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Who is Kenny_Bania and does he really feel that soup is not a meal????

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First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis : Kenny_Bania

I’ve always been a huge Seinfeld fan and Kenny Bania was one of those funny support characters that always cracked me up. When I got my first email account, I used kennybania as the handle and always used that name in online message boards, chat forums, etc.

Bania always made me laugh because he was totally clueless about how bad of a comedian he was and how much Jerry disliked him. My favorite episode is ‘The Soup” where Kenny gives Jerry a brand new Armani suit for free but then manages to get him to take him out for dinner at Mendy’s but then isn’t hungry and just orders soup and wants to save the meal for another time.

I always love quoting Bania in everyday life and like to use his catchphrases, ‘The Best!’ and ‘That’s GOLD!’ whenever possible. I really don’t think that soup counts as a meal…..even if you crumble crackers!

Personal Info:

Name: John Prewitt

Where do You live? This past summer we moved to the Ann Arbor, Michigan area from Austin, Texas after 9 years there. I originally grew up in Summit, NJ.

Married/Single? Been married 12 years to my wife, Jackie.

Kids/Grandkids: 1 son – One and done with a high spirited, strawberry blonde haired 6-year-old named, Jackson.

Pets? A 12 year old chocolate labradoodle named, Addison.

Working/Retired? I work from home, full-time as an advertising analyst for LPL Financial. I review investment related advertising/marketing material for independent financial advisors, to ensure it meets regulatory/content standards.

Do you have a motto in which you live by? “One day at a time” and “This too shall pass”

  • How long have you had your bike – My Peloversary is 7/26/17
  • Where in your home do you ride – While we are waiting for our house to be built in Michigan, we are living in an apartment and the bike is right in our living room. It will soon be going into the finished basement of our new home in about a week, God willing!
  • What is your favorite Color – Blue
  • What is your favorite food – Steak, medium rare
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Seinfeld. It’s the BEST!
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes, I did my first ride on 1/28/18. I took rides with Jenn, Denis and Alex, that week – all in the front row!
  • Who would you like to ride with – Trey Anastasio. I’m a huge Phish fan and have seen almost forty-noine shows since 1994. Would be fun to ride with Trey and see all the funny faces he would make.
  • Guilty Pleasure – Superman ice cream, Dots candy and Dr. Pepper
  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck
  • Favorite musician – Jerry Garcia
  • Morning or night – Night, although I always ride in the morning/mid-day.
  • Last Book You Read – Parenting with Love & Logic
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – Jenn Sherman – just kidding! My    best friend, Corey in New Jersey
  • Favorite App – SiriusXM for Howard Stern or LivePhish to listen to the latest shows
  • Favorite Sport – Ice Hockey
  • Favorite Sports Team – New Jersey Devils & Michigan Football (GO BLUE!)
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – I just recently celebrated 20 years of sobriety. I’ve never had a legal drink and been on the wagon since I was 20.
  • What Color is your toothbrush – It’s a white Burst.
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Sylvester the cat
  • Coffee or tea – Don’t drink either but I like Crystal Light (Target brand Market Pantry), grape flavor with energy, in the morning.
  • What time do you go to bed – Between 11-12
  • Fave Reality TV show – Not into reality tv, but if my wife has the Bachelor/Bachelorette on, I will have a laugh at it.
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I’ve been an extra in several movies including, “The Dark Knight”, “The Express”, “Bernie” (with Jack Black), as well as the tv show “Friday Night Lights”.

I’ve called into the Howard Stern show a few times. The last time was just before our son was born in 2012 and spent almost 15 minutes talking to Howard about parenting and America’s Got Talent. You can hear the call here: https://youtu.be/kk0KUwiE8cw

  • Dinner guest – Jenn Sherman, Howard Stern and Gary Dell’Abate – We would have a NOINE course meal
  • Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis: Marry Jenn (she’s my wife from another life!), F JJ and Kill Robin.

Anything else you’d like to share? I love the sense of fellowship in this tribe and the community of people from all walks of life that come together with a common interest in the bike that goes nowhere, and so much more. This tribe (and the Menaces) has definitely helped me to become more engaged in wanting to live a healthier life and share in the gospel that is Peloton. I have connected with so many amazing people from all over, whom I have yet to meet in person but feel like I know so well. If seeing my LB name makes you smile or gives you a chuckle, then I’m happy.

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Let’s meet Larabee1 this week!

 

First and foremost explain what is your leaderboard name and what is it’s genesis: I wish I could say I have some thoughtfully crafted, deeply meaningful leaderboard name but alas I do not. It is simply a take on my first name and the first initial of my last name (larabee1). I know – very creative. I’ve thought about changing it but it seems too late now – I’ve committed!

Personal Info:

Name: Lara R. Badain

Where do You live? Rochester, NY (home of the Wegmans mothership)

Married/Single? Long-term relationship (at my age – 51 – I think “boyfriend” sounds a little silly, right?) with Jay Speranza

Kids/Grandkids: 3 step-children; 1 step-grandson

Pets? YES (MY child) – I have a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Henry. He’s my third RR in about 20 years. I have a borderline abnormal obsession/devotion to my dog(s)

Working/Retired? Working – Attorney – long time litigator, now focused more on mediation – it’s far more civilized – I work mostly in the area of matrimonial and family law.

Do you have a motto which you live by? This one seems appropriate here: “Inspiration is hard to come by. You have to take it where you find it.” – Bob Dylan

  • How long have you had your bike – March 3, 2018
  • Where in your home do you ride – In my home office
  • What is your favorite Color – Purple
  • What is your favorite food – Hard to say. I’m spoiled – my partner Jay owns a restaurant where he is the executive chef. He focuses on Italian so I’ll go with pasta.
  • What is your favorite TV Show – ANYTHING by Aaron Sorkin but especially the West Wing. I can quote most of the episodes.
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – not yet, but am hoping to get there at the end of August when we’re in NYC
  • Who would you like to ride with – Jenn, of course, and Kristy Carruba!
  • Guilty Pleasure – Ice cream
  • Favorite Curse word – naturally, FUCK, and all its variations (fucked, fucker, fucking, etc…)!
  • Favorite musician – This is a hard one…Prince? Madonna? Or could I say favorite band? Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, there are just so many.
  • Morning or night – Morning for sure
  • Last Book You Read – some boring law book
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – my brother, Marc
  • Favorite App – Weather Channel (I know, so lame – but I need to know weather for dog walking).
  • Favorite Sport – NFL Football
  • Favorite Sports Team – This is a longer story than I can tell here, but my family has been die-hard Oakland Raider fans forever (my grandfather was close with the owner). My brother, Marc, has been with the team since after college and was named President of the Raiders in 2015.
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Vodka with Lemonade or an Aperol Spritzer
  • What Color is your toothbrush – Blue and White
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Totally Daffy Duck (when he goes nuts and his bill flies off? Come on.)
  • Coffee or tea – Herbal Tea (told you I’m lame)
  • What time do you go to bed – around 10-11pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I’m kind of old school, like I think the handwritten note is a lost art. Also, I can be somewhat shy and reserved which people sometimes mistake for aloofness. Oh, and I was at SU at the same time as Jenn (a year ahead – sadly, our paths never crossed)
  • Dinner guest – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

25) Marry/F/Kill-Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman or JJ OR Matt Wilpers, Alex T. or Denis – I’ve gotta be honest, I don’t know the players well enough to answer this one. If I went in that direction, I might marry Jenn.

Anything else you’d like to share? I’ve found the bike to be transformative. I’m more of a social media “voyeur” rather than one who shares much, so I tend to follow the Tribe slightly from afar. I thought completing this “get to know you” might be a step in the direction of being more open and involved. I think we all share our appreciation for Jenn’s gift – this community is extraordinary.

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Julia Young…aka Juli…aka Jules is MY KIND OF FUN!

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First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

MyKindOfFun. I have been in love with exercise since I was 8 years old. My big sister (we’re 13 years apart) was watching me for a weekend, wanted to go to the gym and it was LONG before gyms had childcare. I played on Nautilus machines heeding her instructions to “get off if an adult comes and wants to use it”. It was love at first hamstring curl and aerobics class. However, my first LB name was 3ocgirls, which is my Instagram name, which is for me and my two girls living the good life in Orange County, CA. I switched it because I felt I needed something different for me and this bike.

Personal Info:

Name: Julia Young (most people call me Juli or Jules, but my brother calls me Gu – long story)

Where do You live? Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. Our claim to fame is being the home of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

Married/Single? Married for 17 years this December to Greg, who rides MY bike, but only the Scenic or Just Ride Rides. Wish he would just try a spin class…

 

Kids/Grandkids? 2 daughters (Jada – 13, Addison -11) and one son, Eric (23!), who I’ve raised since he was 4. He was a bonus with Greg. J

Pets? Our dog, Lexi. She’s the first dog I’ve ever owned and hasn’t a clue how to sit right even at the old age of 9 years old.

Jada owns a bearded dragon, Sunny (Picture is from her 1st bday last year)

Working/Retired? I’m a stay-at-home mom, but I’ve done freelance PR/Marketing work for the last 13 years for a small, local PR agency.

Motto in which you live by? It’s a toss up between “Everything happens for a reason” and “Life is not a dress rehearsal”

  • How long have you had your bike – I’m a newbie compared to most of the vocal JSS tribe folks. I got my bike on Jan. 8, 2018. It was like Christmas all over again when the delivery guys arrived. I may have excitedly jumped up and down when they arrived and starting setting it up.
  • Where in your home do you ride – The garage. We’ve slowly been turning it into a gym.
  • What is your favorite Color – Blue
  • What is your favorite food – Oh, that’s a hard of a question. My husband says I get way too excited about food – from buying it at our farmers market, to cooking/baking, to eating it. I love a good steak w/ béarnaise sauce, burrata cheese with anything, dark chocolate, perfectly roasted brussel sprouts…Do you see the problem???
  • What is your favorite TV Show – This is Us, but Jada and I may have binge watched both seasons of Queer Eye in record time.
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – No, but I have high hopes of getting there next year for HRI.
  • Who would you like to ride with – JSS (of course!), Ally, Robin and Denis too.
  • Guilty Pleasure – Nothing really came to mind here…clearly I don’t feel any guilt about finding pleasure! 😉
  • Favorite Curse word – Probably shit. Fuck if I’m really mad or excited.
  • Favorite musician –Fleetwood Mac/Stevie Nicks. My license plate says GLDST WM (for Gold Dust Woman).
  • Morning or night – Morning with a cup o’ joe in hand.
  • Last Book You Read – Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson. Currently reading Grain Brain by Dr. David Perlmutter. I’m due to dive into a good beach read.
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – Handyman who is going to help us install a new bathroom vanity in girls’ bathroom. We just moved to a new house a year ago…time to start making it ours.
  • Favorite App – Top 3: Peloton, of course! I’m using the Strength and Stretch portions a ton to cross train. Calm meditation app. Love my daily meditation. I’m a lunatic without it. Last one is Instagram, but I’m trying to tone down the social media. Not working very well.
  • Favorite Sport – College Baseball
  • Favorite Sports Team – Cal State Fullerton, Titans (baseball team). My husband buys into the 3rd base box, which is right next to the Titan dugout. We attend most home games – it’s pretty much where you can find Greg, the girls and yours truly on the weekends between February and June.
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Margarita!
  • What Color is your toothbrush – White with a green button
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character –Calvin & Hobbs!
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee. I want to like tea, but I can’t make a decent cup to save my life. A total embarrassment to my British heritage. My mom actually came to this country from England on the Queen Mary in 1949. Clearly my ancestry doesn’t run deep.
  • What time do you go to bed – About 10pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – None. Haven’t seen a good reality show since the first couple seasons of “The Real World” on MTV, or the first seasons of “The Bachelor”.
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I took my first spin class in 1997 when they didn’t keep seats on the bike, so you had to ride out of the saddle the whole time. Almost puked after that class. Fell in love with spinning, and became an instructor. I taught for a few years, with some breaks when I was pregnant. In the last couple years, I couldn’t find a spin class/studio I liked around home. Too many classes taught where you just kept doing push ups off the handle bars and tap backs. Made me nuts! That’s why I bought the Peloton.
  • Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest – Barbra Streisand, Michelle Obama or Oprah
  • F Marry Kill… Oliver Lee – could listen to his accent all day long (M), Denis (F), Cody (K)

Anything else you’d like to share?

I wrote 50 different things for this question and all of them felt like TMI or over-sharing. Guess that’s a sign to be done. LOL.

 

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Pelo Tawnya…WHO IS SHE…Really?

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First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name… #PeloTawnya

 

I wish I had some great story to tell, but it’s my name (pronounced Tonya) fused with Peloton. Thanks to Jenn’s clarification during a live interview, I think everyone can pronounce it! J

If I had to change my LB name it would #RideB4sonrise……Because I have to get my rides in before my son rises….which happens to be before sunrise! #Zerodarkoclockrider

 

Personal Info:

Name: Tawnya Mosley

Where do You live? A small mountain town in Southern California, Wrightwood

Married/Single?   Married to my high school sweetheart for 23 years….We have been together for 26 years. We actually met in this town, moved away, then moved back four years ago.

Kids/Grandkids? We have 4 children, 3 girls 24,18,13 and one boy 5 ½. We also have 2 grandchildren boy 5, girl 3……yes, the boys are 6 months apart. No, I had no desire to be on the MTV reality show that depicted this scenario. Lol

Pets? 2 boxers and one Chihuahua who makes the rules.

Working/Retired? I am a math teacher by trade, but since my son was born with health problems and some special needs, I have been home.

If you went to college…what college did you go to?

A public state University, California State San Bernardino wear I earned my BA in Liberal Arts with a concentration in Math. (Blew my scholarships when I dropped out of college after the first year and had to go the affordable route when I matured). Earned my Masters in Education at Chapman University.

Motto in which you live by? Not really a motto, but I believe that controlled, steady breathing can get you through, or push you through, anything. Even if it seems impossible…a workout (like a death push from JSS when you just wanna die), anxiety, anger, labor, etc…. BREATHING IS EVERYTHING…literally, or you’d die. lol

How long have you had your bike – I have been an app rider since October 2017 when my doctor suggested spinning as an alternative to running. I finally got my Peloton in March 2018.

Where in your home do you ride – In our office. Second child just joined the Navy I am hoping to secure her room! GO NAVY!

What is your favorite Color – Blue

What is your favorite food – Yes! Food is my favorite!!!! That’s why I ride! If I have to pick one, it’s Mexican (TACOS, CHIPS AND SALSA).

What is your favorite TV Show – Anything on the ID channel, I know…I have a morbid fascination with forensics…..oh, and Jeopardy.

Have you ever ridden in studio – No, I hope that I get the opportunity someday. I bet it’s an adrenaline rush! And I’d love to meet JSS!

Who would you like to ride with – My first Pelo-friend #MamaSloth, Pelo-celeb Godnick, and recent racing partner (even though he may not know it) #GinsTwin. It would be great to ride with anyone in the tribe! It would be fun to meet some of you.

Guilty Pleasure – I think I answered this with the food and murder channel obsession! Lol I guess I also have a guilty pleasure of reading the JSS Tribe page!

Favorite Curse word – Bastard!!! (anti-climactic I know, not a cusser)

Favorite musician – I can’t pick ONE! How about 80’s and 90’s! I just love music!

Morning or night – Morning…when did I get this old???

Last Book You Read – Wonder

Who’s the Last Person who texted you – One of my best friends of 28 years. She actually asked about my Peloton, hoping to suck her into the cult.

Favorite App – Words with Friends and Facebook

Favorite Sport – Football!

Favorite Sports Team – Been a Broncos fan since I was 12 years old.

Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Don’t drink, but I love to indulge in a Coca Cola with pellet ice from time to time!

What Color is your toothbrush – Orange and white

Do you have a favorite cartoon character – No

Coffee or tea – Coffee all morning and iced tea in the afternoon

What time do you go to bed – 9:30pm

Fave Reality TV show – Anything on ID Channel and Fixer Upper

What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I am a licensed minister.

Who would you like to have as a Dinner guest – Anyone who is a part of our tribe, so if you’re ever in town, hit me up! I hear our tribe leader is down to earth. I’d love to have her over too! 

Anything else you’d like to share?

 

 

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Is Vicki Cooke REALLY her Dad’s Favorite? Enquiring Minds Just Needed to Know!

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#DadsFavorite     

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…I was #Fab_at_56 for my first year and wasn’t really crazy about it, when I turned 57 at HRI, I decided to change…I am the oldest of 5 girls, it has always been a running joke with me and my sisters which one is Dad’s favorite. True story…my Dad always says goodbye to us on the phone like this “hey! Don’t tell the other girls, but you’re my favorite daughter” LOL

Personal Info:

Name: Vicki Cooke

Where do you live? Merritt Island Florida, BUT I am from Marlborough Mass, Boston through and through!

Married/Single? Married (Andy)

 

Kids/Grandkids? Daughter Meghan, 2 ½ year old granddaughter Maddie!

Pets? Molly, she’s my baby, she is a cocker-poo, and turned 9 in August.

Working/Retired? I am the VP of Operations & Program Management for an Electronic Manufacturing Services company, headquartered in Melbourne FL.

Motto in which you live by? It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.”

  • How long have you had your bike April 1st 2017
  • Where in your home do you rideHome office
  • What is your favorite Color – yellow
  • What is your favorite foodPizza
  • What is your favorite TV Show This is Us!
  • Have you ever ridden in studioHRI was my first time (Jenn, Ally and Hannah)
  • Who would you like to ride withAll of my past spin teachers at gyms over the years, they would love Peloton…
  • Guilty PleasureAbsolute Martini Straight Up extra olives…
  • Favorite Curse wordI say the F word so much that it really isn’t a curse word for me…
  • Favorite musician It’s too hard to pick one! Van Morrison, Bob Seger, Pitbull top 3…how’s that?
  • Morning or nightmorning
  • Last Book You ReadEverybody matters, it’s a management technique book
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted youMy dad
  • Favorite AppWords with Friends
  • Favorite SportFootball
  • Favorite Sports TeamThe 5 time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots
  • Fave Alcoholic BeverageVodka or Tequila, as long as they are good quality
  • What Color is your toothbrush Blue
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon characterSnoopy or Pepe Le Pew (it’s a toss-up)
  • Coffee or tea Coffee black!
  • What time do you go to bed10PM
  • Fave Reality TV showThe Voice
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I had a total knee replacement that went horribly wrong in 2015…debilitating nerve damage, dangerous infections, it was a total shit show, my whole livelihood was at risk…one year of my life was gone, I never thought that I would live pain free again, let alone be able work out…this bike changed my life…
  • Who would you like to have as a Dinner guestMy grandmothers
  • F Marry Kill…Jenn, Denis, Ally (I hate this question…)

Anything else you’d like to share? I owe everything “Peloton” to my dear friend Rebecca, she passed away from Ovarian Cancer in early 2017, and stipulated in her will that I get a bike…her husband arranged this big surprise and I was blown away..she always knew how to make someone feel loved and this bike hugs me every day, and reminds me just how much I love and miss my friend.