Spin


This class is taught by:

Dan MacKinnon

| Strategically Impulsive | Creator | Moment Embracer | Sarcasm Extraordinaire | Dream Enforcer |

What motivates me about being a motivator?
Simply - the opportunity to give. Not often in life are you granted the environment and platform to harness such raw and powerful energy. The intrinsic passion of motivating is not only the impact I hope to have on others, but the impact I wish to receive from every individual.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
The tipping point between physical limit and personal achievement. Harnessing inner strength through a high energy, fun, and engaging experience.

Is it criminal to wear socks and sandals?
It’s a crime if you don’t own Birkenstocks paired with socks

What is your preferred swimming stroke?
In a floatie with a beer.

How can we find you on #instagram?
@dmackin

 

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

Georgia Burke

| Sun Worshipper | 90’s Boy Band Expert | Dog Whisperer | Netflix series binger | Vehicle Vocalist |

What motivates me about being a motivator?
No matter what kind of day I am having, a 50 minute class at YYC is so energizing and uplifting. The positive and encouraging atmosphere pushes you to take risks and really dig deep to make both physical and emotional changes. I love that sense of pride in knowing you did something great for your body and mind and from my experience this can be a huge confidence boost! By being a motivator I wanted to facilitate all of these wonderful experiences for the biker gang while building on their fitness levels and making them smile along the way!

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Unpredictable and fun! I like to bounce around between alternative, pop and hip hop jams while mixing in a few guilty pleasures when the mood strikes. Above all I want my classes to feel like a challenge and a dance party all in one 50 minute workout.

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would it be?
Ice cream sandwiches.

What are your top 3 favorite movies?
Dumb and Dumber
Seven
Little Miss Sunshine
How can we find you on #instagram?
@georgiab_403

 

Emily Cheffins

| High Diver | High fiver | Acrobatic | Justin Timberlake Fanatic | Dreamer | Day Seizer |

What motivates you about being a motivator?
Motivating combines two of my biggest passions: people and fitness. Joining the family at YYC Cycle filled a void left from leaving a lifetime of competitive athletics. Being surrounded by like-minded people with common interests has allowed me to re-discover the joy of belonging to a team, which my training was missing. Coaching, inspiring, and getting to know bikergang members of all levels, from someone incorporating spin into their regular fitness regime to a first timer, is what has given me a sense of purpose.

How would you describe your style of class at YYC?
Picture this: It’s Saturday night and your wild weekend plans include Full House re-runs and pizza delivery, until you get peer-pressured into going to some hyped up house party. Instead of putting on jeans and a t-shirt, you throw on some spandex and a sweatband. Just as you expect to be greeted with flat beer in a plastic cup by some frat boy with a popped collar, Grady’s handing you a Happy Water and a chilled, citrus infused face towel. Rather than pumping the keg, you're pumping (and dipping) your arms to the beat of somethin' all kindsa catchy. Right as you look over expecting to see the token "DJ" friend manning the iPod dock, there I am enthusiastically sporting a headset microphone a la Britney Spears, telling you to turn up the resistance.

I want people to walk out of my class feeling electric, with an overwhelming sense of accomplishment, drenched in sweat, smiling ear to ear, all fired up to come back and push even harder.

What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Run away and join the circus (stay tuned…)

3 things you couldn't do without?
Laughter, Friendship, and Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark”

How can we find you on #instagram?
@emcheffs

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

 

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri May 26 7:00 am - 7:50 am with Dan MacKinnon
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri May 26 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Mike Wenzlawe
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Fri May 26 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Carolyn McCartney
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Fri May 26 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Katie Wallace
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri May 26 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Lainey Bennett
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri May 26 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Fri May 26 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm with Sophie Fearn
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Fri May 26 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Fri May 26 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm with Georgia Burke
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri May 26 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with Chris Roche
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Fri May 26 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm with Emily Cheffins
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Fri May 26 5:45 pm - 6:35 pm with Kyle Williams
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat May 27 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Jessie Watson
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington
  • Sat May 27 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Taryn Nowels
    at YYC Cycle - Avenida
  • Sat May 27 9:15 am - 10:05 am with Chris Scruggs
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat May 27 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Jordan Smuszko
    at YYC Cycle - Marda Loop
  • Sat May 27 10:30 am - 11:20 am with Mackenzie Allen
    at YYC Cycle - Kensington