“Enjoy the experience. Listen to your body. It’s your first time doing this, so it will tell you what it does and doesn’t like,” Mantas Zvinas, Founder of SurfYogaBeer, tells SELF.
His surfer bro attitude is certainly refreshing in the (sometimes harsh) concrete jungle.
SOULCYCLE WITH MANTAS IS LIFE CHANGING, AND THAT’S NOT HYPERBOLE
He was definitely the most ‘technical’ instructor I had ridden with. But what I admired instantly was the integrity he brought to the class. It wasn’t enough to just show up & get through the class; he pushed you to hone your technique, to show up & challenge yourself, and to not make changes but to create new habits.
Mantas holds me and all of his students accountable without being too forward or making you feel self-conscious. So, I hope if any of you are feeling inspired to try something new in 2013, you will give Mantas a spin!
Mantas is intense, badass, and delivers a killer workout, especially the arms series. In multiple classes I’ve taken with him, he has had us use the weights for more than one song and while riding the bike.
I was starting to sweat within 5 minutes into the workout
One of the great things about his classes is that there is always a focus on breathing and correcting your breathe - no doubt this comes from his yoga background.
Wonderful instructor, kept the energy high, and spun some great tracks in his playlist.
Mantas Z. has shown me that exercise is not just getting a hot body with hip bones sharp enough to cut Columbian Blow- Mantas, the man from California has a Zen like Energy that is the perfect combination of Dawsons Creek meets DMX.
I loved him immediately—his class, his music, and his personality are all amazing.
He is always warm to everyone in the room and managed to make all of his riders feel like a tight-knit group...even in a sold-out class.
In short, I’ve been really pleased and excited with how my body has been transforming as a result of his classes, and his encouraging words and attitudes in class has kept me going through some stressful stuff. He has made cardio enjoyable for me for the first time in my life and I look forward to my next class!