Spin


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?
@jessleewats

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

Chris Scruggs

| Alberta Ballet Dancer | Indiana University Hoosier | Ski Patroller | Sushi Fanatic | Go-Getter | Beat Catcher |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
The People, The Biker Gang! The people in a room make an enormous impact on the energy in the space. I will always give 200% of myself on that bike and I love love love feeling that energy, commitment, power, and fire back from the biker gang throughout the ride. I love that each of us has our own unique journey or individual story, and we all still come together and ride those 50 minutes as one group, one community--that really inspires me. Being able to lose yourself in the music and let everything go, that is the beginning of growth and change. The ability to be on the bike with you all and kill that beat and of course DANCE it out together!….Just a few reasons why I love being a motivator :)
How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Music PUMPING, Lights BLAZING, Sweat DRIPPING, Energy on FIRE, and Dancing on that bike! WOO! I would for sure say that my class is based on music, I LOVE a sick beat. I always promise to deliver music that will let you sing along to your favourite top 40’s remixes and also allow you to lose yourself in new tracks. Theres a time in my class for each and everyone of you! Wether its Dancing our butts off throughout the ride on the bike, an arm burning weight track, a sing along to tracks we all know, discovering and chasing that beat with some new top 40’s or EDM remixes, or a quiet moment for reflection and growth—There is a time for everyone in my class! The time is now, Lets ride y’all!
What is your guilty pleasure?
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
...and Pinot Grigio.
3 things you couldn't do without?
Music, Mountains, Laughter
How can we find you on #instagram?
@Christopher.Scruggs

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?
@YouSmuzYouLose

Laura Berg

| SDSU Alum (Go Aztecs!) | Avid Avocado Consumer | Loves Puppy Kisses | Bleeds LA Dodgers Blue and Kings Black | Nourish Sweat Soul-prenuer (entrepreneur - get it? ;) |

What Motivates you about being a Motivator?
Sharing and spreading the contagious energy and community of YYC and everything that comes with it, not just a killer sweat, its so much more! We Mo's have a platform unlike any other to inspire others, and impact our community in such as positive way!

How would you describe your classes at YYC CYCLE?
I geek out to my music, sometimes I love remixes and mash ups other times I crave original versions of tracks, or songs with artists that have incredible vocals that touch the soul and even way back throw backs. Yes I love electronic music but I can get just as ramped up by a 90s pop song. I prefer not to over talk or over do it on movements, I want the bikergang to be in their bodies, feel their breathe and be present.

What is something weird you have done to get your hands on amazing food?
I almost missed a flight because I desperately needed to stop by Cafe Gratitude in Venice Beach on the way to LAX for one more GF Vegan Cinnamon Roll. Those with food allergies like me it will change your life!

What's your Instagram Handle?

@heyimlb + @nourishsweatsoul

Erinn & Nate Thomas

| Devoted Dance Parents | Workout Junkies | Wine Lovers | Sun Worshipers | Anti-Aging | Big-Hearted|

What motivates me about being a motivator?
We motivate with the ultimate hope to inspire the Bikergang… No matter where you are in life or how busy you are, you can choose to make physical fitness a priority. We are passionate about the gigantic health benefits and we want to share this passion! We get excited when we think about impacting others so much so that they make a positive change in their life! Fit people are happy people!

Busy people get it done! We are proud parents of two beautiful, busy girls. Between shuttling our girls to and from dance, school and social activities, and managing demanding work schedules, fitness always remains a priority.

Being in a position to positively impact and invoke change through Spin is an incredible blessing.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Action-packed, no-holds barred, energizing 50 minutes. Lot’s of sweat, lot’s of hard work, and instant gratification. We don’t take ourselves too seriously – we laugh often, pump out the high-powered tunes, push hard and get it done as a team.

If you turned into each other for a day, what would you do?
E: I would stare at and feel my abs all day long and enjoy not having to do my hair!
N: Just look hot in my Lululemon’s and pray that I don’t have to make a ballet bun for one of the girls…
If you won $20 million in the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Take a deep Breath. Become professional philanthropists. Move into Marda Loop. Open a dance studio for our daughters. Motivate more.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@erinnandnate

 

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?

TEN-TACLES!

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

Your Instagram handle?
@claudialing828


Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jul 22 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Jessie Watson
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Jul 22 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Jessica Dumont
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Jul 22 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Jul 22 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Jordan Smuszko
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Jul 22 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Laura Berg
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Jul 22 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Erinn & Nate Thomas
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Jul 22 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Mackenzie Allen
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat Jul 22 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat Jul 22 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Claudia Ling
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat Jul 22 1:15 pm - 2:05 pm with Claudia Ling
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sun Jul 23 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sun Jul 23 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Kayley Brooks
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida