCAA Division II gymnast.  Stacie has been certified through Mad Dogg Athletics as a Spinning® instructor since 2008 and has coached and trained multiple groups for triathlon.  She has worked full-time as a Physical Therapist for New Milford VNA since 2004, and lives in Washington, CT with her husband and 3 children.  A lifelong athlete and fitness enthusiast,  Stacie began the sport of triathlon in 2009, and has enjoyed much success locally and nationally as an age-group triathlete.

Her RIDE classes offer upbeat and relevant music, motivational instruction, and of course, lots of fun!  She likes to challenge her riders to push themselves to reach their full potential, and she enjoys watching them get stronger each class.

 
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Dom Gillen

Dom is the owner and creator of Earth Sports; a personal training studio that offers endurance coaching and outdoor fitness. He was a  member of the USA Triathlon National team and had a 10 year career as a professional triathlete. Dom is also an elite mountain biker and road racer. He really enjoys introducing new people to cycling and is always willing to answer any questions you may have.

Dom graduated from Shepaug HS, The University of Connecticut, and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer. He currently lives in New Preston with his wife, Catherine, and daughter, Maggie and new son, Clayton.

Dom’s RIDE classes challenge riders to hit specific training zones based on their own personal rating of exertion. Cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, and endurance are all targeted during the class.   “Great music, great coaching and great support” easily describes Dom’s cycling instruction style. Dom finishes his RIDE with an upper body and core workout using TRX in the loft @ RIDE.