Sara-Mai Conway is the owner of Flywheel Fitness, and also teaches classes. A rower since the age of 12, Sara-Mai first competed on a national championship high school team, and continues to compete on a national level, having won four USRowing Masters National Championships (2011 (2), 2006 and 2003), three championship titles at the prestigious San Diego Crew Classic (2009, 2008, 2007), and three top-5 finishes at the Head of the Charles Regatta (2009, 2006, 2002). Ms. Conway has also had considerable success as a coach. Over an eight year career coaching Division I Women’s Rowing, Sara-Mai has led teams to several regional titles as well as a 2008 National Championship. Sara-Mai has a masters in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco and is a Level III USRowing certified coach. Sara-Mai also holds certifications in Spinning and Concept2 Indoor Rowing. Although she takes great pride in the accomplishments of her athletes who have followed their dreams to row for the US National Team, her greatest satisfaction is in the every day challenge of turning someone on to the sport of rowing and seeing the subtle (and not-so-subtle) changes that take place as people discover their inner athlete.
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Patrick Kelly has been coaching rowing for over 15 years at the Club, Masters, and Collegiate Division I levels. He has coached crews to championship titles at several top events, including the San Diego Crew Classic, the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, and the West Coast Conference Championships. Patrick began his rowing career in college and continues to row. Patrick holds three Masters National Championship titles (2006 (2), 2003). He was a member of the US Surfboat Rowing team, competing in numerous World Surfboat Rowing Championships, winning in 2004. Patrick holds a USRowing Level III Coaching Certification, CrossFit Level I and CrossFit Rowing Foundations Certifications, the Concept2 Indoor Rowing Certification and a Spinning Certification from Madd Dog Athletics. Follow Coach Patrick on Twitter.
Nancy Boeckman clicked with Spinning instantly, having loved road cycling all her life. She achieved her Spin instructor’s certification from Madd Dog Athletics in April of 2011. Nancy is dedicated to encouraging others to reach their personal fitness & health goals saying “I believe in introducing innovative workouts and frequently switching them up to keep you motivated. I want to push you past what your mind believes is possible.” When you take one of her high-energy classes you’ll build strength and endurance to some of the best music mix-ups found in Austin. Nancy’s other interests include golf, yoga, Pilates, Nordic skiing, learning to play the bass guitar and enjoying a glass of fine wine with her husband Jim, who can often be found taking her class. John Steinbeck said “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” Come to Nancy’s class at noon every Friday and find your greatness. Follow Coach Nancy on Twitter.
Nikkol Camarillo started indoor cycling when she began her weight-loss journey and it was love at first Spin! In 2009, when she reached her first weight-loss goal she decided she wanted to give back to others and was inspired to get her Mad Dogg Spinning Certification. Nikkol is also group exercise certified through AFAA. Nikkol has a special empathy for all her riders, and does her best to keep them motivated because she knows that whatever their goals, and whatever journey they are on, it’s a challenge. In addition to Spinning, Nikkol has “a crazy addiction for running.” Her favorite distance is the marathon and she’s always in training for her next one. She has been a strength/walk/run coach for Capital of Texas Team Survivor for the past 2 years. Outside of the studio, Nikkol has a BA from Southwest Texas (now Texas State) in Political Science and an MA from Texas State in Legal Studies which she has put to use as a legal assistant for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
Jessica Clark started indoor cycling while training for her first National Physique Committee competition in 2011. With intense training programs involving 7+ miles of running a day, she quickly discovered that she needed a lower-impact alternative to “save her feet”. She started attending Nancy’s noon indoor cycling class at Flywheel and fell in love with the group dynamic and fun atmosphere. Within a few short months, she was certified as an instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics and began teaching classes. Her background is in CrossFit and functional training (She is CrossFit Level 1 and CrossFit Kettlebell certified), so you can expect her programming to be athletic, designed to improve your overall conditioning and translate into your other athletic pursuits outside of class. She believes we are all athletes and therefore our “workouts” should be considered training towards a goal. You can expect great music, a challenging ride, and a big dose of encouragement to keep you pushing harder! When she’s not on the bike, you can find Jess training for her next competition, coaching boot camps and personal training, running on the Town Lake trail, sipping on a rita, and shopping at Lululemon. Learn more about Jess and follow her blog here.
Alden Hall moved to Austin from Baltimore, Maryland in the fall of 2011 looking for a cool, laid back town with great weather and interesting people. So far, great success! Alden began her rowing career during her freshman year at Ithaca College where she studied art and architectural history. She was voted co-captain of the varsity women’s crew team during her senior year and competed in the NCAA Division III Rowing Championship in 2008 and 2009. In the fall of 2009, Alden moved to Baltimore where she worked in marketing and businesses development at a local architecture firm. She was involved in the Baltimore Rowing Club both as a competitive team member and as a master’s rowing coach. She also acted as assistant coach for Loyola University’s novice and varsity crews during the 2010 – 2011 collegiate rowing season. Since moving to Austin, Alden has been coaching a masters crew at the Austin Rowing Club and is excited to join the Flywheel Fitness team! In her spare time you can find her out for a run on the Town Lake Trail or sampling new brews at one of Austin’s many local breweries.
Michael McCarty is a certified Spin instructor, an avid cyclist and triathlete. His cycling experience began at an early age on Christmas day with a Schwinn Stingray. This lead to BMX and eventually road racing. Michael began mountain biking while attending the University of Colorado. When he returned to Texas he competed in the DORBA series, achieving a few top 10 finishes. In 2002 he did his first triathlon with his younger brother and father and he was hooked. Michael placed first in his age group in the 2009 Dilloman Triathlon. He is an avid outdoorsman and swimmer and currently coaches endurance cyclists and triathletes.When Michael is not coaching Spin classes you will likely find him cycling around Austin, swimming in Barton Springs, camping at Paleface, or running his beloved Redbone Coonhound, Allez, around Lady Bird Lake. Follow Coach Michael on Twitter.
Chelsea Moore first started rowing at the University of Oklahoma where she was instrumental in the success of the new Division I Women’s Rowing program. In 2010, she won accolades as a member of the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association All-South Region Team, All Academic Team, and All-Conference USA Team. After a stellar undergraduate career, she began coaching at her alma mater as the graduate assistant while earning her degree in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration. Since moving to Austin in 2011, Chelsea has been coaching at Austin Rowing Club with both the junior and masters programs, and leads Indoor Rowing classes at Flywheel Fitness.
Sport’s primary athletic achievements are in running, swimming and squirrel chasing, yet he has been a valuable asset to the staff at Flywheel Fitness, especially with the boot-camps classes. An expert box-jumper since the young age of 6 months old, Sport will gladly take on your box-jumps for you, or cheer you on as you are rowing. Sport is currently working on improving his burpees and cutting down on his 200 meter sprint time. Although he is often caught sleeping on the job, Sport is indeed thankful to be a member of the Flywheel staff.