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!

Kristy

HRI NEWS!

JSS TRIBE ALERT!
It’s official…the Peloton HRI Event will be held in NYC on May 4, 5, & 6. For those of you who have never attended, we really recommend you come to NY! It’s a blast!!!

The JSS Tribe Event will be held on Thursday Night May 3rd. We will have more details soon but wanted you to SAVE THE DATE and make your plans now with this information! Hope to see you all there!

Your Admins:
Lisa Getty
Kristy Carruba
Yanina Livingston
Shirley Benaroya Bitton

The JSS Tribe Runs, Walks and Rides for Breast Cancer Awareness

Last Weekend in NYC, was all about coming together to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Our own Yanina Livingston, took this on and organized quite a weekend for JSS Tribe members. On Saturday, Yanina and 20 JSS Tribe members ran the Brooklyn Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon together. On Sunday, Lisa Wichman, Shari Rosenberg, Jamie Schneider, Kate Flynn, Tracey Paulsen and Monica Kalfur walked the Avon39 TOGETHER! While they were walking, Yanina and a bunch of JSS Tribe members were in the studio for a very ride that only our fearless leader could make so special for everyone involved. After the ride, the riders went over to cheer on the walkers as they finished their walk. One Peloton at its finest.

The JSS Tribe raised over $1,000 Dollars and divided 100% of the funds raised among the 6 Avon39 Tribe Members who walked together.

Congratulations to Yanina for a very successful, amazing, inspiring event!

Yanina recapped her amazing weekend in this note below. Thought you’d all enjoy:

This past weekend October 14 and 15 the JSSTribe came together as One Peloton to raise awareness and support a group of six riders who participated in Avon39. Lisa Wichman, Shari Rosenberg, Jamie Schneider, Kate Flynn, Tracey Paulsen and Monica Kalfur walked 39 miles to take Breast Cancer down. 
This very special weekend started with at least 20 tribe members running the Rock N’Roll Brooklyn half marathon. It was so amazing to see everyone wearing the special JSSTribe Pink Ribbon T-shirt collection to support our walker’s fundraising efforts. Such an honor to run with these ladies. We sang, laughed and talked our ears off pushing each other as a true community as a true One Peloton. 
In the meantime our walkers were having as much fun walking the first 26.2 miles. Yes, a full marathon walking to end Breast Cancer. We texted, spoke over the phone and FaceTimed through out the race. Other riders from around the country were also running 13.1 miles in support (Terri Kassler from Ohio!) Or showed up to greet the walkers and join them for miles (Paige and Nancy! Howard and Carey!), and we had a whole crew of family members and friends waiting for us at the finish line. My heart was bursting, tears rolling down disguised as sweat, watching the Tribe coming together in support. 
We then found out that while we were running, the walkers were receiving even more donations and our phones were bursting with notifications from the most supportive Tribe ever. Jenn was texting me… “Yaya! You got this! Send me photos! I want to know!”. Talk about support, how amazing is Jenn!!! Cant thank her enough for all her messages. 
At the finish line we watched her video, read all the posts and messages, the photos from the walkers doing great!, thinking of our loved ones who were affected by this horrible disease. 
When our knees and feet where hurting, when the humidity wouldn’t let us breathe, when we wanted to stop, we kept thinking about this warriors and what they endure. We couldn’t stop, we had to keep going for them and we did! One of my highlights was to watch Morgan Blue and Helen Milagros Scott crossing that finish line completing their very first half marathon! They did it! I was so proud of them!. 
The next day we woke up even more excited. Today was the day, one that we planned for months and it was finally here!. As we entered the studio, right away you could feel this positive electric vibe in the air. Riders driving from a far to be there, some from the very first time. I cannot begin to tell you how loud that studio was with riders jumping up and down when they finally met for the first time, all the hugs, all the tears, all the coffee after a night of celebrating. The walkers were feeling strong ready for their last 13.1 miles. This will be a memorable day indeed. 
And then Jenn walked in…her smile, her warmth, I cant even. The studio exploded, lets get this party started!
After a ton of photos, even more hugs surrounded by a sea of pink and tribe T-shirts, we walked into the studio and clipped in with anticipation. And boy our expectations were not only met but surpassed with Jenn delivering the most amazing ride. Each song, each word of encouragement, every single shout out for the walkers, for the riders and for that front row. That front row of Cancer warriors riding together, cheering, singing, kicking ass on the bike. I was taken a back, what an incredibly emotional moment in Peloton history. The walkers watched from their phones, equally emotional with Jenn’s words of encouragement, with our screams at the back. Lady GaGa “The Cure” was playing “I will be there by your side”…holding hands with Cristina Ribeiro, getting nods from Krissy Blackwood. Looking up and knowing our moms would be so proud. I broke down in to tears, tears of joy, thankful and incredibly blessed to be a part of this unforgettable walk, run and ride with the Tribe. THIS… is #TSTM. 
We rushed out of the studio, most of us still sweating, but who cares! The walkers were almost there!! We had to rush! Cowbells in hand we ran to the finish line to wait for them. And there they were, our six walkers, smiling, singing, shouting, holding each other hand in hand. Each step perfectly synchronized to the rhythm of their hearts…FUCancer! We will beat you! We will find the cure!. 
After all the hugs, the tears, the stories, videos and photos, I started to feel the end of this special weekend was coming. I sense of relief, of accomplishment and pride for this women, for the tribe for Jenn, for all of us. 
On my way back home, it took me a while to take it all in. The ride was over but the fight continues, and after this weekend, I restored my faith in the Peloton Community. 
From a bike that goes nowhere, we have come so far. Together we #JFDidIt, together we raised over One Thousand dollars from the sales of the collection in addition to all the individual donations that came from the riders helping this 6 ladies raise over twenty-thousand dollars!!!
All I can say is THANK YOU, thank you for your support, your love, your posts, your messages. For showing up, for changing your location. To those 630 riders who clipped in and to Jenn for giving the most amazing ride, for making this possible and for being the glue to this community. We are One Peloton, and together we walked, ran and rode far. 
Love, YaYa.