Ever since I’ve been riding, every time I heard the Leaderboard name SUBMARINER, I thought it was a dude who wears the Rolex my husband wants…did you think think the same thing???  LETS FIND OUT IF I WAS RIGHT!

Meet Rich Essenmacher aka SUBMARINER

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

“Submariner” comes from my 20+year Navy Submarine career. The camaraderie of the submarine is unmatched in civilian life- but some of the things the JSS Tribe does are similar, and that is why I am part of it.

My military career is still such a large part of who I am- there was no other name I even thought of.

Personal Info:

Name: Rich Essenmacher

Where do You live? Norfolk, VA

Married/Single? Married to my lovely bride Jai

Kids/Grandkids? 6 kids ages 12 to 32. No grandkids

Pets? One Cat, “Mittens” (see picture- he loves my wife’s yarn)

Working/Retired? Retired from the US Navy in 2001. Currently part of Quality Department for a large defense contractor.

Motto in which you live by? Stop whining. I also hate “whoa be me” attitudes.

  • How long have you had your bike20 months.
  • Where in your home do you rideExercise room
  • What is your favorite ColorBlue
  • What is your favorite foodLasagna
  • What is your favorite TV ShowSports
  • Have you ever ridden in studioNo, I had a trip and ride scheduled and JSS ended up not teaching that Sunday so I canceled.
  • Who would you like to ride withThe entire JSS tribe.
  • Guilty PleasurePie
  • Favorite Curse wordFuck
  • Favorite musicianAny 80’s rock band. First concert was Journey (like JSS) and ELO.
  • Morning or nightmorning
  • Last Book You ReadA Gentlemen in Moscow by Amor Towles.
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted youmy wife
  • Favorite AppESPN
  • Favorite SportFootball
  • Favorite Sports TeamDetroit Lions (I grew up in Detroit)
  • Fave Alcoholic BeverageRed wine
  • What Color is your toothbrush blue
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon characterMarvin the Martian or Tigger
  • Coffee or teaboth
  • What time do you go to bed 9pm
  • Fave Reality TV showdon’t watch them- who could?
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? The hardcore outer shell actually has a soft inside very few people see. Kind of like M & M’s.
  • Dinner guestJerry Seinfeld, it would be just a riot.

Anything else you’d like to share?  Living on the Lafayette River in Norfolk produces some beautiful sunsets. A picture is attached.

I taught spin for 10+ years. After moving to Norfolk I stopped spinning all together for 2 years. I missed the workouts so I finally gave in a bought a bike. My first ride was with JSS. I almost exclusively ride with her because her music and teaching style are exactly how I taught spin for all those years. Well, maybe not the country music…….

I would love to teach a class in studio someday. Wish that were possible.

NFL players need to stand the f— up for the anthem. I served and many have died for freedom of speech- on your own time, not while we are paying your salary. Was that too strong? ………. Too bad.

GoFundMe for Hannah Marie Corbin’s mother

Our friends Paige and Nancy have started a GoFundMe campaign for Hannah’s mom:

Greetings, Tribe!!! Wasn’t that another great JSS Live segment? I just love those :). I would like to throw our house into the hat for an “On the Road” segment! But wait until the pool is open and up to temp! Hell, we can even make a cooking segment out of it – I’ll cook on my Big Green Egg!!! But I digress..

As you may have heard, another one of our amazing instructors, had some great news recently. Hannah Marie Corbin’s mom Sharon recently underwent surgery for a kidney transplant. She had been waiting for quite a while for this miraculous gift, and I believe it happened last week! I am so very relieved for Hannah and her family, but there are still hurdles they will have to jump over. Organ transplantation is an amazing gift, but also stressful on many levels.

I know this firsthand, as my father was the recipient of a kidney from a living donor back in October of 2004. Nancy and I were with he and his wife the entire time, and for a while after the surgery. It is pretty darn incredible to witness the gift of an organ given willingly by a living donor. I honestly do not know if I could be so unselfish… There are a lot of unknowns when it comes to transplantation, and with these unknowns can come a lot of expenses. This is where Nancy and I would like to join forces to help Hannah and her family.

Nancy and I would like to invite any JSS Tribe members who would like to help, to make a donation to a Go Fund Me page that was set up about 10 months ago for Hannah’s mom. Nancy and I will match any donation made between now and February 1st by JSS Tribe members dollar for dollar up to $5,000.00. In order to signal us that the donation was made by a JSS Tribe member, please use the hashtag #JSSTribeforHMC . . . On February 1st, we will match the contributions of this tribe. You can donate anonymously if you like, just make sure you use the hashtag in the comments section – along with any other message you would like to send to Hannah and her family.

Our Peloton family is amazing, and we all pull together when needed. Let’s show a little Tribe-to-Tribe love!!! Thank you all so very much for your amazing support – always!!!


JSSTribe Bling is Here!

Via JSS: “JSS Tribe Bling is finally here! The perfect Tribe stocking stuffers, stock up on the 5 inch blinged out JSSTribe rhinestone sticker, perfect for laptops, tablets, binders or anywhere for that added sparkle! And introducing an item that I can’t live without, the StickerBeans Phone wallet! Thank you StickerBeans for creating these special items for the JSSTribe!! Click the link below to purchase and spread the sparkle⭐️🌟⭐️”

Bling Buddies

Who IS GinsTwin?

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

GinsTwin – I have been known as Gins Twin for 20 years. I convinced myself that I looked like a famous Soccer player in the UK (I didn’t at all but it made me feel good although he would have been horrified!). His name was David Ginola, his nickname was Gin. One of the women in my office said we look like twins and named me GinsTwin . It stuck and here we are 20 years later !

I was born near London UK and moved to Clearwater FL when I retired and now live in Dallas TX.

 Personal Info:

Where do You live? Dallas, Texas.

Married/Single? Married for 18years to Victoria (MrsGinsTwin)

Kids/Grandkids? 2 Kids, Sophie who lives in LA and Paul who lives in Sydney Australia. 2 Grandkids. Cordelia almost 2 and Rocky 6 weeks who both live in LA

Pets? 2 English Bulldogs – Arthur and King

Working/Retired? Retired, former Investment Banking Trader. I now trade equities for myself when I can get away from the Peloton Facebook groups and Fantasy Football !.

Motto in which you live by? “ There are 3 ways, The Right way, The Wrong way and Davids way”

  • How long have you had your bike – Feb 25th 2015
  • Where in your home do you ride – Guest Bedroom
  • What is your favorite Color – Blue
  • What is your favorite food – Sushi or Peking Duck
  • What is your favorite TV Show – Homeland
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes, I Love riding in studio with JSS
  • Who would you like to ride with – JSSTribe members
  • Guilty Pleasure – Chocolate
  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck
  • Favorite musician – Fleetwood Mac
  • Morning or night – Morning
  • Last Book You Read – Overwatch by Matthew Betley (A Peloton Rider)
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you My Daughter (Constantly !!)
  • Favorite App – The Note App ( I have lists of lists!)
  • Favorite Sport – Football (UK) and American Football
  • Favorite Sports Team – Tottenham Hotspur (London)and The Dallas Cowboys
  • Fave Alcoholic BeverageI rarely drink, but if I do my Fave is a Chilled White Wine.
  • What Color is your toothbrush – White, Electric
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Popeye
  • Coffee or tea – Coffee
  • What time do you go to bed – 930 pm
  • Fave Reality TV show – HardKnocks
  • F…M…K…John Foley, Denis Morton, Cody Rigsby or Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman, JJ – I am going to plead the 5th. However suffice to say, F- My wife Victoria, M- My wife Victoria and K Occasionally My Wife Victoria.
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I have met the Queen of England and Prince Phillip. I lived next door To Lawrence Taylor(NY Giants LB) in the 80s although being fresh from the UK I had no idea at the time who he was .
  • Dinner guest – Jenn Sherman.- If JSS is busy on the bench would be Tom Brady and Rod Stewart


Anything else you’d like to share?

Firstly I sincerely want to thank the Admins for everything. It must be tough to keep things as organized and as friendly as you guys do. We all really appreciate it.

I have been very fortunate in that I have lived all over the world. In London, NYC, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Clearwater and now Dallas. I really believe that living overseas broadens ones outlook and makes us appreciate things more.
After living in all of those places I can honestly say that living in the USA is a real privilege, an honor, and the only place I want to be.

JSS Tribe HRI & HRI Weekend-General Info

Lots of questions coming out of the big Peloton HRI Announcement.

I will do my best to answer as many of them here as I can:

Last year was my first HRI Event. On Friday night there was a Peloton cocktail party at Chelsea Piers and all instructors attended. So did Peloton execs including John Foley! I don’t remember what time in-studio rides ended but there were in studio rides most of the day and none in the evening.

Chelsea Piers party was top notch. Appy’s and Open Bar. Step and Repeat for photo opps and lots of people meeting who have never met before. We all received name tags with both real name and LB name. People got very dressed up. I was definitely UNDER dressed but that’s my M.O. most of the time anyway.

On Saturday and Sunday there were rides and Beyond the Ride classes.

The way sign-up worked last year, was that Peloton released a $50 package that included the cocktail party, 1 Ride and 1 Beyond the Ride over the course of the weekend. Jenn’s classes went FAST however after the frenzy died down, Peloton allowed members to purchase additional classes where there were openings.

Peloton did provide hotel recommendations, restaurant recommendations and fun things to do for those visiting from out of town. I’m sure they will do this again.

I have NO idea at this point about the following:

-What this years package consists of

-How much this years package costs

-When this years package will go on sale

-What Jenn’s teaching schedule for that weekend will be

What I can tell you is that it was all a ton of fun and I can’t wait for this years event.

Shirley, Getty, Yaya and I are all working hard already to put together a great JSS exclusive Tribe event for all of you and will provide info as soon as we have it. We are looking into hotel ideas, and hope to have our own recommendations too, but remember, we don’t work for Peloton and this stuff is time consuming so we’ll do our best.

Let us know HERE what questions you have. We’ll keep adding to this thread so that you can get all of your HRI facts in one place.

#JFDI and book your trip now!