The Torq Cycle Story

Alex and Katie Martinez caught the indoor cycling bug together in New York City, where they first fell for the full-body rush and feel-good effects of this intense, powerful, and engaging workout. After moving to Atlanta in early 2013, Alex, a corporate I.T. executive-turned-fitness entrepreneur, and Katie, a human resources executive in the media industry, couldn't wait to expand the growing indoor cycling phenomenon in Katie's hometown. Sensing a need for a boutique, cycling-only experience on Atlanta's exciting west side, this husband & wife team, launched Torq Cycle, Inc. with the pride of local ownership and a genuine passion for the indoor cycling movement.

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The Torq Cycle Team


Alex plays dual role of Owner & Instructor – enjoying both sides of the business that is Torq Cycle Atlanta. Corporate IT executive-turned-fitness entrepreneur & instructor, Alex was searching for a fitness routine that was fun, challenging & addictive – and soon discovered spinning with his then girlfriend, now wife. It wasn't long before he frequented various studios in his home of New York City. Completely hooked on indoor...

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Born and raised in Atlanta, Katie has always maintained an active lifestyle and has a love for group fitness. She became hooked on indoor cycling while living in Brooklyn – fitting in as much indoor cycling, yoga and cardio kickboxing as possible while soaking up life in New York City. After years of sweating it out on the bike, she realized this indoor cycling hobby of hers was becoming something more than a fitness fixation. Katie and...

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Growing up in Richmond, Virginia as a young equestrian, Jared learned from an early age the importance of focus, persistence and always setting the bar high. He discovered indoor cycling in his early twenties and after realizing the mental and physical benefits of the workout, he quickly became hooked on the workout. After several years of riding he was inspired to help people discover their own focus and persistence on the bike and began...


Jessica, a native of Philadelphia, was introduced to cycling while cross training on her high school rowing team. Since then, she fell in love with fitness and became a certified group fitness instructor in 2013. Jessica has taught everything from kickboxing to barre to cycling and more! After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, she picked up and moved to Atlanta to start a career in supply chain management. Her favorite part about...


Growing up, Liz found many ways to stay active and sporty from competitive gymnastics to cross-country, soccer and swimming. It wasn’t until college at Miami University in Ohio that she discovered indoor cycling and immediately found a new cardiovascular exercise to fall in love with. She was inspired by how the instructors could push her beyond what she thought she could do and thought to her self, “I could do that!”.

And that she...

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Sophie grew up in Durham NC where she participated in whatever team sport was in season. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, she moved to Atlanta and struggled to find a gym or form of exercise that kept her energized and motivated. After giving group classes a try, Sophie instantly found a love for indoor cycling. Sophie joins the Torq team with the desire to show others that with a dark room, an awesome playlist, a challenging...