We are happy to share some background information and fun facts about our very own fitness coaches so you can get to know you instructor before you even step into your first fitness class at Vibe Ride. Get to know our fitness professionals through this blog series and then make sure you check out one of their fitness classes at Vibe Ride to experience their own unique style!

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Name: Micheal Barber

What do you teach? Cycling only – Rhythm Ride and Remix Ride

Where are you from? I am originally from Mississippi, however I call Atlanta home and have been here for 4 years now.

What is your favorite song? I have too many to name a favorite but anything involving Hip Hop or 90’s Music and I am ready to ride!

What hobbies do you have outside of indoor cycling? I enjoy anything involving the outdoors or exploring new places including hiking, swimming, and running with my dog. Outside of fitness my passion lies in HIV and LGBT activism which I participate in numerous organizations and charity events throughout the Atlanta area.

What is something about you that many people would find surprising? At one point in my life I weighed 270 lbs. and would never step foot into a cycling class.

What motivated you to get into fitness/teaching? I have a weight loss journey of over 100 lbs that motivated me to get involved in the fitness community and share my love of fitness with others. I have been riding with the Vibe gang since the LA Fitness days and have really felt the support from both coaches and riders since I joined the Vibe family. I really enjoy the community feel that rhythmic cycling offers as we vibe together and we ride together! Our style of cycling is not only a total body workout, but it is a workout that is high energy and a fun experience while getting lost in the beat. I have yet to find another workout that I can truly say is FUN!

Coach Micheal leads several high-energy classes at Vibe Ride including themed rides as well as our Rhythm Rides and Remix Rides. If you are looking for fun and challenging indoor cycling classes in Atlanta then look no further than Coach Micheal’s cycling classes at Vibe Ride!