Hey guys-

Soooo if you tuned in tonight at 7:30pm for Facebook Live…Jenn and I were missing. We were live…just in the wrong place! We talked with about 50 people for 40 minutes before we realized we weren’t on the tribe page…we were on JSS’s personal Facebook page. Unfortunately, we had to delete the entire video and start over. Hence why on the feed we did go live with, I was a bit off my game.

I did a bunch of prep and wanted to recap everything we discussed on our first broadcast, so here goes:


-If you want to make the most of the JSS Tribe…post, comment, get involved. If you that’s not for you, no worries, check out the page, take what you want from it and move on.

-If you are reading this then you have found this website. Included here we have the following:

All of Jenn’s playlists (or you can follow me on Spotify at kristycarruba)

Leaderboard Get to Know You (if you want to participate, let me know I’ll send you the form!)

Calendar – we try to keep it current

Giving section – if you are fundraising, let us know we’ll post here

Jenn’s (and our) favorite things

JSS ride database- Looking for a ride, an artist or a theme? Check out the database

-Facebook Page posting rules.

Now that the page has grown to over 5000 members it’s important that we monitor what you’re all posting and stay on track. Please remember this isn’t your personal page. Stick to rides, each other, Peloton, JSS etc. If it’s your son’s Bar Mitzvah…Mazel Tov but the pics don’t really belong on our page. If we take something down, we’ll let you know.

-We have a store

Here’s the link: https://www.zazzle.com/s/jss+tribe

-Andi Bags 20% Off Coupon good until end of June

-Milkshake…if you have any pics, any feedback, any endorsement, let us know, we want to share with the Milkshake folks

-We talked about having a JSS Tribe HRI separate from the Peloton one. This would give people the opportunity to take more rides with Jenn and with other instructors, enjoy the city, enjoy each other for more time. We def love the idea and are thinking it would be October of 2019. Yes it seems like that’s forever, but it’ll be here before you know it!

-Jenn agreed to an ALL REQUEST SING -A-LONG Finale! Look for details coming soon!

-Jenn is off the last weekend of June through 4th of July. More info on her Summer vacation days to come but this is what we know for now.

-Hat orders are being taken…be patient!


We answered quite a few of your questions on our first broadcast.

  1. Stephanie Caputo: Any fun trips for either one of us this Summer?   Jenn said no. I’m going to LBI in August for 2 weeks
  2. Darci Humphries asked if Jenn was going to bring back Music Legends rides. Not at this time, but check out the ones that are in the database already.
  3. What would Jenn be doing if she didn’t teach at Peloton? Prob something in the music biz but not for a corporation.
  4. Teena Teens asked what Jenn’s fave music genre is. She loves Hip Hop, she loves rock, she’s a Deadhead and of course loves Bruce. She likes it all.
  5. Katie Rossino asked: How many rides do we think Jenn’s taught? About 1000 but nobody knows for sure and there won’t be a milestone ride.
  6. Heather Sooy Dean asked who Jenn would want to have dinner with and she responded with either Bruce Springsteen or Howard Stern.
  7. Jen Farhat asked who Jenn would ride with if she had a bike. She responded with Alex, Cody and maybe Robin if she wanted an ass woopin. Also maybe Ally.
  8. Branda Kraemer asked if Jenn had a bucket list? Jenn said she’d just love to travel.
  9. Godnick asked John Oliver or Bill Maher. Jenn watches both (I only watch John Oliver)
  10. Robin Tillman asked for an update on Tony the garage guy…he’s a bit friendlier but no massive change
  11. Heidi Collet asked why the rides now have more descriptions like 60s Rock etc. Due to licensing, the instructors can’t use the artists names in the descriptions so this is the best they can do at this time to describe the ride
  12. Cristina Ribeiro asked if Jenn creates her own arms segment and the answer was yes. Jenn also revealed that more arms were coming as is some Beyond the Ride classes!

Other topics covered:

Pizza, Howard Stern, Dax Shephard, Nobu, Jenn’s shoes, Jenn’s needs a haircut, the new studio coming is going to be insane, Jenn will never teach a tread class, Jenn likes sushi and I am sure there is more, but I’m exhausted.

Let me know if you have questions…once again…apologies for the fuck up!

Love you guys!




How Well Do You THINK you know our own Howard Godnick?

  • First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…
    Even as long ago as July 2015, many of my preferred leadernames had already been snatched up…”goddave,” “godfred,” “godthor,” and “godwilly” were all taken, so I went with “godnick”
    Personal Info:
    Name: Howie Godnick
    Where do You live? Manhattan, NY (Upper West Side)
    Married/Single? Divorced, which led me to the best thing to ever happen to me without a penis (see next question), Carey
    Kids/Grandkids? Two sons – Max (26 and a writer/producer) and Andy (21, junior at Syracuse)
    Pets? Ernie the dog is a soon-to-be 12 year old labradoodle
    Working/Retired? Kinda
    If you went to college…what college did you go to? Stony Brook (theater major, BA 1980)
    Motto in which you live by?
    At the ripe old age of 35, not long after my fourth sub-four hour marathon, I had a quadruple bypass.  After my heart surgery my cardiologist said to me, “you didn’t die; you have to live.”  I have subscribed to that mantra ever since, and it’s gotten me through a heart attack at 45 (on a spinning bike, from which I had to be medevac’d by helicopter), visual impairment at 50, two stents at 52, and losing 40% of my blood internally last April.
    “You didn’t die; you have to live”
    1)   How long have you had your bike? July 2, 2015
    2)   Where in your home do you ride?  In my second bedroom
    3)   What is your favorite Color? Blue
    4)   What is your favorite food?  Special K With Chocolate Pieces (“now with even more pieces!”)
    5)   What is your favorite TV Show?  Survivor, Bill Maher and John Oliver
    6)   Have you ever ridden in studio?  Yup
    7)   Who would you like to ride with?  Alexander Hamilton
    8)   Guilty Pleasure?  Hamilton (7 times, and counting)
    9)   Favorite Curse word – I’m not a big curser (never, ever cursed in front of my parents, or my kids), but who doesn’t like a good fuck?
    10) Favorite musician/band – The Who
    11) Morning or night? – night
    12) Last Book You Read?  Face
    13) Who’s the Last Person who texted you?  – Carey
    14) Favorite App?  – Words With Friends
    15) Favorite Sport? – March Madness
    16) Favorite Sports Team – NY Yankees
    17) Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Diet Snapple Trop – a – Rocks
    18)  What Color is your toothbrush – Blue
    19)  Do you have a favorite cartoon character? – Archie
    20)  Coffee or tea – Snapple
    21)  What time do you go to bed? – midnight-ish
    22)  Fave Reality TV show? – Survivor (was this a trick question)
    23)  What is something we’d be ,surprised to know about you? I was an actor, standup comic and Street mime for many years before deciding to go to law school, and spent three years as a regular extra and bit part player on SNL (81-83).
     24) Who would you like to eat dinner with? Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr 
    Anything else you’d like to share?  In 2012 I was asked to accept the Award of Courage from Sloan Kettering Hospital, despite the fact that none of my many design defects included cancer.  My friend and role model, Michael J Fox, introduced me, and the video of that speech led to the opportunity last March to give a TedTalk.   Both my Award of Courage and TedTalk speeches speak to my philosophy in life, and my mantra:  “you didn’t die; you have to live”


Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

My original leaderboard name was kevin2016 and in 2017 Steven Little looked at me in camera and said “Hey Kevin you know its 2017”. So I changed my LB name to PharmaSpin because I’m a Pharmacist and work for a Pharmaceutical company. Didn’t love it but I got a few shutouts and started to connect with more people in the community. It stuck so I will go with it.

Personal Info:

Name: Kevin McKenney

Where do You live? Lansdale PA (suburban Philadelphia) Originally from Western PA so  am a big Steelers/Penguins fan. Congrats to Jenn’s Eagles but the only reason that is a good thing is the Patriots lost.

Married/Single?  Married

Kids/Grandkids? 3 sons. My oldest is a special needs child who has had many challenges. He will be 30 this November. We are blessed to have him. Life gives you what you can handle.

Pets? We have had mostly dogs. A cat lasted a few months. We had two Corgis for years. Both of our Corgis have past. My wife would get another in a second. I’m resisting. I AM DONE WITH PETS

Working/Retired? Working. Both my wife and myself work for multi-national big Pharmaceutical companies. Hence my leaderboard name. We both travel the globe extensively which makes riding challenging.

If you went to college…what college did you go to? I attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (PCP&S)…its now called the University of the Sciences (whatever)

Motto in which you live by? I’ve had a near death experience (long story)…so I am now l am living with by the motto ….it’s all about the experience

1)   How long have you had your bike?  Dec 2015

2)   Where in your home do you ride?  Finished basement

3)   What is your favorite Color?  Blue

4)   What is your favorite food?  I live in Philly….Cheesesteaks

5)   What is your favorite TV Show?  Long list but right now Game of Thrones

6)   Have you ever ridden in studio?  No but I am going to HRI

7)   Who would you like to ride with?  Of course JSS.. then in no particular order HMC,CDE,JJ, Jess…on so on….Since STL left I’m am not riding with any guys other than Matt. I have no idea why that is.

8)   Guilty Pleasure? I have many but Mama Mia (The Movie) is one.

9)   Favorite Curse word – Professionally I don’t curse. Privately I guess fuck.

10) Favorite musician – I have a 1000+ CD collection and who knows how many online saves. I like music. My concert schedule for 2018 so far is Pink, U2, Paul Simon Elton John Zac Brown and Bruno Mars.  Right now I’m pushing the Zac Brown Band for a JSS ride.

11) Morning or night – Wake me up at noon please.

12) Last Book You Read – Bobby Kennedy – By Chris Matthews

13) Who’s the Last Person who texted you – My son

14) Favorite App – an app is an app

15) Favorite Sport – Toss up between Football and hockey

16) Favorite Sports Team – Any Pittsburgh team

17) Fave Alcoholic Beverage – Gin

18)  What Color is your toothbrush – Black  

19)  Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Bugs Bunny

20)  Coffee or tea – Coffee ( We just came back from Jamaica with Jamaican Blue Coffee. OMG the best)

21)  What time do you go to bed – 11PM

22)  Fave Reality TV show – Tough one…The Voice…but I like the Master Chef shows.

23)  What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I was an extra in the movie Slap Slot

24)  Dinner guestJerry Seinfeld, it would be just a riot. or Anthony Bourdian

Hakuna Moscato…ever wonder who she is? Why she chose THAT name? We DID!!! Meet…Julie Thomas!

Leaderboard Get To Know You – Julie Thomas

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…

Hakuna_ Moscato

I had always loved the phrase “Hakuna matata”  which many of you might know from “The Lion King”…meaning “no worries”.  Well I ran across the phrase Hakuna Moscato online, which is a play on that, meaning “Drink wine” or “more wine please”.  It immediately resonated with me, because riding and drinking wine are my favorite ways to relax, de-stress and have no worries!

Personal Info:

Where do You live? Port Washington, NY (Long Island)

Married/Single? Married

Kids/Grandkids? 2 daughters, Delaney, will be 10 yrs old in Feb (4th grade) and Piper, 6 yrs old (1st grade)

Pets? NO

Working/Retired? Working PT, home by school bus

Motto in which you live by? “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”— Dr. Seuss

  1. How long have you had your bike – 1 yr in Feb.

  2. Where in your home do you ride – Basement

  3. What is your favorite Color – Light or Aqua Blue

  4. What is your favorite food – seafood and veggies

  5. What is your favorite TV Show – This is Us

  6. Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes!  Just 1 day, back to back, JSS & Ally Love

  7. Who would you like to ride with – My mom, she is 71 and a kick ASS biker, on the road and spin class.  I have yet to convince her to get the Peloton…she is a social butterfly and loves going to class…if she only knew, has she met this tribe?

  8. Guilty Pleasure – Sweet Potato Fries or the hot bread basket at a restaurant

  9. Favorite Curse word – Fuck balls

  10. Favorite musician – Billy Joel

  11. Morning or night – Morning

  12. Last Book You ReadThe good girl, Mary Kubica

  13. Who’s the Last Person who texted you – my friend Rachel

  14. Favorite App – Facebook

  15. Favorite Sport – Tennis, although I haven’t played in years

  16. Favorite Sports Team – Red Sox

  17. Fave Alcoholic Beverage – WINE! Not limited to, but generally Sauvignon Blanc in Summer, Pinot Noir in Winter

  18. What Color is your toothbrush – White and teal

  19. Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Moana

  20. Coffee or tea – Coffee

  21. What time do you go to bed – 10 – 11 pm

  22. Fave Reality TV show – Not really a Reality TV watcher

  23. F…M…K…John Foley, Denis Morton, Cody Rigsby or Robin Arzon, Jenn Sherman, JJ – I know everyone avoids this question, so I will JFDI and preface by saying I am straight, but still… I would say F – Denis or Robin (total girl crush)… M – Cody or JSS (so many similar likes)…K – love them all, wouldn’t K any of them.

  24. What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? I went to University of Vermont and don’t know how to ski!  Also, I was initially against buying the Peloton when my husband wanted to,  and now am totally addicted.  I haven’t been on the elliptical or run for months!

  25. Dinner guest – Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake TOGETHER

Anything else you’d like to share?  I am a mostly OD rider, but love this community and tribe and honored to be chosen to do this. I thought I had only done “a handful” of live rides, so was shocked when I read my year in review to see that I had actually done 20.  Of course JSS was my top instructor.  I sincerely feel like she is my friend, who I would totally hang out with.   My girls definitely know her too.  I wish I had had the chutzpah to ask for a picture when I rode with her in the studio, but at least I introduced myself!


Who Eats Cake For Breakfast You Ask???

Leaderboard Get To Know You

First and foremost explain the genesis of your leaderboard name…Eatcake4bfast

I first was introduced to the phrase Eat Cake for Breakfast on a Kate Spade teeshirt years ago. Said teeshirt is no more but I still love what it said to me…always eat the cake…experience the sweetness in life…don’t ignore the opportunity to take a taste of the goodness that is in front of you. Plus, I like cake. I really like cake. My fav is the coconut cake from The Peninsula Grill in Charleston. Its worth the trip!

I chose #eatcake4bfast for my leaderboard name and abbreviated breakfast to “bfast – be fast”…which I try to be when JSS says to crank up the cadence to 120!

Personal Info: Katie Young Cunningham

Where do You live? Basking Ridge, NJ

Married/Single? Married to Kevin (#stretch71 on the leaderboard) – he doesn’t ride often but crushes it every time he does

Kids/Grandkids? 3 kids – Ryan (16), Regan (15) and Brady (7)

Pets? Big Fin (our everlasting Betta fish) and on the wait list for our first puppy!

Working/Retired? Currently stay at home with my kiddies, but always brainstorming for my next business venture.

Motto in which you live by? (see above)

  • How long have you had your bike – June 2017
  • Where in your home do you ride – In my living room
  • What is your favorite Color – Pink
  • What is your favorite food – Pizza (even the crappy frozen stuff) and I really like cake (see above!)
  • What is your favorite TV Show – May I pick two? The Crown and Friday Night Lights (BEST SHOW EVER – Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose!)
  • Have you ever ridden in studio – Yes…Walk of Shame ride with Jess
  • Who would you like to ride with – JSS…and I will (after my daughter’s competition dance and Nutcracker seasons are over)
  • Guilty Pleasure – Haribo Gummy Bears (and cake)
  • Favorite Curse word – Fuck (and my 7 year old has picked it up and confirmed he learned it from me…nice)
  • Favorite musician – After Saturday night’s AMAZING concert, I have to say Garth Brooks
  • Morning or night – Morning
  • Last Book You Read – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
  • Who’s the Last Person who texted you – My friend Melissa…about the Garth Brooks concert!
  • Favorite App – Starbucks (no waiting in line)
  • Favorite Sport – I love to watch swimming (my daughter especially). My older son is a fencer and while it is tough to understand, it is a thrilling sport to watch as a spectator.
  • Favorite Sports Team – We are a Giants and Yankees family…I just go along with it. I was raised in Redskins territory.
  • Fave Alcoholic Beverage – French 75
  • What Color is your toothbrush – Navy/White
  • Do you have a favorite cartoon character – Cinderella
  • Coffee or tea – Tea (hate coffee)
  • What time do you go to bed – 10ish (or when my kids stop popping in for “one more thing…”)
  • Fave Reality TV show – Anything on Bravo…
  • F…M…K…As fun as it would be, I can’t answer this with a sweet husband and two nosy teenagers on social media (I’ll leave it up to your guess)!!!
  • What is something we’d be surprised to know about you? – I am not as quiet as I appear at first meeting…
  • Dinner guest – Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip…she’d be lovely and he’d be a hoot.

A special thank you to the AMAZING admins of the JSS Tribe. Working with our fearless leader, you all make this a great place to be on Facebook and I can’t wait to meet you all live at the studio and at the HRI!

And, to Jen Sherman…I feel like I am riding with a friend…a friend that just tells me to fucking get out of my comfort zone and just do it…and then plays another great tune and says to do it again. And I do. Every time. That is why I ride. Because you push me to be better. Thanks for the inspiration.