ASHLEY JOHNSTON

CYCLE COACH

ALYSSA RIFORGIATE

FIRST IMPRESSIONS & STRENGTH COACH

BRANDON FULLER

STRENGTH COACH

Caleb Greig

STRENGTH COACH

DEVIN MURRAY

CYCLE COACH

ERIN SCHAUL YBARRA

OH-EIGHT FUEL BAR MANAGER

FELICIA RENAE

CYCLE COACH

HANNAH GAY

SMOOTHIE MIXOLOGIST

JAKE VEGA

STRENGTH & CYCLE COACH

JEREMY JONES

CO-FOUNDER AND STRENGTH COACH

KEILA HALL

STUDIO MANAGER, HEAD NUTRITION COACH, CYCLE AND STRENGTH COACH

KRISTY MALONEY

CYCLE COACH

LEEANNE WIRTH

STRENGTH COACH

LUIS GALINDO

CO-FOUNDER AND STRENGTH COACH

LYNETTE ZARIFIAN

SMOOTHIE MIXOLOGIST

MARISSA STRICKLAND

CYCLE & MOBILITY COACH

MERCEDITAS CRISTOBAL

CYCLE COACH

NIKKI DAIGLE

STRENGTH COACH

PAITON ELLIS

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

RICKY CORDOVA

HEAD CYCLE COACH

SARAH GALINDO

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

SKYLAR GARDNER

CYCLE COACH

WHITNEY SWEET

CYCLE COACH

Ashley Johnston

Cycle Coach

Blueberry pancakes are life.

Tequila too. But not together.

Ashley attended ASU majoring in English Lit, & minoring in child development. She is Mom to 3 awesome kids and is married to her Highschool sweetheart. Her favorite Color is dark green. Being outside in nature caring for her plants, running, hiking, camping, or climbing are a few of her favorite things. Arizona and Colorado are both home, and she hopes to run a full marathon in either state one day soon.

Ashley began her cycle journey years ago as a weekend rider. As time went on, the cycle studio became the place where she found peace and community during a very challenging time in her life.

Fast forward to today, a new mindset, in a new building, Ashley is on the podium teaching cycle and hoping to provide that same sense of peace, community, & grounding for someone else. Her rides include a wide variety of music and are always high energy, encouraging, & inclusive.

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 & 2 AMP UP

Alyssa Riforgiate

First Impressions & Strength Coach

The way to her heart is food.

Would use an IV full of coffee if she could.

Her last name looks like “refrigerator”.

Alyssa has been a part of this community for 7 years, she started out coming in to classes everyday to get her sweat on, to learn the ways of our first impressions team and has worked her way into being on the floor as a strength coach with us. This is home away from home and always be . Never miss a high five or a hug from Alyssa as you come & go from our studio.

Education / Certifications:

Holistic Lifestyle Coach  Level 1 (HLC1)
Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)

Brandon Fuller

Strength Coach

College football fanatic.

Musician singer / songwriter.

Dad to 2 amazing kiddos.

Coach Brandon grew up around athletics. He found his passion for fitness through his own sports performance and education. Inspired by the experience he had with his coaches along the way he now desires to help meet the needs of individuals and their health and fitness goals. He makes it his own goal each and every class to connect with every individual, coach them up in all of the movements with clarity and confidence, but also meet them on a personal level!

Education / Certifications:

Bachelors in Biology of Exercise Science at Grand Canyon University
Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)

Caleb Greig

Strength Coach

Arizona native Married with 3 Bunnies… lol (Bun, Smalls, and Eddie) Loves all things fitness (even burpees) Caleb went to Arizona State University for a Bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness. That degree led to a job in corporate wellness in 2015, and over the years has grown into a passion for giving people a positive experience with movement. He loves to help people strike a balance between challenging their body and mind while respecting the stressors that life brings, resulting in a body that moves and feels great! Caleb also loves questions, so if you want to talk fitness and goals for minutes or hours, he’s your guy!

Education / Certifications:

B.S. in Exercise and Wellness at ASU
Exercise Physiologist Certified (ACSM)
Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM)
FMS Level 1 Certified Fitness Specialist (EXOS)

Devin Murray

Cycle Coach

Celebrity crush Robert Pattinson.

Loves reading and sewing with any free time.

Obsessed with romanticizing life in all it’s little details.

Devin became a cycle coach because of the magic she feels every time she is in the cycle room. There is nothing like being in a room filled with good music and energy that allows you to escape and work hard. Devin is all about having fun together, being yourself and showing up wherever you are at!

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 and 2 AMP UP

Erin Schaul Ybarra

Oh-Eight Fuel Bar Manager

Born and raised in AZ.

She likes to think of herself as the biggest Joe Jonas / Jonas Brothers fan out there.

Traveling is one of her passions, and she enjoys exploring new places.

Erin is a former elementary school teacher but currently works as the OH-EIGHT Fuel Bar manager at the Collective. Although she occasionally substitutes as a teacher, she can’t imagine doing anything else. Erin’s journey with the Collective began when she was a member for several years before joining the Team. If you visit the Fuel Bar, you might spot her dancing or jamming out to music while making smoothies.

Education / Certifications:

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Felicia Renae

Cycle Coach

Obsessed with all things Hailey Bieber.

Can probably tell you about the hottest trends on the market.

Big on savoring life’s little moments.

Felicia is known for being a big “feels” rider, intertwining mind and soul connection with the movement on the bike. She believes that the internal moments discovered while pushing through physical challenges transcend into something greater—a symbol of the strength and beliefs we carry into our day-to-day lives. Having discovered her own identity through the power of these moments, she conducts many of her classes with a MIND, BODY, SOUL approach, leaving you more radiant as you walk out than when you walked in.

But don’t be fooled, she still knows how to party on a bike!

Catch her around the Epicenter or at The Collective teaching spin or creating social media content, and don’t be afraid to hop in front of the camera!

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 and 2

Hannah Gay

Smoothie Mixologist

Hannah is an all-star cheerleader with over two decades of experience. She achieved an extraordinary feat by earning the bronze medal at the highly acclaimed All-Star Cheerleading World Championship.

She has a great passion for traveling and enjoying the outdoors. Hannah proudly admits her love for chicken tenders and never hesitates to order them at any restaurant she visits. Growing up as a competitive cheerleader, Hannah thoroughly enjoyed being active and being part of a team. However, she discovered a new passion for fitness when she joined The Collective.

Wanting to further engage with the community, Hannah now serves as one of our Smoothie Mixologists. Her ultimate goal is to become a coach on the strength floor, where she can share her expertise and inspire others on their fitness journey.

Education / Certifications:

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Jake Vega

Strength and Cycle Coach

Find him rock climbing or playing chess.

Gluten-Free (except for ramen).

Coach Jake started his own fitness pursuit after needing his own change and goals after graduating high school!

After training for a year at the gym he decided to go for a job and pursue coaching as a way to encourage and push others to places they also didn’t know they could go! Find him coaching a group/cycle, making smoothies, or cleaning the cold tubs!

Education / Certifications:

Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)
AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1

Jeremy Jones

Co-founder and Strength Coach

Loves being a dad.

Loves playing basketball and an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

What does he want? Raw oysters on the half shell all day!!

Co-owner Jeremy has always been an athlete and responded well to Coaches. Growing up playing multiple sports, he quickly realized the influence and impact Coaches can have on others.

His goal in every class is to share cues and techniques that help members improve their form and understand the movements better so they can continue to improve their performance. All done in a fun, motivating, and positive way!

Education / Certifications:

Exercise Science Major at Fort Lewis College
Academy of Professional Excellence (APEX)
Academy of Professional Excellence Nutrition (APEX NUTRITION)
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM – CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM – PES)
Corrective Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM – CS)
TRX Suspension Training Certified
Kettlebell Training Certified
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRC)

Keila Hall

Studio Manager, Head Nutrition Coach, Cycle And Strength Coach

Grew up a Beyoncé fanatic.

Terrified of crickets.

Two weeks off a triple chocolate cake obsession.

Keila traded in her Veterinarian books to major in Exercise Science and never looked back. Her classes are upbeat, encouraging and her energy is contagious! She’s a Mom of two, social justice advocate and …

Education / Certifications:

Bachelors in Exercise Science and Physiology
AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor Program
Level 1 and 2 AMP UP
Certified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)

Kristy Maloney

Cycle Coach

Partied in Vegas with Leo DiCaprio.

Mastered the art of the hair flip.

Such a huge ASU fan that sparky came to her wedding.

Kristy is a mother of two small children that are counting down the days until they are old enough to join the gym. She took her first cycle class when she was 8 months pregnant. She loved it ever since and has always wanted to be a cycle instructor.

For years she talked herself out of it, but finally decided 2023 was her year. Her classes include hip hop, pop, and fun remixes with a lot of energy. She loves music that feels familiar and nostalgic. Her classes are sure to have plenty of heavy climbs and hair flips!! You won’t leave class disappointed.

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 and 2 AMP UP

Leeanne Wirth

Cycle Coach

Former D1 basketball player.

Coffee addict.

Will never say no to dessert.

Growing up in a basketball gym and with 5 older siblings, LeeAnne has always had a love for sports and a competitive nature. Since hanging up the basketball shoes she knew that she wanted to keep an active lifestyle and help others find joy through movement!

She got certified through NASM shortly after graduating and is so thankful for the people she’s met through coaching and couldn’t see herself doing anything else!

Education / Certifications:

National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM – CPT)

Luis Galindo

Co-founder and Strength Coach

Born in Arizona and raised in Mexico.

Passionate about family and fitness.

Proud father of 3.

Co-owner Luis G’s purpose in life is to create meaningful work and serve others through his creations. From an early age, he knew he wanted to make a positive impact on people’s health. Although he initially aspired to become a doctor, life guided him towards the field of fitness. Helping people lead healthier lives became his top priority. After exploring the medical field, he realized the importance of taking a proactive approach and addressing the root causes of health issues.

At 19 years young, he obtained his first fitness certification and gained valuable experience by working with a personal trainer. In 2001, he fully committed himself to the fitness industry in Gilbert, AZ. Eventually, in 2008, he co-founded Funktional Fitness – The Collective, together with Jeremy Jones.

Education / Certifications:

International Fitness Professionals Association (IFPA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT)
Academy of Professional Excellence (APEX)
Academy of Professional Excellence Nutrition (APEX NUTRITION)
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM – CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM – PES)
Corrective Specialist – National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM – CS)
TRX Suspension Training Certified
Kettlebell Training Certified
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRC)

Lynette Zarifian

Smoothie Mixologist

Loves going to Disneyland.

Former professional contemporary dancer.

Obsessed with anything pink.

During the day, Lynette spends her time as a 2nd grade teacher. However, when she is not teaching, she loves spending her time at The Collective taking cycle classes. Her hobbies also include spending time with friends, reading books, and rewatching Grey’s Anatomy.

Education / Certifications:

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Marissa Strickland

Cycle and Mobility Coach

Cat mom

Yogi

Word search connoisseur.

Marissa’s classes are centered around mindful movement that help you connect with your body, mind, and breath! If you’re looking for an upbeat, empowering sweat sesh – join her on the bike! If you’re looking to wind down and find some peace in your day, her mobility classes are sure to do the trick!

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 and 2 AMP UP
Registered Yoga Teacher 500 hours (RYT 500)
Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialist (FRC)

Merceditas Cristobal AKA DITAS

Cycle Coach

Born and raised in Manila, Philippines.

Watched BTS 4 times in one year.

Would rather give up coffee than dessert.

Ditas started her fitness journey in her early 40s as a member at The Collective (FunkFit) in 2018 and is now a cycling coach. She believes working out should be functional, challenging & enjoyable. She loves to mix old & new tunes to create themes & stories that are fun & unexpected.

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 and 2
AMP UP

Nikki Daigle

Strength Coach

Maine raised Two times 100 meter dash State Champ. Tells too many dad jokes. Nikki has been coaching in the fitness industry for 5 years. She is an ACSM CPT with an Associates Degree in Physical Health & Wellness. Training for sports as a teenager gave her a passion for strength training & she decided to transform her passion into a career!

Education / Certifications:

Associates Degree in Physical Health & Wellness American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer (ACSM CPT)

Paiton Ellis

First Impressions

Former cheerleader.

Sushi is her go-to meal for any occasion!

She has a deep love for crafts, painting, and art in general.

In the studio, Paiton’s favorite classes to take are cycle and mobility. She has been engaged in indoor cycling since the age of 16, and it has become her preferred form of exercise. As a former cheerleader, Paiton understands the importance of stretching and flexibility, and she values the opportunity to continue focusing on these elements in the studio through Mobility classes.

Education / Certifications:

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Ricky Cordova

Head Cycle Coach

Yuma, AZ is home.

Can not stand deviled eggs.

Marathon runner.

Ricky loves traveling and going to concerts with his wife, tailgating, fantasy football, doing 5k’s with his in-laws, training his pup, and hiking with friends. He’s been an indoor cyclist since 2014 and has been coaching since 2020. Ricky’s classes are hard-hitting, power-driven with everything but the kitchen sink remixed!

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 & 2 AMP UP

Sarah Galindo

First Impressions

Sarah is actively involved in her family businesses. She collaborates with her parents in different fields – working as a realtor alongside her Mom and at The Collective with her Dad.

In her free time she loves to go to concerts, spend time with friends and family, attend cycle classes and travel.

Education / Certifications:

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Skylar Gardner

Cycle Coach

Nicki Minaj #1 Fan

Bookworm

Skylar became an avid cycler in college and immediately fell in love with being on the bike. Skylar found joy in practicing choreography to songs alone, but never envisioned becoming a coach.

It only took someone suggesting that Skylar should train and try out, and the decision was made. Skylar has never looked back since. Being a cycle coach has truly changed Skylar’s life, marking it as one of the best decisions ever made.

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 & 2 AMP UP

Whitney Sweet

Cycle Coach

Whitney is a passionate cycle coach with a rhythm that moves more than pedals. With five years of experience, she discovered her love for cycling as a rider before steering others through energetic classes. Beyond the studio, Whitney is a devoted mother to her 12-year-old daughter, inspiring empowerment through her own pursuits.

When she’s not in the saddle, Whitney embraces the outdoors with a mountain bike as her trusty companion. Whether conquering trails or shredding down slopes on a snowboard, she finds joy in the adrenaline of adventure. And don’t be surprised to catch her showcasing her skills on the soccer field twice a week, proving that balance extends beyond the bike.

In Whitney’s classes, the beat is as essential as the ride. She seamlessly blends hip hop, remixes, and reggaeton, creating an atmosphere where passion meets pedal strokes. Join her journey as she not only leads cycling classes but also strives to empower those around her, especially her daughter, to live life in the fast lane with confidence and strength.

Education / Certifications:

AIT – Indoor Cycling Instructor
Program Level 1 & 2

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