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Flo was in the first spin class I ever instructed. She sat front and center with her infectious energy and huge smile and came up to me after class and said, “Chrissy, ya done good.” She was there for just about every other spin class I taught for almost 20 years. We became good friends. She would save bikes for “the crew” and if she wasn't in class for some reason, it wasn't the same. Despite being decades older than most people in the class, everybody looked to her for energy and strength. We called her Flo Rider because she was a beast on that bike and boy did she love that nickname.
She was right next to me the first year I was on that main stage instructing hundreds of people in my first ever Tour De Pier. Having her next to me felt safe and calmed my nerves. She just did that for people.
Flo spent most of her free time volunteering for organizations that helped at risk youth. She had this type of energy, this quiet strength, that everybody wanted to be around and a part of. She was really good at helping others and not quite as good at receiving help, though she accepted it towards the end of her life.
Our Flo Rider was diagnosed in July of 2020 with aggressive lung cancer and it took her away from us within six months. Devastated is an understatement to explain how so many of us felt and still feel. Her loss is still a gut punch. We lost a vibrant energetic life force and I miss her every day.
There is nothing Flo would like more than to know that in her memory she helped others with cancer. Please consider making a donation to Tour De Pier to help others who have had to deal with such a devastating diagnosis as cancer.
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