Leslie Folkes


About Leslie Folkes

“I’m going to date myself by revealing that I began my journey into the fitness industry as a 17year old “Aerobics Instructor” at a local health club during my summer breaks from college—Olivia Newton-John's “Physical” is embedded in my brain! My 35 years (Gulp!) in the fitness industry includes 5 years as the Civilian Director of Health & Fitness Programming at a US Military Base; 20 years as an equipment Sales Associate for two of the most innovative and iconic fitness products in the fitness & Wellness industry; Implemented and managed corporate fitness programs; and, all the while started a personal and small group training business in my garage. Now, 20+ years later that business is located next to my home in a converted barn called Balance & Beyond, where my clients have grown ageless with me. I'm especially proud to say that some of my clients have been exercising with me for over 20 years." Leslie received her B.A. in Physical Education and Certification in Exercise Science at California State University, Chico. She completed her graduate work in Exercise Physiology at California State University Northridge. She is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), has a Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification with The BioMechanics Method, she is a Functional Aging Specialist and a RealRyder Certified Cycling Instructor. She has been teaching Kinesiology at Ventura Community College in California for 30+years.

Ageless Ryde | Inspire and Challenge Your Clients with Innovative Programming and Equipment.

A hands-on session to learn how to develop creative fitness fusion programming solutions to lead your senior population into looking and feeling their very best. Now more than ever, Personal Trainers and their clients are beginning to understand that mobility and performance are directly linked. This session will introduce you to the benefits of a multiplanar/functional indoor cycle, and how to fuse mobility practices in a class or training session with the RealRyder Cycle. These 30-minute hands-on sessions will take place in the RealRyder Booth.


1. Experience and feel the benefits of multiplanar cycling

2. Experience the many variations the RealRyder Cycle offers when fusing cardio, core, balance, endurance and proprioceptive training

3. Learn programming that will functionally move, inspire and challenge your clients with the most innovative cycle on the planet


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