If you step into a Terlingo Cycle class with John Terlingo, you quickly realize this is not an ordinary spin class.
It is no wonder Terlingo has a cult following of riders. The candle lit studio holds 42 bikes and the class we went to was packed with jazzed humans, excited to mount their ride. For 45 minutes, the music pulsed and we forgot to think about anything other than the ride and the music.
Except… then we remembered why we were there. This Saturday (10/15/22), Terlingo opens its 42 bikes on a donation only basis, to support the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, preceeding the Farrah Fawcett Foundation’s fundraising event on Oct 20th which benefits both Hope Lodge and Stand Up to Cancer.
“Everyone is welcome,” Terlingo says. “There is no donation too small, or too big.”
You can learn more about the fun event taking place on 10/20, here. It is not too late to grab tickets for dinner and a show with Sheryl Crow at The Rustic. Yeehaw.
Terlingo, a model in LA– turned Celebrity Fitness Guru, fell in love with “Spin” working directly under Debbie Rocker, the woman that would make “Spinning” the phenomenon that it became.
Terlingo is a True Original, bringing “Spinning” to Dallas and later, The Farrah Fawcett Foundation and Hope Lodge, as well.
Growing up, Terlingo had been in awe of Farrah Fawcett. When they were finally introduced, they hit it off.
“She was just such a beautiful person, unaffected by her Celebrity,” he relayed.
Later, when she passed and Terlingo opened his own studio in Dallas, he said: “I wanted her lightness and energy in the studio. In a way, it is.”
The class itself is a meditation.
A “journey,” Terlingo says.
It’s The Formula which makes his class more of a “prayer” than your ordinary cycle class.
Their partnership with The Farrah Fawcett Foundation has grown over the years, with the studio raising $100,000 for the Hope Lodge, Dallas, in the name of Farrah Fawcett.
“When a patient enters the Farrah Fawcett suite, you can tell they are just sort of “moved” by the meaning. That just moved me.” -JT
Sign up for this Saturday’s Charity Ride, benefiting the Hope Lodge and Farrah Fawcett Foundation at 10:45am with Terlingo, himself. Visit terlingocycle.com and click on “schedule.”
Feel good. Do good.
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