This class is taught by:

Jessie Watson

| Coffee Fiend | Squeeze-Hugger | Sweat Addict | Eternal Optimist | Crazy Cat Lady

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
To have the opportunity to give someone the same experience that got me hooked on spin myself, as a rider. Spin literally changed my life, and it gives me goosebumps to think that I've been given the platform to be a catalyst of change in the lives of the bikergang!

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
The 50 minutes you'll spend with me are extremely energetic and fun, while at the same time hard hitting, intense and challenging. We will be able forget about our stressful day, week or month together, and push ourselves to the limit. All this, while remembering to have a few laughs and to never take ourselves too seriously. We will walk out of the room a stronger, happier (and sweatier) version of ourselves.

What is something the bikergang doesn't know about you?
That my hair colour is natural, I've never dyed it (I could write an ENTIRE book of blonde jokes... I've heard them all)

If you were a ice cream flavour, what would you be?
Obviously rainbow superhero - it's clearly delicious, I love the bright colours, and I never take myself (or anything, for that matter) too seriously...

Your instagram handle?

Taryn Nowels

 | Alberta Ballet Dancer | California Girl | Passion Junkie | Busy Bee | Rosé All Day |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
The spin high. For 50 minutes nothing outside of that room matters. It is a place of positivity, overcoming, passion, drive and inspiration. Sweating it out on that bike is not only HELLA good for your body, but it is also the best medicine. YYC Cycle has given me a home away from home, and by becoming a motivator I hope to expand our community even more. I want to give back to others the joy that spin has brought me, and uplift people’s lives in a positive way. I want to inspire others to live their dreams and pursue their goals. It is so much more than just a spin class. My motto is to aspire to inspire before we expire.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Get ready to DANCE on that bike! I love, love, love music that makes you want to move! I like to incorporate the latest tracks out there, as well as some intense EDM music, with drops that will make you want to crush it on that bike! I want everyone to leave feeling uplifted and like they could conquer anything life throws at them! You will have so much fun grooving on that bike, you wont even notice the sweat dripping off your ripped bod!

If you were a glass of wine, what would you be?
Definitely a glass of sparkling rosé! Bubbly, girlie, pink, and fun to have at any occasion ;)

Three things you can't live without?
Music, Cozy Socks, Scented Candles!

Your instagram handle?

Lisa Trent

| Energized Extrovert |Workout Worshiper |Coffee Connoisseur | Feisty Fashionista | Outspoken Optimist |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
People and Passion! I think each person brings something truly unique to the table and we can learn a great deal from each other. Having the tremendous opportunity to connect with the amazing people that are part of the Bikergang, and sharing in their stories, inspiration, challenges, and successes, is so unbelievably exciting!! The YYC Cycle class experience has had an incredible impact in my life and has ignited a passion in me that I cannot wait to set afire!
How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
High energy, intense, exciting, challenging, and a little gritty. I love to get a good sweat on, push past limits, and leave that room feeling charged with accomplishment. You can expect to hear hard hitting inspiring beats, but I’m a true rocker chick at heart, so don’t be surprised when you hear my favorite rock/alternative originals and remixes make their way into my playlist!
What is your idea of the perfect day?
• Day off from the office • Sleeping in • Hot cup of perfectly brewed coffee • YYC Cycle Class (Of course) • Walk/Bike ride with my Hubby and our two boys • Cooking dinner together • Family movie night with lots of snacks • Nice bottle of wine for Mom and Dad to enjoy!

Words you live by?
“The journey is the joy…climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot oftener, count more stars, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along” (Robert J. Hastings).

What's your Instagram handle?

Jordan Smuszko

| Mountain Optimist | Day Dreaming Enthusiast | Lover of Love | Trampoline Addict | Be Happy Stay Happy |

What motivates me about being a motivator?
The idea of helping others discover their inner greatness is my greatest passion. Everyone has so much potential hidden inside of them, and when it is finally released, anything is possible!

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
In 4 simple words.... A Positivity Pump Up.

What is your favorite part of living in Calgary?
The day I realized going to the mountains didn’t have to be a voyage as much as a quick daily adventure was the day living in Calgary became the biggest blessing ever. Calgary is such an amazing city if you truly take the time to discover everything and everyone that makes it so special.

What is your biggest life obstacle?
Learning to have faith in patience.

How can we find you on #instagram?

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?


Warren Matzelle

| Gastronome | Enjoy a Fresh Snapback | Globe Trotter | High 5's are Rad |

What motivates you about being a motivator?

My passion is people. Helping bring the best out of one another, individually and in group settings. Everyone has obstacles in life - cognitive, personal, physical - my goal, and my class, will foster a communal sanctuary to escape and achieve new personal goals.

How would you describe one of your style of classes at YYC?

A combination of awesome music, athletic movement and mental discipline. High energy and high intensity, an environment that will push your limits!

If you could try out any job for a day, what would you like to try?

Family Feud Host.

What is your favorite book?

“Outliers” - Malcolm Gladwell

Kayley Brooks

Sweat Junkie | Mixtape OG | Adventure Maker | Closet Ninja Turtle | Grand Optimist

- What motivates you about being a Motivator?
The connections made in that room: on the bike, with yourself, with your neighbour, with each other - that's the good stuff.
It ain't always easy to make the choice to spend a little time for you, but once you clip in, focus up and start connecting to that place of power, the fire is lit. The energy we build together in that room elevates us outside those four walls and connects us within. Also, all the sweaty hugs and high fives.

- How would you describe your classes at YYC Cycle? Sweaty as hell with a soundtrack that won't quit. Plenty of high energy tracks and heavy drops to get that fire burning and your energy hyped with everything from hip hop, alternative, country, remixes and EDM. Every class is designed to leave us all feeling a little lighter, a lot stronger and a hell of a lot happier (tired happy still counts!).

One thing to know: I love a good mixtape almost as much as I love a good theme party so keep those peepers peeled on that schedule for the chance to combine the two for a good ol' fashioned theme ride (think anything from Jay & Bey to Big Shiny Tunes to Country Jams to Reggae Remixed...the world is our oyster).

- Favourite Holiday:
I like Stampede, I love Christmas but I think Halloween is legit the most wonderful time of the year.

Quote of the Day:
"'They' say a lot of things. Don't do 'they'. Do you." - Russell Westbrook

Your instagram handle:
@kay_ley (soundtracks through soundcloud: kayley_b)

Claudia Ling

| Energizer Bunny | Lame Jokester | Party Starter | Spin Crusher | Giving Ninja |

What motivates you to be a motivator?
The positive vibes, powerful energy and courage that are brought together by the Bikergang. When I first step foot into YYC Cycle in Sep'15, I had a little evil named “fear” in me. I didn’t know what to expect, wasn’t sure if I would physically/mentally be able to handle the intensity of it. I just wasn’t sure how far of my comfort zone I was getting away from, given that I never even grew up riding a bike! That 50 minutes changed my life! Within that class, I danced to the beat of the sick tracks, almost fell off a bike (Yes. That happened.), fist pumped to other Bikergang who were here for the same reasons ( sweat | be proud | laugh ), was inspired and motivated to surpass my imaginary limit and I came out feeling more energetic, up-lifted and happy than ever. I want to share that same feeling with each and every Bikergang who come through those doors. Letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be or what we’re supposed to do and spend that 50 minutes embracing who we are and what we need to do for ourselves. This is what matters to me.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
Cardio crusher, core strength builder and busting a laugh while doing that! A mix of EDM, drum&bass, hip-hop and old school remix will make you want to get off the saddle and dance! You are expected to show up and surpass your limit every time. And the best part is, we’re doing it together!

What is your favourite joke?
How many tickles can an octopus take?


Who is your celebrity look-alike?
Lucy Liu…minus 2 inches

Your Instagram handle?

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?

Jamie Evans

| Fitness Fiend | Sour Candy Enthusiast | Travel Addict | Aspiring Surfer Chick | Passion Pursuer | Adventure Seeker | Sunshine Giver | Fuzzy Sock Collector |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
It's about finding changes within myself, and facing challenges through vulnerability and fear. It's about pushing myself out of my comfort zone, while pushing others to do the same. Its about making us all strive to become the best version of ourselves. It's about knowing that spin is so much bigger then just a workout. It's about creating a sense of community, love and strength in a room. It is a place for people to unwind, escape, throw away their stresses and struggles of their every day life and really take that 50 minutes for themselves. It's about knowing the impact or difference that 50 minutes can make for someone's day, week, or month.

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
I strive to have one of those "feel good" classes. I'll get those endorphins rushing making you feel good and accomplished while in the room, but even better after your done. You''ll be ready to tackle anything the day throws at you. I hope to make you smile the whole damn time. My voice and coaching are bubbly and 100% genuine. I know and believe you can do it. My class is upbeat and fast paced. You'll get your heart pumping right off the get go and will have to push yourself mentally to get through some of the quick tracks. I will push you out of your comfort zone helping you find and fight for more growth and new strength! I'm the motivator who kicks the class' ass with a smile and then hugs them after!

Three things I couldn't live without?
Laughter, Music and Friendship.

Favourite quote?
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

What's your Instagram handle?


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Nov 18 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Jessie Watson
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Nov 18 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Taryn Nowels
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Nov 18 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Lisa Trent
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Nov 18 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Jordan Smuszko
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Nov 18 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Christine Slaunwhite
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Nov 18 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Warren Matzelle
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Nov 18 11:30 am - 12:20 pm with Mackenzie Allen
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Nov 18 11:30 am - 12:20 pm with Kayley Brooks
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Nov 18 11:30 am - 12:20 pm with Claudia Ling
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Nov 18 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm with Elle McAndrews
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Nov 18 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm with Jamie Evans
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Nov 18 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm with Taryn Nowels
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Nov 18 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm with Christine Slaunwhite
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop