SANTA FE THRIVE
Jeff fulfilled his desire for sunny skies and drier, milder climate when he left Indiana and moved to Santa Fe in 1986. His work in catering at the downtown Hilton Hotel was demanding, which led to him joining bench-step classes on a regular basis to relieve stress. This is where he met an instructor, Ronit Korin. She had recently returned from New York City, where she discovered indoor cycling. She was determined to start her own cycling studio, and needed instructors. Jeff was among 8 others that became certified Spinning® instructors, and with Ronit as the founder, helped open Sky High Spinning studio in 1996. This is how Spinning® was introduced to Santa Fe. Jeff has continued to teach indoor cycling classes since that time. He's instructed at various locations throughout Sante Fe over the past 20 years, including Evolve, Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Quail Run, El Gancho Club and, now, Thrive. Throughout his teaching career, Jeff also became a certified Body Pump instructor.
Jeff has found the most satisfying part of being an instructor is getting to know the students and providing that extra motivation to help them achieve their fitness and health goals, many becoming long-time friends.
When not cycling (both indoors and out on the open road), Jeff is helping people buy and sell real estate in Santa Fe. Jeff is a Qualifying Broker, and has owned & operated his own real estate company, Snodgrass Realty, since 2002. He also manages a large retreat center in Santa Fe.