Amanda Smith

Studio Owner

Keiser certified cycling instructor

 TRX® Qualified Instructor


My passion for cycling began nine years ago after I took my first class at Boston Sports Club in Franklin, Mass from Master Trainer, Cori Newcomb.

Upon moving back to Spirit Lake in 2013, I decided I wanted to teach, so I became Spinning® certified and began teaching at the YMCA. After developing a love for the Keiser brand bikes, I knew I wanted to also become Keiser certified and have never looked back.

While cycling is my passion, I also enjoy running, and outdoor biking, having completed multiple 1/2 marathons, a full marathon and finally a bucket list item - the Wisconsin 70.3 Ironman in June of 2018.

My biggest fans are my three beautiful girls:

 Averi | Emersyn | Blake 

and very patient husband, Brett.

When I'm not teaching classes, I can be found working as a full-time association management services director for NAIFA-Wisconsin and NAIFA-Maine

Ashley Richter


TRX® Qualified Instructor

 RYT200® Yoga Instructor

Ashley has always had a passion for being active - she uses what she learned from years of sports and being a collegiate volleyball player to push herself and others to go one step further to finding their edge.

You can expect a TRX class from Ashley to focus on physical and mental strength, believing that muscle engagement and proper alignment makes all the difference!

When not teaching classes, you can catch Ashley working her full-time job in the retail world at The Three Sons in Milford, as well as a volleyball coach for Okoboji High School.

Most importantly, she is cheered on by her biggest fans - her husband, Brian and her son Rowan!

Amanda Kassel


Barb Clayton


Barb has been a fitness instructor in the Lakes area for many years teaching step, power classes, cross training classes and even doing some personal training at one point,  but her passion is cycling.  She likes to create a high energy environment and set the scene for a great ride.  Her passion for cycling goes beyond the studio to road biking and the many RAGBRAI’s she has ridden in over the years along with mountain biking throughout the Midwest and Colorado.  When she isn’t in the fitness studio, you can catch Barb working in her home office as an independent Executive Recruiter for the banking industry.  Barb and her husband Joe have loved raising their three daughters in the lakes area and are enjoying rediscovering the magic of Okoboji with their 6-year-old granddaughter Alice.



30 and 45 minute rides available.

may include hills, hiit, jumps, sprints, and tabata drills. both stamina and endurance will be challenged in this exciting class!

a total body workout that leverages gravity and bodyweight to perform a wide variety of exercises. developed by the navy seals, this workout develops strength, balance, flexibility, and core stability.



THE DISTRICT: Where muscles burn, skin sweats and community happens!

THE DISTRICT is a boutique fitness studio offering classes including indoor cycling, TRX® and more. THE DISTRICT strives to create community while encouraging and motivating all levels of fitness. Whether you're looking to PR your next race or just coming to workout with your friend, consider THE DISTRICT in your daily routine.



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Our Address:
816 Lake Street

Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360




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