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Melissa Curtin covers charity and style related events and loves to cover LA's best in beauty, fashion, and culture. She is an educator who recently returned to the classroom to motivate and inspire third graders at a private school in Pacific Palisades. In 2012, she launched an educational T-shirt line called Wear2learn. When she is not working out, hiking a canyon, or at the beach, she is writing. Her latest dream come true has been travel writing for Johnny Jet.

After teaching in the Maryland public school system for almost a decade, she left the conservative East Coast environment in Washington, DC for West Coast living. Eager for adventure, inner growth, and a new environment, she packed her car and took to the open road on her own landing in her new home - Hollywood, California. As a Connecticut Yankee at heart, she has now lived in Los Angeles for six years surrounded by the stars.

Melissa graduated from Gettysburg College with a double major in psychology and art history. Soon after, she earned a Master's Degree in education. Melissa traveled around the world on Semester at Sea, and earned a Fulbright Scholarship which enabled her to teach in England. A lust for travel and learning has fueled her globe trotting ever since. Some of her favorite destinations are Costa Rica, Thailand, Fiji, Morocco, Vietnam, Belgium, Italy, Sicily, Prague, Egypt, Australia, Greece, and Paris.

Los Angeles has won over her heart. She is constantly taking advantage of what LA LA Land has to offer - new boutiques and restaurants, finding great deals, discovering new hikes and beaches, music, and West Coast fashion.

Stacy Keibler Hosts Cycle House Charity Ride To Benefit American Cancer Society


Stacy Keibler hosted a special charity spin ride event at Cycle House in West Hollywood on Saturday, January 26 to benefit the American Cancer Society. (Photo credit: American Cancer Society)

Actress and Host Stacy Keibler (aka George Clooney’s Love Interest) hit one of my favorite spots in West Hollywood recently – Cycle House.  This place is the ultimate spin workout with candlelight and pumping tunes. The workout is insane! Every time I don’t think I will be able to make it through as my feet are clamped into my whizzing pedals and my body is drenched – purely cathartic! It doesn’t hurt to be surrounded by beautiful people and then end your workout with wet chilled eucalyptus towels in a garden oasis with fruit.

Stacy Keibler hosted a special charity spin ride event on Saturday, January 26 to benefit the American Cancer Society and jumpstart fundraising for West Hollywood’s Relay for Life, a 24-hour relay event to help communities raise awareness and fight back against cancer.

Seats at Soul Cycle for the 45-minute ride sold for $60 per bike and riders got a chance to train with LA’s top cycling instructor Nichelle Hines and actress/athlete Stacy Keibler. As quoted by Stacy, “I am so excited to be working out here at Cycle House with the American Cancer Society. All proceeds from today’s Ride will go directly to the America Cancer Society to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.”

The American Cancer Society is the “Official Sponsor of Birthdays,” creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays by saving lives, helping people get well, stay well, finding cures and fighting back. For more information on American Cancer Society and their More Birthdays movement, you can go to www.cancer.org.

Relay For Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity, is the largest, most successful fundraising event in the world with over 4 million people in over 5,000 communities and 20 countries taking part to raise over $500 million each year. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a 24-hour life-changing relay event that helps each community celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease. This year marks the first year for West Hollywood’s Relay for Life event!

Following the ride, guests enjoyed a reception on the patio with fruit, vegetable, meat and cheese platters.  Upon departure, all guest received gift bags with items from American Cancer Society, VIOLET LOVE, and Cycle House.


Stacy Keibler hosted a special charity spin ride event at Cycle House. (Photo credit: American Cancer Society)

Why do I like Cycle House on 624 N. La Cienega even more? For every class you take, the studio donates two meals to feed the hungry through a partnership with nonprofit, Feeding America.  The studio has donated more than 50,000 meals to feed the hungry since opening in October of 2011. The company also embraces a green mindset- they do not offer plastic water bottles for purchase but instead give free access to an alkaline water filtration system. And to reduce their carbon footprint they write the trainer schedule on their chalkboard walls (and post online), email receipts and use virtually no sources of paper.  Amenities such as free shoe rental, chilled eucalyptus towels and complementary fruit are all included in the price of a class.

Cycle House
624 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Ph. 310-358-0888


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