Spin


This class is taught by:

Christine Slaunwhite

| Chocoholic | Philanthropist | Self-Deprecating Humour | Disney Enthusiast | World Traveller |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
I’ve been obsessed with maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle since losing my dad to a preventable heart disease (emphasis on “balanced” as I will never turn my back on chocolate). I aim to live each day vivaciously, learning something from each person that I cross paths with. Being a motivator provides me the opportunity to meet and learn from so many people while sharing my experiences. The YYC Cycle community has been my saving grace through some difficult times and I hope to manifest that nondiscriminatory family-like environment in my classes. Whether you’re new to spin or you’ve attended 500 classes, I look forward to learning from you.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Bootylicious! I love music that makes you want to break out into a booty-poppin’ dance frenzy. Despite the fact that I was a competitive dancer for years, my dance moves are akin to the Carlton dance. When you attend my class, I hope you leave your inhibitions at the door and leave my class feeling lifted - whether that’s your spirit, energy or booty. I have an eclectic taste in music - playing everything from rap to Disney remixes but you’ll always know when one of my favourites is playing cuz I’ll have a geeky grin from ear to ear.

Who's your favourite Disney character?
Stitch - slightly destructive and misunderstood but he means well and he's friggen cute (in an "ugly blue alien" kind of way).

What's your Bucket List Item?
Travel to two new countries each year!

What's your Instagram handle?

@steinslau

Allison Long

| Sweat Addict | Random Adventurer | Hip Hop Fanatic | Word Person | Professional Nap Taker |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
That moment when you’re in a spin class - the music drops, the words hit just right and you get goose bumps, smile, tear up, or are overcome with the urge to “woo”! Those are the kinds of moments that not only drove me to want to be a Motivator, but also helped me through some of the toughest times in my own life. I want to create those moments for the people in my class, to push them past their physical and mental limits whether it’s their best or worst day.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
My classes have a mix of EDM, hip hop, throwbacks, oldies, songs to get lost in, songs to sing along to, and songs that make you feel like a badass! It’s a high- energy, challenging dance party that will make you laugh, cheer, and most importantly sweat. I know that everyone’s best looks and feels different on any given day; my goal is to make sure you surpass what you feel your best is every damn time!

What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people try to take and/or share my food. Especially if it’s dessert, or bacon...savage.

How do you turn a bad day around?
Baked goods and some aggressive party rap. If all else fails, take a nap and start over.

Your Instagram handle?
@allison.jenna

Kelly Gedlaman

| Music Enthusiast | Science Nerd | Volleyball Geek | Truth Embracer |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
Rhythm, passion, pushing past your limits and being better than yesterday. This place welcomed me and gave me the space I was searching for to be a better me. Giving that to someone else? Hell Ya!

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Picture your mom, your best friend, Drake, a plumber and someone you just met at the grocery store all on a date together. You go to this banging Las Vegas night club and have the most amazing night every and all become BFFs. Deadmau5 to Tom jones. Skrillex, Chainsmokers, Prince and Ed Sheeran.

Spoiler Alert!!!!
I'm a dude brah. Kelly - not Kelli.

Your Instagram handle?
Insta-buddies? @kgedman

Elle McAndrews

| Go-Getter | Spin Obsessed | Vintage Seeker | Clumsy as Hell | Kitchen Queen | Booty Shaker | Music Therapist | Fun Fact Sponge| Potato Chip Addict |

What motivates me about being a motivator?
Knowing that I get to ride with a community that is seeking wellness and energy. Spin is a game changer for me and it brings me such joy to observe others working hard toward their goals.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Music is a motivator in itself. In my profession, I observe music eliciting responses in people that I didn’t think were possible. It reaches people in incredible ways. The music I bring to my classes is chosen with the intent of encouraging you push a little harder and have a blast at the same time! Imagine I’m your partner in crime at the club getting you to do a dance up on the bar, or talk to that person you’ve been crushing on - or maybe dirty dance with them. #mischief

What can make you laugh until you cry?
The answers my girlfriends give when we play the game “Things”

Top 3 things you couldn't forgo in life?
Love, chablis, and music

How can we find you on #instagram?
@mcpeaches

Alison Choi

Fitness Addict | Dream Chaser | Wanderlust | Music Lover | Endorphin Junkie | Korean Bbq Expert |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
When I came into the studio for my first class, I could instantly tell that this was a passionate community. I love being able to motivate a group of people who have taken different routes to get here, but are all in that room for a common goal. I am addicted to the energy that comes from that room.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Imagine this,

You’re attending a music festival with all your favourite EDM DJS in the line up. You get there it’s just me on that bike, and forty of your new best friends (Bikergang) sweating together and peddling to the beat of the music. There will be a lot of fist pumping, cheering, laughing, and dancing on that bike.

If my glasses are foggy during class, it’s lit.

Who's your favourite food?
Korean food (obviously) & Sushi

What's your favourite quote?
“When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life’ll be all like ‘what?!’”

— Phil Dunphy [Phil’s-osophy]

What's your Instagram handle?
@alisonchoi

Jessica Smith

| Hairstylist | Cat Lover | Flames Fan | 80's Music | Tea Collector |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
I have loved spin since the first time Ive ever tried it, I was instantly addicted. Spin is a workout that changes your body but doesn't feel like a chore to go to. The energy that spring generates is so contagious and it helps people achieve their fitness goals while having fun and making friends and who doesn't want more friends?!

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
My style of class would be heavy, lots of climbs and hovers, I love songs that are easy to find the beat and always throwing in a sweet 80's remix.

What's the best trip you've been on?
The best trip I have ever been on was driving 38 hours and spending 3 weeks in Alaska

How can we find you on #instagram?
@jessmka18

Amelia Hradsky

| Connection Lover | Movement Junkie | Joy Digger | Love Addict | Energy Believer |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
You. Connection. Strength. Empowerment. Sweat. The journey on the bike is a simple metaphor for so many things. Riding leads me to mega (inner) peace. It is 45 minutes of firey, wild, badass meditation.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Energy, presence and joy dialed on high. Doubt, judgement and fear on off. Real hard, real fun, and real good vibes.

If you were trapped on a deserted island, what is one think you couldn’t live without?
Music.

If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what you you say?
Thoughts become things, choose the good ones.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@ameliahradsky

 

Jessica Dumont

| Spin Addict | Music Lover | Sweet Tooth | Perpetual Smiler | True Virgo |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
The first time I came to YYC Cycle, I felt exhausted from my work day, very intimidated, and to be completely honest, apprehensive about walking into the spin room altogether. Although I’m sure I wasn’t on beat (at all), and just generally all over the place, I left the studio with a big smile on my face and way more energy than I had walking in. I remember feeling inspired, and I was hooked instantly! Whenever I’m having a bad day or stressful week, I can always count on that time inside the spin room to reflect and unwind, and come out of class a stronger person with a better perspective. YYC Cycle is so much more to me than just a workout studio, and if someone left one of my classes feeling the same way, I’d be so happy.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Fun, upbeat, and energetic with a few heavy grinds in between. I love a lot of different music genres, so there’ll always be a good mix of tunes. It’s important that you feel challenged in that spin room but still walk out proud of what you accomplished.

Favourite Food?
Guacamole! I even own a shirt that says “Guac This Way”.

Which fictional TV character are you?
Charlotte from Sex and the City – Optimistic, Sensible, Sweet-Natured, and I love a good Fit & Flare skirt or dress.

Your instagram handle?
@jessdumont

Katie Wallace

| Sour patch kid over-consumer | Aspiring superstar | Seahawks fan | Closet nerd | Engineer

What motivates me about being a motivator?
Spin is my therapy! When I finish a class I'm inspired with a sense of electricity that motivates me through my not so easy work days and I want to be able l provide an energy or space to instil that feeling in others.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Sweaty. ;) I love throwing in some unexpected country tracks and focus on the music that makes the heart smile. Always challenging that beat!

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be and why?
Scotland. The history in that country just blows my mind and I think it would be magical!!

How can we find you on #instagram?
@katieannwallace

Marin McCue

| Everyday Learner | Everyday Laugher | Everyday Lover | Everyday SWEATER | Moment Joy Squeezer | Chance Taker | Dopamine Lover | Be-the-change-you-want-to-see-in-the-world Believer |


 

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?


I want everyone else to feel the pure joy, satisfaction, energy, resilience, courage, and passion that I feel when I push pass boundaries or accomplish a goal (micro or macro) that started as a distant dream. I want to help people tap into their inner strength and help them realize they are truly capable of absolutely anything that set their minds and hearts to.


How would you describe your style of class at YYC?


I love to work hard but I love to have fun even more. My class will put a smile on your face, it will challenge you and make you stronger. You will leave my class pumped full of dopamine (the feel-good neurotransmitter - google it) and ready to tackle whatever life has in store for you. Life's too short to sweat the small stuff, we will move passed those barriers together.


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?


Professional Basketball player.


What is your weakness?


Ice cream and a really good muffin.


Upcoming classes:

  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Christine Slaunwhite
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Sep 25 7:00 am - 7:50 am with James Simpson
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Sep 25 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Allison Long
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Sep 25 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Mike Wenzlawe
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Mon Sep 25 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Lexi Bell
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Sep 25 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Kelly Gedlaman
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Mon Sep 25 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Lisa Trent
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Sep 25 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Elle McAndrews
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Sep 25 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Alison Choi
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Sep 25 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Jessica Smith
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Sep 25 4:45 pm - 5:35 pm with Lainey Bennett
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Mon Sep 25 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with Amelia Hradsky
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Sep 25 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with Kayley Brooks
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Sep 25 5:45 pm - 6:35 pm with Richelle Jimeno
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Mon Sep 25 6:40 pm - 7:30 pm with Jessica Dumont
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Mon Sep 25 6:40 pm - 7:30 pm with Katie Wallace
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Mon Sep 25 6:50 pm - 7:40 pm with Mackenzie Allen
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Mon Sep 25 7:45 pm - 8:35 pm with Marin McCue
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington